Tag: "hearing" at medical news
Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
...recorded speech test in Mandarin for assessment of hearing
impaired children 2-5 years of age. The House Ear... who use them is ever increasing, as the number of hearing
impaired children identified through Chinas early screening and intervention programs increases, sai...
Geriatric health conditions have major effect on half of all seniors
...w body mass index, dizziness, vision impairment or hearing
impairment. The researchers also studied whether the respondents had difficulty with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, eating, toileting or transferring) and needed assistance to complete the tasks. They found that people with geriatr...
Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals
...ing the design of cochlear implants, which restore hearing
through electrical stimulation of the cochlear nerve, researchers constructed a circuit that could measure and transmit 3-D balance information to the brain through multiple electrodes connected to the vestibular nerve. The device, which researcher...
It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say
... difference in the treated group. Its as if, in hearing
about a baseball game between the Orioles and the Yankees, youre told that the Orioles scored twice as many runs as the Yankees, Rifkin said. But if you dont know the actual numbers involved, you dont know whether this was a close 2-1 game or a 20-10...
Home health care devices focus of FDA Conference at UH
... elderly people with problems such as poor vision, hearing
loss, physical weakness and cognitive impairments that limit their independence and ability to properly use devices; patients from different ethnic backgrounds who may have communication problems or cultural blocks to understanding device technology;...
Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat
...les for application to biomedical devices, such as hearing
aids and pacemakers. In addition to tackling an important and pressing problem, the advantages of the proposed approach include high performance, scalability and integration with Silicon electronics. In preliminary experiments, the team has obtained ...
Some children are born with 'temporary deafness' and do not require cochlear implant
...atment for children with congenital deafness whose hearing
does not improve over time. However, it appears th...tial hearing, which can be augmented with external hearing
aids. Prof. Attias is now researching "temporary deafness" among young children, looking to find a w...
Pioneering study maps attention, memory and language links in the human brain
...stensen of UA's department of speech, language and hearing
sciences (SLHS). "Humans have evolved a very sophisticated symbolic form of communication. Language affects how we think, what we believe, how we interact with each other. I'd even go so far as to say that our future as a species depends on understan...
Coenzyme Q10 does not improve Parkinson's disease symptoms
...rse effectsincluding viral infection, diarrhea and hearing
lossdid not differ between the two groups. Blood levels of CoQ10 increased in the treatment group from an average of 0.99 milligrams per liter to an average of 4.46 milligrams per liter after three months. "Although we demonstrated a significant i...
ACP challenges Congress to make 'fundamental changes' in Medicare payment policies
...atement for the record submitted today. Thursdays hearing
was on Options to Improve Quality and Efficiency A...gher patient satisfaction. Thursdays Subcommittee hearing
provided an opportunity to focus on key advantages of the Patient-Centered Medical Home. In March,...
Major employers, physicians, stakeholders unite to revolutionize America's healthcare system
...in a joint statement submitted for the record of a hearing
of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health on reform of Medicare physician payments: The Collaborative believes that, if implemented, the patient centered medical home will improve the health of patients and the health care delivery system....
'Marked departure' in Medicare practice of paying physicians in Geriatric Care Improvement Act
... a statement submitted for the record. During its hearing
on The Future of Medicare: Recognizing the Need for Chronic Care Coordination, Senators were told about the advantages of realigning benefits and payment incentives to support a comprehensive geriatric assessment. "Ongoing care coordination for pat...
Outdated policies are impediment for Americans with disabilities
.... Information materials for people with vision or hearing
loss are frequently limited, as well. The committee said it was encouraging to find that in older adults, the chances of having certain kinds of activity-limiting disabilities have declined during the last two decades. However, data for younger ...
Are higher doses of cholesterol drugs worth the extra money? Only sometimes, study says
...ts what heart doctors and heart patients have been hearing
in recent years. And as a result, more patients are taking higher doses of drugs called statins leading to lower heart and stroke risk, but higher prescription drug costs and more frequent side effects. Now, a new study looks at whether those hig...
Confidentiality and privacy of personal health information is critical to acceptance of NHIN
...ttee on Privacy and Confidentiality today at their hearing
on "Consumer Controls for Sensitive Health Records." Dr. Zaroukian is a member of ACPs Medical Informatics Subcommittee and Medical Director of the Michigan State University (MSU) Internal Medicine Clinic and the Universitys Chief Medical Informati...
Global burden of childhood deafness overlooked
The consequences of childhood hearing
impairment are often overlooked, according to a Vi...ugh the figures in the report included adult-onset hearing
impairment, they excluded permanent childhood impairment and all other child-onset hearing
Wired for sound: How the brain senses visual illusions
...n the visual cortex of the brain immediately after hearing
the second sound," said Mishra, adding that the second sound amplified the brain activity stimulated by the first sound. Perception of the second illusory flash was also marked by a rapid enhancement of processing in the auditory cortex of the brain...
Addressing the neglect of childhood hearing impairment in developing countries
...born babies in rich countries routinely have their hearing
tested, the major global health agencies, such as ...d Unicef, have not prioritized funding for newborn hearing
tests in poor countries, writes Dr Bolajoko Olusanya (University of Lagos, Nigeria and University Co...
Adoption of health information technology will lead to higher standard of quality care
...American College of Physicians (ACP), today told a hearing
of the Subcommittee on Regulations, Healthcare and Trade of the House Committee on Small Business. "Congress has an important role in promoting HIT adoption and providing the necessary initial and ongoing funding mechanisms to assist physicians i...
Making sense of the world through a cochlear implant
... a person who is profoundly deaf or who has severe hearing
problems. Using MRI scans of the brain, the rese...ech. However, the researchers have found that when hearing
is impaired by background noise, other regions of the brain are engaged, such as the angular gyrus, ...
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