Tag Archives: hearing

Hearing aid battery safety

Hearing aids are powered either by rechargeable batteries or small, disposable “button” batteries. Although rechargeable hearing aids are quickly becoming the more popular battery option, many people still use hearing aids with disposable batteries. These batteries keep hearing aids working at their optimum performance, but did you know they can cause serious injury or death if… Read More »

Hearing restored in rats by modifying ear cells to respond to light

By Michael Le Page John Lund/Getty Images Cochlear implants that restore hearing could be improved by genetically modifying the nerve cells in people’s ears so that they respond to light instead of electricity, a study in rats has shown. “This is so much better than what we currently have with electrical implants,” says Tobias Moser… Read More »

Newborn hearing screening

In the U.S, nearly all newborn babies receive a hearing screening while still in the hospital. This program ensures that hearing loss is caught and treated early.  Newborn hearing screening is quickand painless. If your baby happens to fail her hearing screening, it’s important to consult a pediatric audiologist as soon as possible. They will… Read More »