Otology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28575/all en Pakistani girl shot by Taliban to have skull reconstructed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/pakistani-girl-shot-taliban-have-skull-reconstructed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Malala Yousufzai shot for advocating girls' education</p> <p>* 10-strong team at British hospital to perform operation</p> <p>* Cranioplasty aims to mend skull with titanium plate</p> <p>* Doctors to insert implant to restore damaged hearing</p> <p>By Kate Kelland</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education is to return to a specialist hospital in Britain for surgery to reconstruct her skull.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/pakistani-girl-shot-taliban-have-skull-reconstructed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malala Yousufzai Medicine Oral and maxillofacial surgery Otology Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:45:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741436 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistani girl shot by Taliban has successful skull surgery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/pakistani-girl-shot-taliban-has-successful-skull-surgery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Malala Yousufzai shot for advocating girls' education</p> <p>* 10-strong team at British hospital performed operation</p> <p>* Skull mended with titanium plate, hearing implant inserted</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education has undergone successful surgery at a British hospital to reconstruct her skull and help restore lost hearing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/pakistani-girl-shot-taliban-has-successful-skull-surgery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Artificial organs Malala Yousufzai Medicine Otology Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:11:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744601 at http://www.globalpost.com Cochlear implants aid adults with hearing loss: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/cochlear-implants-aid-adults-hearing-loss-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 25 (Reuters) - Cochlear implants can improve speech and quality of life in adults with severe hearing loss - and two implants seem to work better than one, according to a U.S. analysis of past research.</p> <p>The study, which appeared in JAMA Otolaryngology - Head &amp; Neck Surgery, included 42 studies that compared hearing, speech and quality of life in eligible adults before and after they received a cochlear implant or compared having one versus two functioning implants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/cochlear-implants-aid-adults-hearing-loss-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Otology Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:30:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765455 at http://www.globalpost.com Rules for hearing-aid sales eyed in Saskatchewan amid public safety concerns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130508/rules-hearing-aid-sales-eyed-saskatchewan-amid-public-safety <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>REGINA - A certified hearing-aid practitioner says people, especially seniors, are at risk because of poor education requirements for those who sell hearing aids in Saskatchewan.</p> <p>"It's scary because basically what this is leading up to is a situation where you have people that are running around unqualified in a field that is necessary to have educational standards, especially when you're dealing with such a vulnerable sector that really does not, in a lot of cases, speak up as loud as they what should," said Ron Schick.</p> <p>"That's a grave concern."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130508/rules-hearing-aid-sales-eyed-saskatchewan-amid-public-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assistive technology Hearing Human anatomy Otolaryngology Otology Ron Schick Sensory system Social Issues The Canadian Press Wed, 08 May 2013 08:19:23 +0000 The Canadian Press 5833288 at http://www.globalpost.com Saskatchewan toughens hearing aid sale rules; practitioners need more education http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130702/saskatchewan-toughens-hearing-aid-sale-rules-practitioners-n <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>REGINA - People who sell hearing aids in Saskatchewan are going to need more education.</p> <p>The government has changed the rules so that practitioners will have to get a diploma from an approved two-year course in hearing instrument sciences.</p> <p>The new requirement is consistent with most other Canadian provinces.</p> <p>People who are already working in the field will be given time to get their diploma or go through a competency review.</p> <p>The province says the changes have been in the works for a couple of years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130702/saskatchewan-toughens-hearing-aid-sale-rules-practitioners-n" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hearing Otolaryngology Otology Social Issues The Canadian Press Tue, 02 Jul 2013 19:32:12 +0000 The Canadian Press 5873847 at http://www.globalpost.com Manitoba increasing funding for deaf athletes after human rights complaint http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130930/manitoba-increasing-funding-deaf-athletes-after-human-rights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WINNIPEG - Manitoba will set aside up to $40,000 a year to help deaf children participating in amateur sport communicate with their teammates, coaches and game officials following a human rights complaint.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130930/manitoba-increasing-funding-deaf-athletes-after-human-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deaf culture Deafness Otology Social Issues The Canadian Press Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:47:43 +0000 The Canadian Press 5949187 at http://www.globalpost.com Sign language frees Cambodian deaf from 'prison' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140111/sign-language-frees-cambodian-deaf-prison <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At a hairdresser's shop in the Cambodian capital, there is none of the usual chit chat you might expect when getting a haircut --- because the barbers are all deaf.</p> <p>They have graduated from the only education course for deaf adults in Cambodia, where the vast majority of people with hearing problems never had the opportunity to learn sign language.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140111/sign-language-frees-cambodian-deaf-prison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deaf culture Deafness Education Human Interest Otology Technology AFP Sat, 11 Jan 2014 06:45:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6040532 at http://www.globalpost.com Sign language frees Cambodian deaf from 'prison' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140111/sign-language-frees-cambodian-deaf-prison <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At a hairdresser's shop in the Cambodian capital, there is none of the usual chit chat you might expect when getting a haircut --- because the barbers are all deaf.</p> <p>They have graduated from the only education course for deaf adults in Cambodia, where the vast majority of people with hearing problems never had the opportunity to learn sign language.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140111/sign-language-frees-cambodian-deaf-prison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deaf culture Deafness Education Human Interest Otology Technology AFP Sat, 11 Jan 2014 06:45:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6040533 at http://www.globalpost.com Deaf Seahawks fullback inspires others with Super Bowl run http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140129/deaf-seahawks-fullback-inspires-others-super-bowl-run <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Larry Fine</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman has triumphed already, regardless of the outcome of Sunday's Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos.</p> <p>Coleman, the third deaf player to compete in the National Football League, has beaten the odds and his story has inspired the hearing impaired and others battling adversity around the globe.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140129/deaf-seahawks-fullback-inspires-others-super-bowl-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assistive technology Derrick Coleman Hearing Otology Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 30 Jan 2014 04:49:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6056845 at http://www.globalpost.com Hearing-aid apps pump up the volume, double as headphones http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140310/hearing-aid-apps-pump-the-volume-double-headphones <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Natasha Baker</p> <p>TORONTO (Reuters) - New smartphone apps that link to hearing aids are helping people with impaired hearing to pump up the volume on their devices or to use them as headphones to stream phone calls, YouTube videos and music.</p> <p>About 36 million American adults have some hearing loss, according to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. But only a fifth of people who could benefit from a hearing aid wear one.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140310/hearing-aid-apps-pump-the-volume-double-headphones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Otology Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:50:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6091745 at http://www.globalpost.com FDA approves William Demant hearing aid against tinnitus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140327/fda-approves-william-demant-hearing-aid-against-tinnitus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - William Demant has received approval for its first hearing aid reducing tinnitus from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Danish company told Reuters on Thursday.</p> <p>The new hearing aid is especially targeted at the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA), a government-led program for U.S. military veterans, which currently makes up about 20 percent of all hearing aid units dispensed in the U.S.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140327/fda-approves-william-demant-hearing-aid-against-tinnitus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auditory system Otolaryngology Otology War William Demant Thomson Reuters Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:36:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6106580 at http://www.globalpost.com Hearing aids for kids could improve speech and language http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140407/hearing-aids-kids-could-improve-speech-and-language <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kathryn Doyle</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For young kids who are hard of hearing, the longer they wear a hearing aid, the better their speech and language skills, according to a new study.</p> <p>"Parents get some conflicting information, especially if their kids only have mild hearing loss: should they get hearing aids now or wait until later," said Mary Pat Moeller, an audiologist. She worked on the study at the Center for Childhood Deafness at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140407/hearing-aids-kids-could-improve-speech-and-language" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Health Medicine Otology Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:50:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6115605 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. hearing aid sales gain 6 percent in June, led by veterans: data http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140718/us-hearing-aid-sales-gain-6-percent-june-led-veterans-data <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The U.S. hearing aid market grew 6 percent year-on-year in June, driven by an increase in sales to Veterans Affairs (VA), a government program for military veterans, data from Bernstein Research showed on Friday.</p> <p>U.S. sales can make a significant contribution to the results of several European companies. Military veterans account for about 20 percent of all hearing aid units dispensed in the United States.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140718/us-hearing-aid-sales-gain-6-percent-june-led-veterans-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Great Northern Telegraph Company Hearing aids Otology Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:18:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6208469 at http://www.globalpost.com GN Resound pins hopes on hearing aid for iPhone generation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140811/gn-resound-pins-hopes-hearing-aid-iphone-generation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stine Jacobsen</p> <p>COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's GN Resound is banking on a hearing aid packed with bluetooth-like technology that lets users listen to calls and music from their iPhones as it seeks to steal a march on its rivals, its new chief executive told Reuters.</p> <p>Anders Hedegaard laid out his plans for the company - the hearing aid business of GN Store Nord - for the first time since taking the helm on August 1 in a change of management that surprised investors and analysts.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140811/gn-resound-pins-hopes-hearing-aid-iphone-generation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hearing aids Otology ReSound Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:48:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6228591 at http://www.globalpost.com