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News Round-Ups: Talk more with deaf children, disabling Meniere’s disease, and more…

December 9th, 2013 by | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

An excellent article shares how parents can encourage early language development by focusing on talking with their children.  Research is showing that children perform better in school when their parents provide them greater verbal input of words on daily basis during the first three years of their lives.

The author of a FastCompany article shares some great new information about research being done to improve cochlear implant users’ music perception, but she incorrectly states that it is only in the past few years that cochlear implant users have only been able to hear speech as well as music.

A new research study shows that children with cochlear implants do continue to improve their oral skills years after their cochlear implantation.

President Barack Obama cited Dr. Dana Suskind’s project, Thirty Million Words Initiative, to address the “achievement gap” in children from low income families. While Dr. Suskin, the director of cochlear implant pediatric program at University of Chicago, and her team have been focusing on addressing the language gap in children with hearing loss from low income families, their work is also making a critical difference for all children from low income families.

Researchers may have found a way to disable Meniere’s disease.  Meniere’s disease is a medical condition that causes dizziness, ringing in the ear and hearing loss.

GN Resound is releasing hearing aids made to work with the iPhone. Cochlear’s Nucleus 6 Sound Processors have GN Resound’s wireless technology. While the Nucleus 6 Sound Processors currently do not have the same, newer wireless technology as the new hearing aids, there is a possibility that Cochlear’s next generation sound processors could have the newer wireless technology that would sync with the iPhone without any additional accessories.

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