Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2016
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The ears might seem hardy, but your hearing can be damaged for any number of reasons. Often this damage can lead to symptoms of hearing loss that include tinnitus. If you have tinnitus, it means that you hear phantom sounds. People with tinnitus describe the sounds in a number of ways--hissing, whining, ringing, and buzzing are the more common ones. These sounds can range from mildly annoying to distracting to debilitating. Tinnitus isn't always permanent, but for millions of people it is. Although there is no pill to cure tinnitus there are ways to manage it. A newer technique involves the use of tinnitus apps, either on their own or paired with a hearing aid.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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People sometimes wonder why hearing aids aren't as easy and inexpensive to pick up as reading glasses. The truth is hearing aids aren't the same as glasses, but this does raise an interesting question. Is there a way to make it less expensive and easier for people who can't get help for their hearing loss due to cost, distance, and time? Telehealth--the use of electronic information, video, and computer technology (like remote programming) to treat people at home--might be the answer to expanding hearing healthcare.

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Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2016
Inclusive cochlear implant doll from toys like me

A group of mothers have started a movement for representation of diff:abled or differently abled children within the toy industry. Their rallying cry is the same as their website, #ToyLikeMe. Their goal is inclusion and representations that helps put an end to the marginilaztion of diff:abled children.

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