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March 16, 2021
BRIEF POSTNATAL BLINDNESS TRIGGERS LONG-LASTING REORGANIZATION IN THE BRAIN

Temporary visual deprivation shortly after birth induces permanent auditory responses in the visual area of the brain, highlighting a crossmodal competition for brain territories during the early sensitive period of brain development. University of Montreal - A brief period of postnatal visual deprivation, when early in life, drives a rewiring of the brain areas involved in […]

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March 16, 2021
SAY WHAT? HOW THE BRAIN SEPARATES OUR ABILITY TO TALK AND WRITE

Out loud, someone says, “The man is catching a fish.” The same person then takes pen to paper and writes, “The men is catches a fish.” Although the human ability to write evolved from our ability to speak, in the brain, writing and talking is now such independent systems that someone who can’t write a […]

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March 16, 2021
UB RESEARCHERS TAKE IMPORTANT STEPS TOWARD UNDERSTANDING HOW ANIMALS MAKE SENSE OF THE AUDITORY WORLD

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Sit down with a friend in a quiet restaurant and begin talking, just before the dinner crowd’s arrival. Business is slow at first, but picks up quickly, just like the sound level. Music plays, glasses clink, servers discuss specials. Discussions are everywhere, colliding and competing with the other noises. All of these sounds […]

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March 16, 2021
HEARING TEST PINPOINTS MIDDLE-EAR PROBLEMS IN NEWBORNS

University of Alberta - (Edmonton) Screening newborn babies who are in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) using a testing process called high-frequency tympanometry can help identify middle-ear problems earlier, according to newly published research from a local team of researchers. "If people cannot hear, we need to know if the problem is with the middle […]

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March 16, 2021
SENIORS ARE IN DENIAL ABOUT THEIR HEARING LOSS, SURVEY FINDS

PISCATAWAY, N.J.-- A majority of senior citizens who suffer from hearing loss choose to ignore treatment with hearing aids and are in denial about the negative effects of these decisions. That is according to new research published today by Sivantos, Inc., manufacturer of Siemens hearing aids and one of the top three hearing aid manufacturers in […]

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March 16, 2021
RESEARCHERS DISCOVER WAY TO ASSESS FUTURE LITERACY CHALLENGES

Brain's ability to process consonants in noisy environment may reflect child's literacy potential. Background noise disrupts brain mechanisms involved in literacy development One of the first studies to establish brain-behavior links in pre-readers Results provide 'a biological looking glass into a child's future literacy' New way to identify which children are candidates for reading interventions […]

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March 16, 2021
EVOLUTION OF OUR MAMMALIAN ANCESTOR'S EAR BONE -- FIRST DETAILED STUDY

New study shows how different stapes can be in species. The University of the Witwatersrand - It has long been believed that the hearing bone called stapes, one of the smallest bones in ancestor of mammals, shows no differences between species. Now, Dr. Leandro Gaetano and Professor Fernando Abdala from the University of the Witwatersrand's Evolutionary […]

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March 16, 2021
SILENTLY SUFFERING FROM HEARING LOSS NEGATIVELY AFFECTS QUALITY OF LIFE

New hearing technologies can help, studies show. American Psychological Association - TORONTO - Hearing loss in adults is under-treated despite evidence that hearing aid technology can significantly lessen depression and anxiety and improve cognitive functioning, according to a presentation at the American Psychological Association's 123rd Annual Convention. "Many hard of hearing people battle silently with their invisible […]

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March 16, 2021
UNC CHILDREN'S AUDIOLOGY PROGRAM RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

UNC Children’s audiology program to commemorate 15 years of newborn hearing screening by reuniting early patients served with their caregivers at an award ceremony recognizing excellence in the field. World renowned audiologist, Dr. Richard Seewald, for whom the honor is named, will present the award on behalf of the Hear the World Foundation. In 1999, […]

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March 16, 2021
ORCHESTRATING HAIR CELL REGENERATION: A SUPPORTING PLAYER'S CLOSE-UP

KANSAS CITY, MO—The older we get, the less likely we are to hear well, as our inner ear sensory hair cells succumb to age or injury. Intriguingly, humans are one-upped by fish here. Similar hair cells in a fish sensory system that dots their bodies and forms the lateral line, by which they discern water […]

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The Right Fit

March 15, 2021
OTICON HEARING AIDS

Introducing Oticon More™ – the new perspective in hearing care Oticon More works more like how the brain works because it learned through experience. The world’s first hearing aid with an on-board Deep Neural Network (DNN). Oticon More highlights: Revolutionary BrainHearing™ technologies deliver what the brain needs to make sense of sound for a superb hearing experience The […]

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March 15, 2021
OUR HEARING AIDS

Hearing Aid Brands Orland Hearing Aid Center has been helping those suffering from hearing loss in the southwest suburbs for over 29 years. We carry and service all of the top brands including Signia, Phonak, Lyric, Oticon, Widex, GN Resound, Unitron, and Starkey. However, we primarily recommend the Signia brand including Rexton which is the brand […]

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March 15, 2021
HEARING LOSS LINKED TO ACCELERATED BRAIN TISSUE LOSS

Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss, according to the results of a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging. The findings add to a growing list of health consequences associated with hearing loss, including increased risk of […]

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March 15, 2021
HEARING LOSS AND BRAIN SIZE

Can brain shrinkage be associated with hearing loss?  A new study finds brain shrinkage is the latest in a list of health problems associated with hearing loss.  Studies have shown the brain becomes smaller with age, but the shrinkage seems to be accelerated in older adults with hearing loss.  These findings add to a growing […]

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March 15, 2021
BINAURAL ADVANTAGES

The term binaural means two ears.  There are a number of advantages that we have by hearing with two ears.  These include by are not limited to: -        Perception of the direction from which sound is coming (localization) -        Perception of sound side within the head (lateralization) -        Improved performance in noise (the binaural release from […]

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March 15, 2021
WHAT IS AN AUDIOLOGIST?

Audiologists are the primary health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children. AUDIOLOGISTS: Prescribe, fit and dispense hearing aids and other amplification and hearing assistance technologies Are members of cochlear implant teams Perform ear or hearing-related surgical monitoring Design and implement hearing conservation programs Design and […]

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March 15, 2021
HEARING LOSS IS MORE COMMON THAN EARLIER ESTIMATES

Hearing loss is more common than we ever thought.  Research coming out of Johns Hopkins Medical Centers shows a much higher incidence of hearing difficulties than has been predicted by research in the past.  Their data analysis shows that nearly a fifth of all Americans ages 12 years and older have a hearing loss that […]

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March 15, 2021
5 SIMPLE STEPS TO HELP WITH TINNITUS

If you are not one of the 55 million Americans that have chronic tinnitus, chances are you have probably experienced temporary tinnitus at some point in your life. Tinnitus is a sound that is heard in the ears when no external source is present.  It can be described as ringing, whooshing, buzzing, or rushing.  Here […]

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March 15, 2021
WHAT DOES PERMANENT HEARING LOSS MEAN?

Permanent hearing loss is also known as Sensorineural hearing loss and it occurs in approximately 90% of patients who are diagnosed with hearing loss (https://www.hearingloss.com/hearing-loss-overview).  This means it cannot be medically or surgically treated.  It is the most common type of hearing loss found today.  Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when the hair cells in the […]

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March 15, 2021
FIVE SIGNS THAT IT'S TIME FOR A HEARING TEST

There are plenty of reasons why hearing loss occurs. Genetics, noise exposure, disease, and general health issues can contribute to hearing loss. But for many people, the process of aging can mean changes in hearing ability. With 30% of adults over 65 and almost half of adults over 75 experience difficulties in hearing, the problem […]

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The Basics

March 15, 2021
DIFFERENT TYPES OF HEARING LOSS

Hearing loss can be experienced in varying degrees, such as mild, moderate, moderately-severe, severe, or profound. Additionally, this loss can also vary depending on pitches or frequencies. A series of hearing tests can determine the amount of loss you experience compared to an average of many other adult listeners with typical hearing. The volume of […]

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March 15, 2021
ABOUT TINNITUS

Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing, buzzing, whooshing, or hissing sensation in your ears, but the sound isn’t caused by external noise. More than 50 million Americans experience tinnitus for a number of different reasons. To determine how to best treat tinnitus, it’s important to understand its  symptoms and causes. SYMPTOMS OF TINNITUS There […]

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March 15, 2021
MUSICIANS HEARING LOSS AND PREVENTION

Because of the nature of their work, musicians of all genres are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss. Additionally, being able to hear properly is vital to the musician’s livelihood, from being able to hear the right notes and words to playing in the correct pitch and key. Without proper hearing protection, the loud sounds […]

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March 15, 2021
HOW HEARING WORKS

NORMAL EAR FUNCTIONS Hearing is an important sense of your everyday life. From alarms to important conversations throughout the day, our sense of hearing is important to communicating information. The way the auditory system works is incredibly complex and requires a number of functions to work properly, including:  Sound is transmitted through the air as […]

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Care and Maintenance

March 15, 2021
SIGNIA HEARING AID ACCESSORIES

MINI TEK WEAR THEM. LOVE THEM. FORGET THEM. One-touch. Endless possibilities. miniTek is everything you want from a wireless solution and more. It is an automatic streamer and an intuitive remote control. It syncs all your audio devices with your hearing aids simultaneously. THE RICHEST LISTENING EXPERIENCE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS. miniTek wirelessly connects audio devices—phones, TVs, […]

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March 15, 2021
RECHARGEABLE HEARING AIDS

OTICON OTICON OPN S MINIRITE R The new Oticon Opn S miniRITE R offers a unique combination of the open sound experience, superior connectivity, and a state-of-the-art rechargeable lithium-ion solution – all in an elegant and discreet design. Super-fast three-hour charging time for a full day of power Quick recharge – 30 minutes for an […]

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March 15, 2021
OUR HEARING AIDS

Hearing Aid Brands Orland Hearing Aid Center has been helping those suffering from hearing loss in the southwest suburbs for over 29 years. We carry and service all of the top brands including Signia, Phonak, Lyric, Oticon, Widex, GN Resound, Unitron, and Starkey. However, we primarily recommend the Signia brand including Rexton which is the brand […]

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March 15, 2021
HEARING AIDS

A wide range of technology and a host of features are available in each hearing aid style. The cost of hearing aids generally depends on the technology and the number of features the instrument has and not necessarily on the style selected. Today's digital hearing aids are typically offered in various technology levels, such as […]

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March 15, 2021
TINNITUS EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Tinnitus is the term used to describe the condition of having ringing, buzzing, or noise in the ear or originating from the head. The word tinnitus is Latin and literally means ringing. TREATING THE CAUSE Tinnitus can be caused by many things and is usually a symptom of an underlying condition. The treatment for your […]

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March 15, 2021
MUSICIANS EARPLUGS AND MONITORS

Musicians have unique needs when it comes to hearing protection. They need to protect their hearing, but they also need to be able to hear their own music clearly, as well as hear other musicians’ music and voices while performing. Conventional store-bought earplugs are great at providing hearing protection. However, they often provide too much […]

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March 15, 2021
HEARING EVALUATIONS

A diagnostic hearing evaluation is the first step in determining your hearing capability. If you have a hearing loss, it will detail the extent, type, and specifics of your particular hearing loss. The diagnostic hearing evaluation will be performed by an audiologist, usually in his or her office, using equipment called an audiometer. The diagnostic […]

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March 15, 2021
HEARING AID REPAIRS

Hearing aids have small working parts, and it is not uncommon over time for a hearing aid to need repair. You may try to turn the hearing aid on in the morning and find that there is no sound; the battery door may come unhinged. These things do happen, even when the hearing aids are […]

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March 15, 2021
HEARING AID DISPENSING AND FITTING

Once you have selected your hearing aids after an evaluation, your hearing professional will program them, based on a prescription, to meet your hearing needs. The hearing professional will explain how to use the devices, how to put them in the ear and how to remove them, how to change batteries and how to care […]

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March 15, 2021
HEARING AID EVALUATION

There are many steps that are part of a hearing aid evaluation. If you suspect that you might need a hearing aid, you will first need to have a hearing evaluation. At the time of the hearing evaluation, a case history will be taken to determine how much your hearing problem impacts your day-to-day life […]

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Using Your App

March 15, 2021
UNITRON HEARING AIDS

INTRODUCING THE MOXI FAMILY With these discreet and stylish designs, the only thing you’ll notice about your hearing aids is the impeccable sound. Looking for a rechargeable option? Moxi™ Jump R is a stylish receiver-in-canal hearing aid that’s dedicated to easing of use. Unitron's smallest receiver-in-canal hearing aid is Moxi Fit, a barely-there design that’s super […]

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March 15, 2021
STARKEY HEARING AIDS

GIVE YOURSELF AN EDGE With Livio Edge AI, the power of artificial intelligence is at your fingertips, giving you never-before-possible sound performance in the most challenging listening environments. Choose from a standard rechargeable style — or the world's first custom rechargeable hearing aid — and give yourself the edge you deserve! Discover the world’s first […]

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March 15, 2021
SONIC INNOVATIONS

CAPTIVATE Introducing Captivate—better hearing throughout the moments of your life. Captivate uses the latest innovations in the Sonic SoundDNA technology platform to keep conversations clear, even in noisy environments. Feedback is virtually eliminated, keeping distractions to a minimum. You can easily connect to the online world, to your smartphone, and other wireless devices. Small, stylish, […]

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March 15, 2021
SIGNIA HEARING AIDS

HEAR WHAT MATTERS TO YOU What if you could own a pair of hearing aids that let you experience the same clearer level of the hearing wherever you go? The game-changing new Signia Xperience hearing aids with the world’s first acoustic-motion sensors offer a way to do just that and stay fully involved in life.  […]

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March 15, 2021
REXTON HEARING PRODUCTS

MYCORE HEARING AIDS EMERALD S 8C RIC A perfect combination of small size and huge new performance. This tiny device boasts direct streaming to iPhone via Bluetooth® and easier streaming to most Bluetooth® enabled phones via Smart Mic. Emerald S 8C is small yet fully featured. Its variety of accessories offers full control and usability. EMERALD M 8C […]

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March 15, 2021
RESOUND HEARING AIDS

RESOUND ONETM Hear like no other Just like a fingerprint, your hearing is ONE of a kind. This is because nature has designed the shape of your ear to perfectly capture the sounds around you. ReSound ONETM introduces a new class* of hearing aid with an additional microphone inside your ear. This allows the unique shape […]

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March 15, 2021
PHONAK HEARING AIDS

PHONAK AUDÉO™ PARADISE THERE'S NOTHING LIKE THE SOUND OF PARADISE Hearing is regarded as something we naturally do. The ability to hear is such an intricate part of our existence and fundamental for our overall well-being. What better way to rediscover sound than with a hearing aid inspired by nature itself. After all, there’s nothing […]

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March 15, 2021
OTICON HEARING AIDS

Introducing Oticon More™ – the new perspective in hearing care Oticon More works more like how the brain works because it learned through experience. The world’s first hearing aid with an on-board Deep Neural Network (DNN). Oticon More highlights: Revolutionary BrainHearing™ technologies deliver what the brain needs to make sense of sound for a superb hearing experience The […]

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March 15, 2021
LYRIC HEARING AIDS

THE WORLD'S ONLY 100% INVISIBLE HEARING AID THAT DELIVERS CLEAR, NATURAL SOUND! BENEFITS OF LYRIC 100% Invisible - Placed in your ear canal, Lyric remains completely out of sight - invisible to the world. Clear, natural sound - Enjoy full natural sound everywhere you go. 24/7 hearing - Wear Lyric around the clock for months at a time […]

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Hearing Aid Updates

March 15, 2021
UNITRON HEARING AIDS

INTRODUCING THE MOXI FAMILY With these discreet and stylish designs, the only thing you’ll notice about your hearing aids is the impeccable sound. Looking for a rechargeable option? Moxi™ Jump R is a stylish receiver-in-canal hearing aid that’s dedicated to easing of use. Unitron's smallest receiver-in-canal hearing aid is Moxi Fit, a barely-there design that’s super […]

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March 15, 2021
STARKEY HEARING AIDS

GIVE YOURSELF AN EDGE With Livio Edge AI, the power of artificial intelligence is at your fingertips, giving you never-before-possible sound performance in the most challenging listening environments. Choose from a standard rechargeable style — or the world's first custom rechargeable hearing aid — and give yourself the edge you deserve! Discover the world’s first […]

Read More
March 15, 2021
SONIC INNOVATIONS

CAPTIVATE Introducing Captivate—better hearing throughout the moments of your life. Captivate uses the latest innovations in the Sonic SoundDNA technology platform to keep conversations clear, even in noisy environments. Feedback is virtually eliminated, keeping distractions to a minimum. You can easily connect to the online world, to your smartphone, and other wireless devices. Small, stylish, […]

Read More
March 15, 2021
SIGNIA HEARING AIDS

HEAR WHAT MATTERS TO YOU What if you could own a pair of hearing aids that let you experience the same clearer level of the hearing wherever you go? The game-changing new Signia Xperience hearing aids with the world’s first acoustic-motion sensors offer a way to do just that and stay fully involved in life.  […]

Read More
March 15, 2021
REXTON HEARING PRODUCTS

MYCORE HEARING AIDS EMERALD S 8C RIC A perfect combination of small size and huge new performance. This tiny device boasts direct streaming to iPhone via Bluetooth® and easier streaming to most Bluetooth® enabled phones via Smart Mic. Emerald S 8C is small yet fully featured. Its variety of accessories offers full control and usability. EMERALD M 8C […]

Read More
March 15, 2021
RESOUND HEARING AIDS

RESOUND ONETM Hear like no other Just like a fingerprint, your hearing is ONE of a kind. This is because nature has designed the shape of your ear to perfectly capture the sounds around you. ReSound ONETM introduces a new class* of hearing aid with an additional microphone inside your ear. This allows the unique shape […]

Read More
March 15, 2021
PHONAK HEARING AIDS

PHONAK AUDÉO™ PARADISE THERE'S NOTHING LIKE THE SOUND OF PARADISE Hearing is regarded as something we naturally do. The ability to hear is such an intricate part of our existence and fundamental for our overall well-being. What better way to rediscover sound than with a hearing aid inspired by nature itself. After all, there’s nothing […]

Read More
March 15, 2021
OTICON HEARING AIDS

Introducing Oticon More™ – the new perspective in hearing care Oticon More works more like how the brain works because it learned through experience. The world’s first hearing aid with an on-board Deep Neural Network (DNN). Oticon More highlights: Revolutionary BrainHearing™ technologies deliver what the brain needs to make sense of sound for a superb hearing experience The […]

Read More
March 15, 2021
LYRIC HEARING AIDS

THE WORLD'S ONLY 100% INVISIBLE HEARING AID THAT DELIVERS CLEAR, NATURAL SOUND! BENEFITS OF LYRIC 100% Invisible - Placed in your ear canal, Lyric remains completely out of sight - invisible to the world. Clear, natural sound - Enjoy full natural sound everywhere you go. 24/7 hearing - Wear Lyric around the clock for months at a time […]

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