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  With the Superbowl having just passed us, excitement built for the big game last weekend. As athletes stayed focused to win the coveted Superbowl trophy, and as they worked out their communication strategies for the field, little did they know that they may be getting...

Paul Hewson, now known as Bono, was born and raised in Ireland. In his adolescence, he was a member of a group called "Lypton Village"; on one uneventful evening hanging out on the street  across from a local hearing aid company, his friends decided "Bono Vox"...

In the previous parts of the series, we discovered how the hearing aid industry moved from acoustic amplifiers to electric amplifiers. However, all of these hearing aids still just simply turned sounds up louder so the hearing impaired individual would get an overall louder signal. In...

In Part 2 of this hearing aid history lesson, we watched as hearing aids started to use electrical current to amplify sounds. However, these devices were still large and bulky. In 1948, Bell Laboratories developed the transistor to replace vacuum tubes, which opened many new...

In Part 1 of the Evolution of the Hearing Aid, we looked at the first attempts at aiding hearing with acoustic amplifiers such as ear trumpets and conversation cones. The first electric hearing aids hit the market after Alexander Graham Bell's telephone was designed in 1876....

As long as people have been communicating verbally, people have been having trouble hearing that communication. The first "generation" of hearing aids surfaced in the 17th century, and all of the aids were designed to be held over the ears. The first "brand name" hearing aid...

Check out this blog by a hearing impaired audiologist as he chronicles both personal stories and professional stories of living and working with a hearing loss. His honesty, creativity and humor make it an interesting read, but also his willingness to share information makes it...

The last tuesday of every month, Hearing Institute Atlantic runs an in-house clinic at Ivany Place located at 123 Gary Martin Drive in Bedford, NS. You can find Jessica, the audiologist who runs the Ivany Clinics, in the medical office on the main floor. Appointments are...

Musicians rely heavily on hearing to create music, but what happens when their ability to hear is reduced due to hearing loss? Read below to get Michael Berkeley's (a hard-of-hearing musician/composer) opinion on composing music with hearing loss. http://blog.oup.com/2012/12/beethoven-how-does-a-musician-cope-with-hearing-loss/ Hearing loss doesn't have to stop you from doing what you...