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Center for Autism and Related Disorders Opens Texas Facility

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) announced Aug. 12 the opening of its new treatment center within the Outreach Pediatric Therapy (OPT) facility in San Antonio. CARD provides services worldwide using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to treat the delays and challenges commonly associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). By sharing space with OPT, an occupational and speech therapy provider, the organizations will offer families access to services in one location. The ...

Posted on: August 30, 2015
Omega-3 Does Not Slow Cognitive Decline in Elderly, NIH Study Shows

Results from a study by NIH researches shows no benefit of omega-3 or other nutritional supplements for cognitive decline. While some research suggests a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect brain health, a large clinical trial by researchers at the National Institutes of Health found omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive decline in older persons. With 4,000 patients followed over a five-year period, the study is one of the largest and longest of its kind. It was published this week in the ...

Posted on: August 29, 2015
Salus University to Offer Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology

Salus University to Offer Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology Salus University has announced it will offer a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology for the first time during the 2015-2016 academic year. The program was awarded Candidacy accreditation status by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in July, 2015. Its inaugural class of 25 students will begin this fall. The Salus University Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology is a two-year program ...

Posted on: August 27, 2015
New Cases of Alzheimer's Possibly Stabilizing, Researchers Claim

Research published in The Lancet Neurology indicates the number of people with dementia in some Western European countries is stabilizing.The study looks at data from five large epidemiological studies done in Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK and Spain that compare dementia occurrence in older people across two periods of time using similar methods of diagnosing dementia in the same geographical regions.Findings from four of the five studies analyzed showed non-significant changes in overall dementia ...

Posted on: August 23, 2015
Big Ear Brings Bluetooth Wireless Headset to Market

Big Ear INC., a leading provider of custom hearing protection products announce the official worldwide launch of its most anticipated new product "BE-BWH," a custom fit wireless Bluetooth Headset that's been specifically designed for motorcycle riders, runners, and people on the go. Moreover, the headset comes with the ability to wirelessly pair with phone, tablet, communications system, or any other Bluetooth device."This is a cutting edge product far superior to anything in the marketplace," said Glenn ...

Posted on: August 23, 2015
UPMC to Host Unprecedented Gathering of Concussion Experts

Thirty leading, independent concussion clinicians and researchers from around the United States will convene Oct. 15-16 at University of Pittsburg Medical Center (UPMC)  to propose standardized guidelines on best practices, protocols and active therapies for treating concussions, resulting in a white paper to be published in a medical journal and shared nationwide.For the first time in the relatively infant science of concussion, U.S. experts are coming together to discuss what UPMC organizers call ...

Posted on: August 22, 2015
Voting Opens for 2015 Oticon Focus on People Awards

Voting in now open for 2015 Oticon Focus on People Awards at www.pro.oticonusa.com/Vote. Website visitors are invited to cast their vote for the 12 finalists who represent the "best of the best" from this year's nominations in each of four categories: Student, Adult, Advocacy and Practitioner. The total number of votes received by each finalist will help to determine who will be the first, second and third place winners in each category.  Winners receive prizes and national recognition that helps to ...

Posted on: August 20, 2015
TruHearing Raises Money for Olive Osmond Hearing Fund

During the month of May, which is Better Hearing and Speech Month,TruHearing, their customers, and the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund raised $12,000 to help children with hearing loss. TruHearing announced that for each hearing aid sale during the month, they would donate $5 to the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund.One of our goals at TruHearing is to make hearing healthcare more affordable for more people," said Tommy Macdonald, TruHearing CEO. "Aligning ourselves with the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund was a natural fit ...

Posted on: August 16, 2015
Audigy Group's Team Summit a Finalist for International Events Award

For more than a decade, Vancouver, Wash.-based management company Audigy Group has made waves in the world of independent private medical practice. Now their corporate events are poised to make a similar splash in the world of events and conferences as Audigy Group's 2014 Team Summit has been nominated by the International Special Events Society (ISES) for the Esprit Award for "Best Meeting/Conference Program Over $250,000.""This recognition is a great achievement for our membership, our company, and our ...

Posted on: August 15, 2015
Oticon Campaign to Promote Hearing Health & Breast Cancer Awareness

Oticon, Inc. officials announced the company will again support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the launch of the "Hear in Pink" campaign. The national campaign combines compelling messages about hearing health and breast cancer awareness and helps to raise funds to support lifesaving research. During September and October, Oticon, Inc. will donate a portion of all sales of the special edition pink Alta2 and the entire Alta2 family to the National Breast Cancer Coalition to help find a cure ...

Posted on: August 13, 2015
Studies Reveal Possible New Predictors for Developing Alzheimer's

Brain scans, memory tests and body fluids such as saliva may hold the keys to understanding a person's likelihood of developing Alzheimer's, even among those who don't yet have memory and thinking problems associated with the disease, suggest four studies reported at the recent Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2015 in Washington, D.C.Two of the studies suggest that an excess of certain proteins in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are strong predictors of Alzheimer's, and that the accuracy ...

Posted on: August 09, 2015
Oticon Medical Mourns Passing of Senior Vice President

Oticon Medical sadly announces the passing of Curt Gorman, Senior Vice President, BAHS Division, following a courageous battle with cancer.  A valued member of the management team since Oticon Medical's inception in 2009, officials said Gorman was passionate about building a company that made implantable hearing solutions an option for more people than ever before. "His unwavering focus on delivering innovative solutions and quality support and service earned him the deep respect and loyalty of ...

Posted on: August 08, 2015
Audigy Group Proud Sponsor of Special Olympics World Games

Audigy Group is proud to announce their partnership with the Special Olympics World Games July 25-Aug. 2 in Los Angeles.The World Games, which will host more than 6,500 Olympians from across the globe, will for the first time ever feature a special venue called Healthy Athletes-a place where participants can undergo a number of health exams, including hearing examinations that will be facilitated by audiologists from Audigy Group and the Starkey Hearing Foundation.  "Participating in the World Games ...

Posted on: August 06, 2015
Famous Australian Cricket Player Named Global Hearing Ambassador

Australian cricket great, Brett Lee, has been named Cochlear Limited's first Global Hearing Ambassador.As one of the world's fastest bowlers with multiple cricket records, Brett's new target is raising awareness among the estimated 360 million people worldwide suffering from a disabling hearing loss, many of whom are not aware of the effects it can have on them or what treatments are available.As Cochlear Ambassador, Lee will spearhead a 'Sounds of Cricket' campaign to raise awareness of the significant ...

Posted on: August 02, 2015
One in Every Five Adults in the U.S. Lives with a Disability, CDC Estimates

In the United States, one out of every five adults has a disability, according to a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The most common functional disability type was a mobility limitation - defined as serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs-reported by one in eight adults, followed by disability in thinking and/or memory, independent living, vision, and self-care.The researchers found that the highest percentages of people with disabilities are generally in ...

Posted on: August 01, 2015
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