Tag Archives: Hearing

House panel to hold hearing on VA delay of first EHR go-live

The chair of the House subcommittee charged with legislative oversight of the VA’s Cerner electronic health record implementation is concerned about the agency’s decision to delay the EHR’s initial go-live. “I’m concerned that as we’ve moved closer to the go-live date, we have been told repeatedly that there were no showstoppers in the implementation, that… Read More »

Hearing restored in rats by modifying ear cells to respond to light

By Michael Le Page John Lund/Getty Images Cochlear implants that restore hearing could be improved by genetically modifying the nerve cells in people’s ears so that they respond to light instead of electricity, a study in rats has shown. “This is so much better than what we currently have with electrical implants,” says Tobias Moser… Read More »

Hearing loss in infants

Hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions in the United States, and it affects all age groups, including infants. This kind of hearing loss is known as “pre-lingual” since it occurs before a child learns to speak. For babies with hearing loss, hearing aidsare often recommended to help withlanguage development. Untreated hearing loss… Read More »