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August 2016 HHF E-News

Hearing Health Foundation's (HHF) mission is to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research and promote hearing health. HHF envisions a world where people can enjoy life without hearing loss and tinnitus. 

 

     August 2016 E-Newsletter

Hearing Health Foundation is accepting applications to explore new avenues in hearing and balance science in these topic areas: general hearing health, central auditory processing disorder, hearing loss in children, Ménière’s disease, hyperacusis, stria, tinnitus, and Usher syndrome. The 2017 ERG application period is now open.

 
 

Before Morgan started her internship with Hearing Health Foundation, she knew little about hearing health or research conducted on hearing loss and related disorders. After 12 weeks of writing blogs, magazine articles, plus researching statistics and talking and working with people who care about HHF's mission, she left HHF with a plethora of hearing-related facts. Learn more about her internship experience in our recent blog post!

 

Research funded by a Hearing Health Foundation Emerging Research Grant found that intense noise exposure significantly altered the expression of six genes in the cochlear nucleus. This suggests that noise-induced inflammation in the parts of the central auditory pathway that also processes sensory information related to pain might, in turn, activate the central pain pathway thus producing ear pain. Learn more about this research, here.

 

Who doesn’t enjoy some good live music? We know concerts make awesome memories, but make sure you’ll be able to enjoy them for years to come. Concerts are usually over 100 decibels—a level hazardous to your hearing in just 15 minutes. Know the signs of hearing loss and remember to bring a pair of earplugs along!

 

The American Labor Movement was essential to establishing necessary workers’ rights. When thinking about the workplace today, one group is often forgotten about: the disabled. Hearing Health Foundation is here to remind youthat employers must make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities, including those with hearing loss.  

 

Jonathan Hutcherson, a 17-year-old contestant on “The Voice,” draws strength from hearing loss, believing it has helped make him who he is and to dream big. In his Hearing Health magazine cover story, Hutcherson shares how incredible it was to work with musicians he’s admired and his future plans in music. 

 

It's been 15 years since JoAnn's daughter, Georgie, was born and her hearing loss discovered. At that time, JoAnn couldn't picture that she would ever hear her daughter say "I love you," or that JoAnn would ever hear Georgie call her "Mommy." In our recent blog post, JoAnn shares her and Georgie's inspiring story of perserverence. 

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