Tag: Ear

Innovation, Research

Researchers analyze varying structure of ear canals to improve comfort, efficiency of earplugs

January 8, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Noise exposure accounts for 22% of worldwide work-related health problems. Excessive noise not only causes hearing loss and tinnitus, but also increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. To provide protection, workers normally wear earplugs. However, commonly available earplugs are often […]


Med students ‘feel very behind’ because of COVID-induced disruptions in training

August 31, 2020

Via: The Medical News

COVID-19 is disrupting just about every student’s 2020 education, but medical students have it particularly hard right now. “It’s a nightmare scenario for the class of 2021,” said Jake Berg, a fourth-year student at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Researchers develop new testing device to better diagnose dizziness

September 10, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Half of over-65s suffer from dizziness and problems with balance. But some tests to identify the causes of such problems are painful and can risk hearing damage. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new testing […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Phonak’s new smallest and most discreet Virto B-Titanium hearing aid

August 14, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The Virto B-Titanium is the smallest and most discreet custom hearing aid Phonak has ever produced. Compared to traditional acrylic, titanium shells are 15X stronger and 50% thinner. A thinner shell allows for deeper placement in the ear canal, resulting […]