hearing loss Archives
Study finds noise levels unsafe in local honky-tonks
Feb. 26, 2020—Noise levels inside downtown Nashville’s “honky-tonk” venues may surpass safe listening levels, a new study by VUMC researchers reports.
Jackson’s gift to help children with hearing loss
Feb. 13, 2020—In honor of her parents, Joyce Jackson established The Hazel J. and George W. Fellendorf Childhood Deafness Fund at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center to support programs that benefit children with hearing loss.
Same-day cochlear implant surgeries reduce travel burden, wait times
Jan. 9, 2020—VUMC is testing an optimized cochlear implant delivery model that offers patients hearing tests, radiologic scans, surgical consultation, device selection and outpatient surgery all on the day of their initial visit.
Grants bolster scholarships for students studying autism, pediatric hearing loss
Dec. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences has received three new grants from the U.S. Department of Education to train graduate students to work with children with autism and hearing loss.
Remote microphone system helps increase vocabulary of children with hearing loss
Apr. 26, 2018—Children with hearing loss who use remote microphone systems (RMS) at home have access to about 42 percent more words each day, providing a critical boost to vocabulary and language learning, a Vanderbilt study has found.
New technique helps ease ear tumor surgery
Feb. 16, 2017—Last fall, the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center became the second facility in the country and third in the world to use a fully endoscopic surgical technique to remove an acoustic neuroma, a rare benign tumor on the balance and hearing nerves.
Cochlear implant’s success is music to patient’s ears
Jan. 28, 2016—Sidney Kleinman is living proof that you’re never too old to have your hearing restored.
Vanderbilt specialists urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks
Jul. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt specialists are urging parents and children to leave the fireworks displays to the experts this Fourth of July. Children are often seen at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for a variety of injuries, including serious damage to eyes from bottle rockets, third-degree burns related to the use of sparklers, and trauma,...
Vanderbilt researchers find rise in teen hearing loss; offer headphone safety tips
Mar. 28, 2012—According to a Vanderbilt-led study published in Journal of the American Medical Association, hearing loss is now affecting 20 percent of U.S. adolescents ages 12 to 19, which is a 5 percent increase over the past 15 years.
Children’s Hospital offers headphone safety tips to prevent long-term hearing loss
Mar. 28, 2012—With the proliferation of smart phones, portable gaming systems and media players, more children – especially teenagers – are listening to ear buds and headphones at dangerously high volume levels. The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering tips to parents and teenagers to help prevent long-term hearing loss. According to a Vanderbilt-led study...