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Press Release - April 27, 2016

John Niparko, Founder of the Johns Hopkins Listening Center, Dies At 61

John Niparko, M.D., an internationally renowned otoneurologic surgeon and researcher whose extraordinary accomplishments as the founder of the Johns Hopkins Listening Center and pioneering innovator in cochlear implant procedures dramatically improved the lives of countless children and adults with hearing impairment, died on April 25 in Los Angeles.


Tribe Live - April 25, 2016

Advancing Treatments Help People Find Their Voices Again

The least treatable problems are neurological problems and vocal-cord scarring, said Dr. Lee Akst, director of laryngology in the Department of Otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. Neurological problems can rob a vocal cord's ability to tighten against the other cord, leaving space that weakens the voice, Akst said. 


The New York Times - April 20, 2016

Hearing Aid Prices Under Pressure Form Consumer Electronics 

The consumer electronics industry is encroaching on the hearing aid business, offering products that are far less expensive without the involvement of audiologists or other professionals. Dr. Frank Lin has evaluated some personal sound amplificiation products and said some cheaper ones can overampliy sound. "Some can be frankly dangerous," he said. 


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