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Changes in Audiology, Internet Sales and Direct Mail

May 22 2014

Unscheduled Changes in Audiology, Internet Sales and Direct Mail – An Interview with Kim Cavitt, Au.D.

Kim Cavitt, AuD, is the owner of Audiology Resources Inc., in the Chicago area. She is also the president-elect for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. Douglas L. Beck, Au.D., content editor for the American Academy of Audiology, interviewed Dr. Cavitt on the changes and the future of hearing health care.

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NIH Researchers Discover Key Factor in Early Hearing Development

May 21 2014

Researchers supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have uncovered a molecule in an animal model that acts as a key player in establishing the organization of the auditory system. The molecule, a protein known as Bmp7, helps sensory hair cells find their ultimate position on the tonotopic map, which is the fundamental principle of organization in the auditory system. The study is the first to identify one of the molecular mechanisms that determines position.