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26 September, 2016 - Canadian Medical Association

A new Canadian Medical Association (CMA) report calls for a national seniors strategy to address shortcomings in Canada’s seniors health-care. The CMA makes several recommendations in the report, including increased support for home care and...

23 September, 2016 - Medical Xpress

A study of elderly Americans aged 80 to 106 found that almost all of the study participants had some form of hearing loss. The study also found evidence that hearing loss was progressive in old age. Only 59% of the study participants used hearing...

23 September, 2016 - The Montreal Gazette

The largest Canadian study ever on dementia launched this week. A total of 350 researchers will seek to engage 1,600 participants at 30 sites across Canada in order to study dementia. The research aims to create strategies for early detection and...

23 September, 2016 - The University of Texas at Dallas

A $1.86 million grant from the American National Institutes of Health will fund the development of an open-source research platform focused on smartphone apps for hearing aid users. The recipients of the grant are a team of University of Texas at...

23 September, 2016 - Montreal Gazette

Jeffrey Liebman, who is deaf, is examining his legal options after a Montreal-area cinema refused to provide him with closed-captioning in English, because the same service wasn’t available in French. The cinema argued that providing Liebman with...

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