Tag Archives: aids

Super Kena: A girl made fierce with hearing aids

Two-year-old Kena didn’t notice that her hearing aids were attracting attention during storytime at the library—but her mom did. “I can’t let other kids define who Kena is,” her mom, Krystyna, confided to Kena’s grandmother that evening. “I want her to be fierce.”  The children’s book “Super Kena: A GirlMade Fierce with Hearing Aids” The conversation resonated… Read More »

How hearing aids help kids learn better

It’s well-known that untreated hearing loss can impact school performance. Fortunately, though, research also shows that hearing aids and other interventions (such as cochlear implants) can help minimize the impact of hearing loss.  For example, a University of Iowa study showed that hearing-impaired children learn language and speech better when they use hearing aids. The earlier a… Read More »

Five common fears of wearing hearing aids

Studies indicate untreated hearing loss increases health risks such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, social isolation, anxiety and depression. Given that information, you might think people with hearing loss would be flocking to their nearest hearing healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment. Yet they aren’t. In fact, studies indicate most people wait seven to 10 years before doing something… Read More »

Coming soon: news from the 17th European AIDS Conference

The 17th European AIDS Conference, organised by the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS), is taking place in Basel, Switzerland, from 6 to 9 November 2019. NAM is the official provider of online scientific news for the conference. We’ll be reporting on key research presented at the conference, publishing news online and sending out three summary bulletins… Read More »

U.S. Conference on AIDS Kicks Off September 5

The annual United States Conference on AIDS (#2019USCA) takes place September 5 through 8 in Washington, DC. This year’s event, the largest ever, features over 160 workshops and four major plenary sessions. Organized by NMAC, formerly the National Minority Council on AIDS, the event gathers advocates, health officials, government leaders, people with HIV and allies… Read More »

Best sleep aids of 2019 guaranteed to send you into peaceful slumber

A good night’s sleep works wonders and can completely transform how we feel, act and perform the following day. Repeatedly not getting enough sleep or sleep of any decent quality can wreak havoc on your mental and physical health, so it’s important we prioritise establishing healthy sleep routines. After a while it might seem like… Read More »