pionear tympanostomy tubes

Harvard Startup, PionEar, Seeks to Improve Tympanostomy Tube Outcomes

Use of ear tubes – also known as tympanostomy tubes – has been a common solution to chronic ear problems in children for many years. In fact, myringotomy with tube insertion is the most commonly performed outpatient surgery on children in the US. More than 700,000 children undergo the procedure annually. The purpose of tympanostomy…

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Widex Evoke: The World’s First Machine Learning Hearing Aid

Danish hearing aid maker, Widex, recently announced the launch of the “world’s first machine learning hearing aid” technology: Evoke. According to the company, the new devices will give users the ability to employ real-time machine learning that allows the hearing aid to learn from the user’s input and preferences. Using what Widex calls SoundSense Technology,…

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MED-EL Obtains FDA Clearance for ADHEAR, Non-Surgical Bone Conduction Device

Hearing implant maker, MED-EL, announced today that it had received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its latest non-surgical bone conduction hearing technology: ADHEAR. According to the company, ADHEAR is an  option for people with conductive hearing loss, or single-sided deafness (SSD), that are either not candidates for, or who would…

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Signia Unveils Silk Nx, Instant-Fit CIC Hearing Aid

Late last week, Signia announced the launch of its latest version of its instant-fit, Silk, completely-in-canal (CIC) hearing aids: Silk Nx. The new device is approximately twenty percent smaller than its predecessor, and includes new features from the Nx hearing aid technology platform. As an instant-fit solution, the Silk Nx devices use disposable soft-silicone Click…

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Variety of New Hearing Technology to Be On Display at AAA Convention this Week

This week, thousands of audiologists will descend upon Nashville, Tennessee, for the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) annual conference. This year marks the Academy’s 30th anniversary and, as in years past, a variety of new technology is expected to be on display at the conference. Among the more than 150 exhibitors at this year’s event…

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MIT’s Fascinating AlterEgo Device Can “Hear” Your Thoughts

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab have developed a computer interface device that can transcribe words that the user verbalizes internally but does not actually speak aloud. As Daniel Van Boom from CNET describes it, “When you think a sentence in your head, your brain sends signals to your mouth and jaw.…

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