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OTOjOY Founder Appointed to IEC Hearing Loop Working Group

The International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) announced on March 13 that it has appointed Thomas Kaufmann, Founder and CEO of OTOjOY, to serve as a subject matter expert in working group on hearing loop systems. The committee, now comprised of 9 members, develops and publishes international performance and testing standards related to hearing aids, audiometric equipment,…

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CDC Report Highlights Hearing Loss as Growing Public Health Concern

Most clinical audiologists are directly involved in the identification and management of hearing loss. It is, after all, common practice for audiologists to complete a case history and basic assessment to determine if the individual has a medical condition requiring a medical referral. Those individuals that do not have a “red flag” medical condition involving…

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Audiology Ranked Among Top Least Stressful Jobs for 2018

Audiology continues to find itself ranking among the “Least Stressful” jobs for another year. Audiology moved up one spot, to be listed as the 3rd least stressful job in 2018. Out of more than 200 jobs, CareerCast.com ranks audiology with a job stress score of 7.22, out of a scale of 1 to 85–just slightly more stressful…

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New Device Developed for Somasensory Tinnitus

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN — Researchers at the University of Michigan’s Kresge Hearing Research Institute recently developed a device for individuals suffering from annoying or debilitating tinnitus. Led by Susan Shore, PhD, the experimental intervention combines auditory and mild electrical pulse stimulation that offers promise as a neurologic approach to treating the incapacitating effects of tinnitus.…

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Energizer Acquires World’s Largest Hearing Aid Battery Supplier, Rayovac, in $2 Billion Deal

MIDDLETON, WISCONSIN — Within a week of media reports that Spectrum Brands Holding Inc was exploring the possible sale of its appliance and battery divisions, Energizer announced on Tuesday it would buy the company’s battery and portable lighting business in a $2 billion cash deal. By acquiring Rayovac from Spectrum as part of the deal,…

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Bragi Announces Tinnitus Relief Feature in New Earbuds

At this week’s CES in Las Vegas, Bragi, a leading manufacturer of wireless earbuds, unveiled an expansion of their partnership with Mimi Hearing Technologies that plans to take their products into a new, health-oriented direction. According to sources, this new personal sound amplification product will continue to offer end-users hearing enhancement, but with an added…

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Dr. Alicia Spoor Installed as President of Academy of Doctors of Audiology

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY — The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), announced this week that Alicia D.D. Spoor, AuD, of Highland, Maryland, began her one-year term as ADA President on January 1, 2018. A private practice owner and champion for best clinical and business practices, Dr. Spoor is focused on legislative and regulatory efforts to improve…

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Amyn Amlani Welcomed as New Editor of Hearing Economics; Brian Taylor Named HHTM Editor-In-Chief

TUCSON, ARIZONA — Effective this week, Amyn Amlani, PhD, has taken over the editorship of Hearing Economics, where every week he and guest contributors will share their opinions and perspectives on a wide range of subjects impacting the hearing industry. The news comes following the announcement that editor, and creator of Hearing Economics, Holly Hosford-Dunn…

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Like past years, OTC was Hot Topic in 2017, Plus Bon Voyage to Holly and Wayne

Except for politics and earmold venting, there is not a more contentious topic among hearing care professionals than the re-regulation of hearing aids. Upon second thought, the re-regulation of hearing aids is wholly a political issue, and it’s a topic that Hearing News Watch has covered for more than two years. Twenty-seventeen marked the third…

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Israeli Researchers Get One Step Closer to Unraveling Cause of Human Deafness

As much as 98% of the human genome does not code for protein. RNAs contained in this non-coding part act as regulatory molecules and have a substantial impact on gene expression. One type of these RNA molecules, called long non-coding RNAs, has been linked to a wide range of diseases and inheritable conditions such as…

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