cochlear implant telehealth services

Telehealth Services Lead to Improved Empowerment for CI Recipients

Adult cochlear implant (CI) recipients are known to require several hours of “face time” with an audiologist following surgical intervention. In addition to mapping the CI, audiologists spend a considerable amount of time on CI orientation, review of CI accessories and other important counseling-related activities. Unquestionably, these are vital components of follow-up care that lead…

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Acousia Therapeutics Receives €10 Million Investment to Advance Pipeline of Preclinical Hearing Loss Drug Candidates

TÜBINGEN, GERMANY — Acousia Therapeutics, a privately held biotech firm developing novel therapies for inner ear disease and pathologies, announced this week the closing of a €10 million (approximately $11.8M USD) Series B financing round to “advance its pipeline of preclinical drug candidates into clinical stage”.  According to the announcement, the financing round was led…

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Study: Healthy Diet May Reduce Risk of Hearing Loss in Women by 30 Percent

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — A new study by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that eating a healthy diet is associated with a lower risk of acquired hearing loss in women. While previous studies had examined how specific types of nutrients may impact hearing loss risk, the relationship of overall diet and risk of developing…

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Company Selling Hearing Amplifiers Settles with FTC Over Charges of Deceptive Advertising

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced this week that it is settling charges against a group of Florida business entities, and its owner, over deceptive advertising claims for the MSA 30x sound amplifier device. The company had claimed in advertising that the device is “independently tested to help you hear up…

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New Study Delves into Link Between Hearing Aid Use and Healthcare Costs

As members of AAA debate the merits of direct access legislation, a new study, published online April 26 at JAMA-Otolaryngology is apt to capture the attention of Medicare policymakers. Elham Mahmoudi and colleagues at the University of Michigan, using data from the 2013-2014 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, evaluated hearing aid use among 1336 adults, aged…

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Scientists Regenerate Cochlear Hair Cells in Guinea Pigs Using RNA Injection

The cochlear hair cells of humans and other mammals–unlike some animal species (like birds for example)–cannot be restored after damage. Recent research has indicated, however, that manipulation of signaling pathways could lead to hair cell regeneration. Using a sustained-release formulation of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) delivered via nanoparticles into the cochlea of noise-injured guinea pigs,…

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Children with Hearing Loss Experience More Bullying: Study

DALLAS, TEXAS — A new study from researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) indicates that children and adolescents with hearing loss experience higher rates of peer victimization, or bullying, than children with normal hearing. The study, published in the journal Exceptional Children, showed the type of bullying experienced by children hearing loss…

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Hearing Enablement, Teleaudiology and Self-Fitting Hearing Aids: More Patient Choices in Hearing Healthcare

In part 1 of this email exchange between Elaine Saunders and Brian Taylor, Dr. Saunders shared her thoughts on self-fitting hearing aids and how her company, Blamey Saunders Hears, is shaping the future of hearing healthcare. In part 2, they discuss the integration of tele-audiology with traditional face-to-face care, and how the combination of the…

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Ida Institute to Launch New Program Designed to Improve Counseling Skills of Hearing Professionals

NAERUM, DENMARK — The Ida Institute announced this week that it will be launching a new program, Inspired by Ida, that will allow hearing care professionals to “enhance their counseling skills and differentiate their practice through person-centered care”. The organization will be introducing the program at the upcoming American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Conference in…

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RemotEAR Announces Partnership and Integration with Resonance Products

LEDERACH, PENNSYLVANIA — RemotEAR, a tele-audiology company, announced a partnership this week with hearing equipment manufacturer, Resonance. RemotEAR’s Deviceware® tele-audiology service is now fully compatible with Resonance’s portable line of equipment. The companies worked together to create a module that enables the Resonance devices to be used with RemotEAR’s Deviceware tele-audiology service, which enables hearing…

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