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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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Childhood hearing loss increasing in the U.S., study in Pediatrics finds

The incidence of hearing impairment among children rose by 15% between 2001 and 2011, according to a study published last week in Pediatrics, an online publication of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The article, “Changing Trends of Childhood Disability,” reported an overall increase of 15.6% in childhood disabilities of all types over that period…

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VA-funded study will test effectiveness of motivational tools with hearing aid users

PORTLAND, OR—When people are fitted with hearing aids, they often face difficulty in obtaining the maximum benefit from them. That’s why the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which fits more than half a million hearing aids a year on U.S. military veterans, is sponsoring a 2-year pilot study to explore if certain tools and techniques…

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Task force finds little evidence of benefit from routine hearing screening of older adults

By David H. Kirkwood ROCKVILLE, MD—While many thousands of hearing care providers and people in the hearing industry will undoubtedly disagree, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) stated this week that it has found insufficient evidence to recommend that physicians screen for hearing loss among patients 50 years and older without symptoms of hearing…

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Research offers hope of improved treatment of tinnitus

Recent reports suggest that scientists are making progress in their efforts to better understand and treat tinnitus, the ringing in the ears that is a common cause of distress among people of all ages:   SPECIALIZED APPROACH WORKS BETTER THAN STANDARD TINNITUS TREATMENT MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS—A team of researchers based at Maastricht University has found a…

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Counseling tool helps practitioners see the world from a child’s perspective

NAERUM, DK— The Ida Institute has created a counseling tool to help clinicians view the hearing rehabilitation process through the eyes of a pediatric patient. In so doing, My World: Understanding Hearing Loss from the Child’s Perspective is expected to enable practitioners to better address the challenges that children with hearing loss face in their…

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