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Jabra Expands Family of Wireless Earbuds with Improved Battery Life and Voice Assistant Capability

For 2018, Jabra has unveiled the latest expansion of its popular line of hearable devices. The third generation devices, the Elite Active 65t and Elite 65t, include compatibility with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, as well as Apple’s Siri on iOS devices, and Google Assistant for Android devices. The Elite 65t is designed for daily use,…

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Decibel Therapeutics Announces Collaboration with Regeneron to Develop New Drugs to Treat Hearing Loss

Boston-based biotech firm, Decibel Therapeutics, announced a collaboration with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals to boost research efforts to “discover and develop new potential therapeutics to protect, repair, and restore hearing”. As part of the effort, Regeneron will get an equity stake in Decibel and receive royalty payments if the company’s treatments get approved.   Decibel Theraputics, which…

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Intracochlear Drug Delivery Device for Treating Hearing Disorders Heads to Preclinical Testing; Industry Consortium Formed

While there continues to be a growing number of companies developing drugs to treat inner ear disorders, the inner ear remains a particularly challenging organ for targeted drug delivery. Now, however, a novel device to deliver drugs to the inner ear will undergo preclinical testing in an industry consortium. With funding from the National Institute…

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Made for iPhone Cochlear Implant: Cochlear Unveils Nucleus 7 Sound Processor

Cochlear Limited, the world’s largest manufacturer of hearing implants, unveiled today its brand-new Nucleus 7 Sound Processor. The new processor, which received FDA approval in June, is said to be the smallest and lightest behind-the-ear cochlear processor available. Further, the Nucleus 7 is also the world’s first Made for iPhone cochlear implant processor. With the…

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Evidence for OTC Hearing Aid Disruption (Or Lack Thereof), Part 2

By Garrett Thompson, AuD Recall in Part 1 of this series that two underlying fears of many audiologists regarding the creation of a new category of products called OTCs were brought to the surface. Part 2 continues to poke around at the data as it relates to OTC hearing devices.   Study #1   In…

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