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Mar. 01, 2024

WHO Releases Guidance to Improve Access to Hearing Care in Low- and Middle-Income Settings

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — In preparation for World Hearing Day on March 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) has unveiled new technical guidance aimed at enhancing hearing aid service delivery approaches in low- and middle-income settings. This comprehensive document aims to offer practical direction to countries lacking sufficient human resources for evaluating hearing, as well as for fitting and maintaining hearing
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Mar. 01, 2024

Amplifon’s World Hearing Day 2024 Campaign Aims to Tackle Stigma and Promote Prevention Among Young People

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MILAN, ITALY — On the occasion of World Hearing Day 2024, Amplifon, a global leader in hearing care solutions, has spearheaded a series of awareness initiatives worldwide, with a particular focus on engaging young people. These efforts aim to address key issues such as hearing loss prevention, combating noise pollution, and dismantling the stigma associated with hearing impairment. Aligned with
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Feb. 29, 2024

Oticon Focus on People Awards 25th Anniversary Celebration Honors 2023 Award Winners

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SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – The Oticon Focus on People Awards celebrated a milestone 25th year anniversary at a gala event honoring the 2023 Oticon Focus on People Award winners. Held on February 24 at the OticonNext Conference in Orlando, the awards ceremony recognized 12 exceptional individuals whose courage, vision and commitment are changing the perception of what it means to
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Feb. 26, 2024

Cochlear announces 2024 winners of annual scholarships

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LONE TREE, COLORADO — Eight outstanding Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implant, Cochlear Baha® System and Cochlear Osia® System recipients have been announced as the winners of the 2024 annual Cochlear Academic Scholarships. From founding nonprofit organizations to performing in musicals, to telling underrepresented stories through visual art, and much more, each of the recipients have extraordinary stories on top of their perseverance
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Feb. 26, 2024

Auditory Insight Explains Hearing Loss Gene Therapy for Children

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Auditory Insight, a leading consultancy for the hearing healthcare industry, analyzes preliminary results for gene therapy clinical trials addressing deafness and hearing loss in its Q1 2024 Research Note. Download the Research Note: Gene Therapy for Hearing Loss: Interpreting Preliminary Clinical Trial Results. In three sets of investigational clinical trials around the globe, gene therapy has transformed
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Feb. 25, 2024

Outer Hair Cells in Focus: NIH Grant Fuels USC Researcher’s Exploration of Inner Ear Function

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA –Dr. James Dewey, a researcher at the University of Southern California (USC), has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further investigate the function of outer hair cells in the inner ear of mammals. With a better understanding of the function of these cells, the research could potentially help lead to future
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Feb. 23, 2024

Tuned Raises $3.2M in Seed Extension to Expand Hearing Health Support for the Modern Workforce

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NEW YORK, NY — Tuned, a digital hearing health company providing preventive and comprehensive hearing health for employers, today announced it secured an oversubscribed $3.2 million seed extension led by Unum Group, with participation from Distributed Ventures. Tuned’s latest round brings its total funds raised to $8.2 million, signaling strong investor confidence in the company’s mission to make comprehensive hearing
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Feb. 23, 2024

Lars Rasmussen Appointed Chair of WS Audiology Board, Succeeding Marco Gadola

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LYNGE, DENMARK – WS Audiology  today announced Lars Rasmussen has been appointed Chair of the WSA Board of Directors, succeeding Marco Gadola, effective March 1, 2024. “We are delighted that Lars Rasmussen is available to lead WSA’s Board of Directors. He brings with him decades of experience in the life sciences industry. The Tøpholm and Westermann families are grateful for
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Feb. 22, 2024

Widex Provides Hearing Professionals with the Chance to Donate Free Hearing Aids on Community Giveback Day

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HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK — Following the recent introduction of its “Partners in Excellence for You” program designed to help partner hearing care professionals (HCPs) gain the knowledge, confidence, and tools they need to thrive in the ever-evolving world of audiology, Widex today launched its first Community Giveback Day that empowers HCPs to gift a free pair of Widex hearing aids
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Feb. 21, 2024

Otolith Labs Appoints Dan Wagner as Chief Commercial Officer and Raphael Michel as Board Member

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Otolith Labs, a medical technology company developing non-invasive wearable medical devices for the treatment of vestibular disorders, appointed Dan Wagner as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Raphael Michel as an independent Board member. Dan and Raphael both bring a depth and breadth of expertise to Otolith Labs with a combined 40+ years of experience in bringing consumer