Hearing News Watch

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Feb. 06, 2023

The Ida Institute Scales Down as Funding Ends

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NAERUM, DENMARK — The Ida Institute has announced that it has been unable to secure future funding and is therefore significantly scaling back activities. The Denmark-based nonprofit was founded in 2007 with a grant from William Demant Foundation with the goal of bringing person-centered care to hearing healthcare. The institute was in the unique position of receiving full funding from William
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Feb. 05, 2023

Nationwide Texas Roadhouse and Bubba’s 33 Fundraiser to Benefit the American Tinnitus Association

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On Monday, February 6, all Texas Roadhouse and Bubba’s 33 locations will donate 100 percent of the day’s profits to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) in honor of the company’s late founder, Kent Taylor. The public is invited to show their support by dining (or ordering to-go) at any Texas Roadhouse or Bubba’s 33 location on February 6, which marks the first day of
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Feb. 04, 2023

Bill Introduced in New Mexico Would Require Captions on all Public TVs

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SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO — A bill has recently been introduced in the state legislature of New Mexico that would require captions be turned on at all times during business hours on what are considered public TVs while the devices are in operation. This would include television sets in bars, restaurants, waiting rooms, gyms and other locations where the TVs
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Feb. 04, 2023

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Exclusivity to Fennec’s PEDMARK® to Reduce Ototoxicity Risk in Pediatric Cancer Patients

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA — Fennec Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: FENC; TSX: FRX), a commercial stage specialty pharmaceutical company, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Exclusivity to PEDMARK® (sodium thiosulfate injection), which is indicated to reduce the risk of ototoxicity, or hearing loss, associated with cisplatin use in pediatric patients one month of
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Feb. 03, 2023

Sensorion and EVEON Partner to Develop Injection System for Delivery of Gene Therapy Treatments to Inner Ear

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MONTPELLIER, FRANCE – Sensorion (FR0012596468 – ALSEN) a pioneering clinical-stage biotechnology company which specializes in the development of novel therapies to restore, treat and prevent within the field of hearing loss disorders, and EVEON, designer and manufacturer of custom medical devices for the preparation and delivery of drugs, announce they have been collaborating to design and develop an injection system
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Feb. 02, 2023

Medline and MDHearing Announce OTC Hearing Aid Partnership

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NORTHFIELD, ILLINOIS — Medline today announced a new partnership with MDHearing, a direct-to-consumer hearing aid manufacturer, to make it easier for people to purchase affordable hearing aids without a prescription. The collaboration marks Medline’s first entrance into the hearing aid market as a distributor. Over half of people aged 70 and over in the United States suffer from mild or moderate hearing loss. Left untreated, it
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Feb. 01, 2023

Researchers identify critical molecular switch for hearing development

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HANNOVER, GERMANY — In our inner ear, there are two different types of sensory cells that are responsible for hearing. A German research team has now identified the molecular switch for the formation of these inner and outer hair cells and thus found an important building block for the treatment of hearing loss. The inner and outer hair cells develop
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Jan. 30, 2023

Hearing Aid Specialist Lands on US News Top-Ranked U.S. Jobs List

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LIVONIA, MICHIGAN – The U.S. News & World Report (January 10 edition) ranked Hearing Aid Specialist as a best job for 2023, based on their findings from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and in-house reporting. Hearing Aid Specialist is listed as #15 in the magazine’s list of Best Health Care Support Jobs. The January report predicted an overall increase
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Jan. 29, 2023

GN Announces Changes to Company Board of Directors

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BALLERUP, DENMARK — GN’s long serving Chair of the Board, Per Wold-Olsen, has informed the Board that he will retire from the Board at the Annual General Meeting in March. In accordance with the recommended best practices for corporate governance, Per Wold-Olsen had planned to retire earlier, but large shareholders requested him to stay on. This was in order to
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Jan. 26, 2023

Starkey hosts Special Olympics International Leadership in Minnesota

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – As part of its role as the exclusive hearing health provider to Special Olympics International (Special Olympics), Starkey hosted Special Olympics leadership at its Eden Prairie headquarters from January 24 – 25, 2023 to highlight the continuation of its global partnership that was launched in March 2022. The summit focused on planning events and initiatives that increase