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Jun. 18, 2024

Starkey’s Karen Spaeth Honored with Notable CMO Award by Twin Cities Business Magazine

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey is proud to announce that Karen Spaeth, Chief Marketing Officer, has been recognized with a Notable CMO Award by Twin Cities Business. This prestigious accolade celebrates Karen’s exceptional leadership and contributions to the marketing field, highlighting her role in driving Starkey’s success as the world’s premier hearing technology company. As CMO, Spaeth leads Starkey’s global marketing team, overseeing product launches,
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Jun. 13, 2024

New Survey Data Shows Gen X and Boomers Struggling with Hearing Loss, But Failing to Seek Help

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – A recent survey conducted by Miracle-Ear, an Amplifon company, has uncovered significant findings regarding the hearing health of Gen X and Baby Boomer generations. The survey, which sampled 1,000 U.S. adults aged 44 to 78, indicates that a substantial number of individuals in these age groups are experiencing hearing loss and its associated impacts, yet many are
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Jun. 13, 2024

Phonak Announces Olympian Aaron Small as New Global Brand Ambassador

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STAFA, SWITZERLAND – Phonak proudly welcomes first-time Olympian Aaron Small as an official Global Brand Ambassador ahead of the Summer Olympic Games in Paris. Aaron is dedicated to raising public awareness about hearing health, overcoming the stigma associated with hearing loss, and highlighting the importance of hearing devices. Additionally, he aims to inspire others and instill self-confidence, encouraging them to
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Jun. 11, 2024

Industry Veteran Eric Spar Joins Starkey as Managing Director of Key Accounts

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey announces the addition of veteran industry leader Eric Spar to its U.S. Commercial Sales leadership team as Managing Director of Key Accounts. In this new role, he will be responsible for developing and cultivating relationships with key customers to drive market expansion in the U.S. “With the overwhelming success of Starkey’s technology portfolio, including the
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Jun. 10, 2024

EUHA 2024: New Networking Hub and Start-Up Opportunities Highlight International Congress

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Frankfurt a.M./Mainz – The 68th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians and the Industry Exhibition is set to take place in Hanover from October 16 to 18, 2024. This year’s event will feature a notable addition: a central meeting and networking area called the “EUHA-Live Area,” located within the Industry Exhibition. Denmark will be the partner country for this year’s
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Jun. 10, 2024

Starkey Sound Bites Podcast Features World-Renowned Tinnitus Research Scientist Dr. James Henry

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota (June 10, 2024) – The latest episode of Starkey Sound Bites is a must-listen for anyone seeking to understand and find relief from tinnitus. It features an in-depth interview with Dr. James Henry, a leading tinnitus research scientist with decades of experience in evaluating and treating this pervasive condition. In the episode, Dr. Henry, who has dedicated his career to
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Jun. 06, 2024

Bilateral Gene Therapy Trial Successfully Restores Hearing in Five Children

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSSETTS — A groundbreaking clinical trial conducted in Shanghai, China, in collaboration with researchers from Mass Eye and Ear, has demonstrated significant advancements in the treatment of autosomal recessive deafness caused by mutations in the OTOF gene. This novel gene therapy, administered to both ears of five children, successfully restored their hearing and provided additional benefits such as improved
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Jun. 06, 2024

Cilcare and Shionogi Announce Exclusive Option Agreement to Develop Hearing Loss Treatments

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OSAKA & MONTPELLIER – Shionogi & Co., Ltd. and Cilcare have announced an exclusive option agreement to advance the development of innovative treatments for hearing loss. This collaboration grants Shionogi the rights to develop, manufacture, and commercialize Cilcare’s drug candidates, CIL001 and CIL003, aimed at addressing the significant global health issue of hearing loss. Under the terms of the agreement:
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Jun. 01, 2024

Successful Advocacy by Maryland Audiologists Modernizes Practice Act

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ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND — On May 29, 2024, Maryland enacted SB 795 and HB 464, aligning its audiology practice act with the education, training, and qualifications of audiologists practicing in the state. Drs. Jana Brown, Briana Bruno Holtan, Melissa Segev, and Alicia Spoor, members of the Maryland Academy of Audiology (MAA), spearheaded the initiative. They drafted the legislation, provided testimony, and
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May. 28, 2024

Apple Hearing Study Unveils New Insights on Tinnitus in Landmark Survey

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Apple, in collaboration with the University of Michigan, has released groundbreaking findings from the Apple Hearing Study, shedding light on tinnitus in one of the largest surveys to date. The study, which reviewed responses from over 160,000 participants, aims to improve the understanding of tinnitus characteristics and inform future research on potential treatments. Prevalence and Impact of Tinnitus The study’s