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FDA Gives Expedited Approval of Cochlear’s Remote Check Solution for Cochlear Implants

CENTENNIAL, COLORADO — Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, has obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Remote Check solution. According to the company’s announcement, this approval is “the first step in commercializing the product offering, which is anticipated by the end of 2020”. Cochlear says that it…

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Phonak Boosts Support for Hearing Care Professionals Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WARRENVILLE, ILLINOIS – In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Phonak U.S. today announces a series of steps to boost support for hearing health care professionals and their patients. These measures include accelerating the delivery of Phonak eSolutions while increasing service offerings for professionals and patients. Also announced today is the creation of a COVID-19…

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Starkey Releases Remote Programming Feature to All Patients

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – In response to the ongoing challenges facing hearing care providers and their patients amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Starkey has made its telehealth technology available to even more hearing aid users. Effective immediately, the Hearing Care Anywhere remote programming feature is now enabled across all technology tiers of Starkey’s Livio, Livio AI and…

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American Academy of Audiology Offers Professional Telehealth Update and Guidance

RESTON, VIRGINIA — As COVID-19 continues to impact individuals across the United States, the Department of Health and Human Services, state and local agencies, and commercial insurance programs are creating new and revised regulations/guidance regarding telehealth payment policies. Audiologists are beginning to employ creative solutions to assist their patients while mitigating the risk of further…

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HLAA2020 Convention Has Been Cancelled

BETHESDA, MARYLAND — The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) announced today that it has decided to cancel its upcoming convention, which was to take place in New Orleans in June. A statement, which was issued by the organization can be viewed below: ___________________________________________ Dear HLAA Members and Supporters, When the coronavirus hit in early…

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Coronavirus Continues to Take Toll on Hearing Device Industry

Over the past several weeks, like other businesses around the globe, the hearing device industry has felt a significant impact from the coronavirus outbreak. Faced with economic uncertainty and full, or partial, closure of retail and private clinics across much of the US and Europe, hearing device makers find themselves trying to navigate an unrecognizable landscape. …

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AAA and ADA Urge CMS to Lift Medicare Physician Order Requirement and Allow Audiologists to Provide Services via Telehealth

The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) have both submitted letters to CMS this week, urging them to “exercise their regulatory authority to waive the physician order requirement currently required before a Medicare beneficiary may access the services of an audiologist”. In addition, both organizations have requested that…

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GN Hearing Launches ReSound Assist Live Video-Enabled Hearing Care Service

GN Hearing today announced the introduction of ReSound Assist Live, a real-time video-enabled hearing care service. “At a time when elderly, more vulnerable populations are advised to stay home, this innovative telehealth solution enables people, from the comfort and safety of their home, to connect with their hearing care professional for new hearing aids and…

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High-Resolution PET/CT Imaging May Help Predict Effectiveness of Cochlear Implant

RESTON, VIRGINIA — Novel, fully digital, high-resolution positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging of small brain stem nuclei can provide clinicians with valuable information concerning the auditory pathway in patients with hearing loss, according to a new study published in the March issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Using 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging, researchers found…

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Starkey Donates 80,000 Masks to Healthcare Workers

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – As part of its ongoing efforts to support hearing and healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, this week, Starkey donated more than 80,000 masks to Hennepin County in Minnesota. The donation is in response to the shortage of personal protective equipment in hospitals across the country.  “We are grateful to the healthcare…

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