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Even Mild or Slight Levels of Hearing Loss Linked to Mental Decline in Seniors

Slight declines in hearing, smaller than the usual cutoff for diagnosing hearing loss, are associated with measurable mental decline in seniors, a new study suggests. When researchers used a stricter threshold to include mild hearing loss, they found evidence that the well-established link between age-related hearing loss and cognitive decline might begin sooner than is…

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BlueWing Announces Strategic Partnership with CounselEAR

OAKBROOK TERRACE & EVANSTON, ILLINOIS — BlueWing, a provider of direct and digital marketing programs to hearing healthcare providers, announced that it has partnered with CounselEAR, a provider of practice management software and services to the hearing healthcare industry. According to the annoncement, the new partnership will create transparency for both companies, making CounselEAR’s data…

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Oticon Xceed and Oticon RemoteCare Snag CES 2020 Innovation Awards

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — The Consumer Electronics Association (CES) has named Oticon Xceed and Oticon RemoteCare as honorees in the CES 2020 Innovations Awards. The leading international awards program annually selects the best of the best in consumer electronics. Oticon Xceed, the world’s most powerful hearing aid, earned honors in the highly competitive Health & Wellness…

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Startup Seeks to Cut Down Costs for Hearing Care Practices

DENVER, COLORADO — A pair of audiologists have launched a new venture aimed at driving down the cost of doing business for audiology, ENT and hearing aid practices.  The new business venture, Audiology Exclusive, LLC is modeled along the lines of popular discount sites like Groupon®, and others. “Everyone is looking for new and creative…

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Senator Introduces Bill to Improve US Veterans Access to Hearing Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With Veterans Day around the corner, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) introduced legislation to reduce the red tape many veterans face when trying to get care for hearing loss as a result of their service—something many veterans say is an enormous burden despite being the most common service-connected ailment. Sen. Smith heard…

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MED-EL USA Announces Launch of 3rd Annual Ideas4Ears Children’s Invention Contest

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – Hearing implant maker MED-EL USA announced today that the company is participating in the 3rd annual international Ideas4Ears Children’s Invention Contest. The competition invites children from the United States to create an invention to improve the quality of life for people with hearing loss. The contest celebrates children’s creativity and aims…

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New Book: Life After Deaf

On a spring night in 2010, Noel Holston, a storyteller, songwriter and Pulitzer-nominated journalist, went to bed with reasonably intact hearing. By dawn, it was gone, thus beginning a years-long process of hearing-restoration that included diagnostic dead ends, health-insurance hassles, a failed cochlear-implant surgery, and a second surgery that finally worked. He negotiated the ordeal…

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Essential Business Principles and Tactics for Clinical Managers: A New Book by Brian Taylor

Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) is pleased to announce the release today of a brand new book, by author Brian Taylor, AuD:  Essential Business Principles and Tactics for Clinical Managers: The First (or Next) 100 Days Audiologists invest a considerable amount of time and money on their education. As Doctors of Audiology, with the chief…

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Sensorion Announces Poster Presentation of New SENS-401 Preclinical Data at SFN 2019

MONTPELLIER, FRANCE — French biotech firm Sensorion, which specializes in the development of novel therapies to restore, treat and prevent inner ear diseases such as hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo, announced that it has contributed a poster presentation at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN 2019) held in Chicago from the…

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