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Difficulty Hearing Speech May be Risk Factor for Dementia, According to Large New Study

According to the World Health Organization, hearing loss affects around 1.5 billion individuals worldwide, and there is growing evidence that this could increase the risk of dementia. A major component of hearing loss is difficulty hearing speech in noisy environments (speech-in-noise hearing impairment). This can have a large impact on the day-to-day functioning of affected…

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Brandon Sawalich Pens Letter to President Biden on OTC Hearing Aids

U.S. President Joe Biden recently released a comprehensive executive order detailing many initiatives related to the U.S. economy. Among these was a section that addresses the rules on the classification of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. The President directed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to “consider issuing proposed rules within 120 days for…

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Oticon’s Henning Falster to Retire After 47 Years

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – Henning Falster, Director of Meetings and Events for Oticon, Inc., known for his flawlessly planned and executed professional conferences and events, announced he will retire in August after 47 years with Oticon. During his tenure, Falster has been a driving force in establishing a gold standard for Oticon’s professional conferences and…

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Hypertension Drug Prevents Tumor-Induced Hearing Loss in Mouse Model

BOSTON, MASSACHUSSETTS – New research led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Massachusetts Eye and Ear indicates that the blood pressure drug losartan may benefit patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), a hereditary condition associated with vestibular schwannomas, or noncancerous tumors along the nerves in the brain that are involved with hearing and balance. The…

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With Grant from Oticon, Sertoma Awards $5,000 in Scholarships to Students with Hearing Loss

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – A $5,000 grant from Oticon, Inc. has enabled Sertoma Inc. to award five $1,000 college scholarships to students with hearing loss. Oticon has been a proud supporter of the Sertoma Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf, the nation’s leading scholarship program for students with hearing loss, since its inception…

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Sonova Appoints New Management Board Members; Martin Grieder Named GVP of New Consumer Hearing Division

STAFA, SWITZERLAND – Sonova Holding AG has announced that Robert Woolley has been appointed GVP Hearing Instruments and member of the Management Board, effective April 1, 2022. With his appointment, the Group will combine the Research & Development, Wholesale and Marketing functions of its Hearing Instruments (HI) business under one leadership. At the same time,…

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Unitron Launches “Unitron For You” to Assist Individuals Who Lack Means to Obtain Hearing Aids

Unitron has announced the launch of “Unitron For You,” a new hearing assistance program developed to supply hearing aids and earmolds at minimal cost to patients who cannot otherwise afford hearing aids and do not qualify for Medicaid or any other program to obtain one or more hearing aids.   To help fill the need for…

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Neosensory Partners with Oaktree Products to Distribute New Tinnitus Program, Neosensory Duo, to US Audiologists

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA – Neosensory, a California-based startup founded by Stanford neuroscientist Dr. David Eagleman and neuroengineer Dr. Scott Novich, has partnered with Oaktree Products, the leading multi-line distributor of audiology supplies, to bring their new tinnitus program, Neosensory Duo, to thousands of hearing professionals across the country. Neosensory has been developing innovative hearing and…

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