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AuDStandard Acquires Paradigm Growth 360 and Forms New Entity: HearWorks

PEARLAND, TEXAS — AuDStandard, an unbundled hearing aid buying group, has acquired Paradigm Growth 360, a hearing healthcare marketing and automation company. This acquisition will allow AuDStandard to provide “the industry’s most innovative and effective marketing services to current and future clients”. The new entity is called HearWorks to reflect the many “works” that it…

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The 2020 Audiology Professional Dispensing Survey

Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM), a leading online resource for hearing professionals and consumers with hearing loss, has released the results of its 2020 Audiology Professional Dispensing Survey. The online survey was conducted in January 2020, with the purpose of exploring current professional opinion and dispensing patterns in the United States. Approximately 225 audiologists…

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Oblato Biotech Company Acquires Hearing Loss Drug Discovered by Hough Ear Institute Scientists

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — Hough Ear Institute (HEI), a nonprofit based in Oklahoma City, has annoucned that its pharmaceutical partner, Auditus LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Otologic Pharmaceutics Inc. (OPI), has entered into an agreement with Oblato Inc. Oblato assumes exclusive rights to a drug known as NHPN-1010 to advance clinical research aimed at preserving and…

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News You Can Use: A Summary of Recently Published Hearing Research

by Brian Taylor, AuD, Editor-at-Large Two recent significant developments have the potential to upend the status quo of the profession: over-the-counter hearing aids and Medicare coverage for hearing aids and related services.  Below are summaries of three recent articles that clinicians can use to formulate an informed opinion about anticipated changes in how persons with…

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Hearing Industry Begins to Feel Economic Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China is increasingly being felt by the global economy. Beyond the human toll of the pneumonia-like disease, which has sadly sickened tens of thousands and claimed over 1,000 lives, the economic repercussions are now being felt by large and small businesses across the globe. Travel restrictions, indefinite office…

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EUHA Congress: Call for Papers

HANOVER, GERMANY — Artificial intelligence, digitization, innovations in hearing aid technology and fitting. These are all topics that hearing aid acousticians, audiologists, and scientists should talk about. The 65th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians is the world’s largest meeting in the industry and an ideal platform for sharing knowledge. The European Union of Hearing…

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Starkey Germany Celebrates German Design Award Recognition for Livio AI

For nearly a decade, the German Design Award has celebrated pioneering contributions to the domestic and international design landscape in categories ranging from office furniture to medical equipment. The German Design Council recognized Liv​io AI​ late last year in the Universal Design Category, and the award was recently accepted by the Starkey Germany team on February 7, 2020.…

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Facebook Seeking Research Audiologist

Facebook has piqued the interest of the hearing healthcare community with a recent job posting, which states the company is seeking a research audiologist for Facebook’s Redmond, Washington campus. According to details from the job listing: “This role is focused on evaluating advanced algorithms, signal processing techniques, and be key in fitting and programming these…

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MED-EL USA Announces Winner of Ideas4Ears Hearing Loss Invention Contest

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – MED-EL USA has announced that Kenzi Cayton, age 8, from Vancouver, Washington, has been named the US winner of the 2019-20 Ideas4Ears invention competition. As a Grand Prize winner, Kenzi won a trip for two to MED-EL’s international headquarters in Innsbruck, Austria, in June.  The contest challenged children from around the…

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Researchers Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Mice Using Drug Compound

Loud noise can damage the inner ear and cause hearing loss. Studying mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Iowa have shown that a drug compound can block damage caused by loud noise, raising the possibility of medication that prevents noise-induced hearing loss. The study is published…

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