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Study Reveals Brain Region’s Previously Unknown Role in Planning Movements Exclusively in Response to Sounds

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND — A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, provides evidence that neurons in the middle frontal gyrus — a part of the brain’s frontal lobe — may play a role in planning body movements, but only when those movements are in response to auditory stimuli. The findings represent what could be a…

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Starkey CTO, Dr. Achin Bhowmik, Named IEEE Fellow

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D., has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE board of directors confers the…

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Cognito Therapeutics Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for Light and Sound Therapy in Alzheimer’s Disease

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSSETTS — Cognito Therapeutics, a clinical-stage company leading the development of a new class of disease-modifying digital therapeutics to treat neurodegenerative disorders, announced this week that its lead product has received Breakthrough Device Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of cognitive and functional symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease.…

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Oto Announces the Launch of its First Product – a Digital Therapy Solution for Tinnitus

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Oto today announces the launch of its new mobile app that allows people with tinnitus to access evidence-based therapy when they need it. Oto solves the problem of inaccessible and expensive therapy for the 1 in 8 people with tinnitus by bringing together on a simple digital platform all the therapies that research has…

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EHIMA Appoints WS Audiology CEO, Eric Bernard, as President

FRANKFURT, GERMANY — After a two year’s term, Demant A/S-CEO Søren Nielsen hands over the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) Presidency to Eric Bernard, CEO of WS Audiology, the company formed  from the merger between Sivantos and Widex in 2019. The EHIMA members elected Mr. Bernard  unanimously as President for the period 2021-2022.   As EHIMA…

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Oticon Inc. Launches More™: First Hearing Aid with an On-Board Deep Neural Network

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – Oticon, Inc. today launched Oticon More™, a “revolutionary new hearing aid that builds on the company’s proven BrainHearing™ approach to provide the brain optimum input for better speech understanding with less effort”. Oticon’s newest technology is said to work more like the brain works, because it learned through experience. Oticon More…

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Akouos and Blueprint Genetics Announce Resonate Program to Improve Access to Genetic Testing for Auditory Neuropathy

BOSTON, MASSACHUSSETTS – Akouos, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKUS), a precision genetic medicine company dedicated to developing potential gene therapies for individuals living with disabling hearing loss worldwide, and Blueprint Genetics, a Quest Diagnostics company, today announced the Resonate program. The program offers genetic testing to eligible individuals with auditory neuropathy at no cost to participants, their…

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WS Audiology Solidifies Long-Term Family Ownership with Share Increase

The Tøpholm and Westermann families (T&W Medical) will acquire an additional 4% of the share capital of WS Audiology from EQT, bringing their shareholding of WS Audiology to 51%, according to a company announcement.   The transaction solidifies T&W Medical’s long-term ownership of WS Audiology as agreed between the parties in connection with the merger…

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E.A.R. Announces Education and Training Programs for 2021

BOULDER, COLORADO — E.A.R. is pleased to announce its Education and Training Programs for 2021. With E.A.R.’s 50+ years of experience in industrial and recreational markets and Dr. Robert Traynor’s 46 years of clinical and academic experience we have teamed up to provide a variety of programs that will assist hearing healthcare providers to take advantage of a…

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The Ida Institute kicks off 2021 with a special offer on CEU/CPD accredited courses

NAERUM, DENMARK – To inspire even more hearing care professionals to develop new person-centered skills in 2021, the Ida Institute kicks off January with a 50% offer on all course badges. The badges are awarded to professionals who complete the Ida Institute’s CEU/CPD accredited Learning Hall courses in high-quality, personalized hearing care. While the Ida…

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