New Research Shows That Excessive Noise Exposure Causes ‘Hidden Hearing Loss’

BOSTON, MASSACHUSSETTS — New research from Mass Eye and Ear hearing scientists shows that repeated noise exposure causes permanent damage to nerve fibers in the inner ear before it shows up on conventional hearing tests in the clinic. As new therapies for different types of hearing loss enter clinical trials, knowing what damage has occurred…

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Starkey Participates in Beijing Audiology Conference

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – This month, Starkey China joined a host of other hearing health experts and innovators at the Beijing Audiology Conference. Organized by the Beijing Society of Audiology, Starkey and other local manufacturers exhibited their latest products, remote services and upcoming technologies. At the tradeshow, Starkey China showcased Livio Edge AI’s Healthable features, including integrated sensors and…

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Sensorion Appoints Gene Therapy and Rare Disease Expert Nora Yang as Chief Scientific Officer

MONTPELLIER, FRANCE — Sensorion, a pioneering clinical-stage biotechnology company which specializes in the development of novel therapies to restore, treat and prevent within the field of hearing loss disorders, today announces the appointment of Nora Yang, Ph.D., a leader in gene therapy and rare diseases with extensive leadership experience in industry, academia, and government, as…

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Men with Hearing Loss More Than Twice as Likely to be Obese than Women

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND — Men who suffer sensory loss, particularly hearing loss, are more likely to be physically inactive and obese than women, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Public Health. Researchers analyzed data from more than 23,000 Spanish adults, and examined associations with physical inactivity and obesity in people with vision…

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Sudden Hearing Loss Not Associated with COVID-19 Vaccination, Says New Study

BALTIMAORE, MARYLAND — In a new study, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have tried to address recent reports that sudden sensorineural hearing loss may be a potential side effect of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Based upon the available data, their conclusion so far: Vaccination does NOT increase one’s risk for sudden hearing…

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2021 Hearing Technology Innovator Awards – Call for Submissions

Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) is announcing a call for submissions for the second annual Hearing Technology Innovator Awards™. Through the annual awards program, HHTM honors technological innovation and achievement in the hearing industry.  This year’s awards will be conferred in seven categories:  Hearing Aids Personal Listening Devices Assistive Technology and Software Service Delivery…

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AAA Announces 2021 Research Grants in Hearing and Balance Winners

RESTON, VIRGINIA — The American Academy of Audiology announced that it has closed the 2021 selection process for the Research Grants in Hearing and Balance program. The 2021 grant recipients receive awards for a one-year cycle beginning on June 1. The Academy’s Research Initiatives Committee selected three recipients for the Research Grants in Hearing and…

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Starkey Serves as Gold Sponsor of Audiology Australia Conference

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey announced that it is serving as the Gold Sponsor of the Audiology Australia 2021 Conference, ‘Audiology at the Cutting Edge: Connections for a Reimagined Future’. The event, which is being held at seven locations across the country, began on May 20 and ends on June 4. The conference offered flexibility to “choose your…

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Jacoti Announces OTC Ready™ Platform to Address Upcoming OTC Hearing Aid Market

Jacoti BV, a Belgian-based medical technology company, announced the immediate licensing availability of OTC Ready™, Jacoti’s hearing software platform. OTC Ready™ enables headphone/earbud manufacturers using the Qualcomm 51XX SoC to address the likely requirements of the upcoming US over-the-counter hearing aid market. Comprising an audiologically-based pure-tone hearing test, NAL-based hearing loss compensation, and Medical Device…

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