Cochlear Implants Linked to New Bone Formation, Increased Hearing Loss, in New Study

The majority of cochlear implant recipients develop new bone formation that adversely affects long-term hearing preservation, according to a study appearing in Radiology. Cochlear implantation is a well-established means to treat severe hearing loss. The device consists of an external part that sits behind the ear and a second part surgically implanted under the skin that…

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Oticon Donates to Homes For Our Troops to Support Mortgage-Free Homes for Injured Veterans

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – A $5,000 donation from Oticon, Inc. to Homes For Our Troops will go towards the nonprofit’s mission of Building Homes and Rebuilding Lives. Since 2017, Oticon has supported Homes For Our Troops work of building and donating specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 veterans to enable them to…

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Nuheara Secures Global Supply Agreement with Sonova

PERTH, AUSTRALIA — Nuheara Limited (ASX:NUH) has announced that the company has secured a three year Global Supply Agreement with Phonak parent company, Sonova AG. Under the agreement, the company will supply Nuheara-manufactured and branded products to Sonova and its affiliates worldwide.  Headquartered in Stäfa Switzerland, Sonova is a leading global supplier of innovative hearing…

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Genes Associated with Age-Related Hearing Loss Visualized in New Study

UPPSALA, SWEDEN — Researchers from Uppsala University have been able to document and visualize hearing loss-associated genes in the human inner ear, in a unique collaboration study between otosurgeons and geneticists. The findings illustrate that discrete subcellular structures in the human organ of hearing, the cochlea, are involved in the variation of risk of age-related…

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HearingLife Announces Acquisition of AudPractice Group

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — Hearing care retailer HearingLife, with clinics in 42 states across the US, announced today the acquisition of AudPractice Group (APG) audiology practices in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. HearingLife will assume operations of the 41 APG clinics across the three states, making HearingLife the largest hearing care provider in North…

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Healthy Hearing is Honored in 23rd Annual Digital Health Awards® Fall 2021 Session

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — HealthyHearing.com was selected as a triple winner in 23rd annual Digital Health Awards® program. This competition — held each spring and fall — recognizes the world’s best digital health resources. Healthy Hearing received three awards: a silver award for an article on cognitive decline and hearing loss, a merit award for a column on musicians with tinnitus, and…

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Cognivue Announces Appointment of Karen Parkyn-Michael as VP of Marketing and Strategy

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK —Neuroscience company Cognivue, Inc. has named Karen Parkyn-Michael as vice president of marketing and strategy. She brings more than 25 years of experience in leading strategic and commercial excellence for several multinational medical device organizations, including Boston Scientific, Smith and Nephew, Sanofi, and Olympus Corporation of America. Prior to joining Cognivue, Parkyn-Michael was vice…

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Amptify and Blueprint Solutions Announce Integration

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Amptify and Blueprint Solutions have announced a partnership and an integration of their cloud-based audiology software for hearing healthcare professionals. Blueprint OMS has built a reputation as “the most scalable, customizable, configurable, and user-friendly office management system available for hearing healthcare today — developed with input from healthcare providers and backed…

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Starkey Announces Collaborative Research Study with Stanford Medicine

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey has announced that it is entering into a research collaboration with researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine to study the use of hearing aids equipped with embedded sensors and artificial intelligence to track and mitigate health risks as well as enhance speech intelligibility in challenging listening environments. According…

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Audiology, ENT professionals get ‘radically candid’ at Audigy retreat

More than 100 practice owners and decision-makers across the hearing care and ear, nose, and throat space recently convened in Stevenson, Washington, to tackle that and more at Audigy’s first-ever leadership retreat in October. The Oct. 27-30 event, a COVID-safe opportunity to bring leaders together during a historic time of challenge and change, focused on…

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