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AAA Foundation Announces New Jerry Northern Scholarship in Pediatric Audiology

The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Foundation has announced a new scholarship opportunity for students interested in pediatric audiology. Dr. Jerry Northern has graciously donated to the Foundation to award three students with $10,000 each in tuition funding and $500 each for travel expenses to the AAA Annual Conference and HearTECH Expo. The Jerry Northern…

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Starkey Hearing Institute Graduates Fourth Class of Hearing Care Professionals

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA — The Starkey Hearing Foundation is celebrating the graduation of 11 hearing healthcare professionals from the Starkey Hearing Institute in Lusaka, Zambia. The graduates will help address the dire shortage of hearing healthcare professionals in the developing world. The graduates represent five countries from around Africa. They have studied and been trained in professional ear and hearing health,…

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Nuheara Reports Latest Sales Figures More Than Double Over Previous Quarter

PERTH, AUSTRALIA — Smart hearing company Nuheara Limited (ASX: NUH) reports that at the conclusion of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales campaign on  December 2, 2019, the company’s Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) cash receipts (excluding traditional retail) for the current quarter to date have totaled more than $750,000 (approximately $513K USD) – this is more…

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Reprogramming Inner Ear to Regrow Lost Hair Cells? New Discovery Holds Promise for Future Hearing Loss Treatments

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — A new discovery from a team led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers may bring scientists a step closer to developing treatments that regrow the missing cells that cause hearing loss. In a new study, published online December 4, 2019, in Nature Communications, scientists report a new strategy to induce cell division in the…

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Sensorion Announces Disappointing Results From SENS-111 Phase 2b Trial in Acute Unilateral Vestibulopathy

MONTPELLIER, FRANCE — Biotech firm Sensorion has reported results from a Phase 2 proof-of-concept trial of SENS-111 for the treatment of acute unilateral vestibulopathy (AUV). SENS-111 was reported to be safe and well tolerated. However, it did not meet the primary endpoint of vertigo intensity, measured by the area under the curve of the vertigo…

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Addressing the Hearing Needs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Andrea Dunn

In October, the hearing aid brand Phonak hosted a two-day workshop featuring ten leading clinicians and researchers in the fields of autism, hearing and speech sciences, psychology, and education. Among the goals of the workshop was to assess the current body of research addressing listening challenges in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) while identifying…

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ADA Recognizes Jane Baxter, AuD, and Deborah Clark, AuD, and their Entire Practice, with Leo Doerfler Award

LOS ALTOS, Calif., MENLO PARK, Calif., LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) has announced that that Jane Baxter, Au.D., and Deborah Clark, Au.D., along with their entire practice, Pacific Hearing Service, were selected by a distinguished panel of their peers to receive the Leo Doerfler Award. The Leo Doerfler Award, the…

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Demant Announces Launch of EPOS, Premium Audio Headset Company for Enterprise and Gamers

BALLERUP, DENMARK — Sennheiser Communications A/S, the joint venture between Demant A/S and Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG, has previously announced that it will evolve into new set-ups. During 2020, the joint venture will end and while the business segment of Mobile Music headsets will be part of the Sennheiser Consumer business in the…

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When Normal Hearing in Not Really Normal: New Research Provides Insights

by Brian Taylor, Editor-at-Large Two recent scientific reports underscore the need for exquisite high frequency hearing and the value of measuring it clinically.  As most clinicians’ attest, there is a substantial group of patients that present to the clinic with complaints of an inability to understand speech in the presence of background who nevertheless have…

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