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Phonak Wins Two Red Dot Awards for Virto Black and Roger On

STAFA, SWITZERLAND – Phonak has announced that it has been honored with two international Red Dot Awards for excellence in product design for its Virto Black hearing aid and Roger On remote microphone. Virto Black, the first custom made, Bluetooth®-connected in-the-ear hearing aid shaped like a modern hearable, received the “Red Dot: Best of the…

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Akouos Receives Orphan Drug and Rare Pediatric Disease Designations for AK-OTOF for the Treatment of Otoferlin Gene-Mediated Hearing Loss

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, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted both Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) and Rare Pediatric Disease Designation (RPDD) for AK-OTOF, a gene therapy intended…

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Ida Institute Introduces Pioneering Report on Future of Hearing Care and Other New Initiatives at AAA 2021 Virtual

NAERUM, DENMARK — The Ida Institute will present the non-profit’s newest person-centered resources at AAA 2021 Virtual, this year’s virtual American Academy of Audiology conference. At the top of the list is a timely report on the first-ever Future Hearing Journeys project, an exploration of how hearing care could change over the next five to…

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Study: Having Both Hearing Loss and Vision Loss May Double Dementia Risk

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – Losing some hearing or eyesight is often a part of getting older, but a new study says losing function in both senses may put you at greater risk of dementia and cognitive decline years later. The research is published in the April 7, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of…

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Starkey Serves as Presenting Sponsor of AAA 2021

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey is proud to support the American Academy of Audiology by serving as the presenting sponsor of the AAA 2021 virtual conference. The event takes place April 14 – 16. Registration is now open. Interested individuals can click here for information. “As the hearing industry embarks upon its greatest decade yet, it’s never been a more…

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David Kirkwood on HHTM’s 10th Anniversary

This week, Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) celebrates its 10th anniversary. In celebration of this milestone, HHTM’s first editor-in-chief, David H. Kirkwood, reflects on the organization’s humble beginnings and watching it grow over the past decade. Dear Kevin, As HHTM nears its 10th anniversary, I would like to congratulate you, as its CEO/owner, and all…

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Starkey Chief Technology Officer Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D., Named a 2021 Health Care Heroes Honoree

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey Chief Technology Officer Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D., has been named a 2021 Health Care Heroes honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The selection process for the publication’s first-ever Health Care Heroes awards was based on outstanding professional achievements, leadership qualities and contributions to the Twin Cities community. “It has been an unprecedented year.…

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Olive Union Raises $7M in Series B Financing; Announces Expansion into Digital Therapeutics

CARSON CITY, NEVADA — Hearing health startup, Olive Union, today announced the closing of a $7M Series B. The round, led by Beyond Next Ventures, Bonds Investment Groups and Japan Policy Finance Corporation, closes as Olive prepares to ship its new FDA-registered Olive Pro 2-in-1 true wireless earbuds and smart hearing aids later this year. With…

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What are the Drivers of Hearing Aid Non-Use? Hint: It’s More than Cost

by Brian Taylor, AuD, Editor-At-Large That two-thirds of adults do not wear hearing aids, primarily due to high retail costs, is a well-worn industry trope. A recent paper in JAMA Otolaryngology by two Northwestern University researchers, entitled Barriers to Hearing Aid Adoption Run Deeper Than the Price Tag, sheds valuable light on other reasons for…

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