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The Ida Institute Launches Co-creation Project to Explore the Hearing Journeys of the Future

NAERUM, DENMARK – The field of audiology is currently undergoing a major disruption sparked by trends such as digitalization and changing consumer preferences. And with COVID unexpectedly accelerating events – creating an acute need for no-touch, remote care – audiology is entering a new realm. To help hearing care professionals and people with hearing loss…

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American Academy of Audiology Announces Resignation of Executive Director

RESTON, VIRGINIA — Tanya Tolpegin, MBA, CAE, executive director of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), will be leaving her position after six years of serving the organization.  Ms. Tolpegin reported that “After six years of leading the Academy, I will step down as the executive director in early 2021. This is a planned transition…

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American Cochlear Implant Alliance Launches New Consumer Advocacy Network

The American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACI Alliance) is a not-for-profit membership organization created with the purpose of eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation by sponsoring research, driving heightened awareness and advocating for improved access to cochlear implants for patients of all ages across the US. ACI Alliance members are clinicians, scientists, educators, and others on cochlear implant teams…

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Facebook Investigating Augmented Reality Glasses for Enhanced Hearing

Facebook recently announced that they are researching technology that “would be able to recognize different types of events happening around you such as people having conversations, air conditioning noise, dishes and silverware clanking. Using contextualized AI, the augmented reality glasses would be able to make smart decisions, like removing the distracting background noise. The research…

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Naked mole rats are nearly deaf because their ears can’t amplify sound

Naked mole rats have poor hearing because, unlike other mammals, they have abnormal outer hair cells that can’t amplify sound. The animals could be used to model human deafness and help develop treatments. A Dutch research team first measured the animals’ neural responses to various tones played to them. This confirmed that they struggled to…

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Digital EUHA Congress 2020: New Lecture Format Featuring Internationally Renowned Speakers Begins October 10, 2020

EUHA digital, the digital  programme of specialist lectures held by speakers from Germany and abroad, is to start on October 10th. Renowned experts will be sharing the latest expertise from the  fields of hearing research, hearing technology, cochlear implants, earmoulds and  hearing protection, listening effort, special-needs devices and individual fitting for  musicians. All the lectures…

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USPSTF Says Evidence is Still Lacking for Screening Older Adults for Hearing Loss

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced on September 9 that current evidence is inadequate for assessing the balance of benefits and harms of hearing loss screening for older adults. This finding forms the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Sept. 8 by the USPSTF. The United States Preventive Services Task Force…

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Researchers Identify Role of Crucial Protein in Development of New Inner Ear Hair Cells

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have conducted a study that has determined the role that a critical protein plays in the development of hair cells. These hair cells are vital for hearing. Some of these cells amplify sounds that come into the ear, and others transform sound…

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Frequency Therapeutics Finds Sustained Improvement in Hearing Loss Patients Treated with FX-322

WOBURN, MASSACHUSETTS – Frequency Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: FREQ), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on harnessing the body’s innate biology to repair or reverse damage caused by a broad range of degenerative diseases, today presented clinical results from a longer-term durability study of FX-322, showing that some patients with chronic sensorineural hearing loss had significant improvement…

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