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National Audiology Associations Issue Request to CMS for Removal of the Medicare Physician Order Requirement

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) sent a joint letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) requesting the removal of the Medicare physician order requirement.  The physician order requirement “exceeds state scope of practice laws, impedes beneficiary access to care,…

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ADA 2020 Convention Goes Virtual, in Partnership with IAA & IANZ

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) presents AuDacity 2020: Forge Ahead & Forge Ahead Down Under, to be held on October 16-17, 2020, Virtually, Everywhere.  ADA announced plans to collaborate with the Independent Audiologists Australia (IAA) and the Independent Audiologists New Zealand (IANZ) to “expand AuDacity 2020″. Together ADA, IAA, and IANZ members and guest speakers will deliver…

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Pure Tinnitus Hosts Successful Virtual Summit

The Tinnitus Virtual Summit has “surpassed expectations and gained thousands of online views”. Fifteen tinnitus and hearing experts from four different countries were showcased. All of the videos were recorded. The Summit took place in May 2020. The primary goal for the Tinnitus Virtual Summit was to connect and educate the audiences from different virtual…

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Does Hearing Loss Increase Risk of Exposure and Infection from COVID-19?

A study published last month in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS) found that loud speaking causes an increased number of respiratory droplets in the air, ones that may spread COVID-19. Researchers found that louder speech produced larger droplets, as well as greater quantities of them, and that these droplets could potentially linger…

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UVA Researchers Find Essential Key to Hearing Sensitivity Within the Inner Ear

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA — New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine is helping shed light on the biological architecture that lets us hear – and on a genetic disorder that causes both deafness and blindness. Sihan Li, a graduate student in the lab of Jung-Bum Shin of UVA’s Department of Neuroscience, has made a surprising…

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New Stem Cell Study Offers Insights on How to Potentially Restore Hearing

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Researchers at USC have found that the Yap/Tead protein complex plays a major role in the developmental of the inner ear. This important protein sends signals to the hearing organ to attain the correct size during embryonic development, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy…

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Intricon Acquires Emerald Medical Services; Company to Accelerate Restructuring of Hearing Help Express Retail Business

ARDEN HILLS, MINNESOTA — IntriCon Corporation recently released its financial results for the first quarter, ending on March 31, 2020.  In addition to the financial report, the company also announced the acquisition of Emerald Medical Services and an “accelerated restructuring”of its Hearing Help Express retail business. “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been extraordinary.…

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NAL Announces New Webinar Series

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — The National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) has announced a new professional webinar series beginning this week. The new 15-minute live ‘Soundbites’ webinars will showcase the organization’s latest and upcoming hearing research. A Q&A session will take place after each webinar. Brent Edwards: Innovation at NAL: Creative solutions to difficult problems in hearing health…

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