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New Book: Audiology Services in Diverse Communities

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — As the population in the U.S. becomes more diverse, health care professionals have a responsibility to adapt their services to meet the needs of the diverse populations they serve. However, many providers lack access to the appropriate resources to provide high quality care to their Spanish-speaking patients. Audiology Services in Diverse…

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Researchers Investigate Changes in Brain When Switching from Hearing to Listening

What happens in the brain when simply hearing becomes listening? To answer this question, researchers at the University of Basel have traced the neuronal fingerprint of the two types of sound processing in the mouse brain. It is intuitively clear to us that there is a difference between passive hearing and active listening. Attention and…

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Top 10 Hearing News Stories of 2021

In spite of another year battling a pandemic, a number of innovations and significant changes occurred throughout the past year in hearing healthcare. Legislative proposals, industry developments, advances in research and disruptive technologies were among this year’s list of ‘most read’ stories of the year at Hearing News Watch. Below we highlight the Top 10 Most Read…

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Landmark Clinical Trial Launched to Investigate Treatment for Severe Hearing Loss

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND — Severe hearing loss affects over a million people in the UK1. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by 2050 nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide will experience some degree of hearing loss and at least 700 million will require hearing rehabilitation.2 If left untreated, hearing loss can negatively affect education, employment, and…

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WS Audiology Appoints Marianne Wiinholt as Group CFO

LYNGE, DENMARK — WS Audiology has announced Marianne Wiinholt has been appointed Group CFO, member of the Executive Board and member of Group Management, effective at the latest on July 1, 2022. Marianne Wiinholt will join WS Audiology from Ørsted, Denmark’s largest – and the world’s most sustainable – energy company where she has been CFO…

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Starkey Announces Three Executive Team Promotions

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey has announced three new leadership changes this week “that emphasize a renewed commitment to serving its customers and providing the world class service and innovations they have come to expect”. “Since our beginning in 1967, serving our customers better than anyone else has been a consistent guiding principle,” said Brandon Sawalich,…

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Oticon Symposium in Pediatric Audiology Explores Pediatric Cognition, Brain Development and Technology

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – The 2021 Oticon Symposium in Pediatric Audiology provided a deep dive into the newest research, advances and hearing technology. Presentations by experts representing centers of excellence in pediatric audiology gave participants a deeper understanding of interventions that can have a long-term positive impact on cognitive, academic, social and emotional development throughout…

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MIT Research on Pitch Perception Could Lead to Better Cochlear Implants

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSSETTS — New research from MIT neuroscientists suggests that natural soundscapes have shaped our sense of hearing, optimizing it for the kinds of sounds we most often encounter. In a study reported Dec. 14 in the journal Nature Communications, researchers led by McGovern Institute for Brain Research associate investigator Josh McDermott used computational modeling to explore factors…

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