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As AudiologyNOW Concludes, FDA Hearing Aid Panel Convenes

In 1993 the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) held their 5th annual convention in the Arizona desert. The official attendance for the meeting was reported to be 2,300. Move the clock 23 years and a new generation of audiologists joined a stalwart group of AAA founders, exhibitors, clinicians and countless others – some 6,000 attendees…

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ADA Says ASHA Trying to Expand SLP Scope of Practice to Include Audiology Services

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY — In a strongly worded statement issued on April 13, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) accused the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) of attempting to expand the scope of practice for Speech-Language Pathologists to include audiology services. According to the statement, ASHA’s leadership has recently advocated the inclusion of hearing conservation within the SLP…

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A Report from the 2016 Consumer Electronic Show

Editor’s Note: As healthcare technology and consumer electronics devices continue to morph into new and exciting product categories, hearing care professionals are taking a more active role in their application. One of the most well-respected audiologists in the profession, Barry Freeman, attended last week’s CES in Las Vegas and submitted this eye-opening report for the…

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IT’S OVER: IHS and ADA Call off 2016 and 2017 Unison Summit

The International Hearing Society (IHS) and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) issued a joint statement to their respective members today, announcing the cancellation of the 2016 and 2017 Unison events. Readers may recall last March the two organizations stated they would be combining resources and offering a joint educational event in 2016 and 2017.…

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ADA Supports PCAST; Offers Additional Guidance

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY — Following their annual meeting in Washington DC, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) issued a position statement on the recent PCAST report.{{1}}[[1]]Aging America & Hearing Loss: Imperative of Improved Hearing Technologies.[[1]] In a press release, authored by recently elected ADA president Rita Chaiken, ADA supports the PCAST report because the recommendations “present…

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Update: Key Stakeholders Weigh-in on PCAST Letter to the President

On Monday, October 26, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released its official report to the President about hearing technologies and mild-to-moderate hearing loss in older adults. HHTM originally posted news of the report on October 25. Since the original HHTM story, several key stakeholders have weighed-in on the implications of…

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ADA and IntriCon Create For-Profit LLC

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY — IntriCon, a publicly traded (NASDAQ: IIN) hearing aid manufacturer based in suburban Minneapolis/St.Paul, announced a joint venture with the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) in a story first reported by the Hearing Review on September 14. The joint venture will operate under the name earVenture LLC and is operated by a…

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US Senate VA Committee to Hold Hearing on ‘Fit to Serve’ Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC — Despite being slowed in the US House of Representatives earlier this summer, the so-called Fit to Serve legislation–supported by the International Hearing Society (IHS)–is advancing in the US Senate this week. According to IHS, the Senate VA Committee will be holding a hearing on the bill this Wednesday. Passage of the Veteran’s Access to…

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ADA Asks Dept of Labor to Rescind Approval of Hearing Aid Specialist Apprenticeship Program

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY — the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), in an announcement late last month, have asked the Department of Labor (DOL) to rescind its approval of the IHS-backed Hearing Aid Specialist Apprenticeship program. ADA Firm in Opposition While it’s no surprise that ADA announced opposition to the Fit to Serve initiative, joining with other major audiology organizations…

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It wasn’t just a job: It was personal!

Dear Friends, As many of you have already read, I have retired from Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) after four extremely rewarding years as a founding editor. But before leaving the scene, I have some parting words for our readers, whom I have been writing for and about for longer than I could ever have…

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