Starkey, Widex help fund ACAE’s mission to raise the bar in audiology education

WASHINGTON, DC–The Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) got a much-needed boost earlier this month when Starkey Hearing Technologies, in conjunction with Widex USA, Inc., announced that they would provide $160,000 to the commission over the next three years, 2014-2016. ACAE is an independent non-profit organization that accredits university graduate programs in audiology. It was…

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Finally, Ireland will graduate its first audiologists—and maybe its last

By David H. Kirkwood ATHLONE, IRELAND–The Irish people have long been renowned for having “the gift of gab,” the ability to speak with ease, at length, and in a most expressive and entertaining manner. It’s ironic then, that in a land where people speak so well, there seems to be so little concern about citizens’…

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Thousands of Regal theaters to provide devices for hard-of-hearing moviegoers

KNOXVILLE, TN–Regal Cinemas, the country’s largest chain of movie houses, has announced that by the end of May it will have distributed caption-displaying Access Glasses for patrons with hearing loss to more than 6000 of its theaters nationwide. When moviegoers use this technology, captions are projected onto the Access Glasses, but the words look as…

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Nation’s newest school of audiology set to open in Oregon with a class of 23

By David H. Kirkwood HILLSBORO, OR—The first new university audiology program in the United States in more than a decade will open its doors next week at Pacific University. The Pacific School of Audiology, located on its Hillsboro campus, will be the only one in Oregon and one of only three programs on the West…

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