Oticon Supports Building of Specially Adapted Custom Home for Injured Veteran

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – Oticon Government Services Manager Tom Dowd recently joined with Homes For Our Troops,  government and military officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly built, specially adapted custom  home for Army Corporal Kevin McCloskey. Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates…

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Sensorion Announces Publication of Promising SENS-401 Data

MONTPELLIER, FRANCE — French biotech firm Sensorion announced the publication online, ahead of print, of data in the Otology & Neurology journal, showing the otoprotective potential of twice-daily oral SENS-401 in preclinical models. The company evaluated the efficacy of SENS-401 against severe acoustic trauma-induced hearing loss in a male rat model using auditory brainstem response (ABR), distortion product otoacoustic…

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Sivantos Reports Over $1 Billion in Revenue for Fiscal Year 2017/2018

Hearing aid manufacturer Sivantos has released results of its fiscal year 2017/2018, posting strong performance for the year (October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018). According to the company news release, sales grew by 14% to reach 1.1 Billion Euros (approximately $1.25 Billion USD).  The company says that it out-performed the market in key countries,…

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New Studies Show Limitations, Potential Benefits of PSAPs

Two recently published studies from independent hearing aid research labs indicate that some personal sound amplification devices or PSAPs could offer benefit to individuals with milder hearing loss. The first study, published on-line in September in the American Journal of Audiology, was conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa. In the laboratory-based study, they…

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Oticon Donates $10,000 to National Breast Cancer Coalition

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — Oticon Inc. celebrated the success of its 11th annual “Hear in Pink” campaign with a $10,000 donation to the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC). During September and October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oticon donated a portion of the sales of all Oticon Opn hearing aids, including special edition pink Opn,…

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EUHA Elects Beate Gromke as its new President

MAINZ, GERMANY — The General Assembly of the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) announced the recent election of the organization’s Executive Committee for the next three years. The EUHA members have voted Beate Gromke President, Eva Keil-Becker will be the association’s Vice President, and Jürgen Matthies its Vice President and Treasurer. According to…

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News Roundup for October 25: Trends in Consumer-driven Healthcare that Could Change Audiology

Even though the FDA’s OTC legislation seems to generate many of the industry headlines these days, there are still a lot of notable news items that could have a direct impact on how audiology is practiced over the next generation, so before you settle on your Halloween costume for this year’s big bash, spend a…

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The 2018 Hearing Professional Dispensing Survey

TUCSON, ARIZONA — Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM), a leading online resource for hearing professionals and consumers with hearing loss, has released the results of their 2018 Hearing Professional Dispensing Survey. The online survey was conducted in May 2018, with the purpose of exploring professional opinion and dispensing patterns in the United States. Approximately 300 audiologists…

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Some Experts Say the OTC Consensus Statement a Rubber Stamp for the Status Quo

Independent scientific research and unbiased, transparent opinion plays a critical role in any credible profession. It is the application of the scientific method in the problem-solving process and the endless striving to understand the truth, that separates, say, the practice of modern medicine from alchemy. At the same time, it is easy to find recent…

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Is AAA Thwarting Efforts for Audiologists to Obtain Professional Autonomy, as Some Claim?

The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) is, by far, the largest professional organization in Audiology, but the much smaller Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) is gaining members at a record pace. According to ADA, the group has gained more than 120 new members this year. A probable cause of this sudden growth in ADA…

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