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Startup Seeks to Cut Down Costs for Hearing Care Practices

DENVER, COLORADO — A pair of audiologists have launched a new venture aimed at driving down the cost of doing business for audiology, ENT and hearing aid practices.  The new business venture, Audiology Exclusive, LLC is modeled along the lines of popular discount sites like Groupon®, and others. “Everyone is looking for new and creative…

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Senator Introduces Bill to Improve US Veterans Access to Hearing Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With Veterans Day around the corner, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) introduced legislation to reduce the red tape many veterans face when trying to get care for hearing loss as a result of their service—something many veterans say is an enormous burden despite being the most common service-connected ailment. Sen. Smith heard…

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Essential Business Principles and Tactics for Clinical Managers: A New Book by Brian Taylor

Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) is pleased to announce the release today of a brand new book, by author Brian Taylor, AuD:  Essential Business Principles and Tactics for Clinical Managers: The First (or Next) 100 Days Audiologists invest a considerable amount of time and money on their education. As Doctors of Audiology, with the chief…

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ASHA, ADA and AAA Issue Joint Statement of Support for the Medicare Hearing Act of 2019

On October 22, 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee passed the Medicare Hearing Act of 2019 (H.R. 4618), as amended. The bill, originally introduced by U.S. Representatives Lucy McBath (D-GA) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI), adds new hearing benefits, including hearing aids, for Medicare beneficiaries with severe to profound hearing loss. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),…

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Otonomy and AGTC Collaborate to Develop and Commercialize Gene Therapy for Congenital Hearing Loss

Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (AGTC), a biotechnology company conducting human clinical trials of adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for the treatment of rare diseases, and Otonomy, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative therapeutics for neurotology, today announced that they have entered into a strategic collaboration to co-develop and co-commercialize an AAV-based…

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Hearing Professionals Offered Insights on Future of Hearing Care and Technology at Inaugural Empower Conference

ORLANDO, FLORIDA — Hundreds of hearing professionals descended upon Orlando, Florida over the weekend to attend the inaugural Empower Conference to “learn, engage and stay current in the business of providing the best hearing care”. The event was held at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort. “You’d be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive array…

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Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act of 2019 Introduced in US Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On September 9, 2019, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rand Paul (R-KY), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Roger F. Wicker (R-MS) introduced the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act of 2019 (S.2446). Like its identical companion bill (H.R.4056) introduced on July 25 by Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) and colleagues, this legislation will enhance…

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Chronic Conductive Hearing Loss May Result in Poorer Speech Discrimination Ability

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — According to a newly published study led by Harvard Medical School scientists at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, chronic conductive hearing loss may have lasting negative effects on speech recognition. The research, published Sept. 6 in the journal Ear and Hearing, suggests that not properly treating infections or other conditions that chronically affect the middle ear…

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