New Video Series Addresses How to Avoid Implicit Bias

Most hearing care professionals pride themselves on the ability to deliver patient-centered care. This trend toward being more patient-centered, however, requires everyone to self-examine their own implicit biases.  Implicit bias is best defined as unconscious prejudices, beliefs, or attitudes towards a person or group. Further, implicit bias can undermine our explicit intentions to treat everyone…

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Starkey Responds to FDA Proposed Ruling on Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey President and CEO Brandon Sawalich has issued a statement regarding the recent proposed ruling by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) outlining a new category of hearing aids that can be sold over the counter (OTC).  Consumers will be able to buy these devices directly from a retailer, without visiting a…

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Senators Call on FDA to Issue Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Regulations by November 6th

WASHINGTON D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue new regulations for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids without delay, in accordance with President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy and their bill, the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act, which was signed into law over…

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3rd Annual AudBoss Summit “a Raving Success”

Between October 4th and 7th, 2021, audiologists and hearing care professionals gathered at the Confidante Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, for the third annual AudBoss Private Practice summit. With an attendance of 350 (in-person and virtual), it was the largest AudBoss summit to date. Due to their cruise cancellation, the AudBoss team (April Royan and…

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Open-Access Issue of Seminars in Hearing on Hearing Aid Technology to Improve Speech Intelligibility in Noise

When you bring researchers and engineers from the world’s major hearing aid manufacturers together in one space to talk about their favorite topics, what do you get?  Among the possibilities is a compendium of papers that sample the technology in today’s hearing aids.  Guest-edited by Josh Alexander, the 2021 Fall issue of Seminars in Hearing features 9…

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Phonak, Macquarie University and NAL Announce Alliance on Hearing Research and Innovation

Macquarie University and The National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) have announced the formation of the Phonak-Macquarie-NAL Alliance. This unique three-way, multi-year research partnership, funded by Phonak, a global provider of hearing solutions and part of the Sonova Group, unites Phonak’s expertise in hearing-aid innovation with the research strengths and translational power of Macquarie University Hearing and…

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Oticon, Inc. Appoints Virginia Ramachandran, Au.D., Ph.D. as Head of Audiology

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – Oticon, Inc. today announced that Virginia Ramachandran, Au.D., Ph.D. has been promoted to Head of Audiology. In her new position, Ramachandran will be responsible for leading Oticon’s US audiological vision and strategic direction, supporting Oticon’s continued leadership in Audiology and Technology. She will report directly to Oticon President Gary Rosenblum. Ramachandran…

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Starkey Wins 2021 Manufacturer of the Year Award

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA –Starkey announced that it has been named a 2021 Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Alliance. The award was presented this week, during a ceremony in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. It celebrates and recognizes manufacturing excellence, as well as efforts to share improvement experiences with fellow manufacturers. “As the world leader in…

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Widex Partnering with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for Fourth Consecutive Year

HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK — Widex USA Inc. today announced that it has pledged support for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the world’s largest private funder of breast cancer research, to sponsor its annual Pink Promises event taking place on September 30, 2021. Since 2010, the event has raised over $6 million for research into…

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Plural Publishing Announces Release of ‘Clinical Audiology: An Introduction,’ Third Edition Textbook

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Plural Publishing announces the release of the third edition of Clinical Audiology: An Introduction. The updated text provides a comprehensive enhancement of all the introductory material available in previous editions. Students can gain an understanding of the scope of the field of audiology and feel prepared to dive deeper into the…

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