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Ida Institute Introduces Pioneering Report on Future of Hearing Care and Other New Initiatives at AAA 2021 Virtual

NAERUM, DENMARK — The Ida Institute will present the non-profit’s newest person-centered resources at AAA 2021 Virtual, this year’s virtual American Academy of Audiology conference. At the top of the list is a timely report on the first-ever Future Hearing Journeys project, an exploration of how hearing care could change over the next five to…

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Study: Having Both Hearing Loss and Vision Loss May Double Dementia Risk

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – Losing some hearing or eyesight is often a part of getting older, but a new study says losing function in both senses may put you at greater risk of dementia and cognitive decline years later. The research is published in the April 7, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of…

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Starkey Serves as Presenting Sponsor of AAA 2021

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey is proud to support the American Academy of Audiology by serving as the presenting sponsor of the AAA 2021 virtual conference. The event takes place April 14 – 16. Registration is now open. Interested individuals can click here for information. “As the hearing industry embarks upon its greatest decade yet, it’s never been a more…

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David Kirkwood on HHTM’s 10th Anniversary

This week, Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) celebrates its 10th anniversary. In celebration of this milestone, HHTM’s first editor-in-chief, David H. Kirkwood, reflects on the organization’s humble beginnings and watching it grow over the past decade. Dear Kevin, As HHTM nears its 10th anniversary, I would like to congratulate you, as its CEO/owner, and all…

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NASEM Report Recommends Updated Hearing Loss Evaluation for People with Cochlear Implants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As cochlear implant technology has significantly improved, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) should use a more difficult test than the Hearing in Noise Test (HINT) to make disability benefit determinations in adults and children after cochlear implant surgery, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine…

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New Study Confirms Link Between COVID-19 and Symptoms of Hearing Loss, Tinnitus and Vertigo

by Kevin Munro, University of Manchester Some viruses, such as measles, mumps and meningitis, can cause hearing difficulties, but what about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19? In the first few months of the pandemic, a rapid systematic review of COVID-19 and hearing difficulties revealed a possible link between COVID-19 and audio-vestibular symptoms (hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo).…

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Pending Florida Legislation is a Hot Button Issue: Interview with Audiologist Paul Martin

Like all healthcare professions, those involved in the delivery of hearing-related services must serve the needs of the consumer. For the past fifty or more years, professional organizations and other institutions have been created to serve the interests of those qualified to provide care to persons with hearing loss. However, new consumer demands and needs…

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Apple Releases Data From Hearing Study, Offering New Insights Into Hearing Health

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA — The Apple Hearing Study is sharing new data from thousands of participants across the US in an effort to help people better understand their hearing health. The Apple Hearing Study is one of the studies launched within the Research app that are helping democratize how medical research is conducted by giving Apple…

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Plural Publishing Announces Release of Evaluating and Conducting Research in Audiology

BEAUMONT, TEXAS – The Lamar University Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences is pleased to announce the publication of Evaluating and Conducting Research in Audiology written in part by Vinaya Manchaiah, Jo Mayo Endowed Professor, and Eldre Beukes, post-doctoral researcher in the department along with Ross Roeser, a Howard B. and Lois C. Wolf Professor…

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