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BTA Awards £118k Research Grant for Development of Objective Measure of Tinnitus

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND — The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has announced that it is awarding a grant of £118,000 (~$161K USD) to a team from Macquarie University, Australia for a study that aims to develop a reliable objective measure of tinnitus. The three-year research project – led by Professor David McAlpine of Macquarie University, New South…

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Study Reveals Brain Region’s Previously Unknown Role in Planning Movements Exclusively in Response to Sounds

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND — A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, provides evidence that neurons in the middle frontal gyrus — a part of the brain’s frontal lobe — may play a role in planning body movements, but only when those movements are in response to auditory stimuli. The findings represent what could be a…

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Vestibular Agnosia, a Newly Characterized Condition, Diagnosed in TBI Patients for First Time

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM –– A condition that causes loss of vertigo perception and imbalance has been diagnosed in traumatic brain injury patients for the first time.  In a clinical study led by researchers at Imperial College London and clinicians at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, out of 37 patients with acute traumatic brain injury (TBI),…

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Starkey Launches Student Series Educational Programming

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey has announced that it is continuing its longstanding commitment to the future of the hearing healthcare industry by hosting a series of exclusive educational events for students of audiology. This month, Starkey Chief Audiology Officer Dr. Sara Burdak and Dr. Gyl Kasewurm kicked off the series with an interactive virtual workshop,…

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Reader’s Choice: Top 10 Hearing News Stories of 2020

While the pandemic certainly was a big topic throughout 2020, it wasn’t the only story making headlines. Industry developments, advances in research, innovative and disruptive technologies were also among this year’s list of ‘most read’ stories of the year at Hearing News Watch. Below we highlight the Top 10 Most Read news stories of 2020.   Top…

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Professor de Wet Swanepoel Named Winner of Prestigious African Academy of Sciences Prize

NAIROBI, KENYA — The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is has announced Professor Daniël Christiaan de Wet Swanepoel from University of Pretoria, South Africa, as the winner of the lusegun Obasanjo Prize for Scientific Breakthrough and/or Technological Innovation. Prof Swanepoel was selected for the prestigious award prize for his innovative and highly impactful research work…

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New Professional Best Practice Guidance Published for the Management of Severe and Profound Hearing Loss

STAFA, SWITZERLAND – Phonak recently convened a group of international experts to pull together current research and make clear recommendations about what best care should look like for those with severe and profound hearing loss. These expert guidelines have been published and are available with open access, thanks to sponsorship from Phonak.    Guidelines created…

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New Israeli Study Suggests COVID-19 Does Not Damage Auditory System

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been reports in the professional literature on possible hearing loss caused by the disease. A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU), in collaboration with the Galilee Medical Center, finds no evidence of damage to the auditory system as a result of COVID-19 infection. The findings seemingly…

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Neuroscience Startup, Nēsos, Raises $16.5M to Develop Therapeutic Earbuds to Treat Immune Disorders

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Imagine a future in which earbuds could harness the power of the brain to regulate immune function. Such is the ambition of Nēsos, a startup that launched out of stealth this past week, following months of development. The team at Nēsos is pioneering a new method for the treatment of rheumatoid…

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Australian Cricket Coach Justin Langer Announced as Ear Science Institute Australia 2021 Ambassador

One of Australia’s greatest ever cricket players and current Australian Cricket Coach, Justin Langer, will be going ‘all out’ in 2021, lending his public profile to WA’s Ear Science Institute Australia (ESIA) as its new Ambassador. 50-year-old Langer said he was looking forward to working with ESIA – which powers Lions Hearing Clinics throughout WA,…

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