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Each Ear LLC Announces Free Community Outreach Tool: Basic Hearing Aid Training for Caregivers™

HALES CORNERS, WISCONSIN –  Each Ear, LLC is announcing Basic Hearing Aid Training for Caregivers™,  a new community outreach tool for hearing aid clinics, designed to build new and fortify existing relationships with local nursing homes and assistive living facilities. Basic Hearing Aid Training for Caregivers™, a 40-minute video course, is a public service of…

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ASHA Comments on Draft Regulations For Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND — Stressing the need for safety and for the pre-purchase of audiological assessment, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) today submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning draft regulations for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, a new category of medical devices intended for persons with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. These OTC devices…

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Sonova to Acquire Alpaca Audiology Network

STAFA, SWITZERLAND – Sonova Holding AG, a leading provider of hearing care solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Alpaca Audiology, one of the largest independent networks of audiological care clinics in the US. Founded in 2011, the company has over 500 employees and operates around 220 clinics across the country. The purchase price amounts…

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Neuromod Launches Ótologie to Provide Specialist Telehealth Service for Tinnitus Patients

DUBLIN, IRELAND — Medical device company, Neuromod Devices Ltd, has launched Ótologie, a specialist telehealth service for tinnitus. This new service will provide tinnitus patients, throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, with a private care option to avoid waiting lists and give them immediate access to treatment from its telehealth service. The establishment of Ótologie…

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FDA approves Cochlear Nucleus Implants for Unilateral Hearing Loss/Single-Sided Deafness

LONE TREE, COLORADO — Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), a global leader in implantable hearing solutions, obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implants for the treatment of unilateral hearing loss (UHL)/single-sided deafness (SSD).   Cochlear implants are already FDA approved for those with moderate to profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. With…

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New Book: Audiology Services in Diverse Communities

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — As the population in the U.S. becomes more diverse, health care professionals have a responsibility to adapt their services to meet the needs of the diverse populations they serve. However, many providers lack access to the appropriate resources to provide high quality care to their Spanish-speaking patients. Audiology Services in Diverse…

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Researchers Investigate Changes in Brain When Switching from Hearing to Listening

What happens in the brain when simply hearing becomes listening? To answer this question, researchers at the University of Basel have traced the neuronal fingerprint of the two types of sound processing in the mouse brain. It is intuitively clear to us that there is a difference between passive hearing and active listening. Attention and…

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Top 10 Hearing News Stories of 2021

In spite of another year battling a pandemic, a number of innovations and significant changes occurred throughout the past year in hearing healthcare. Legislative proposals, industry developments, advances in research and disruptive technologies were among this year’s list of ‘most read’ stories of the year at Hearing News Watch. Below we highlight the Top 10 Most Read…

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Landmark Clinical Trial Launched to Investigate Treatment for Severe Hearing Loss

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND — Severe hearing loss affects over a million people in the UK1. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by 2050 nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide will experience some degree of hearing loss and at least 700 million will require hearing rehabilitation.2 If left untreated, hearing loss can negatively affect education, employment, and…

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