Free e-course from Ida Institute teaches fundamentals of patient-centered care

NAERUM, DENMARK—Hearing care professionals and students can now take a free online course and gain a practical introduction to the fundamentals of patient-centered Developed by the Ida Institute, a non-profit organization funded by the Oticon Foundation, the Ida Basics Course is designed to encourage reflection on the clinician’s approach to patient care and suggest concepts…

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Finally, Ireland will graduate its first audiologists—and maybe its last

By David H. Kirkwood ATHLONE, IRELAND–The Irish people have long been renowned for having “the gift of gab,” the ability to speak with ease, at length, and in a most expressive and entertaining manner. It’s ironic then, that in a land where people speak so well, there seems to be so little concern about citizens’…

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Doug Beck honored by British Academy of Audiology

MANCHESTER, UK–Douglas Beck, AuD, a prominent American audiologist, received the 2012 Jos Millar Shield from the British Academy of Audiology (BAA). The long-standing award is presented annually to the person who has submitted the best article for a BAA publication in the previous year. Beck won for his article “What – I Didn’t Know That!,”…

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