International Artists with Hearing Loss Create Covers for MED-EL Audio Processors

INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA — Globally, more than 1.5 billion people live with hearing loss and although it affects one in five people, it is often seen as an invisible disability. To “increase public awareness of hearing loss and empower users of hearing implants to wear their audio processors with confidence and pride,” MED-EL is showcasing the…

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AAA and AAO-HNS Submit Joint Comments to CMS Supporting Expansion of National Coverage Determination Policy for Cochlear Implantation

The American Academy of Audiology and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) submitted comments to CMS in support of the proposed expansion of coverage for cochlear implantation (CI) for adults with aided sentence recognition scores of up to 60 percent (an increase from 40 percent). A well-establish, non-experimental intervention, CI is appropriate…

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Auditory Insight Identifies 3 Causative Barriers to Cochlear Implants 

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT — Auditory Insight, a leading consultancy for the hearing healthcare industry, analyzes patients’ concerns with cochlear implants and identifies three causative barriers in its Q1 2022 Research Note.   Download the Research Note: Patient Barriers to US Adult Cochlear Implantation.  Cochlear implants (CIs) are indicated for about two million people with severe or…

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Sensorion and Cochlear to Begin Trial of SENS-401 for Hearing Preservation in Combination With Cochlear Implantation

MONTPELLIER, FRANCE & SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Sensorion, a pioneering clinical-stage biotechnology startup specializing in the development of novel therapies to restore, treat and prevent within the field of hearing loss disorders, and Cochlear Limited, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announce the initiation of a pilot study of the first-in-class small molecule drug SENS-401…

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Oticon Medical Announces FDA Premarket Approval for Neuro Cochlear Implant System

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — Oticon Medical today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted premarket approval (PMA) to the company’s Neuro System to treat individuals 18 years or older, with bilateral severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss, who obtain limited benefit from appropriately fitted hearing aid(s). With the expansion of its cochlear implant…

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MED-EL Launches Global MRI Guarantee for Cochlear Implants and BONEBRIDGE

INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA – MED-EL announced today the launch of a worldwide MRI guarantee, effective immediately, that their multichannel cochlear implants and bone conduction implants will not be damaged during an MRI scan. With this, MED-EL is the only manufacturer to accept liability for damage to all cochlear implants that have been produced since 1994, all bone…

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New Research Could Lead to Better Hearing in Noise for Cochlear Implant Users

Cochlear implants are a groundbreaking technology that has changed the lives of many people living with severe to profound hearing loss.   University of Sydney School of Biomedical Engineering researcher, Dr. Greg Watkins, hears with the assistance of two cochlear implants after experiencing profound deafness in both ears following a 30-year career as an electrical engineer. Despite his…

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MED-EL Announces FDA Approval for RONDO 3 Audio Processor

MED-EL USA announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the new slim and lightweight RONDO 3 Audio Processor for the company’s SYNCHRONY Cochlear Implant System. MED-EL anticipates that RONDO 3 will be available later this year. According to the company’s announcement, MED-EL recipients can swap out an unopened RONDO 2…

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Interview: Dr. Nancy Young Discusses MRI in Children with Cochlear Implants Using New Magnet Design

HHTM recently caught up with Dr. Nancy Young, the Medical Director of Audiology & Cochlear Implant Programs at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Young discussed her recently published research on conducting MRI in children with cochlear implants using a new magnet design…

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Study Finds Improved Cochlear Implant Device Allows Safe MRI in Children without Discomfort

A new study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago found that children with a MED-EL Synchrony cochlear implant device can undergo MRI safely, with no discomfort and reduced need for sedation or anesthesia. Findings were recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Laryngoscope.   Cochlear Implants and MRI Safety   Cochlear implants…

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