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American Academy of Audiology Offers Professional Telehealth Update and Guidance

RESTON, VIRGINIA — As COVID-19 continues to impact individuals across the United States, the Department of Health and Human Services, state and local agencies, and commercial insurance programs are creating new and revised regulations/guidance regarding telehealth payment policies. Audiologists are beginning to employ creative solutions to assist their patients while mitigating the risk of further…

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Coronavirus Continues to Take Toll on Hearing Device Industry

Over the past several weeks, like other businesses around the globe, the hearing device industry has felt a significant impact from the coronavirus outbreak. Faced with economic uncertainty and full, or partial, closure of retail and private clinics across much of the US and Europe, hearing device makers find themselves trying to navigate an unrecognizable landscape. …

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Starkey Donates 80,000 Masks to Healthcare Workers

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – As part of its ongoing efforts to support hearing and healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, this week, Starkey donated more than 80,000 masks to Hennepin County in Minnesota. The donation is in response to the shortage of personal protective equipment in hospitals across the country.  “We are grateful to the healthcare…

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Cochlear Announces Launch of $850M Equity Raising

Hearing implant maker, Cochlear, has announced today that the company will be undergoing capital raising efforts to ensure the company “remains strong during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.” The company looks to raise over $500M USD ($850M AUS). The company, which had reduced its profit forecast in early February due to the impact of the…

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Hearing Industries Association Issues Statement Regarding Hearing Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC — The Hearing Industries Association (HIA) leadership has issued a statement regarding hearing healthcare in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The full text of the statement can be read below: ______________________________________ The hearing healthcare industry, like many businesses in the United States and around the world, is facing an unprecedented challenge. As…

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AAA Executive Committee Advises Clinics to Close Doors, Practice Telehealth, to Reduce Spread of COVID-19 Virus

RESTON, VIRGINIA — The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Executive Committee issued a statement to its members and fellow audiologists this morning, reflecting the growing seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic that is spreading rapidly around the globe.  The statement, entitled “Work Together, Stay Informed, and Help Flatten the Curve”, can be read in its entirety…

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Coronavirus Outbreak Contributes to Delays in Sensorion’s Sudden Hearing Loss Phase II Clinical Trial

MONTPELLIER, FRANCE — Sensorion, a clinical-stage biotech company specializing in the development of novel therapies to restore, treat and prevent within the field of hearing loss disorders, has announced updated timelines for the ongoing Phase 2 study of SENS-401 to treat Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL). Patient recruitment rates from this trial now indicate the…

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Audiology Australia Announces 2020 Conference Postponed

PERTH, AUSTRALIA — Audiology Australia announced today that its planned 2020 conference will be postponed until later in the year. This year’s conference was originally planned for May 3-6 and included several well-known keynote speakers. The news comes just days following the American Academy of Audiology’s decision to cancel its planned 2020 conference. Audiology Australia…

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ADA Offers Resources and Advice on How Audiologists Should Respond to the COVID-19 Health Emergency

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is continuing to have a profound impact on the daily lives of people around the world. Because audiologists frequently work with senior populations, who are considered among the most at-risk groups for the COVID-19 virus, it’s especially important that audiologists and other hearing professionals educate themselves on the virus and its effects.…

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Hearing Industry Begins to Feel Economic Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China is increasingly being felt by the global economy. Beyond the human toll of the pneumonia-like disease, which has sadly sickened tens of thousands and claimed over 1,000 lives as of early February, 2020, the economic repercussions are now being felt by large and small businesses across the…

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