AuD students from Northwestern win prize ADA’s student business plan contest

LAS VEGAS–Rachel Otto and Efoe Femi Nyatepe-Coo, doctor of audiology students at Northwestern University, were named the winning team here earlier this month in the second annual ADA Student Business Plan Competition, sponsored by EarQ. The two fourth-year students were honored during the 2014 Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) Convention. They received a $5000 cash grant…

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Football and hearing issues came together for the Super Bowl

By David H. Kirkwood EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—There were a lot of hearing angles to the 2014 Super Bowl, played last Sunday in New Jersey. For one thing, there was the Seattle Seahawks’ much heralded (and much criticized) “12th Man,” as the team’s incredibly noisy legion of fans came to be known. As noted by ASHA’s Joe…

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ADA honors Northern Illinois students for writing the best audiology practice plan

Pictured from left are Brian Urban, president of ADA; competition winners Rachel Magann Faivre and Liz Tusler; and Ed Keller, president of EarQ.   BONITA SPRINGS, FL–It’s not just its undefeated and top 20 ranked football team that is bringing glory to Northern Illinois University these days. A team of two AuD candidates at the…

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Contest for AuD students will award a $5000 grand prize for best business plan

LEXINGTON, KY—Audiology students who have an entrepreneurial flair are invited to enter the inaugural Student Business Plan Competition. The competition was organized by the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) and its Virtual Student Chapter, with financial support from the EarQ Group. The contest is open to student members of ADA who will be in…

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Foundation teams up with NFL players to shatter stigma attached to hearing loss

By David H. Kirkwood SYRACUSE, NY—The HearStrong Foundation was launched nationwide last week with an ambitious mission: to connect with and empower the 80% of those whose hearing loss has not been treated to take control of their hearing health. Ed Keller, president of the HearStrong Foundation, said its guiding principle is “Change the message, change…

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