ADA and IHS to end separate annual meetings in favor of a Hearing Health Global Summit

    By David H. Kirkwood WASHINGTON, DC—The International Hearing Society (IHS) and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) will join forces, under the umbrella of the Hearing Healthcare Education Coalition (HHEC), to hold the inaugural Unison Hearing Health Global Summit September 8-11, 2016, in Chicago. Unison, which starting next year will take the…

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Super Bowl inspires hearing awareness campaigns by Oticon and Starkey, among others

      GLENDALE, AZ—Ever since fall 2013 when Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs fans began competing for the title of the National Football League’s noisiest rooters (Chiefs’ supporters set the record when they created a din reaching 142.2 dB in their home field), the hearing care community has seized upon the Super Bowl as a golden opportunity…

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Looking to hire or be hired? Pay a visit to the HearingHealthMatters.org Career Center

Since its founding in April 2011, HearingHealthMatters.org (HHTM) has quickly emerged as one of the most widely read and most influential publications in the hearing field. I use the term “hearing field” advisedly, since, unlike nearly all the other print and online publications concerned with hearing, ours is written not only for hearing care providers,…

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ADA promises “Transformative” convention

BONITA SPRINGS, FL—From the opening night reception in the exhibit hall on Thursday, November 7, through a quartet of Sunday morning workshops, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) 2013 Convention is designed to offer members and other attendees four days of “Great Transformations [to] Take Your Practice from Ordinary to Extraordinary.” Held at the…

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New Zealand cricket great asks leaders to experience deafness

AUCKLAND, NZ–Here’s a novel idea from Down Under. Lance Cairns, a legendary figure in cricket from New Zealand, is asking corporate and community leaders in his country to go deaf for a few hours. The idea, says Cairns, is that if people get a better understanding of what it’s like to have a hearing loss,…

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Better Hearing video from Siemens expected to reach millions in Times Square

NEW YORK—Visitors to Times Square, which New Yorkers like to call the “Crossroads of the World,” are getting a heavy dose of better hearing messages this month. Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc., which is headquartered across the Hudson River from New York in Piscataway, NJ, is celebrating May as Better Hearing and Speech month by airing a…

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Three best ideas to raise awareness of hearing loss are honored

ANAHEIM, CA–An international public art initiative, a “Three Wise Monkeys” campaign to encourage regular hearing health checks, and a pocket-sized electronic hearing testing device captured top honors in the Ida Institute’s competition, Ideas, Speak up – Action and Awareness for Hearing Loss. The winning entries were celebrated at a reception held here April 3 at…

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Registration opens for Hearing Innovation Expo 2014

MINNEAPOLIS—Response to this year’s Hearing Innovation Expo was so enthusiastic, said Starkey Hearing Technologies, that it will sponsor another one in January 2014. Starkey, the largest U.S.-based hearing aid manufacturer, opened registration last week for Hearing Innovation Expo 2014, which will take place January 15-19, 2014, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The event will be…

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Boston extending a warm welcome to attendees at 60th Annual IHS Convention

BOSTON—An elected official who is a leading advocate for people with hearing loss in Massachusetts will welcome International Hearing Society (IHS) members to his state when the organization holds its 60th Annual Convention & Expo in Boston from September 14-17. State Rep. John Scibak (D-South Hadley) will participate in the opening Keynote Lunch on Thursday,…

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