Hear the World sets a Guinness World Record

LONDON—The Hear the World Foundation has set a Guinness World Record for staging the world’s largest photographic awareness campaign. Since 2006 when Sonova, parent company of the world’s largest hearing aid manufacturing group, created the foundation, scores of international celebrities have served as ambassadors. Each has been photographed in the campaign’s signature pose—with a hand cupped…

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The membership has spoken: Bettie Borton is AAA’s next president-elect

American Academy of Audiology (AAA) members have elected Bettie B. Borton, AuD, as president-elect, effective July 1. Borton, who is CEO of Doctors Hearing Clinic in Montgomery, AL, and co-owner/director of Borton Audiology Consultants, will serve a year in that position, and then succeed Deborah Carlson, PhD, as president of the academy for 2013-2014. The academy…

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Another hearing-impaired star comes clean

NEW YORK–Whoopi Goldberg’s secret is out. Hiding behind those signature dreadlocks are a pair of small hearing aids. So reported The National Enquirer in a recent interview with the Oscar-winning actress (for Ghost) and co-host of The View, the popular weekday television talk show. For those who follow the hearing industry, Whoopi’s hearing aids were…

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John Tracy Clinic names new president/CEO

LOS ANGELES–John Tracy Clinic, which has been serving deaf children and their families since 1942, has named J. Gaston Kent as president and chief executive officer, effective July 1. The clinic was founded by Louise Tracy, wife of the actor Spencer Tracy, in honor of their son, who suffered from hearing impairment. JTC serves 25,000…

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