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The Audiology Project Announces 2019 Webinar Series on Diabetes Care

The Audiology Project (TAP) has announced an upcoming series of webinars in 2019, where attendees can earn free continuing education credits. With audiology now recognized for diabetes care by the CDC, the organization is seeking to promote audiology inter-professional collaboration with other diabetes care professionals, especially pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, dentistry and diabetes educators.   With financial…

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News Roundup for January 9: A Veritable Dog’s Breakfast of Stories from Around the Profession and the Industry.

New Study Examines Barriers to Hearing Care Services Among Medicare Population   In the January 2019 issue of Health Affairs, a peer-reviewed health policy journal, researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s Cochlear Center for Hearing Loss and Public Health shed light on the accessibility of hearing care services in the Medicare-eligible population. Using 2013 survey data…

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Top Stories of 2018 and a Salute to Dickens’ Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits with him, Mr. Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. The ghosts in Dickens’ classic…

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New Studies Show Limitations, Potential Benefits of PSAPs

Two recently published studies from independent hearing aid research labs indicate that some personal sound amplification devices or PSAPs could offer benefit to individuals with milder hearing loss. The first study, published on-line in September in the American Journal of Audiology, was conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa. In the laboratory-based study, they…

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AHAA Changes Name to Consult YHN

American Hearing Aid Associates (AHAA), a nationwide network of audiology and hearing healthcare professionals announced that, as of October 1, 2018, it has changed its corporate name to Consult YHN. According to a company press release, this rebrand represents Consult YHN’s commitment to its 25-year mission to help independent hearing healthcare providers thrive in a…

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The 2018 Hearing Professional Dispensing Survey

TUCSON, ARIZONA — Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM), a leading online resource for hearing professionals and consumers with hearing loss, has released the results of their 2018 Hearing Professional Dispensing Survey. The online survey was conducted in May 2018, with the purpose of exploring professional opinion and dispensing patterns in the United States. Approximately 300 audiologists…

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Hearing Loss as a Public Health Concern Attracting More Attention

The role audiology plays in public health continues to attract the attention of researchers. Whether policy officials and clinicians apply their findings remains an open question. Over the past several months, a wide range of research papers and assorted commentary on issues related to hearing loss and public health have hit the wires. At the…

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Oticon Launches New Website to Promote Knowledge and Implementation in Pediatric Audiology

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – Oticon announced that it is launching a new website to expand access to the resources of the Knowledge and Implementation in Pediatric Audiology (KIPA) group: www.KIPAgroup.org. The KIPA group, which is developed and financially supported by Oticon A/S, “brings together pediatric audiology researchers, clinicians and members of the industry to discuss,…

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New UK Report Provides Comprehensive Clinical Guidelines for Adults Suspected of Hearing Loss

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), a multi-disciplinary committee associated with the United Kingdom’s National Healthcare System, provides evidence-based guidance and advice to improve health care. A primary goal of NICE is to provide all stakeholders, including clinicians and the public with guidance on high quality, cost-effective care options. Last week, NICE…

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HHTM Hearing News Round-up: This Week’s Notable Stories

With so much news happening to report on, this week we bring you a synopsis of timely news items that may be of interest:   Age-related Hearing Loss Continues to be a Huge Burden   An online report from The US Burden of Disease Collaborators, recently published by JAMA, indicated age-related hearing loss continues to…

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