tinnitus management patterns

Current Tinnitus Management Patterns Represent Big Opportunities for Audiology Community

The disability caused by tinnitus is believed to be one of the most common chronic medical conditions in adults – on par with diabetes, lower back & neck pain and knee problems. And, hearing care professionals encounter patients with tinnitus on an almost daily basis.   In fact, according to South Korean researchers, tinnitus, like…

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hearing loss psychosis

Study Indicates Hearing Loss Associated with Increased Risk of Psychosis

UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS — A team of Dutch researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University Medical Center Utrecht and Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, recently published a meta-analysis that showed an association between hearing loss and psychosis. Their meta-analyses revealed an increased risk of hearing impairment on all psychosis outcomes, including hallucinations, delusions, psychotic symptoms and delirium.…

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walmart hearing aid lawsuit

Texas dispensers sue Wal-Mart; say its unlicensed sale of hearing aids is illegal

By David H. Kirkwood MARSHALL, TX–The Texas Hearing Aid Association (THAA) has brought a federal class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., charging that the world’s largest retailer is selling hearing aids in Texas without the state-mandated license. The plaintiffs, who filed suit last month in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in…

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