HHTM News Round Up: A Synopsis of Recent Hearing Research Studies

This week HHTM offers readers a synopsis of some of the latest hearing research:   Study Shows Relationship Between Early Hearing Loss and Alzheimer Disease   Columbia University researchers, using the audiogram, word recognition scores and positron emission tomography (PET) scans were able to associate hearing loss of early onset and the presence of β-amyloid,…

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QM2 Solutions and ENT Hearing Associates of Florida Team Up on E-Visit Strategy

In early April, shortly after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and because of an urgent need to extend contactless to patients, ENT Hearing Associates  of  Florida,  contracted with  QM2  Solutions  to provide an e-visit care option. Dr. Patricia Ramos, the Director of ENT Hearing Associates of Florida, used QM2 Solution’s SEngage to remotely connect…

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Audigy Releases New Advanced Telehealth Solutions

Audigy, the Vancouver, Washington-based practice management and consulting company recently released new advanced telehealth solutions for affiliated practices to provide remote care for their patients. The release is especially timely, given health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The new advanced telehealth features come as a standard with Audigy’s proprietary “e-patient,” a web-based…

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NationsBenefits Launches New Technology Solutions for Hearing Assessment and Long-Term Care

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA –NationsBenefits®, LLC., supplemental benefits company, announced today the release of “several new innovative solutions designed to help health plan members with their hearing loss”. The company has developed digital technologies that allow access to hearing tests and related care from any location, including their homes, local community, and mobile devices when on…

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CMS Expands List of Medicare Eligible Telehealth Providers to Include Audiologists

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) announced this week that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an interim final regulation on April 30 that states that, “all professionals who are able to bill Medicare for their professional services will be considered eligible telehealth providers for the duration of the…

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New Telehealth Technology from Phonak Enables Fully-Remote Hearing Aid Fittings

STAFA, SWITZERLAND – Phonak is responding to the immediate need for those with hearing loss to receive essential care amid the COVID-19 pandemic with technology that will allow hearing care professionals (HCPs) to deliver remote audiological care. This new telehealth technology is comprised of a suite of Phonak eSolutions featuring online hearing testing as well…

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ReSound Assist Live Expanded to Allow Hearing Professionals to Test and Fit Hearing Aids Remotely

BALLERUP, DENMARK – GN Hearing today announces new in-ear tests (also known as ‘in-situ’ tests) available as an extension to ReSound Assist Live at-home services. The technology allows hearing care professionals to offer complete hearing care remotely, including hearing assessment and hearing aid fitting. It allows people with hearing loss to get their hearing tested…

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Oticon, Inc. Launches RemoteCare Telehealth Solution to All US Hearing Care Professionals

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – Following a successful US roll-out and a strong launch in countries around the world, Oticon, Inc. launches Oticon RemoteCare to all US hearing care professionals. The new telehealth solution expands the potential for hearing care professionals to assist more patients remotely, even when a face-to-face appointment would normally be the most…

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FDA Gives Expedited Approval of Cochlear’s Remote Check Solution for Cochlear Implants

CENTENNIAL, COLORADO — Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, has obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Remote Check solution. According to the company’s announcement, this approval is “the first step in commercializing the product offering, which is anticipated by the end of 2020”. Cochlear says that it…

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