cochlear implant telehealth services

Telehealth Services Lead to Improved Empowerment for CI Recipients

Adult cochlear implant (CI) recipients are known to require several hours of “face time” with an audiologist following surgical intervention. In addition to mapping the CI, audiologists spend a considerable amount of time on CI orientation, review of CI accessories and other important counseling-related activities. Unquestionably, these are vital components of follow-up care that lead…

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rising cost of healthcare

High Costs are Driving People Away from Necessary Healthcare

U.S. health care costs keep rising, evidence is mounting that these high prices are instrumental in people skipping physician visits. In 2016, healthcare costs amassed a person cost of more than $10,000 a year. According to one recent national poll conducted by the University of Chicago and West Health Institute, over the past 12 months,…

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self fitting hearing aids teleaudiology

Hearing Enablement, Teleaudiology and Self-Fitting Hearing Aids: More Patient Choices in Hearing Healthcare

In part 1 of this email exchange between Elaine Saunders and Brian Taylor, Dr. Saunders shared her thoughts on self-fitting hearing aids and how her company, Blamey Saunders Hears, is shaping the future of hearing healthcare. In part 2, they discuss the integration of tele-audiology with traditional face-to-face care, and how the combination of the…

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RemotEAR Announces Partnership and Integration with Resonance Products

LEDERACH, PENNSYLVANIA — RemotEAR, a tele-audiology company, announced a partnership this week with hearing equipment manufacturer, Resonance. RemotEAR’s Deviceware® tele-audiology service is now fully compatible with Resonance’s portable line of equipment. The companies worked together to create a module that enables the Resonance devices to be used with RemotEAR’s Deviceware tele-audiology service, which enables hearing…

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The Future is Now: A Conversation about Self-Fitting Hearing Aids with Elaine Saunders

In the hearing healthcare field, there is a lot of talk about disruptive innovation, but very few individuals have put disruption into practice. One such person is Elaine Saunders, a renowned hearing scientist, award winning entrepreneur and founder of Blamey Saunders Hears, an Australian company that manufacturers hearing aids sold on-line, directly to consumers Brian…

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cochlear implant remote programming telehealth

Remote Programming via Telemedicine Approved for Cochlear Implants

Telemedicine appears to be gaining some traction within audiology circles, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a remote feature for follow-up programming sessions for the Nucleus Cochlear Implant System on November 17. The remote programming feature is indicated for patients who have had six months of experience with their cochlear implant sound processor…

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Taps Dr. Kevin Franck as Audiology Director; RemotEAR Names Dr. Tom Powers as Partner

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — Massachusetts Eye and Ear announced the appointment of Kevin Franck, PhD, MBA, as Director of Audiology. He will oversee the audiology department at Mass. Eye and Ear as the hospital continues to grow its clinical and hearing research programs, and he will also serve on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School…

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VA pilot program tests feasibility of expanded tele-audiology services

WASHINGTON, DC—The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a national tele-audiology pilot program that it hopes will lay the groundwork for a permanent program to improve veterans’ access to audiologic care. In the pilot program, a computer network is used to transmit and regulate sound waves from an audiologist in one location to an…

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Students’ concept for mobile hearing screening wins a global competition

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA–Someday, maybe soon, expect to see software that enables a mobile phone to screen a person for hearing loss and then wirelessly transmit the results to a medical database, where an audiologist analyzes them. This is the idea behind the Sana AudioPulse technology, devised by students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),…

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Pilot programs to use telemedicine to reach young people with hearing loss

ITHACA, NY/DAVIS, CA—Funded by federal grants, universities in New York and California are launching innovative programs to better serve the needs of people in their area with hearing loss. Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY, is partnering with Rochester [NY] Institute of Technology (RIT) and Camden County College in New Jersey, to provide online support for…

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