Tinnitus side-effect of Covid vaccine classified as very rare
Tinnitus side-effect of Covid vaccine classified as very rare

tinnitus

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Tinnitus has been one of the reported effects of receiving the covid vaccine in the UK, but the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has put the risk in perspective using figures from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Are public health campaigns working?
Are public health campaigns working?

 

awareness

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Audio Infos UK regular columnist, Raúl García-Medina, welcomes the global hearing health campaign encapsulated in the WHO’s 2021 World Hearing Report, but asks if it will live up to its promise.

Major iF design award for Signia’s Active Pro hearing aid, for not making people feel old
Major iF design award for Signia’s Active Pro hearing aid, for not making people feel old

 

awards

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The WS Audiology brand, Signia, is celebrating the announcement of an iF Design award for its Signia Active Pro hearing aids.

Top Red Dot design awards for stellar Phonak and Oticon products
Top Red Dot design awards for stellar Phonak and Oticon products

 
 

design

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The 2021 Red Dot Awards list for best design includes two big hearing device producers, the Switzerland-based Phonak brand picking up a Best of the Best accolade for its earbud-resembling in-the-ear (ITE) aid, Virto Marvel Black.

Sonova’s stunning new carbon-neutral building ticks all the boxes for sustainability
Sonova’s stunning new carbon-neutral building ticks all the boxes for sustainability

 

sustainability

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Pioneering zero-energy architecture is from this month housing the development of miniaturized communication and hearing protection systems for the multinational Sonova Group, helping the hearing solutions firm behind the Phonak brand meet an ambitious carbon-neutral goal.

AAA 2021 Virtual ready to open its digital doors
AAA 2021 Virtual ready to open its digital doors

 

conference

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The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) will welcome a digital international audience this Wednesday, April 14 as it commences AAA 2021 Virtual, three days of sessions and activities focusing on essential issues in hearing health today.

Another delay in the FDA’s ruling on over-the-counter hearing aids?
Another delay in the FDA’s ruling on over-the-counter hearing aids?

 

over-the-counter

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When is the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) going to announce its long awaited regulations on the sale of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids? A delay until at least mid-2022—possibly longer—is now a distinct possibility.

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Sonova PRISM chip powers new Blu platform from Unitron, emphasising on-the-spot personalisationSonova PRISM chip powers new Blu platform from Unitron, emphasising on-the-spot personalisation

 

hearing aids

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Sonova’s Unitron brand has launched a new hearing aid platform—Blu—to offer users a device adaptable to varying daily sound environments.

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Signia Active X in “earbud” form factor to combat stigma factorSignia Active X in “earbud” form factor to combat stigma factor

 

hearing aid

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Signia has announced the general availability of its Signia Active X hearing aid, featuring the brand’s innovative Dynamic Soundscape Processing, plus a stigma-busting earbud shape.

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Phonak crosses the room with its launch of Roger Focus II Phonak crosses the room with its launch of Roger Focus II

 

children

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Phonak has extended the reach of its technology for child hearing with the release of the second generation of Roger Focus, which uses a tiny ear-level receiver that couples with any Roger microphone to bring sound from teachers or parents to children at a distance.

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