Full Q2 2020 hearing instrument market data has been released, confirming that both private and NHS sales were pushed off a cliff by COVID lockdown policies.
A new online tool using language-independent tests to assess a person's ability to discriminate similar speech sounds offers adults struggling to hear with hearing aids a self-testing comparison of how cochlear implants might do the job.
The 2020 Digital EUHA Congress will kick-off on Friday October 9 with an online Future Friday event featuring keynote lectures on crucial technology issues, including artificial intelligence, Bluetooth enhancements, and remote fitting.
The online format now chosen by most events to circumvent pandemic restrictions is also the route taken this year by the MENASA region's star audiology event, Dubai Otology, which will run from November 18 to 20.
A 2020 survey by UK hearing aid manufacturers shows higher UK figures for self-reporting hearing loss than in figures from the latest EuroTrak market survey for the same country, and significantly more than the European average.
As with other sectors, hearing healthcare has been pushed into virtual spaces to get across its messages, but the shift to remote needed a landmark event to underline not just its arrival, but perhaps also its effectiveness as a post-COVID medium. Enter GN Hearing.
Hot on the heels of the recent launch of its Livio Edge AI hearing aid, the US manufacturer Starkey has now expanded its features to include a "first-of-its-kind" speech enhancement feature, and technology to help wearers find their smartphones.[ ... ]
The success of Sonova's Phonak Marvel hearing aids needed a guarantee of an afterlife to keep the story going: Audéo Paradise is how the core prayers of the Switzerland-based group's consumers have been answered.[ ... ]
Using the human ear anatomy as the point of sound collection for a hearing aid is a method that has eluded efforts in modern hearing aid tech and design, but GN Hearing is claiming a major breakthrough with a device that places both microphone and receiver directly in the ear.[ ... ]