Dogs are mentally uplifting and cost effective in the lives of deaf people, pioneering study affirms
Dogs are mentally uplifting and cost effective in the lives of deaf people, pioneering study affirms

 

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Having an assistance dog significantly improves the wellbeing, mental health, and independence of deaf people, reducing social isolation and fearfulness. Who would've thought it?

InnerScope guzzles Walmart's biggest hearing aid supplier and guns for record revenues
InnerScope guzzles Walmart's biggest hearing aid supplier and guns for record revenues

 

acquisitions

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The steam is sizzling from the latest move in the ebullient US direct-to-consumer hearing tech market by California-based device producer and distributor InnerScope Hearing Technologies, which has announced its purchase of Hearing Assist.

London research envisages a future cochlear implant that self-curls into individual cochlea shapes
London research envisages a future cochlear implant that self-curls into individual cochlea shapes

 

implants

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The intriguing concept of a cochlear implant (CI) that self-shapes on insertion has moved an early step closer to materialisation, having successfully met simulation and analysis studies by its Imperial College proposers.

Predictions for 2031: Christophe Micheyl: Earbuds morning to night, all of us, all ages
Predictions for 2031: Christophe Micheyl: Earbuds morning to night, all of us, all ages

 

Future of Audiology: 2031

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One of our French sources from the 15 worldwide audiology experts we asked for visions of audiology in the year 2031, Christophe Micheyl, predicts a society in which everyone wears earbuds morning to night.

More prestigious recognition for Sonova's classy hearing awareness and product films
More prestigious recognition for Sonova's classy hearing awareness and product films

 
 

marketing

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Once again, the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards has recognised the marketing finesse of hearing giant Sonova, two of its Life without Limitations film products capturing the jury's favour in the November festival.

Predictions for 2031: Prof. Helen Cullington: The instant and total hearing fix
Predictions for 2031: Prof. Helen Cullington: The instant and total hearing fix

 

Future of Audiology: 2031

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Imagine a world in which we no longer stress any distinction between normal-hearing persons and those with hearing loss; could this happen by 2031?

Latest figures show continued hearing aid sales recovery, and strong NHS revival
Latest figures show continued hearing aid sales recovery, and strong NHS revival

 
 

sales

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Heartening Q3 hearing instrument sales figures from the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) show continued recovery from the 2020 pandemic hit not only in UK and Ireland private business, but now in NHS numbers.

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Fitting flexibility spotlit in Widex launch of first rechargeable BTE: MOMENT BTE R D Fitting flexibility spotlit in Widex launch of first rechargeable BTE: MOMENT BTE R D

 
 

hearing aids

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Widex has announced its first-ever rechargeable behind-the-ear hearing aid, one its makers say professionals can fit with great flexibility through the new Compass GPS 4.3 software. 

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MOMENT App update offers Widex users streaming scopeMOMENT App update offers Widex users streaming scope

 

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Widex has announced a mobile softward upgrade that will allow users of the MOMENT range to stream music, calls, and other content.

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Starkey unveils highly crafted Evolv AI and its 55 million adjustments per hourStarkey unveils highly crafted Evolv AI and its 55 million adjustments per hour

 

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© Starkey  The US manufacturer launched its latest range online in August, Archelle Georgiou and Achin Bhowmik, respectivelyt its chief officers for medicine and technology, introducing many of the new features of Evolv AI.

“Effortless”is the key idea behind the latest hearing aid portfolio released by US manufacturer, Starkey: “effortless hearing, effortless connection and effortless selection”.

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