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Mouse brain study: returning to the immature phase to improve learning

Research

Researchers in the United States have found that the auditory system in the adult mouse brain can be induced to revert to an immature state, improving the animals’ ability to learn new sounds, reports Scientific American.

Aaron C. Jones named Director of In-clinic Success at Unitron US
Aaron C. Jones named Director of In-clinic Success at Unitron US

Appointment

Unitron USA has announced the appointment of Aaron C. Jones, Au.D., M.S., as its Director of In-clinic Success.

DentalPlans.com and Amplifon have teamed up to offer cost-effective solutions
DentalPlans.com and Amplifon have teamed up to offer cost-effective solutions

Partnership

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BusinessWire reports that DentalPlans.com, a leading dental and health savings marketplace in the US, is partnering with Amplifon to offer affordable access to hearing healthcare services and hearing aids.

Brandon Sawalich: industry opinion on OTC hearing aids
Brandon Sawalich: industry opinion on OTC hearing aids

Opinion

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Brandon Sawalich, President of Starkey Hearing Technologies and Chairman of the Hearing Industries Association (HIA), recently published an opinion contribution in The Hill, a Washington D.C.-based political journalism newspaper.

Levy on equipment and appliances used by the disabled
Levy on equipment and appliances used by the disabled

Taxes

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The Indian government’s new goods and services tax (GST) law would put a levy of 5% on assistive devices for people with disabilities, report several of the country’s newspapers.

The US House of Representatives has adopted the law containing the proposed bill on the unrestricted sale of certain hearing aids
The US House of Representatives has adopted the law containing the proposed bill on the unrestricted sale of certain hearing aids

OTC

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OTC – The debate has been at the heart of audiology in the United States for the last few months. The outcome is near since the over-the-counter sale of certain hearing aids is now another step closer to becoming a reality, through the approval of the FDA MDUFA package.

Company Directory

New products

VANISH brings new color blending process to BTE or RICVANISH brings new color blending process to BTE or RIC

Every behind-the-ear hearing aid manufactured in the world today has a bright and shiny plastic hearing aid tube.  [ ... ]

Oticon Opn upgraded with customizable tinnitus supportOticon Opn upgraded with customizable tinnitus support

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With the launch of Tinnitus SoundSupport™ Oticon has announced a significant upgrade to the Oticon Opn family. [ ... ]

New EXPRESSfit® Pro Fine-tunes Fittings on Sonic SoundDNA PlatformNew EXPRESSfit® Pro Fine-tunes Fittings on Sonic SoundDNA Platform

New EXPRESSfit® Pro is an easy-to-use, robust system with all the tools needed to fine-tune settings on the Sonic SoundDNA platform.  [ ... ]