US and UK tinnitus forces team up for January meet
US and UK tinnitus forces team up for January meet

 

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The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) is to host a joint networking event with the British Tinnitus Association (BTA). The evening will take place on January 25, 2020 at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) Mid-Winter Meeting in San Jose, California.

A row in Flanders over call for mandatory earplugs at concerts
A row in Flanders over call for mandatory earplugs at concerts

 

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A call by academics to make earplugs obligatory at music events has turned up the noise on both sides of the argument in Belgium, following a study showing that 75% of events do not meet noise standards.

Hearing loss impacts school attendance among Australia's aboriginal children
Hearing loss impacts school attendance among Australia's aboriginal children

 

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A pioneering recent study among Northern Territory (NT) aboriginal children in Australia has shown that preventable hearing impairment is negatively impacting their first years of primary school attendance.

Europe's hearing device manufacturers welcome Amplifon into the fold
Europe's hearing device manufacturers welcome Amplifon into the fold

 

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The Italy-based hearing care retail company, Amplifon, has joined Europe's major manufacturing association, EHIMA.

Talks on UK College of Audiology to proceed with door open to BAA return
Talks on UK College of Audiology to proceed with door open to BAA return

 

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BAA President Sue Falkingham while announcing her organisation's retreat from talks on the forming of a professional College © BAA

Groups working to unite the UK hearing care profession under a College of Audiology have issued a joint response statement to the announced withdrawal from the process by the British Academy of Audiology (BAA). The remaining groups will push on, but have reached out to the BAA to return.

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Brexit stockpiling powering roller-coaster UK hearing market
Brexit stockpiling powering roller-coaster UK hearing market

 

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Stockpiling because of Brexit insecurity is behind Q3 unit sales for hearing aids in the UK repeating this year's Q1 pattern, a 12.9% rise on 2018, according to data from the British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHMI).

Oticon rewards 2019 hearing heroes through its Focus on People Awards
Oticon rewards 2019 hearing heroes through its Focus on People Awards

 

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The 2019 Oticon Focus on People (FOP) Awards has honoured 13 people for their roles in showing that hearing loss does not limit a person's ability to live a full, productive, and inspiring life.

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AuditdataOne all-in-one platform launched by Danish audiology software houseAuditdataOne all-in-one platform launched by Danish audiology software house

 

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The Danish audiology software firm, Auditdata, has launched AuditdataOne, an all-in-one software platform that allows retail audiology to leverage data to improve operational performance and deliver better treatment outcomes.

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NewSound WattUp-enabled Primo W launched NewSound WattUp-enabled Primo W launched

 

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Primo W, a new wireless-charging hearing aid by the Asia-Pacific market grower, NewSound, was launched at the 64th Annual International EUHA Congress and Exhibition in October, 2019.

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As the global hearing care profession faces disruptive change, we think it is more imperative than ever that retail audiology businesses seize the opportunity to improve the way they manage and deliver their core services.

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