Fast gene test to save hearing in babies gets marketability green light
Fast gene test to save hearing in babies gets marketability green light

 

diagnostics

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CE marking has been announced for a half-hour infant hearing loss test to screen babies for the gene mutation that brings lifelong deafness when these susceptible patients are given certain antibiotics.

BAA pulls out of UK College of Audiology talks
BAA pulls out of UK College of Audiology talks

 

associations

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Moves to unify UK hearing care professionals under one College of Audiology suffered a major reversal this month when one of the key associations involved announced its withdrawal from negotiations.

Anticipated November call on FDA rules for OTC hearing aids delayed till 2020?
Anticipated November call on FDA rules for OTC hearing aids delayed till 2020?

 

OTC

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US Food and Drug Administration regulations on over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids were expected to be announced this November. Scratch that, if strong rumours of a delay in issuing these key rules until the first quarter of 2020 hold up.

Japan: International Sign language learners triple ahead of 2020 games
Japan: International Sign language learners triple ahead of 2020 games

 

signing

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A drive to increase sign language skills ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games has seen interest tripled in learning to communicate with deaf visitors through the pidgin system International Sign.

Elastic electrodes ready to revolutionise hearing implants
Elastic electrodes ready to revolutionise hearing implants

 

implants

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A bendy implant material of silicone-covered platinum , with a surface area of just 0.25mm2, is now being prepared for human trials. Its developers see it replacing auditory brainstem hearing implants (ABI).

Smartphones provide "accurate" hearing screening in poor South African communities
Smartphones provide

 

diagnosis

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A smartphone screening system for both hearing and vision impairment has been running in South Africa. It was set up to bring early diagnosis to those whose low socioeconomic status denies them early diagnosis.

Award for architect of Ireland's Cochlear Implant Programme as "outstanding global leader"
Award for architect of Ireland's Cochlear Implant Programme as

 

cochlear implants

Professor Laura Viani (left) with her Cpl World-Class Talent Award and Cpl CEO Anne Heraty - ©Cpl

Professor Laura Viani, the founder of Ireland's National Cochlear Implant Programme has become the first winner of the new Cpl World-Class Talent Award.

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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

 

data

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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

 

hearing aid

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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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Delivering the hearing care of tomorrow. Today. Delivering the hearing care of tomorrow. Today.

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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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