In a gesture equivalent to taking a knee, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has admitted to falling short in its June 1 statement against racism and US police brutality, and is following up with a salvo of stronger messages.
An online-offline mix is the future service model seen by 34% of Spain's audiologists and practices as a medium-term outcome from the coronavirus crisis. This is just one of the data nuggets from a survey carried out by GN Group to evaluate the economic fallout from the pandemic.
For the Denmark-based guardians of person-centred care in audiology, COVID-19 lockdowns have been just as testing as for any organisation trying to fit the old world to the new. The head of the Ida Institute explains how adapting might even sharpen the skills of rapport.
Hearing aid manufacturer Sonova's cinematic endeavours to show how its products can expand horizons for talented deaf individuals have spanned the globe in search of stories and won multiple awards on the way. The latest destination is Rio de Janeiro.
How badly hit by the coronavirus crisis is UK audiology? To answer, David Welbourn draws on knowledge gained as a trustee for the UK Council on Deafness, a hospital trust lead governor, and a business leadership consultant, expressing his personal viewpoint, he stresses, and not that of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA), of which he is Chief Executive.
Signia TeleCare is an end-to-end, comprehensive remote care solution that allows professionals to adapt existing processes to dispense, fit, and service hearing aids virtually. Professionals need a desktop/laptop computer plus a headset and a webcam; the customer needs a smartphone with the free Signia app downloaded onto it.[ ... ]
Phonak has launched eSolutions, a telehealth technology platform comprising a suite of tools featuring online hearing testing as well as real-time remote hearing aid fitting, programming, and fine-tuning. The tools work together to remotely connect providers with clients at all stages of the hearing care journey from the safety of their homes.[ ... ]
The Chinese hearing device producer NewSound has pointed to recommendations issued under the coronavirus restrictions to highlight the teleaudiology features of its recently-launched EASYHEAR App.[ ... ]