Amplifon makes media medic Sarah Jarvis its UK face
Amplifon makes media medic Sarah Jarvis its UK face

 

marketing

© Amplifon

Global hearing giant Amplifon has recruited TV doctor Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE to play an ambassadorial role as its medical advisor, offering advice to customers on hearing loss over the next 12 months.

City noise annoys most but does it really comfort some Londoners?
City noise annoys most but does it really comfort some Londoners?

 
 

noise pollution

© georgeclerk - iStock     Traffic on the M8 motorway rushing through central Glasgow.

While the English capital calls for a drop in noise levels, and Scotland’s largest city shows its main motorway is as loud as an airport runway, the Belgian city of Genk has brought in a major tech company to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to solve its sound pollution problems.

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Specsavers UK audiology expansion sparks recruitment campaign
Specsavers UK audiology expansion sparks recruitment campaign

 

chains

© Specsavers

As part of a bold expansion of its audiology services, the British multinational optical retail chain, Specsavers, plans to open an additional 30 new audiology businesses in 2022, and is looking to recruit over 100 qualified audiologists and hearing aid dispensers.

3D-printed human ear lab-tested by researchers in Israel
3D-printed human ear lab-tested by researchers in Israel

 

MEDICAL 3D

©Scharfsinn86 - iStock   In 2019, Israeli scientists announced they had created a 3-D printed heart using patient's cells

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Sheba Medical Center have developed a way to 3D-print “scaffolding” as the basis for a replacement ear.

Sonova substantially increases its US consumer access by purchasing Alpaca Audiology
Sonova substantially increases its US consumer access by purchasing Alpaca Audiology

 
 

acquisitions

© Alpaca Audiology

One of the largest independent hearing care networks in the USA, Alpaca Audiology, has been purchased for $310m by Swiss giant Sonova, significantly expanding the group's direct consumer access.

Search for cellular causal link between coronavirus and hearing damage heads to the morgue
Search for cellular causal link between coronavirus and hearing damage heads to the morgue

 

Covid

© fstop123

Attempts to link the novel coronavirus to hearing problems has so far led to patchy data. But an ear surgeon leading a research team at Johns Hopkins University may be cutting his way through cadavers towards plausible cellular mechanisms.

Judy Rudebusch Rich Becomes 2022 President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Judy Rudebusch Rich Becomes 2022 President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

 

Associations

© ASHA

Judy Rudebusch Rich, EdD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, took office from January 1 as the 2022 President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Company Directory

New products

MedRx Diagnostics releases its first desktop tympanometerMedRx Diagnostics releases its first desktop tympanometer

 

equipment

© MedRx

Florida-based MedRx has released two new products, the Otowave 302 and 302+ Tympanometer models, the first MedRx tympanometer intended for desktop use in an office or clinical setting.

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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

© Widex

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

 

streaming

© Widex

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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