Hearing aid loss or damage tops list of facemask-related UK home insurance claims
Hearing aid loss or damage tops list of facemask-related UK home insurance claims

 

pandemic

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An insurance company’s analysis of claims over the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021 offers a likely but nonetheless intriguing chronicle of behavioural change through rises in ill-starred scenarios involving hot tubs, garden fires, and exercise equipment.

Latest record UK and Ireland hearing aid sales show strength of private market
Latest record UK and Ireland hearing aid sales show strength of private market

 
 

sales

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The latest market snapshot from the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) shows continued growth in hearing device sales, and a new high for the private market.

Author of new study on CI benefits urges insurers to stop denying coverage of cochlear implants to deaf children with learning delays
Author of new study on CI benefits urges insurers to stop denying coverage of cochlear implants to deaf children with learning delays

 

cochlear implants

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The results of a new study by Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California suggest that infants with hearing loss and severe developmental delays are better served with cochlear implants (CIs) than hearing aids.

Man in France fined for driving while wearing hearing aids
Man in France fined for driving while wearing hearing aids

 

rights

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A 55-year-old man from the northern French department of Aisne was driving his car on April 7, blissfully unaware that the eyes of the law were upon his ears. Six days later, Dominique Moret received notification of a 135 euro fine and a three-point penalty for "driving a vehicle with a device capable of emitting sound in the ear".

How has artificial intelligence use in hearing technology evolved?
How has artificial intelligence use in hearing technology evolved?

 
 
 

Technology

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Advances in technology are creating better experiences for users and for healthcare professionals. BIHIMA spoke with Dr. Dave Fabry, Chief Innovation Officer at Starkey to discuss how artificial intelligence (AI) in hearing technology has evolved, how its use has changed so far, and where AI is taking us in the future.

Oxford venue for one-day BSHAA conference in 2022
Oxford venue for one-day BSHAA conference in 2022

 

events

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The British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA) has announced a return to the conference scene with a 2022 for the diary: September 17.

CAN YOU SURVIVE THE DISRUPTORS?
CAN YOU SURVIVE THE DISRUPTORS?

 

Business practice

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Is your current business model strong enough?In a fast-changing world - irrespective of whether you are positioning for an exit, or still have decades ahead of you at the helm - standing still is not an option for most practice owners.

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Signia's Augmented Xperience (AX) platform welcomes a fresh model and new feature enhancementsSignia's Augmented Xperience (AX) platform welcomes a fresh model and new feature enhancements

 
 

Hearing aids

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Pure 312 AX is the new kid on Signia's Augmented Xperience block. This hearing aid has an RIC design and uses Zn-Air batteries that last for up to four days, boasting direct streaming to Android and iOS devices.

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Slim is the eye-catcher in a flurry of Phonak Paradise product launchesSlim is the eye-catcher in a flurry of Phonak Paradise product launches

 
 

 

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Phonak has today, April 26, announced a package of additions to its Paradise family, making a bold spring statement on the importance in hearing devices of lifestyle and fashion.

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VARTA premieres new foil technology batteries in St. LouisVARTA premieres new foil technology batteries in St. Louis

 

batteries

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VARTA, the German energy technology company, will give its newest hearing aid batteries their first public showcasing on March 30 at this year's AAA Conference 2022 and HearTech Expo, in St. Louis, USA.

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