Lorenzo Fiorani joins Amplifon Spain as General Manager

Lorenzo Fiorani Gaes Amplifon

The Widex and Sivantos merger is on again

Sivantos and Widex

"The digital transformation will not replace experts"

François Julita

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Synchrony

MED-EL announced the official launch of the SYNCHRONY system – a new cochlear implant system. It includes the SYNCHRONY (PIN) implant* offering the greatest MRI safety possibilities currently on the cochlear implant market (high-resolution MRI scans up to 3.0 Tesla) and the SONNET audio processor specifically designed to mimic the processing of sound more naturally. These features make the SYNCHRONY system the new pioneering solution for all cochlear implant candidates. The new SYNCHRONY cochlear implant system will be available in all countries that recognize the CE mark.

Additionally the new system is based on MED-EL’s Triformance concept. The unique Triformance concept combines Complete Cochlear Coverage, Structure Preservation and the FineHearing sound coding technology to deliver the best possible hearing to cochlear implant recipients.

Dr. Ingeborg Hochmair, CEO of MED-EL, is pleased to officially announce the launch of the new cochlear implant system: “Never before has the market seen a cochlear implant that doesn’t require surgical removal of the magnet for a high-resolution, 3.0 Tesla MRI scan”. “Combined with a new audio processor that offers advanced technologies available only from MED-EL, the SYNCHRONY Cochlear Implant can give our recipients the best speech and music perception possible today. We are proud to bring such an innovative CI system to the market.”


* The SYNCHRONY (PIN) implant is pending regulatory approval

Entries open for Europe's AOTY 2019 contest
Entries open for Europe's AOTY 2019 contest

AOTY2019

A leading industry competition is open for entries as the public across Europe are asked to nominate candidates for the title of ‘Audiologist of the Year 2019’.

MED-EL boosts the voice of European hearing device firms by joining EHIMA
MED-EL boosts the voice of European hearing device firms by joining EHIMA

manufacturers

The Austrian manufacturer MED-EL has joined the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA), a guild hitherto comprising GN Resound, William Demant Holding, Sonova, Sivantos, Starkey, and Widex.

Can common newborn hearing tests be used to screen for autism?
Can common newborn hearing tests be used to screen for autism?

screening

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US researchers have flagged up the links between hearing dysfunction and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), claiming that early audiological screening could also screen for autism.

Toy noise - the hidden harm in Christmas gifts that spark gradual hearing loss
Toy noise - the hidden harm in Christmas gifts that spark gradual hearing loss

Children

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Christmas has gone, the fat goose gobbled up, but the kids are going deaf: it's a toy story told by experts and one parents need to hear.

Hyundai claims first assist systems for the hearing-disabled driver
Hyundai claims first assist systems for the hearing-disabled driver

Driving

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Two new artificial intelligence systems to assist hearing-impaired drivers have been launched by the South Korean car manufacturer, Hyundai.

Lorenzo Fiorani joins Amplifon Spain as General Manager
Lorenzo Fiorani joins Amplifon Spain as General Manager

Appointment

Lorenzo Fiorani has joined Amplifon Spain as General Manager.

Study confirms "unacceptable frequency" of adverse events from MRI scans on patients with hearing implants
Study confirms

CI

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Safety levels for hearing implant users undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are unacceptable and must be improved, concludes a recently published US study led by Matthew Shew, of the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Company Directory

New products

Ida Institute's My World tool now available as an appIda Institute's My World tool now available as an app

My World is a free pediatric counseling tool from the Ida Institute designed to help children talk about their hearing loss.  [ ... ]

Dreve highlights at EUHA 2018

At the EUHA 2018, Dreve launched the first and unique 3D direct to print silicone BioTec, which is revolutionizing the digital earmold production.  [ ... ]

Phonak Marvel: exceptional sound quality and universal Bluetooth connectivityPhonak Marvel: exceptional sound quality and universal Bluetooth connectivity

Phonak introduces Marvel - a revolutionary hearing aid family that combines the benefits of exceptional speech understanding and reduced listening effort in noise with the ability to stream all audio content seamlessly from iPhone, Android smartphone [ ... ]