Numerous technological novelties at the AudiologyNOW!

AUDIOLOGYNOW!

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Wednesday night at the "largest gathering of audiologists in the world", about 175 companies present their newest audiology products and services. Across more than 3,000 square meters of exposition surface, renowned hearing aid manufacturers such as GN ReSound, Hansaton, Oticon, Phonak, Siemens/Sivantos, Unitron and Widex have their stands. Numerous smaller suppliers from the entire spectrum of audiology diagnostics and hearing rehabilitation are also represented. The exhibition started, for the second year running, with the big opening party "Celebrate Audiology".

During the opening night visitors had the opportunity to inform themselves about numerous technological novelties. GN ReSound, for instance, shows the LiNX² the second generation of its LiNX hearing system, including new performance classes and building concepts. Hansaton presents the product families Sound, Jam and Beat, a totally new portfolio. Focal points on the Oticon stand are the new hearing aid families Alta2, Nera2 and Ria2. Phonak shows Bolero V its smallest IP67 certified BTE, also the Phonak CROS II for single sided deafness and the Roger EasyPen. Siemens presents the In-ear hearing aids Insio, which are offered in ITE, ITC, CIC and Invisible-in-Canal (IIC) versions. The highlight at Widex is the Power-hearing system Widex Dream.

Apart from these and many, many other new products, the 6,000 plus visitors - audiologists, students, researchers, manufacturers and retailers – are treated to a top of the bill programme of lectures and workshops dedicated to hearing, hearing loss and hearing rehabilitation until the weekend.

With its annual congress, the American Academy of Audiology wishes to support audiologists in their effort to offer ever better service to their customers and to overcome professional bottlenecks.

Two conferences featured on the first day. The Academy Research Conference (ARC) focused this year on vestibular loss. 35 percent of Americans over forty suffer from restrictions regarding their vestibular system. During the conference, internationally renowned experts shed light on various vestibular dysfunctions. The Student Academy of Audiology Conference is a high-grade education programme for audiology students.

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Study of earless worm's auditory capacity brings new tool into view for hearing research
Study of earless worm's auditory capacity brings new tool into view for hearing research

 

sensory biology

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Fifteen years of careful study of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans has led scientists at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute (LSI) to this nematode's fascinating hearing sense: it picks up tones through neurones in its skin.

Predictions for 2031. Lise Lotte Bundesen : Practitioners as person-centred tech guides in a transformed audiology profession
Predictions for 2031. Lise Lotte Bundesen : Practitioners as person-centred tech guides in a transformed audiology profession

 
 

Future of audiology: 2031

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Among the 15 international hearing health experts asked by Audiology Worldnews for predictions on the audiology panorama for 2031 was someone whose professional mission is to change the direction of the entire thrust of hearing care to one with the patient as an individual at its nucleus. No. 2: Lise Lotte Bundesen

Predictions for 2031. De Wet Swanepoel : How COVID triggered the hearing health care revolution
Predictions for 2031.  De Wet Swanepoel : How COVID triggered the hearing health care revolution

 
 

futures

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We consulted 15 audiology experts on what everyone in hearing health will be talking about in 2031? No. 1: De Wet Swanepoel.

UK professional associations ready for face-to-face autumn gatherings; BTA announces virtual tinnitus event
UK professional associations ready for face-to-face autumn gatherings; BTA announces virtual tinnitus event

 

UK events

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The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has added a virtual event to a busy calendar of UK hearing events, at least two of them face-to-face gatherings.

Sonova teams up with French biotech Sensorion for long-term study of hearing loss genetics
Sonova teams up with French biotech Sensorion for long-term study of hearing loss genetics

 
 

genetics

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The days when genetic analysis becomes routine in diagnosis of progressive hearing loss should come nearer faster thanks to a strategic team-up between Swiss hearing health giant Sonova and Montpellier-based clinical-stage biotech company, Sensorion.

EUHA 2021: Fewer non-German visitors than usual as face-to-face returns
EUHA 2021: Fewer non-German visitors than usual as face-to-face returns

 
 
 

EUHA

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For this first face-to-face return, few non-Germans made the trip to this 2021 EUHA, traditionally the major European audiology gathering.

EUHA brings hearing back to face-to-face and tests the congress scene for Hanover and Germany
EUHA brings hearing back to face-to-face and tests the congress scene for Hanover and Germany

 
 

EUHA

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The world’s biggest hearing event, the EUHA Congress, celebrated its 65th international edition in Hanover from September 15 to 17, its organisers triumphantly hoping for a final calculation of over 50% of the 8,000+ visitors it attracted in pre-pandemic 2019.

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ActiveVent and CROS P are the latest additions to Phonak's Paradise line of hearing aid technology, now the best-selling platform in the company's history.

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