More pictures of AudiologyNOW! 2016

Audiologynow!

   

Take a glimpse of the last two days of AudiologyNOW!, held from 13th to 16th April in Phoenix.

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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).

Berlin's Mimi raises €22.1m to bridge gap between hearing and audio
Berlin's Mimi raises €22.1m to bridge gap between hearing and audio

 

Disruptive tech

© Mimi Hearing Technologies

Mimi Hearing Technologies, a Berlin-based start up partnered with brands such as Skullcandy, Beyerdynamic, and smartphone manufacturer Shenzhen Rillya, has secured €22.1m capital to fund its mission to "overcome the barriers to better hearing".

Nuheara launches capital raising to find $7.6m towards US expansion
Nuheara launches capital raising to find $7.6m towards US expansion

 

market movers

© Nuheara

The Australian manufacturer Nuheara has initiated a $7.6m capital raise to finance growth opportunities linked to US expansion with its range of hearing aid products.

Predictions for 2031: David Welbourn: Transform healthcare and the citizen-state relationship or face divisive iniquity and further marginalised hearing health
Predictions for 2031: David Welbourn: Transform healthcare and the citizen-state relationship or face divisive iniquity and further marginalised hearing health

 

Future of Audiology: 2031

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We come to the end of our series of expert predictions with a sharp reminder of realities that wild dreams—from both scientific and manufacturing positions—can all too easily overlook.

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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