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New center for hearing loss research in Newfoundland, Canada


A new research and development center, called the Genomic-Based R&D Centre for Hearing Science, which focuses on genetic forms of hearing loss, has been opened in Grand Falls-Windsor, reports the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

The center is being funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Memorial University, St. John’s. This part of Canada was chosen specifically for this type of genetic hearing research because it has what is known by geneticists as a ‘founder population’ and because families here are traditionally large. This means that the research team can assess patterns of hearing loss within families and across multiple generations.

“This is a special day, because this is really about patient impact,” said Terry-Lynn Young, a Memorial University professor who has spent more than a decade carrying out research on specific genes that cause hearing loss in Newfoundland families. “What we’ve never been able to do is actually bring in the families who have hearing loss, and have an in-depth look at what type of loss they have, and perhaps how we can make things better for their hearing aids,” she added.

One of the aims is to work with computer modelling to develop algorithms and then incorporate the results into hearing devices to improve hearing aid performance for people with different types of hearing loss. McMaster University in Hamilton and Western University in London, Ontario will also provide support to the center.

Source: CBC News


Hip hearing aids as a fashion statement?
Hip hearing aids as a fashion statement?


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Eye glasses are available in all possible shapes, models and colors. But when it comes to hearing aids, invisibility is still often the norm. However, good design can also make all the difference to a hearing aid. Where is the Giorgio Armani of the hearing industry?

Andy Rihs 1942 - 2018
Andy Rihs 1942 - 2018



Andreas (Andy) Rihs, swiss business man, owner of BMC cycling and Young Boys football team, and chief protagonist in the early development of Phonak, has died at the age of 75.

"Lead like a girl", says Tacy M Byham, PhD


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Tacy M. Byham, PhD was giving the American Academy of Audiology Foundation lecture at this year’ AAA Conference in Nashville, with the title, ‘Lead like a Girl’.

New type of hearing test app from Germany
New type of hearing test app from Germany


IPhone captions of the new app. © Mimi Hearing Technologies

Berlin-based company Mimi Hearing Technologies has developed a new type of hearing app to test the extent to which the user is not hearing 100%, reports Forbes magazine.

"Long gone is the time when we can 'just' be good clinicians"


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Eileen C. Rall, AuD, is the Program Chair for the 2018 annual meeting of the American Academy of Audiology. She introduces here this year's AAA, a gathering full of news, learning, exchange, entertainment and, of course, music!

AWN Congress Special: Lead like a girl at AAA
AWN Congress Special: Lead like a girl at AAA


“Doing things ‘Like a girl’ has always been a playground insult, but it represents a much deeper problem that anything women do is weak, silly, or otherwise not worthy of respect.”

New partnership to develop a hearing screening mobile app
New partnership to develop a hearing screening mobile app


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The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) has teamed up with hearX group, an e-health start-up from South Africa, to launch the first-ever intensive hearing screening mobile app in the United States.

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MAICO launches new Newborn Hearing Screening webpageMAICO launches new Newborn Hearing Screening webpage

MAICO Diagnostics introduces a new webpage dedicated to newborn hearing screening.

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Delivering The Tools And Information to Excel in Your BusinessDelivering The Tools And Information to Excel in Your Business

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As the global hearing profession faces change and what seems to be many threats, we think it is imperative that businesses have access to the best tools and data. Three things are key to survive and thrive.

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Hansaton's latest RIC hearing system sound SHD streamHansaton's latest RIC hearing system sound SHD stream

Hansaton is presenting its latest RIC hearing system in the sound SHD product family, which offers binaural features for a natural hearing experience and connects directly to Bluetooth® capable* telephones and smartphones thanks to 2.4 GHz wireless technology.  [ ... ]