Profession

Hearing loss prevalence and better hearing to keep the brain active

Figures

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According to a study published in the journal Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore – AAMS, an estimated 422,000 older adults in Singapore suffer from hearing loss and over 100,000 may have disabling hearing impairment.

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Ear Foundation study confirms benefits of Ida Institute’s My World Pediatric Counseling Tool

Report

The Ear Foundation has released a new report that confirms the benefits the Ida Institute’s My World Pediatric Counseling Tool as a means for hearing care professionals to understand the child’s perspective and enable children to become active partners in their own care.

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Søren Hougaard: an audiology life well-spent

Portrait

Søren Hougaard
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Søren Hougaard began his career in the hearing world in 1984, at Danish firm Widex. He then joined Sonova in 2002, where he held the position of Managing Director for the Phonak brand in Denmark.

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Audio Infos LATAM #59: CI minimally-invasive surgery, awareness and much more

Magazine

Cover of Audio Infos LATAM issue 59
Cover of Audio Infos LATAM issue 59.

Audio Infos No. 59 acknowledges the success of minimally-invasive surgery through microtechnology in operations performed in Chile to give patients the latest implant to hit the country: Neuro, from the Danish producer Oticon Medical, recommended for when hearing aids are not helping.

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Oticon appointed Thomas Behrens as Chief Audiologist

Nomination

Thomas Behrens
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Oticon has announced the appointement of Thomas Behrens as Chief Audiologist. Thomas Behrens, Head of Audiology at Oticon and Director for the Centre for Applied Audiology Research at Oticon global headquarters, will step into the new role, bringing 20 years of experience.

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The cost of hearing aids

Too expensive?

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The New York Times recently ran an interesting piece on why hearing aids are so expensive. The article asks whether it’s a question of patents or the manufacturing environment, and points out how the digital revolution may change the industry.

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Erik Westermann 1923-2017

Manufacturers

Erik Westermann
Erik Westermann © Widex

It was with great sadness that Widex announced the passing away of Erik Westermann, who died quietly in his sleep early on Tuesday 24th October at the age of 94.

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“The future of audiology is as big as our imagination is!”

Trends

Dave Fabry, GNReSound
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Vice-president of global medical affairs at GN ReSound and a former president of the American Academy of Audiology, David Fabry gave several lectures at the XIV Encontro International sobre próteses auditivas, last June in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Audio Service again overall winner of yearly BVHI survey

Audio Service
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Customer satisfaction

Since 2010, Germany's hearing aid manufacturers have been inviting hearing aid dispensers to participate in a survey conducted by the German Association of the Hearing Aid Industry [BVHI].

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An update on OTC legislation

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Mark Laureyns
Mark Laureyns, President of the AEA, during the convention of the International Hearing Society in Atlanta, last September © IHS

On Friday, August 18, the over the counter (OTC) debate, that has been raging since March in the USA, came to its first conclusion with president Donald Trump signing the 2017 Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization act.

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