Profession

NICE criteria review means 70% more NHS cochlear implants annually in UK by 2024

CI

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A significant rise in the number of UK NHS patients receiving cochlear implants (CIs) will follow a long-overdue criteria revision by the standards-setting body NICE.

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New regional ENT plan for the Pacific

Public health

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Australian and New Zealand ENT and Audiology experts have been meeting this spring with their counterparts from 6 Pacific Islands to help develop a plan to tackle an alarming regional shortage in hearing health equipment and workforce.

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Health authority must pay €200k in compensation for "totally deaf" misdiagnosis of child with autism

Litigation

Court sentence
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"Crass medical errors" led to a child in Galicia, Spain being misdiagnosed as "totally, incurably deaf"—the real complaint of autism overlooked—and then submitted to unnecessary cochlear implant operations causing unilateral deafness.

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Medicare - the land where angels (and audiologists) fear to tread

Reimbursement

Seniors
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AAA 2019 "The Best of Audiology" must also embrace what for many professionals is the worst of audiology, namely the complexity and stress of medicare.

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Get involved in Audiologist of the Year 2019!

Contest

For a chance to become Europe’s Audiologist of the Year, request your entry pack for the prestigious competition now by visiting:

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New UK Hearing Conservation Association launched

Association

To coincide with World Hearing Day on the 3rd March 2019 a new group was launched in the United Kingdom.

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Top UK charity for pro musicians helps with key tinnitus research

tinnitus

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A new in-depth research study by the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) will count on illuminating data gathered by a leading charity for professional musicians, a community seriously blighted by this hard-to-manage condition.

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Google empowers hearing loss sufferers through new Android features

Apps

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Google has launched two new features for Android phones destined to make life easier for hearing-impaired users.

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Top national honour for dedicated president of Australia's CI Club, Susan Walters

Awards

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A lifetime dedicated to supporting people with hearing loss has brought Susan Walters, president of the Cochlear Implant Club and Advisory Association, supreme national recognition in the form of The Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

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Amplifon signs deal to help low-income hearing disabled in Spanish region of Asturias

solidarity

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The hearing giant, Amplifon, has teamed up with a non-profit organisation in Asturias, Spain for a one-year deal to provide access to hearing aids and treatment for the region's poor hearing-disabled.

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