Profession

Brandon Sawalich elected New Hearing Industries Association Chairman of the Board

Nomination

Brandon Sawalich
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Starkey Hearing Technologies has announced that its Senior Vice President, Brandon Sawalich, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Board to the Hearing Industries Association (HIA). HIA announced Sawalich as its new Chair at its recent Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

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Developing training modules using simulated learning environments

Training

Researchers from the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences, International Islamic University of Malaysia, in Kuantan, Pahang recently carried out a review of the literature on simulated learning environments (SLE), and how they are applied in audiology training.

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University of Melbourne’s Masters in Learning Intervention

Education

Sharon Klieve
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Education HQ Australia recently interviewed Sharon Klieve, Course Coordinator of the University of Melbourne’s Masters in Learning Intervention (Hearing Impairment) program.

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Interacoustics Academy announces new series of free live webinars

Training

Interacoustics Academy

The Interacoustics Academy, Interacoustics' technological knowledge centre specialized in audiological and vestibular training, has announced a new series of live webinars in spring 2017.

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Using pink noise technology to protect hearing

Safety

pink noise to protect hearing in cas of car crash
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Pink noise, which sounds similar to white noise, is being used by carmaker Mercedes-Benz to protect hearing in the event of a car crash, reports Next Avenue citing IEEE Spectrum, a magazine focusing on engineering and applied sciences.

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Phonak in-ear monitors used in La La Land

Hollywood

Steve Morrow La La Land

Following a whirlwind few weeks of ceremonies, nominations and awards, the sound mixer for the film La La Land has revealed that he used Phonak in-ear monitors to achieve the seamless transition between dialogue and songs.

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World Hearing Day 3rd March

Celebration

World Hearing Day 2017

Today, 3rd March 2017, sees the return of World Hearing Day. This year’s theme is ‘Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment’.

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Family-centered hearing care: Making a success of difficult conversations

Approach

Phonak Family-centered hearing care

In the last decade, family-centred care (FCC) has become a successful model in healthcare, and is becoming increasingly popular in the hearing aid sector.

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Getting our numbers right on hearing loss

STATISTICS

Getting our numbers right
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As the number of surveys increase and the countries grow, the EuroTrak reports start to provide meaningful data. This database can be compared, contrasted and correlated with European Union statistics to start to paint a more meaningful picture of hearing loss, hearing aid adoption, use and satisfaction.

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Vestibular syndromes are a major health problem

INTERVIEW

Vestibular syndromes
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“Our current knowledge allows for differential diagnoses to establish, with full certainty and without using sophisticated technology, whether peripheral or central causes lie behind cases of acute vertigo,” points out Sergio Carmona, an Argentinian specialist invited to by AMCAOF to its congress in Nayarit.

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