- Published on 15 August 2019
Widespread backing in US audiology supports the introduction of the bipartisan, bicameral Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act of 2019, already before the US House of Representatives and soon to be put to the Senate.
- Published on 30 June 2019
The status of audiology in Spain has made a giant leap forward with the announcement by the University of Salamanca that it will offer the country's first ever degree course in the subject.
- Published on 16 May 2019
A change in Costa Rica's hearing aid purchasing model has triggered a dispute between speech-hearing therapists and state health administrators.
- Published on 15 May 2019
April figures released by the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) show that global adoption of hearing aids in 2018 grew faster than in either of the two preceding years.
- Published on 14 May 2019
Dr. Debara L. Tucci will take over in September this year as the next director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), in charge of its annual budget for the nation's hearing matters of around $459m.
- Published on 13 May 2019
The fast-arriving healthcare benefits from evolving artifical intelligence (AI) technology mean a flexible "tailored" regulatory framework must be put in place, says the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), though the agency quickly drew criticism for lack of clarity.
- Published on 10 April 2019
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.
- Published on 09 April 2019
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.
Health authority must pay €200k in compensation for "totally deaf" misdiagnosis of child with autism
- Published on 02 April 2019
"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.