Profession

Ethiopia sees its first ever speech-language pathology graduates

Co-operation

Homegrown speech-language pathologists who will stay and treat Ethiopia's hearing and speech disabled - the fruit of ongoing co-operation between an African and a Canadian university.

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Cochlear implant pioneer gets a sweet taste of his own bionic medicine

CI

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John Rice, a 1990's pioneer in Australian cochlear implant surgery for deaf children got his very own bionic hearing boost after an operation performed by one of his proteges.

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3D-printing + goodwill means hearing for kids in the Middle-East

3D printing

Some 12,000 deaf children in the Middle East may hear thanks to 3D printing technology and plenty of human kindness.

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Tanzania goes local on cochlear ops and saves over half a million dollars

CI

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Tanzania has claimed major savings and a first in Africa by carrying out its own cochlear implant surgery in a major public hospital.

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Top-ranked US audiology doctorate program axed

Training

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A termination date of spring quarter 2018 has been confirmed for the University of Washington's acclaimed Doctor in Audiology program, despite its stellar world ranking.

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Sonova appoints Victoria E. Carr-Brendel and Ludger Althoff

Appointments

Sonova announces the appointment of Victoria E. Carr-Brendel as Group Vice President (GVP) Cochlear Implants of Sonova and President of Advanced Bionics and of Ludger Althoff as GVP Operations.

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Misleading advertising lands Oticon and Sonic innovations stiff fine in Australia

Court

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The hearing aid industry has been handed a strong warning on inaccurate advertising following an Australian federal court decision to fine retailers Oticon Australia and Sonic Innovations A$2.5 million for misleading vulnerable pensioners.

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Beate Gromke new EUHA President

Election

Beate Gromke at the 2018 EUHA congress ©Innocentia

On October 17, the General Assembly of the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) elected the Executive Committee of the EUHA for the next three years.

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Sociological study on hearing aids released

Study

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The French National Union of Hearing Care Professionals (UNSAF) has released a sociological study on hearing aid users with age-related hearing loss and the socio-technical networks hearing aids belong to.

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"The digital transformation will not replace experts"

Interview

François Julita
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François Julita, Phonak’s director of digital experience, is responsible for developing digital solutions for responding in better ways to the needs of hearing aid users and hearing care professionals.

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