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AWN Coronascope: Audiology in France

 

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© Audio Infos French hearing care professional Philippe Metzger - no gloves, no mask - serves a customer in his Paris centre.

As the coronavirus lockdown was applied in France, local audiologists were not on the list of essential healthcare professionals for whom a scarce supply of protective equipment was reserved. But some still opened their doors, as Audio Infos France editor-in-chief, Corrine Couté, reports.

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AWN Coronascope: Audiology in Germany

 

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Hearing care professionals in Germany have faced relatively relaxed coronavirus restrictions on opening their practices but, bar innovative exceptions, a commonsense approach means few audiologists have kept their doors open, reports Audio Infos editor Dennis Kraus.

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AWN Coronascope: Audiology in Italy

 

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©Alecamera90 - iStock    Italian public spaces are practically deserted under one of Europe's most stringent lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus.

It is a news area subject to major changes every day, but the diverse responses of audiology practices across Europe have been watched by editors of Audiology Worldnews' sister publications. From Europe's hardest hit territory, this report compiles information provided by Audio Infos Italy editor-in-chief Claudia Patrone.

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Covid-19 guidelines for Europe's "essential" hearing health professionals

 

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With hearing patients mostly in the vulnerable 65+ age group, audiology associations worldwide are meeting their responsibilities full on to provide guidelines on COVID-19. The European Association of Hearing Aid Professionals (AEA) has just released an update with a 5-step advice statement.

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2020 European Audiologist of the Year Award: applications open

 

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The hunt for Europe’s top audiologist has begun as online entries open for this year’s ‘European Audiologist of the Year’ competition.

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Tinnitus Week: UK audiology body launches online course for tinnitus "first aid"

 

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The British Academy of Audiology (BAA) has launched a course of three online Tinnitus Training Modules for professionals in health and social care, underlining that ˝it is vital that good quality support and referral is available to anyone accessing help with Tinnitus˝.

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ReSound wins BIG in industry awards

 

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ReSound, the Danish hearing aid brand from the GN Group, has been named a winner in the global 2020 BIG Innovation Awards, one of a series of industry recognition schemes run and promoted by the Business Intelligence Group (BIG). 

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A jazz fitting for La La Land saxophonist Charles Owens

 

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Saxophonist Charles Owens' 82-year-old ears have been sung into at soulful point blank range by Marvin Gaye. They were blown into with restless energy by trumpet master Miles Davis, and virtuosically vibrated night after night on tour by the eccentric Frank Zappa. For his hearing loss, only a jazz fitting will do.

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Egypt's screening drive ready to export Africa-wide

 

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Egypt's health service has examined the hearing of 219,918 newborns since screening was incorporated into the country's 100 Million Health Initiative in September 2019, says Health Minister Hala Zayed.

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UK Syndicate launched to fast-track hearing loss and tinnitus drug therapies

 

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Increasing confidence in the development of efficacious drug therapies for hearing loss and tinnitus has led to the founding of a Hearing Medicines Discovery Syndicate aimed at streamlining expertise and fast-tracking solutions.

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