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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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Europe's hearing aid manufacturers hail advent of Bluetooth LE Audio

 

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The arrival of a new standard in Bluetooth transmissions, one bringing greater sound quality from diverse media to hearing instrument users, has been warmly welcomed by the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturer's Association (EHIMA).

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BIHIMA 2020 conference on 'disruption'...disrupted by cricket

 

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A key UK diary change: May 14-15 is the new date set for the 2020 conference of the British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA), brought forward due to cricket fixtures alterations.

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Starkey Foundation's Zambian adventure delivers local gold

 

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The graduation of 11 audiologists may not sound like big news to celebrate, but these new hearing care professionals (HCPs) from the Starkey Hearing Institute in Lusaka, Zambia are worth their weight in gold for local communities.

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EUHA lectures now available online

 

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The specialist lectures from October's 64th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians - EUHA - have been made available online by the organisers of this conference, the world's biggest audiology event.

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Talks on UK College of Audiology to proceed with door open to BAA return

 

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Groups working to unite the UK hearing care profession under a College of Audiology have issued a joint response statement to the announced withdrawal from the process by the British Academy of Audiology (BAA). The remaining groups will push on, but have reached out to the BAA to return.

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BAA pulls out of UK College of Audiology talks

 

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Moves to unify UK hearing care professionals under one College of Audiology suffered a major reversal this month when one of the key associations involved announced its withdrawal from negotiations.

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UK's Paula Cook wins Rayovac European Audiologist of the Year

 

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Germany. 00:01 October 17. UK hearing care professional, Paula Cook, took all the honours in the 2019 Rayovac Audiologist of the Year contest. A jubilant Paula was handed her trophy at a packed Evening of Excellence on the first evening of the EUHA Congress in Nuremberg.

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