Profession

Reaching infants with hearing loss through technology

Project

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CNN Money reports on a joint partnership between Stanford University and the Weingarten Children’s Center, Redwood City, California, a school for children with hearing disabilities.

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Restricted Audiology Services: North Staffs cuts hearing aid provision

In a move that has been slammed by professionals, charities and hearing aid users, North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has decided to stop providing hearing aids to people with mild hearing loss and restrict supply to those with moderate losses.

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Multimedia Wireless Common Platform: Hearing aids are leading the way!

Nick Hunn, a “wireless enthusiast”, is consulting with the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) on a project they have codenamed “MultiMedia Wireless common platform” which will ensure wireless connectivity across all hearing aid brands. In this article he offers his thoughts on this project.

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Italy: at last newborn hearing screening for all

Regulation

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The Italian Minister for Health, Beatrice Lorenzin, has approved the text of the proposed update to Italy’s Standards of Healthcare (LEA), on the cards since 2001. The proposal will be assessed and approved in conjunction with local authorities.

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Brazil reinforces its public standards for cochlear implants

Regulation

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Brazilian Ministry of Health Decree 2.776 of December 18, 2014, has established new standards for the surgical treatment of deafness through the Sistema Único de Saúde, the country’s publicly funded health system.

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Russ award to be granted to five pioneers in cochlear implants

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Five cochlear implant pioneers are to be awarded the 2015 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize from the National Academy of Engineering (USA) for their work that helped so many deaf people to hear.

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'Stop and Think': Otometrics Webinar Series 2015

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GN Otometrics has announced the start of a new webinar series for hearing and balance care professionals to boost their knowledge in 2015.

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Audiologist of the Year is back for 2015

COMPETITION

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Will you be the 2015 Audiologist of the Year for your country? Rayovac, Audio Infos and the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) have begun their search for the top hearing care professionals, with the 2015 competition now open for entries.

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Remembering Marion Downs: pioneer in hearing screening

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NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’ column recently paid tribute to Marion Downs, a pioneer audiologist in the area of universal newborn hearing screening

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Call for hearing screening in Nigeria

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A professor from the University of Ilorin, in western Nigeria has called for more Federal Government action on hearing screening and ENT medicine.

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