Profession

Graeme Clark: "I didn’t even think it would necessarily work"

Photo: Cochlear

Australian Professor of Medicine Graeme Clark is known as a pioneer for the revolutionary technology of the Cochlea-Implant (CI). In recognition for his life’s work Graeme Clark received the “Hear for Life Award". This award from the Innocentia publishing house honors outstanding researchers and entrepreneurs in the field of hearing rehabilitation. Already last year Graeme Clark was distinguished -along with with Ingeborg Hochmair (MED-EL) and Blake S. Wilson (Duke University)- with the “Laser-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award."

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New Ida advisory board members

nomination

© Ida Institute

The Ida Institute has welcomed new members to its Board of Advisors

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More delays on hearing aid decision

regulation

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Staffordshire health bosses have delayed a controversial decision over whether to stop moderately deaf adults receiving free NHS hearing aids.

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British industrial deafness insurance claims soar

 

legal

D.R.

According to an article on www.moneywise.co.uk, the insurer Aviva has seen a 378% increase in the number of claims for 'industrial deafness' over the past four years.

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Hearing aid users: hearing music without distortion

research

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New research carried out at the University of Colorado suggests that a simpler hearing aid setting may help users to increase their enjoyment of recorded music.

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Audiology services failing deaf children in England

awareness

The ‘shocking state’ of England’s children’s audiology services is revealed in a report published this fall.

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European Audiologist of the Year 2014

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Chemists can issue "aids for hearing" in France

Decree

In August 2014, the French government passed a law by decree allowing chemists' to issue hearing aids for hearing, with devices being included in a new list classified as "aids for hearing".

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Jens Warnecke is Europe's Audiologist of the Year 2014

In a year with more entries than ever before, Jens Warnecke, who works at Hörwerk in Fürth (Germany) has been announced as the overall champion after a nomination from one of his patients highlighted his passion for his profession.

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Spanish association advocates for hearing aids reimbursement

awareness

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The Spanish Confederation of Families of the Hearing Disabled, FIAPAS, marked International Day of the Deaf on September 27, 2014, by releasing a manifesto entitled "Let the whole world hear it".

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