- Published on 07 May 2014
Using the business concept of technology disruption helps us to give a different look on bilateral cochlear implantation and the binaural benefits it provides to users. Applying the concept shows for instance how simultaneous or short delay bilateral CI represents a disruptive technology in the treatment of bilateral deafness since it prevents auditory cortex from reorganization. Long sequential implant can be considered as a form of techonology disruption since users accept and appreciate a lower level of fidelity than the market expects they would require to get the level of benefit they derive. Settling happily with this poorer fidelity demonstrates that the criterion "good enough" is relevant to consider in a cost-efficacy analysis.
- Published on 07 May 2014
Australian researchers believe a self-fitting hearing aid is a cost-effective way to bring relief to the millions of people suffering hearing loss worldwide. The need to develop a self-fitting hearing aid to help manage the hearing loss currently experienced by 360 million people worldwide is a topic up for serious discussion by international leading experts at a roundtable on the future of global hearing services at the XXXII World Congress of Audiology in Brisbane this week.
- Published on 06 May 2014
More than three quarters (76 per cent) of people in the UK with a hearing loss say that the high level of after-care offered by independent hearing centres is the primary reason for choice over national outlets or the NHS, according to new research.
- Published on 05 May 2014
Universal newborn hearing screening makes it possible to identify hearing impairment early and, along with timely audiological treatment, can significantly improve quality of life and development in children found to have hearing loss. In April 2011, Ireland‘s national health service, the HSE (Health Service Executive) contracted Northgate Public Services to implement the country’s screening program.
- Published on 18 April 2014
In a viewpoint article in the American Journal of Nursing, Margaret Widner-Kolberg, a hearing loss support specialist and clinical instructor in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland (USA), provides her insight into hearing loss and the difference between people who identify as deaf and those who identify as hard-of-hearing.
- Published on 14 April 2014
In a press release on March 2014, the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) announced that it has teamed up with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the organization that issues authorizations to manufacturers that wish to use the technology.
- Published on 08 April 2014
April marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Audiology Worldnews website. We would like to thank all our readers who take the time to look through our frequently visited pages. Launched during the American Academy of Audiology event AudiologyNOW! in 2013, Audiology Worldnews is the website for hearing healthcare professionals across the globe that provides continuously updated quality international content. A network of local correspondents provides news, technical and medical articles, interviews, videos and industry events from many different countries.
- Published on 04 April 2014
Hearing loop technology that wirelessly transfers sounds and words coming over an auditorium’s sound system directly into hearing aids or cochlear implants has continued its wide-spread roll-out in the USA.
- Published on 31 March 2014
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