Takahashi Kimiko: an exceptional woman CEO in the hearing aid industry in Japan

Shudensha group is a hearing aid dispenser network in Yamagata and Fukushima prefectures. CEO Takahashi Kimiko is not only a hearing aid technician and businesswoman, but also board member of The Japan Hearing Dispensers Association (JHIDA), Vice-president of the Tohoku region and Sales Ethics Committee Chairperson of the JHIDA. Takahashi told us about her business policy and her suggestions to the industry from her point of view as a businesswoman.


First class of Spanish experts to earn certificates for treating tinnitus


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A total of 31 enrolled Spanish audiology professionals made up the first class from the country to qualify in obtaining GN Hearing Care certificates in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy. On completing this training programme in Madrid, their achievements increased when the GN Group announced that, on top of the diploma of accreditation, they would "distinguish professionals' centres with promotional material".


Hearing aids: What to do when the patient says “It’s too expensive”

Every audiology professional dreads a consultation that ends with the customer saying “It’s too expensive”. What can you reply to this?


Doha medical center launches two new programs


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Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is Qatar’s main non-profit healthcare provider and manages several specialized hospitals in the Gulf state. The Corporation’s Audiology and Balance Unit is set to launch two new study programs beginning this year, building on the audiology courses set up in 2009.


The dangers of loud music to hearing


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The Bismarck Tribune (North Dakota, USA) recently reported on the increased incidence of hearing loss in adolescents from 12 to 19 years of age. An increase of about 5% has been reported in the United States over the last 10 years, the article indicates.


Join Audiology Worldnews on Twitter


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We are happy to announce the launch of the official twitter @AudioWorldnews. Follow and stay tuned for new stories from the Audiology Worldnews website and audiology news and studies from across the globe. We are working to provide more channels of collaboration to benefit all readers of our magazines and website.


Personal sound amplifier or hearing aids


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There has been concern in the hearing device industry that the distinction between hearing aids and personal sound amplifier products (PSAPs) is not very clear to consumers. Although the two products share a common goal, enabling users to hear better, and often have common technology, there are significant differences that the buyer should be aware of.


Over a thousand get hearing aids in Rwanda


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Less than 20 years after the Rwandan genocide of 1994, the country relies on international aid in many areas, particularly to help those with specific needs. The USA-based charity, Starkey Hearing Foundation, has been particularly active in the country since 2011 as part of its Africa program.


New Year’s resolutions for you and your business

Have you made some New Year’s resolutions for yourself? Have you set some for your business? Mike Yates, coach who regularly contributes to Audio Infos United Kingdom, poses some questions to help you change the way you do business to ultimately increase sales and increase profit.


The new Dutch hearing system for hearing aid provision

The new Dutch system for hearing aid provision means a world's first. 'Evidence-based medicine' as a basis for the provision of hearing aids cannot yet be attained. With 'practice based evidence' the Netherlands have chosen the second best option, Wouter Dreschler assures.