Profession

California buildings require new access to assistive technologies

California building and accessibility standards are changing and are providing new opportunities for companies to provide assistive listening service solutions to builders, architects, AV professionals and business owners.

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Audiology students and independent practice

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A team from the Northeast Ohio AuD Consortium sought to identify variables that help AuD students wheter to enter Independent Practice (IP) or choose another kind of practice setting.

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Helping Hands for infants in Samoa

In an office building in Fagaima, Samoa, infants are now receiving hearing screenings thanks to funding from Helping Babies Hear/Helping Hands.

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Modern Practice Management

Our profession is facing challenging and changing times. Our patients have changed and changed quickly. They are better educated, more discerning, more demanding. The market environment has also become more challenging. Competition has increased; new players have entered with differing value propositions. By Geoffrey Cooling

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Qatar celebrates 10th anniversary of newborn screening

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Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) National Newborn Screening Program (NNSP) has celebrated its 10th anniversary, having carried out 138,046 hearing tests on infants in Qatar over the past decade.

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Hearing healthcare in Brazil: an example to Latin America

Over the last decade, Latin America’s biggest country has shown its capacity to provide care to hearing impaired people by implementing an integrated public program. But a lot still remains to be done. Among the main challenges to address: a better hearing centers’ geographical distribution and the universal NHS implementation.

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WHO Internships Available

If you’re a hearing health care student interested in working in the world’s most challenging environments, the World Health Care Organization (WHO) may have a deal for you.

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Boy receives first U.S. auditory brain stem implant

A three-year-old Charlotte, NC boy received a special gift this spring – an auditory brain stem implant, the first of its kind performed in the United States as part of an FDA investigational trial.

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The role of community health workers in developing countries

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Trained community health workers (CHW) are effective in detecting disabling hearing loss and providing hearing aids in patients in developing countries, a study from Christian College in Vellore, India has shown.

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Deaf child receives implant found in Oklahoma rubble

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Even a tornado couldn’t stop a Chinese orphan from finally getting her hearing implant. Jayde Scholl, a Chinese deaf child adopted by an American doctor last year, was due to have a cochlear hearing device implanted in her ear when the tornadoes hit Oklahoma. But the implant, which costs between $25,000 and $30,000, was lost

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