Profession

Rwanda opens first audiology clinic

Rwanda Military Hospital has opened the first audiology clinic in the country. The clinic, which will diagnose, test, make and fit hearing aids for those with irreversible hearing impairments, will cater to the many patients with hearing impairments in the country. It is the third opened in Africa after Kenya and South Africa.

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Students can apply to hearing Mission to Brazil

The Oticon Hearing Foundation will again partner with the American Academy of Audiology Foundation to underwrite the costs for an audiologist and audiology student to join a unique humanitarian mission to remote riverfront communities near Parintins, Brazil.

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CASLPA calls for minimum standards in hearing health care

In an effort to help patients understand the difference between audiologists and hearing instrument practitioners, the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) has released a position paper to clarify their respective roles in hearing health care.

“In some work environments across Canada, audiologists and hearing instrument practitioners work

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First North American receives bone conduction implant

Kelly Dickson, from Cambridge, Ontario has become the first patient in North America to receive the BONEBRIDGE™ - a bone conduction hearing implant. The surgery was successfully performed at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) by Dr. Sumit Agrawal and his surgical team allowing Dickson to hear a full range of sounds.

"This is an exciting

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Two UK charities have merged

Action on Hearing Loss and Deafness Research UK confirmed in April that the two charities have merged. Both charities are known for their work in biomedical research, with Action on Hearing Loss currently funding UK and international work into treatments and cures for hearing loss and tinnitus, and Deafness Research UK focusing on UK research. The charities believe the merger will raise the profile of biomedical research, which will in turn

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Utah State students on Ghana Hearing Mission

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Students from Utah State University and the first graduate audiology students ever in Ghana will join forces for a 14 day trek through Ghana to provide much-needed audiological services to underserved populations, particularly children in schools for the Deaf.

The expedition is the result of a

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Canadians join hearing mission to Honduras

Two Canadian audiologists from Collingwood and Wasaga Hearing Clinics will be using their knowledge and expertise to deliver the gift of hearing to more than 5,600 children and adults in Honduras this spring.

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Mexico’s National Journalism Prize goes to Audio infos writer

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Mexico’s National Prize for Journalism for 2012 was awarded on March 13 in Mexico City to Kimberly Armengol and the magazine Audio infos (Latin American edition) in the category “specialist scientific coverage”(“Divulgación especializada de la ciencia”). The prestigious award

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Audiologist is fourth best job in America

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If you have chosen audiology as a career path, then you have chosen well. According to CareerCast.com, audiologist is considered the fourth best job in America for 2013, ranking just below actuaries, biomedical engineers and software engineers. “With an aging population, audiologists are expected to be in high demand over the coming years,” says CareerCast.com. “As hearing aid technology improves, devices become more attractive to patients and

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Hearing among the casualties of Boston Marathon bombing

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Audiologists in Boston are asking those who witnessed the bombing at the Boston Marathon to come forward to have their hearing checked. Many have already been treated at local hospitals for severe ear injuries, but hearing experts fear there may be an untold number of other people who could be suffering from hearing loss or tinnitus who have not yet sought medical help. Tufts Medical Center, which has treated a number of admitted patients for

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