Profession

Decision time in search for Europe's top hearing professional

AOTY 2017

Website of Audiologist of the Year
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Judging is now underway for this year’s Audiologist of the Year competition, with the event attracting hundreds of entries from across Europe.

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Audio Infos LATAM #58: Yes to implants -along with retraining

Magazine

Cover of Audio Infos LATAM issue 58
Cover of Audio Infos LATAM issue 58.

Summer issue of bilingual Audio Infos Latin America is already available on our renovated free-access digital platform.

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20th Oticon Audiology Summer Camp

Training

Oticon Summer Camp 2017 attendants

This year, the Oticon Audiology Summer Camp celebrates 20 years of providing graduate students in audiology with a unique opportunity to gain relevant, practical professional world knowledge and insights.

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Dr. Héctor Ruiz: “Implant indications on the increase”

Associations

Hector E. Ruiz at the IFOS
"Undoubtedly, one of the best ever fusions has been that of hearing aid technology with implants, because they complement each other" © K.H.M.

Cochlear implants have made a tremendous contribution since they were brought in for the only sense-related organ that can be replaced. This has proved a major revolution.

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"BAEPs must always be seen as a support resource for behavioural audiometry tests”

Electrophysiology

Dr. José Juan Barajas
Dr. Barajas shared insights on his career and his current research at Audiology Worldnews' booth during the ENT World Congress in Paris. © B.S.

Interview to Spaniard Dr. José Juan Barajas, recipient of the International Award in Hearing American bestowed by the Academy of Audiology and founding father of the Canary Islands clinic that carries his name.

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Connecting audiologists through global networking

profession

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A professor from the University of Texas Dallas is leading a collaborative project to connect audiologists across the world through a single, linked, global network.

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Mouse brain study: returning to the immature phase to improve learning

Research

Researchers in the United States have found that the auditory system in the adult mouse brain can be induced to revert to an immature state, improving the animals’ ability to learn new sounds, reports Scientific American.

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Levy on equipment and appliances used by the disabled

Taxes

hearing healthcare India
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The Indian government’s new goods and services tax (GST) law would put a levy of 5% on assistive devices for people with disabilities, report several of the country’s newspapers.

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Assessment of Hope for Hearing program in Michigan

Program

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The University of Michigan recently assessed the results of its partnership program with the Hope Clinic, the Hope for Hearing program, which provides free hearing aids to adults who do not have medical insurance.

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New study on the benefits of OTC hearing assistive devices

OTC

over-the-counter hearing aids
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A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has shown that people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss might benefit from relatively affordable over-the-counter devices.

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