Profession

Levy on equipment and appliances used by the disabled

Taxes

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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

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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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The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) in full support of OTC bill

OTC

As the vote on the US Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 draws near, positions are beginning to crystallize. The HLAA has announced its full support for the bill and has issued an Action Alert to encourage consumers to urge their representatives to vote for the new legislation, reports Business Wire.

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Issue #42 of Audiology Infos Brazil is available!

Cover of new Audiology Infos Brazil issue
Cover of new Audiology Infos Brazil issue.

Magazine

The summer issue of Audiology Infos Brazil innovates in offering a new section dedicated to the technology fair of the 14th International Conference on Hearing Aids (EIPA), the most awaited conference of the year for Brazilian hearing care professionals, and the partner of the Brazilian edition of our magazine.

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Fundraiser puts the kettle on for people with tinnitus

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Appeal

The British Tinnitus Association (BTA)’s Tea for Tinnitus campaign is asking people across the country to sign up and hold a tea party to increase awareness of the condition and in turn, donate as much money as possible for the charity.

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The ISHAA celebrates 30 years

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Meeting

The Irish Minister for Social Protection Mr Leo Varadkar T.D. attended the two-day conference of the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (ISHAA) which was held at the Carlton Dublin Airport Hotel on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th of May.

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Dr. Gyl Kasewurm: are you ready to grow your practice?

Interview

Gyl Kasewurm: coach and mentor
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Independent hearing care practice owner Dr. Gyl Kasewurm has made such a success of her business in St. Joseph, Michigan, USA, that she now spends time coaching and advising other hearing care business owners how they can make their practices more successful.

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Canadian Hearing Society and union reach an agreement

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Agreement

An agreement has been reached between the Canadian Hearing Society and the workers union CUPE Local 2073, reports CTV and CBC, ending a 2-month long strike.

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Audio Infos UK - issue 111 available at the BSHAA

Audio Infos

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We are doing something very un-British in our next issue… We are celebrating the successes of some of our hearing care professionals!

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