- Published on 10 June 2016
From a young age Simon Ollert from southern Germany knew what his life dream would be: to become a professional in his favorite sport.
“My story shows just what you can achieve despite hearing loss. I have a great life and don’t feel restricted in the slightest,” says Simon. He is looking to the future with confidence, and adds “I have always set myself goals and always achieved them. If you really want something, you’ll get it.”
Sonova has produced a short film based on the young football player’s story. The film called “Life without Limitations” has received a gold award at the 2016 International Commercial Film Festival – the largest competition for commercial films from the German-speaking world.
A drive to increase sign language skills ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games has seen interest tripled in learning to communicate with deaf visitors through the pidgin system International Sign.
A bendy implant material of silicone-covered platinum , with a surface area of just 0.25mm2, is now being prepared for human trials. Its developers see it replacing auditory brainstem hearing implants (ABI).
A smartphone screening system for both hearing and vision impairment has been running in South Africa. It was set up to bring early diagnosis to those whose low socioeconomic status denies them early diagnosis.
Professor Laura Viani, the founder of Ireland's National Cochlear Implant Programme has become the first winner of the new Cpl World-Class Talent Award.
When the patient has been dead for around 430,000 years, it's a tricky diagnosis even for the best of hearing specialists, but an international research effort has cleared up a major lingering doubt on such cases.
US veterans in need of cochlear implant (CI) care face daunting journeys to far-flung centres, with 20% of hearing-affected ex-military needing to travel over 200 miles (320km) for specialist appointments.
The Danish audiology software firm, Auditdata, has launched AuditdataOne, an all-in-one software platform that allows retail audiology to leverage data to improve operational performance and deliver better treatment outcomes.[ ... ]
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