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Becoming a professional soccer player despite profound hearing loss

Simon Ollert

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.

BREXIT: what UK audiology has to say
BREXIT: what UK audiology has to say

 

trade

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The big players in the UK audiology market and profession have finally broken a long, uncomfortable silence on the confusing and—for some—alarming subject of Britain's exit from the European Union.

From iPhone ear scan to printed 3D device in under 60 minutes...Down Under
From iPhone ear scan to printed 3D device in under 60 minutes...Down Under

 

3D

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An Australian university-based start-up is ready to market a one-hour 3D printing service for personalised hearing device shapes, and it uses iPhone scanning to provide the mould data.

Children who say hand dryers ‘hurt my ears’ proved right by "real world" study
Children who say hand dryers ‘hurt my ears’ proved right by

 

noise

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A study in the journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society suggests that hand dryers in public washrooms may be damaging to children's hearing. The published research was carried out by a 13-year-old.

Pixar petitioned to market doll of Toy Story 4 cochlear implant kid
Pixar petitioned to market doll of Toy Story 4 cochlear implant kid

 

cochlear implants

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Pixar's inclusion drive in Toy Story 4 is being tested by a Spanish hearing campaigner's petition for the animation company to market a doll of a cochlear implant-wearing child character who appears briefly in the film.

Premature babies neurally lifted by snake-charmer music
Premature babies neurally lifted by snake-charmer music

 

music

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Swiss-based research suggests that a music-enriched environment for very premature babies can help build them brain architecture similar to that of full-term newborns.

Is treatable neuroinflammation the trigger for tinnitus?
Is treatable neuroinflammation the trigger for tinnitus?

 

tinnitus

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Inflammation could be the mechanism driving tinnitus, suggests newly published US research. If so, it is more than likely treatable.

MRI-safe cochlear implant approved by FDA
MRI-safe cochlear implant approved by FDA

 

cochlear implants

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A cochlear implant designed especially for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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FDA clearance for new Ponto 4FDA clearance for new Ponto 4

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Oticon Medical has announced that it has obtained 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the new Ponto 4 [ ... ]

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Oticon launches groundbreaking Oticon Opn SOticon launches groundbreaking Oticon Opn S

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Oticon Opn S takes the open sound experience and the unique benefits of BrainHearing™ to the next level, and features the world’s first system to [ ... ]