Larry Humes, from Indiana University, at HEAL 2014

HEAL 2014 - Hearing Across the Lifespan is a global conference organized in Italy, Lake Como, from June 5th to June 7th. Watch the Audiology Worldnews interview with Larry Humes, from the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University.

Coronavirus fears begin to hit hearing device market
Coronavirus fears begin to hit hearing device market

 

market fears

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As fear and panic over a potential coronavirus pandemic send share values into free fall generally, the Australian cochlear implant producer, Cochlear, has blamed the health scare for having to cut its full-year profit forecast.

A bit more peace (and quiet) for war dogs wearing CAPS
A bit more peace (and quiet) for war dogs wearing CAPS

 

protection

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The US Army, industry, and academia have teamed up to develop hearing protection for working dogs, which face temporary and permanent hearing loss from the high noise levels in their daily work.

InnerScope looks to private investment to fund its "disruption" of the US hearing aid market
InnerScope looks to private investment to fund its

 

retail

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InnerScope Hearing Technologies' promised over-the-counter onslaught on the US hearing aid market requires a $15m investment which, says the company, will be found from private placement offerings.

Mumbai noise punishment stalls honkers in traffic light limbo
Mumbai noise punishment stalls honkers in traffic light limbo

 

noise control

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Making the punishment fit the crime has perhaps never been better applied than in this Mumbai authorities' new scheme to combat the Indian city's hellish noise from honking car horns. The more irate drivers honk, the longer the light stays red.

Survey shows US growth for rechargeable hearing aids
Survey shows US growth for rechargeable hearing aids

 

surveys

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A small survey it may be, with completed forms from just 225 audiologists, but almost 70% of respondents in the 2020 Audiology Professional Dispensing Survey agreed with the statement that they dispensed “significantly more” rechargeable hearing aids in 2019 than in 2018.

UK charity The Ear Foundation to close, but new group expected to form
UK charity The Ear Foundation to close, but new group expected to form

 

charities

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The registered UK hearing charity, The Ear Foundation, has announced that it will cease activity on March 6, 2020 unable, after 31 years in operation, to overcome increasing "financial challenges". Current staff plan to form a new charity.

Lottery "win" for UK tinnitus sufferers
Lottery

 

tinnitus

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The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has won a "future-proofing" grant from the UK's National Lottery Community Fund. A first-year figure of £100k will be followed by two further years of funding at a sum yet to be agreed.

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Rechargeability and connectivity sparkle among features of Oticon RubyRechargeability and connectivity sparkle among features of Oticon Ruby

 

launch

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Oticon has launched a hearing aid addition to its Essentials category: RUBY. Complete with a new feedback management system, this latest release from the Demant device brand has contact-free inductive rechargeability and 2.4 GHz bluetooth connectivity.

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Amplivox releases two-channel diagnostic audiometerAmplivox releases two-channel diagnostic audiometer

 

audiometers

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Amplivox has released Model 270 +, a two-channel diagnostic audiometer with a specification that includes air, bone and speech testing, along with several special tests such as Stenger, SISI, Master Hearing Aid, and more.

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Phonak releases Naída Marvel with universal Bluetooth connectivity and RogerDirectPhonak releases Naída Marvel with universal Bluetooth connectivity and RogerDirect

 

launch

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A direct connection to virtually any Bluetooth device including smartphones, TVs, tablets, and PCs is the power pitch of Phonak's latest release, the Naída Marvel (M) hearing aid, which also enables users to use the integrated Marvel 2.0 technology to stream the Roger signal direct to both ears.

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