Cochlear launches tool to help adults with hearing aids decide if they could benefit from implants
Cochlear launches tool to help adults with hearing aids decide if they could benefit from implants

 

implants

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A new online tool using language-independent tests to assess a person's ability to discriminate similar speech sounds offers adults struggling to hear with hearing aids a self-testing comparison of how cochlear implants might do the job.

Full programme announced for this year's DIGITAL EUHA 2020
Full programme announced for this year's DIGITAL EUHA 2020

 

events

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The 2020 Digital EUHA Congress will kick-off on Friday October 9 with an online Future Friday event featuring keynote lectures on crucial technology issues, including artificial intelligence, Bluetooth enhancements, and remote fitting.

Dubai's showcase audiology event will take place online from November 18 to 20
Dubai's showcase audiology event will take place online from November 18 to 20

EVENTS

© Dubai Otology - Such physical gathering - from Dubai Otology in 2019 - will be replaced by interaction on device screens this year.

The online format now chosen by most events to circumvent pandemic restrictions is also the route taken this year by the MENASA region's star audiology event, Dubai Otology, which will run from November 18 to 20.

2020 UK survey suggests hearing loss self-reporting in UK may significantly top rest of Europe average
2020 UK survey suggests hearing loss self-reporting in UK may significantly top rest of Europe average

 

surveys

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A 2020 survey by UK hearing aid manufacturers shows higher UK figures for self-reporting hearing loss than in figures from the latest EuroTrak market survey for the same country, and significantly more than the European average.

Success of online GN event underlines audiology's shift to virtual communication
Success of online GN event underlines audiology's shift to virtual communication

 

remote

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As with other sectors, hearing healthcare has been pushed into virtual spaces to get across its messages, but the shift to remote needed a landmark event to underline not just its arrival, but perhaps also its effectiveness as a post-COVID medium. Enter GN Hearing.

Signia runs US promotional competition to give away 10 pairs of Styletto X hearing aids
Signia runs US promotional competition to give away 10 pairs of Styletto X hearing aids

Signia runs US promotional competition to give away 10 pairs of Styletto X hearing aids

 

competition

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Filling in an online form and sending it to Signia could win you—if you are a US resident—a pair of Signia Styletto X hearing aids. Ten pairs are being given away by the manufacturer in a promotional competition for the new devices.

Public voting for new Hearing Technology Innovator Awards is under way
Public voting for new Hearing Technology Innovator Awards is under way

 

awards

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A two-week public voting period has begun to choose the first winners in a new technological innovation awards programme launched by the online audiology site Hearing Health and Technology Matters (HHTM).

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Smartphone finding feature included in Starkey expansion of its Livio Edge AI Smartphone finding feature included in Starkey expansion of its Livio Edge AI

 

launch

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Hot on the heels of the recent launch of its Livio Edge AI hearing aid, the US manufacturer Starkey has now expanded its features to include a "first-of-its-kind" speech enhancement feature, and technology to help wearers find their smartphones.

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Phonak's Paradise launches idyllic new breezes in hardware, fitting, and hearing peformance Phonak's Paradise launches idyllic new breezes in hardware, fitting, and hearing peformance

 

hearing aids

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The success of Sonova's Phonak Marvel hearing aids needed a guarantee of an afterlife to keep the story going: Audéo Paradise is how the core prayers of the Switzerland-based group's consumers have been answered.

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GN's ReSound ONE brings hearing technology back to man's natural sound collector, the ear. GN's ReSound ONE brings hearing technology back to man's natural sound collector, the ear.

 

hearing aids

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Using the human ear anatomy as the point of sound collection for a hearing aid is a method that has eluded efforts in modern hearing aid tech and design, but GN Hearing is claiming a major breakthrough with a device that places both microphone and receiver directly in the ear.

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