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BAA pulls out of UK College of Audiology talks

 

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Moves to unify UK hearing care professionals under one College of Audiology suffered a major reversal this month when one of the key associations involved announced its withdrawal from negotiations.

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UK's Paula Cook wins Rayovac European Audiologist of the Year

 

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Germany. 00:01 October 17. UK hearing care professional, Paula Cook, took all the honours in the 2019 Rayovac Audiologist of the Year contest. A jubilant Paula was handed her trophy at a packed Evening of Excellence on the first evening of the EUHA Congress in Nuremberg.

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Brand strategist Leanne Blair is new VP of Marketing at Oticon

 

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Oticon, Inc has appointed a new Vice President of Marketing. She is Leanne Blair, who takes a rich and highly diverse track record of commercial and leadership experience to her new office at the Danish firm's US HQ in Somerset, NJ.

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Audiologist of the Year - all the European national winners ahead of the big announcement

 

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They are highly dedicated, eminently professional, and well up to speed on technology...and they are much more: winners, Audiologists of the Year. All the successful national European audiologists for 2019 have now been announced.

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Gitte Pugholm Aabo is new CEO of GN Hearing

 

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GN Hearing has appointed a new CEO. She is Gitte Pugholm Aabo, a member of he Board of Directors of GN Store Nord since 2018, and former CEO of Leo Pharma (2008-2019). The appointment follows the resignation of Jakob Gudbrand CEO for personal and family reasons.

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New high-tech Sonova training centre opens to meet demand for hearing care professionals

 

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Dortmund in Germany is the location for a new ultra-modern training centre opened by the hearing device manufacturer Sonova Holding AG.

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Colombia enshrines neonatal screening in new law

 

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Some 600,000 babies born every year in Colombia will benefit from the country's new Neonatal Screening Law, which was signed this month by the President of the Republic, Iván Duke Márquez.

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Bipartisan MAASA bill introduced to better Medicare's audiology cover

 

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Senator Warren, left, and past-president of ADA, Alicia Spoor
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Widespread backing in US audiology supports the introduction of the bipartisan, bicameral Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act of 2019, already before the US House of Representatives and soon to be put to the Senate.

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Phonak has a new Director of Global Audiology.

 

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Phonak has a new Director of Global Audiology from July 1: Angela Pelosi. She will work closely with audiology experts to drive innovation in all areas of products and services.

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First university degree course in audiology for Spain

 

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The status of audiology in Spain has made a giant leap forward with the announcement by the University of Salamanca that it will offer the country's first ever degree course in the subject.

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