Profession

Google empowers hearing loss sufferers through new Android features

Apps

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Google has launched two new features for Android phones destined to make life easier for hearing-impaired users.

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Top national honour for dedicated president of Australia's CI Club, Susan Walters

Awards

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A lifetime dedicated to supporting people with hearing loss has brought Susan Walters, president of the Cochlear Implant Club and Advisory Association, supreme national recognition in the form of The Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

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Amplifon signs deal to help low-income hearing disabled in Spanish region of Asturias

solidarity

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The hearing giant, Amplifon, has teamed up with a non-profit organisation in Asturias, Spain for a one-year deal to provide access to hearing aids and treatment for the region's poor hearing-disabled.

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Implantation overtakes hearing aid fitting in pediatric populations in Spain

TRENDS

Audiologist and child
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For the first time, the sale of implants has overtaken that of hearing aids as the most-used technology for children in the treatment of hearing loss, as evidenced by the comparative data of two studies carried out in 2005 and 2018 by FIAPAS, (the Spanish confederation of families of deaf people).

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Entries open for Europe's AOTY 2019 contest

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AOTY 2019

A leading industry competition will be opening for entries on Monday 28th January and the public across Europe will be able to nominate candidates for the title of ‘Audiologist of the Year 2019’.

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MED-EL boosts the voice of European hearing device firms by joining EHIMA

manufacturers

The Austrian manufacturer MED-EL has joined the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA), a guild hitherto comprising GN Resound, William Demant Holding, Sonova, Sivantos, Starkey, and Widex.

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Australia does playful science to scout hearing issues in AU$4m programme for school kids

Children

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Back to school in Australia this January means a free hearing test made friendly and easy through a scientific tablet game designed to detect a range of hearing disorders: "Sound Scouts".

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Canine factor boosts results in child speech therapy for developmental dysphasia

Therapy

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Speech therapists working with children need all the help they can get, but few would honestly have predicted that scientific evidence would support bringing dogs into sessions.

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Scrivens gives its top award to long-serving strategy manager

Chains

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The expanding family-run UK opticians and hearing care chain, Scrivens, has honoured its veteran strategy director, Pat Bulger, with the firm's highest award.

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Ethiopia sees its first ever speech-language pathology graduates

Co-operation

Homegrown speech-language pathologists who will stay and treat Ethiopia's hearing and speech disabled - the fruit of ongoing co-operation between an African and a Canadian university.

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