Profession

Audiology Systems hosts its first student-focused workshop

Workshop

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A two-day course hosted by Audiology Systems and Otometrics on April 16 and 17 gave students expert insight into the audiology profession.

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Best Jobs of 2015: No. 2 Audiologist

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CareerCast recently published its Jobs Rated report which examines 200 jobs using multiple criteria and found that Audiologist came in second as the best job, just behind Actuary.

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Monitor Report: evaluating choice in the NHS

Regulation

Introducing patient choice has improved access to free NHS hearing services for people with hearing loss, according to a report launched by the health sector regulator Monitor.

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National Institute of Speech and Hearing in Kerala state expanding training offer

University

The National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) in Akkulam, Kerala state, India is expanding its training program to include degrees in the disability and rehabilitation sectors.

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VA Audiologists Use Ida Tools to Bring More Patient-Centered Care to Veterans

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The Committee for the Veteran Affairs Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Program Office has developed a document called Implementing Patient-Centered Tools and Resources Created by the Danish Ida Institute in VA Audiology Clinics.

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Audiologist arrested for fraud involving hearing aids

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An audiologist operating in Sarasota County, Florida has been arrested for supposedly filing fraudulent loss and damage reports and selling used hearing aids as new.

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Reaching infants with hearing loss through technology

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CNN Money reports on a joint partnership between Stanford University and the Weingarten Children’s Center, Redwood City, California, a school for children with hearing disabilities.

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Restricted Audiology Services: North Staffs cuts hearing aid provision

In a move that has been slammed by professionals, charities and hearing aid users, North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has decided to stop providing hearing aids to people with mild hearing loss and restrict supply to those with moderate losses.

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Multimedia Wireless Common Platform: Hearing aids are leading the way!

Nick Hunn, a “wireless enthusiast”, is consulting with the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) on a project they have codenamed “MultiMedia Wireless common platform” which will ensure wireless connectivity across all hearing aid brands. In this article he offers his thoughts on this project.

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Italy: at last newborn hearing screening for all

Regulation

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The Italian Minister for Health, Beatrice Lorenzin, has approved the text of the proposed update to Italy’s Standards of Healthcare (LEA), on the cards since 2001. The proposal will be assessed and approved in conjunction with local authorities.

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