Profession

Brazil reinforces its public standards for cochlear implants

Regulation

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Brazilian Ministry of Health Decree 2.776 of December 18, 2014, has established new standards for the surgical treatment of deafness through the Sistema Único de Saúde, the country’s publicly funded health system.

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Russ award to be granted to five pioneers in cochlear implants

CI

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Five cochlear implant pioneers are to be awarded the 2015 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize from the National Academy of Engineering (USA) for their work that helped so many deaf people to hear.

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'Stop and Think': Otometrics Webinar Series 2015

event

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GN Otometrics has announced the start of a new webinar series for hearing and balance care professionals to boost their knowledge in 2015.

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Audiologist of the Year is back for 2015

COMPETITION

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Will you be the 2015 Audiologist of the Year for your country? Rayovac, Audio Infos and the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) have begun their search for the top hearing care professionals, with the 2015 competition now open for entries.

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Remembering Marion Downs: pioneer in hearing screening

obituary

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NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’ column recently paid tribute to Marion Downs, a pioneer audiologist in the area of universal newborn hearing screening

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Call for hearing screening in Nigeria

awareness

A professor from the University of Ilorin, in western Nigeria has called for more Federal Government action on hearing screening and ENT medicine.

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Graeme Clark: "I didn’t even think it would necessarily work"

Photo: Cochlear

Australian Professor of Medicine Graeme Clark is known as a pioneer for the revolutionary technology of the Cochlea-Implant (CI). In recognition for his life’s work Graeme Clark received the “Hear for Life Award". This award from the Innocentia publishing house honors outstanding researchers and entrepreneurs in the field of hearing rehabilitation. Already last year Graeme Clark was distinguished -along with with Ingeborg Hochmair (MED-EL) and Blake S. Wilson (Duke University)- with the “Laser-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award."

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New Ida advisory board members

nomination

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The Ida Institute has welcomed new members to its Board of Advisors

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More delays on hearing aid decision

regulation

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Staffordshire health bosses have delayed a controversial decision over whether to stop moderately deaf adults receiving free NHS hearing aids.

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British industrial deafness insurance claims soar

 

legal

D.R.

According to an article on www.moneywise.co.uk, the insurer Aviva has seen a 378% increase in the number of claims for 'industrial deafness' over the past four years.

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