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Audiology Worldnews goes paper for the 59th EUHA

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Audiology Worldnews, the international news website on hearing aids and audiology, welcomes you to the 59th EUHA Congress in Hannover with a special print issue. From the 15th to the 17th October, visitors will find contents related to science, market, technologies and accessories, prepared by a network of correspondents from all over the planet, as well as an overview of the congress programme.

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Ranking of best French Hospitals: Toulouse and Lille in the lead

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Once again, the University Medical Centre (CHU) of Toulouse (1st) and Lille (2nd) take the top two positions in the 17th ranking of the 50 best French public hospitals.

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Mauritius: collaboration agreement with Chennai Institute, India

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The Mauritius Ministry of Health has entered into an agreement with the Chennai Institute aimed at developing cooperation for surgery and other areas.

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Politicians can no longer afford to ignore the costs of hearing loss

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The Independent Commission on Hearing Loss, established by the International Longevity Centre-UK, has published its findings on the wide-reaching implications of hearing loss and how to address them. The Commission states that “Politicians can no longer afford to ignore the individual, economic and social cost of hearing loss.”

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Mums thank Newborn Hearing Screeners for helping children to hear

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Newborn Hearing Screeners from all over Ireland

Two grateful mums have thanked screeners from all over Ireland, who perform the free hearing screening tests on newborn babies at 19 maternity hospitals, at a special event hosted by Northgate Public Services in Dublin recently.

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Dilemma card game to improve treatment of teenagers with hearing impairment

Training

Ida Institute introduces a new dilemma card game to help clinicians to better navigate the unique challenges of the teenage years for those with hearing impairment.

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Social networks for your hearing centre: "Don't do online what you would not do in the physical world"

Health law and new technology expert, the Spaniard Isabel Marín Moral believes hearing centres are going through a fascinating moment thanks to all they will be able to achieve in the online world. She does recommend, however, that beginners set up their internet channels through professionals because, while anyone can tweet or write a blog, you can put your brand, practice reputation, and trust at risk. And Marín believes that leaving your firm in inexpert hands in the virtual world is just too risky.

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Hanshin Hearing Aid Center (Japan) – Doing more than just selling hearing aids

Hanshin Hearing Center opened its first hearing aid store in 1981 in Amagasaki city, Hyogo prefecture in Japan. Today, the group has five stores in the Osaka and Kobe areas. A journalist from Audio Infos visited one of these stores in Ashiya city and reports on a rather unique approach to customer service that they have developed.

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Systematic newborn hearing screening program launched in Indian district

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About 3,000 newborns are to be screened every month as part of a new screening program for hearing loss in the district of Ernakulam, India.

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Workshop in Spain: New tasks that grow the profession

Programming hearing aids through software and wireless connectivity make up the mainstay of hearing fitting tasks today, while the foundation is obviously the audiometric testing applied prior to fitting. The profession, however, can and should take on other responsibilities, such as carrying out simple repairs and handling a basic method of speech check-ups. At Mojácar (Spain), the owners made sure they had plenty of practical orientation before taking more on.

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