Profession

The dangers of loud music to hearing

PREVENTION

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The Bismarck Tribune (North Dakota, USA) recently reported on the increased incidence of hearing loss in adolescents from 12 to 19 years of age. An increase of about 5% has been reported in the United States over the last 10 years, the article indicates.

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Join Audiology Worldnews on Twitter

NETWORK

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We are happy to announce the launch of the official twitter @AudioWorldnews. Follow and stay tuned for new stories from the Audiology Worldnews website and audiology news and studies from across the globe. We are working to provide more channels of collaboration to benefit all readers of our magazines and website.

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Personal sound amplifier or hearing aids

REGULATION

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There has been concern in the hearing device industry that the distinction between hearing aids and personal sound amplifier products (PSAPs) is not very clear to consumers. Although the two products share a common goal, enabling users to hear better, and often have common technology, there are significant differences that the buyer should be aware of.

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Over a thousand get hearing aids in Rwanda

CHARITY

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Less than 20 years after the Rwandan genocide of 1994, the country relies on international aid in many areas, particularly to help those with specific needs. The USA-based charity, Starkey Hearing Foundation, has been particularly active in the country since 2011 as part of its Africa program.

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New Year’s resolutions for you and your business

Have you made some New Year’s resolutions for yourself? Have you set some for your business? Mike Yates, coach who regularly contributes to Audio Infos United Kingdom, poses some questions to help you change the way you do business to ultimately increase sales and increase profit.

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The new Dutch hearing system for hearing aid provision

The new Dutch system for hearing aid provision means a world's first. 'Evidence-based medicine' as a basis for the provision of hearing aids cannot yet be attained. With 'practice based evidence' the Netherlands have chosen the second best option, Wouter Dreschler assures.

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Push to clear audiology waiting lists in Ireland

REGULATION

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In April 2011, the Irish government published a National Audiology Review Report which highlighted a lack of regulation and serious shortcomings in audiology services in Ireland.

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Personal Sound Amplifier. Reading glasses for the ears?

The idea of selling hearing aids as a mass consumer item without advice from a specialist or appropriate fitting has been around for a long time. The retail brand Claratone has launched a large-scale trial in Switzerland with its so-called Personal Sound Amplifier to be sold at local post offices.

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New masters in audiology at National University of Singapore

Training

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According to a report by Channel NewsAsia, there is a growing need for locally-trained audiologists in Singapore to adequately support the island nation’s increasing hearing-impaired population.

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New strategy for hearing music with cochlear implants

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Cochlear implants (CIs) of course provide a wide range of benefits to users, but listening to music has remained elusive because of the specific characteristics of musical sounds.

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