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WHO Internships Available

If you’re a hearing health care student interested in working in the world’s most challenging environments, the World Health Care Organization (WHO) may have a deal for you.

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Boy receives first U.S. auditory brain stem implant

A three-year-old Charlotte, NC boy received a special gift this spring – an auditory brain stem implant, the first of its kind performed in the United States as part of an FDA investigational trial.

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The role of community health workers in developing countries

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Trained community health workers (CHW) are effective in detecting disabling hearing loss and providing hearing aids in patients in developing countries, a study from Christian College in Vellore, India has shown.

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Deaf child receives implant found in Oklahoma rubble

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Even a tornado couldn’t stop a Chinese orphan from finally getting her hearing implant. Jayde Scholl, a Chinese deaf child adopted by an American doctor last year, was due to have a cochlear hearing device implanted in her ear when the tornadoes hit Oklahoma. But the implant, which costs between $25,000 and $30,000, was lost

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Public Health fails to meet needs of Australian hearing loss sufferers

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Older Australians are not receiving adequate hearing services nor are they using hearing aids properly, according to researchers at the Hearing Hub, a centre for hearing health care excellence in Melbourne. As a result of misuse, many are abandoning their

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Rwanda opens first audiology clinic

Rwanda Military Hospital has opened the first audiology clinic in the country. The clinic, which will diagnose, test, make and fit hearing aids for those with irreversible hearing impairments, will cater to the many patients with hearing impairments in the country. It is the third opened in Africa after Kenya and South Africa.

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Students can apply to hearing Mission to Brazil

The Oticon Hearing Foundation will again partner with the American Academy of Audiology Foundation to underwrite the costs for an audiologist and audiology student to join a unique humanitarian mission to remote riverfront communities near Parintins, Brazil.

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CASLPA calls for minimum standards in hearing health care

In an effort to help patients understand the difference between audiologists and hearing instrument practitioners, the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) has released a position paper to clarify their respective roles in hearing health care.

“In some work environments across Canada, audiologists and hearing instrument practitioners work

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First North American receives bone conduction implant

Kelly Dickson, from Cambridge, Ontario has become the first patient in North America to receive the BONEBRIDGE™ - a bone conduction hearing implant. The surgery was successfully performed at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) by Dr. Sumit Agrawal and his surgical team allowing Dickson to hear a full range of sounds.

"This is an exciting

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Two UK charities have merged

Action on Hearing Loss and Deafness Research UK confirmed in April that the two charities have merged. Both charities are known for their work in biomedical research, with Action on Hearing Loss currently funding UK and international work into treatments and cures for hearing loss and tinnitus, and Deafness Research UK focusing on UK research. The charities believe the merger will raise the profile of biomedical research, which will in turn

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