Profession

"Respected medical figure" appointed as Independent chair to oversee review of audiology in Scotland following NHS Lothian failings

 

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The former President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Professor Jacqueline Taylor, has been appointed chair of a national review of audiology implemented by the Scottish Government following a damning report on failings in paediatric care by NHS Lothian.

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March 31 deadline for tenders to manage administration and events for the British Academy of Audiology

 

Associations

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March 31 is the final date for receipt of tenders to supply administration and conference function for one of the UK's key professional associations, the British Academy of Audiology (BAA).

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International training week at prestigious Lübeck centre moves back to summer in 2022

 
 

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The respected International Summer Academy (ISA) at the Campus Hearing Acoustics in Lübeck, Germany returns to an August date this year after being pushed back to October in 2021 to allow some Covid latitude for travellers.

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EUHA 2022 call for papers has March 28 deadline

 
 

CONGRESSES

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Proposals for the series of specialist lectures to be held at the 66th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians - EUHA - can be submitted until March 28 2022.

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How far can QuickSIN get you?

 

Fitting

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Raúl García-Medina, writer of Audio Infos UK's regular Oval Window articles on audiology issues, shares his thoughts on the importance of routinely obtaining aided speech-in-noise scores, and how QuickSIN testing can help.

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Specsavers UK audiology expansion sparks recruitment campaign

 

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As part of a bold expansion of its audiology services, the British multinational optical retail chain, Specsavers, plans to open an additional 30 new audiology businesses in 2022, and is looking to recruit over 100 qualified audiologists and hearing aid dispensers.

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Judy Rudebusch Rich Becomes 2022 President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

 

Associations

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Judy Rudebusch Rich, EdD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, took office from January 1 as the 2022 President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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ALL THAT JAZZ!

 

Fitting strategies

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Audio Infos' resident riffer on all things clinical, Raúl García-Medina, swings in with some strategies for fitting users who want to hear music. And this frames another call for audiologists to be given the knowledge and tools to deliver the cat's meow!

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Predictions for 2031: Matthieu Del Rio: A hearing profession that must embrace demand to transcend the senses

 
 

Future of Audiology: 2031

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"A form of transhumanism" and vastly advanced hearing abilities is what we may be witnessing in 2031 in the audiology sphere, predicts the next expert to venture a vision in our series looking ahead to the future.

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How can hearing instruments help maintain health?

 
 

healthables

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The multi-purpose device is a focus for the leading players in the hearing aid industry. BIHIMA interviewed Paul Lamb, Technical Director at Starkey, about how hearing technology can help wearers of hearing instruments monitor and maintain their health as well as deliver a high-quality listening experience.

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