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Montana Audiology Guild and MSHA Endorse the Audiology Patient Choice Act

December 19, 2014

ADA is pleased to announce that the Montana Audiology Guild and the Montana Speech-Language Hearing Association (MSHA) have endorsed the Audiology Patient Choice Act (H.R. 5304), which will streamline...   Read More


Audiology Systems Employees Credited for Recent Nod as a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in 2014

December 18, 2014

Company honored for excellence in human resource practices and employee enrichment.Schaumburg, IL | December 2014 – Audiology Systems, an exclusive distributor of GN Otometrics products (AURICAL...   Read More


Screening Questions Fail to Identify Teens at Risk for Hearing Loss

December 17, 2014

Subjective screening questions do not reliably identify teenagers who are at risk for hearing loss, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The results suggest that objective heari...   Read More


ESCO Hires Industry Leader as Executive Vice President

December 15, 2014

Plymouth, Minnesota - ESCO Holdings LLC, the hearing industry’s leader in warranty and insurance services, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Guthier as its new Executive Vice President. G...   Read More


Oticon Introduces New ConnectLine App for Android Devices

December 14, 2014

SOMERSET, NJ December 9– Oticon, Inc. has introduced a new app that will enable people who use Oticon wireless hearing instruments to connect to smartphones, tablets and other devices powered b...   Read More


Three Organizations Add their Endorsement to the Audiology Patient Choice Act

December 13, 2014

California Academy of Audiology ADA is pleased to announce that the California Academy of Audiology (CAA) has endorsed the Audiology Patient Choice Act, which will streamline access to audiology servi...   Read More


Practical Balance Function Testing Manual Released

December 12, 2014

For Immediate Release (San Diego, CA – December 8, 2014) – Plural Publishing has just published Rapid Interpretation of Balance Function Tests by Michael J. Ruckenstein, MD   Read More


AG Bell Releases New Professional Practice Protocol

December 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 4, 2014 – The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) announces the release of a new professional practice protocol, Recomm...   Read More


Sight & Hearing Association Releases Annual Noisy Toys Study

December 11, 2014

November 26, 2014 - 18 out of 20 toys tested are louder than 85 dB, the level set by the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety for mandatory hearing protection.Saint Paul, MN – W...   Read More


Hula Hooping Makes you Smarter

Carolyn Smaka, AuD

December 11, 2014

This month, I'd like to extend a great big thank you to Contributing Editor (and expert hula hooper) Dr. Gus Mueller for another fantastic year of 20Q. In 2014, the engaging and popular CEU article se...   Read More


Beltone Offers New Extensions to its Award Winning Beltone First and Beltone Origin Product Lines

December 10, 2014

(December 2, 2014) Chicago, IL — www.beltone.com — Beltone, a leader in hearing aids for nearly 75 years, has announced the latest additions to its Beltone First™ and Beltone Origin...   Read More


International Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children Co-Organized by ACIA and Vanderbilt University Medical Center December 11-13, 2014/Nashville

December 9, 2014

WHAT: The 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in children, a conference involving national and global leaders in the field of cochlear implants will come together to share research and best clinical p...   Read More


ESCO Hires Chief Operations Officer

December 9, 2014

Plymouth, Minnesota - ESCO Holdings LLC, the hearing industry’s leader in warranty and insurance services, is pleased to announce the hiring of Kathleen Kuntz as its new Chief Operations Officer...   Read More


Children Understand Familiar Voices Better than those of Strangers

December 8, 2014

Familiar voices can improve spoken language processing among school-age children, according to a study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. However, the advanta...   Read More


Infant Cooing, Babbling Linked to Hearing Ability, MU Researcher Finds

December 7, 2014

MU study reinforces the importance of early hearing interventions.COLUMBIA, Mo. – Infants’ vocalizations throughout the first year follow a set of predictable steps from crying and cooing...   Read More


Viral Infection in Nose Can Trigger Bacterial Infection in the Ear

December 6, 2014

Middle ear infection (acute otitis media) is very common in young children. Now, a new study from the US suggests one of the triggers can be a viral infection in the nose.The researchers, from Wake Fo...   Read More


Community Music Programs Enhance Brain Function in At-Risk Children

December 5, 2014

Two years of musical training improves auditory brain function.EVANSTON, Ill. --- A new Northwestern University study provides the first direct evidence that a community music program for at-risk yout...   Read More


Improving Babies' Language Skills Before they're Even Old Enough to Speak

December 4, 2014

A Rutgers researcher focuses infants on noticing the sounds that are most important.In the first months of life, when babies begin to distinguish sounds that make up language from all the other sounds...   Read More


How Learning to Talk is in the Genes

December 3, 2014

Researchers have found evidence that genetic factors may contribute to the development of language during infancy.Scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Integrative Epidemiology Unit at th...   Read More


Ida Institute Sponsors Logo Design Contest for International Ear Care Day

December 2, 2014

Call for entries opens December 1 at idainstitute.org.Naerum, DK December 1 -- The Ida Institute, with technical support from the World Health Organization (WHO), is sponsoring a global logo competit...   Read More