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Medicare Proposes to Eliminate Osseointegrated Implant as Benefit

July 25, 2014

July 9, 2014 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)—through its proposed rule for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies for 2015—has proposed th...   Read More


Cochlear Opposes Proposed CMS Rule That Would Significantly Limit Access to Cochlear™ Baha® Implant System

July 25, 2014

Technology for Medicare Patients Life changing hearing solution may become unavailable for those in need; the public is encouraged to take action to support continued coverage of the Baha Implant Syst...   Read More


Audiology Systems Helps Improve Fitting Skills for Hearing Care Professionals with Practical Hands-on Training

July 24, 2014

Popular FittingNOW! series recognized for 0.4 CEUs and available in key cities across the country empowers hearing care professionals to make smarter fitting choices for their patients.Schaumburg, IL...   Read More


ASHA Wins Prestigious Award for Diversity Recruitment Programs

July 23, 2014

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has earned the highest association industry honor, a 2014 Power of A Summit Award, for its diversity recruitment initiatives to ensure a more cu...   Read More


Ryan Hait-Campbell Named National Association of the Deaf Youth Ambassador

July 22, 2014

He will represent NAD and offer help for deaf-run business startups.Ryan Hait-Campbell, who with three other students at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the...   Read More


Oticon Celebrates 110 Years of People First

July 22, 2014

More than 350 Oticon employees celebrated 110 years of putting the needs of People First at a company-wide salute held at Oticon headquarters in Somerset, NJ. Oticon President Peer Lauritsen encourage...   Read More


Studies Advance Potential Use of MRI Magnetic Fields to Diagnose and Treat Balance Disorders and Dizziness

July 21, 2014

Magnetic pull of MRI shown in zebrafish and in people with common inner-ear disturbance.Expanding on earlier research, Johns Hopkins researchers report that people with balance disorders or dizziness...   Read More


Louisiana Academy of Audiology (LAA) Announces Conference Sept 12 – 13, 2014

July 20, 2014

Please join us for Audiology in the French Quarter! The Louisiana Academy of Audiology is pleased to offer 12 hours of outstanding continuing education as presented by Gus Mueller, Jay Hall, Doug Bec...   Read More


Researchers Regenerate Sound-Sensing Cells in the Ears of Mice with Hearing Damage

July 19, 2014

One of the major causes of hearing loss in mammals is damage to the sound-sensing hair cells in the inner ear. For years, scientists have thought that these cells are not replaced once they're los...   Read More


RIT/NTID Team Wins NAD College Bowl

July 18, 2014

Collegiate teams competed at the National Association of the Deaf convention in Atlanta.For the second consecutive time, a team from Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Instit...   Read More


Imbalanced Hearing is More Than a Mild Disability

July 17, 2014

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effects of asymmetric hearing...   Read More


Infants Benefit from Implants with More Frequency Sounds

July 16, 2014

Research Shows 6-Month-Olds' Ability to Understand Speech Improves When They Hear Less Distortion.May 19, 2014 - A new study from a UT Dallas researcher demonstrates the importance of considering...   Read More


New Look at Old Test May Provide Earlier Detection of Meningitis, MU Researchers Find

July 15, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. ― Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found a more accurate method to screen for bacterial meningococcal infection in its early stages, when it&rsqu...   Read More


Salus University Distinguished Service Award to be Presented to Dr. Felix M. Barker, II and Dr. Pierrette Dayhaw-Barker

July 14, 2014

Elkins Park, PA - Felix M. Barker, II, OD, MS, FAAO and Pierrette Dayhaw-Barker, PhD, will each be presented with the 2014 Salus University Distinguished Service Award. This award is given to a non-al...   Read More


UCSF Team Reveals How the Brain Recognizes Speech Sounds

July 13, 2014

Shaping of Sound by Our Mouths Leaves an Acoustic Trail the Brain Can Follow, Say Researchers.UC San Francisco researchers are reporting a detailed account of how speech sounds are identified by the h...   Read More


International Communication Project 2014 Gains Support From 40 New Organizations Around the Globe

July 12, 2014

Rockville, MD USA – Following a “Month of Action” this past May by the International Communication Project (ICP) 2014 www.communication2014.com, some 40 participating organizations w...   Read More


Rhythmic Bursts of Electrical Activity from Cells in Ear Teach Brain How to Hear

July 11, 2014

PITTSBURGH, May 21, 2014 – A precise rhythm of electrical impulses transmitted from cells in the inner ear coaches the brain how to hear, according to a new study led by researchers at the Unive...   Read More


Happy Course Formats Day!

Carolyn Smaka, AuD

July 10, 2014

Today is International Course Formats Day, a day when audiologists and educational providers around the world celebrate all the many formats that courses are offered in for continuing education. There...   Read More


Audiology Systems Offers Must-Attend Course in Balance Disorder Diagnostics Featuring Dr. Kamran Barin

July 10, 2014

Leading balance expert to facilitate unique 3-day course in VNG/ENG, including hands-on demonstration of latest technology.Schaumburg, IL - June 2014 – Audiology Systems, a full-service, U.S. di...   Read More


Ida Institute Introduces Teens and Tweens Dilemma Game to Help Clinicians Navigate Unique Challenges of the Teenage Years

July 9, 2014

Naerum, DK July 1 – The early teen or “tween” and teenage years can be a challenging time for any young person. When hearing loss is added to the mix, teens and tweens with hearing...   Read More