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The "Red Flags" Rule: What Audiologists Need to Know About Complying with New Requirements for Fighting Identity Theft

July 21, 2009

The FTC and other financial regulatory agencies were directed by the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA) to put forth rules requiring "creditors" and "financial institutions" wit...   Read More

Oticon, Inc. Named "Employer of the Year" by Arc of Somerset County

July 21, 2009

The Arc of Somerset County has selected Oticon, Inc., a leading hearing device manufacturer, as the recipient of the organization's "Employer of the Year" award. Oticon was honored for the company's s...   Read More

Cochlear Americas Announces FDA Clearance of the Cochlear™ Baha® BP100 Sound Processor, the Industry's First Programmable Bone Conduction Hearing Solution

July 20, 2009

Cochlear Americas announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Cochlear™ Baha® BP100 Sound Processor, the industry's first programmable bone conduction he...   Read More

AFA Awards Outstanding Au.D. Student Scholarship

July 20, 2009

The Audiology Foundation of America (AFA) is proud to announce the winner of its annual Outstanding Au.D. Student Scholarship for the 2009-20010 academic year. Second-year Au.D. student Jay Vachhani,...   Read More

UTD Researcher Recognized for Improving Lives of Hearing Impaired

July 19, 2009

Noisy restaurants are one of the banes of people who have received cochlear implants. Although the high-tech devices restore partial hearing, their microphones pick up everything going on around you -...   Read More

. . . Ida Institute Challenges Hearing Care Professionals to Share Best Practices

July 18, 2009

The audiogram: Objective data that helps individuals understand their unique hearing loss or a bewildering series of lines and circles that confuses and frustrates? The Ida Institute invites hearing c...   Read More

HLAA Invites You to Sign Letter to President Obama

July 17, 2009

36 million Americans have some form of hearing loss, yet only 20 percent receive the technology and services they need. There are millions of people who need help managing their hearing loss - baby bo...   Read More

Stanford Researchers' Discovery of Ion Channel Turns Ear on its Head

July 16, 2009

Scientists thought they had a good model to explain how the inner ear translates vibrations in the air into sounds heard by the brain. Now, based on new research from the Stanford University School of...   Read More

HLAA Celebrates 30 Years of Hard Work: Highlights from Nashville

July 15, 2009

The HLAA Convention 2009, held in Nashville, marked the 30th Birthday Celebration of that organization. One of the events at the HLAA Convention in Nashville was a night at the Grand Ole Opry —...   Read More

From the Editor - A Summer Montage of Customized Reflections on Marketing the iPhone and Unlimited CEUs

July 15, 2009

Hope everyone is staying cool this summer. Things are moving along as usual here at AudiologyOnline, here is the list of our most recent articles. We have a paper titled, A Montage of Outstanding Ques...   Read More

iPhone as Hearing Aid?

July 14, 2009

A new application for iPhone and iPod Touch called soundAMP claims to be the "first assistive application that turns your iPhone and iPod touch into an interactive hearing device". Its description inc...   Read More

Hearing, Voice Problems Worsen Seniors' Communication Skills

July 14, 2009

Hearing and vocal problems go hand-in-hand among the elderly more frequently than previously thought, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. Together, they pack a devastating doub...   Read More

Sonic Innovations Names New Vice President of Marketing

July 13, 2009

Salt Lake City—Sonic Innovations, Inc., one of the largest hearing aid companies in the world, has promoted Kathy Schofield-Landon to Vice President of Products and Marketing. "Kathy is a welcom...   Read More

Siemens Hearing Instruments Introduces Affordable and Flexible Pure 300

July 13, 2009

The discreet and subtle Pure product line has been extended to offer another affordable, but sophisticated option to meet the needs of even more wearers. Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc., the largest...   Read More

Cell Transplants May Cure Deafness

July 12, 2009

When Uppsala researchers found immature stem cells in the inner ear of humans a few years ago, it caused a global sensation. They have also managed to grow hearing nerves from stem cells and human tis...   Read More

With Funding from Oticon Pediatrics, Sertoma, Inc. Awards $12,000 in Scholarships to Students with Hearing Loss

July 11, 2009

A $12,000 grant from Oticon Pediatrics enabled Sertoma, Inc. to award $1,000 scholarships to 12 outstanding college-bound students with hearing loss. The winning students with mild to profound hearing...   Read More

Noise Induced Hearing Loss 2009 - New Expert Seminar Series from AudiologyOnline

July 10, 2009

AudiologyOnline ( is excited to announce a new four-part expert seminar series on noise induced hearing loss, coordinated by Guest Editor, Brian Fligor, ScD. NIHL is preventabl...   Read More

Global Network Formed to Improve Hearing Implant Outcomes

July 10, 2009

The Cochlear Implant Program at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) working in collaboration with researchers at The University of Western Ontario's National Centre for Audiology, has joined 16 o...   Read More

Estrogen Controls How the Brain Processes Sound

July 9, 2009

Estrogen Found to Work Within Neurons to Facilitate Hearing and Memory Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered that the hormone estrogen plays a pivotal role in how the brain process...   Read More

Starkey Companies Hire Dr. David Fabry as Managing Director of AudioSync

July 8, 2009

Starkey Laboratories, Inc., one of the world's leading hearing technology companies, is excited to announce the addition of Dave Fabry, Ph.D., as the Managing Director of AudioSync, Starkey's newest c...   Read More

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