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Cochlear Ltd Acquires Oticon Medical’s Neuro Cochlear Implant Business

Cochlear Ltd has acquired Oticon Medical’s Neuro cochlear implant (CI) system from Demant for a zero headline purchase price following hurdles...

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Jabra Enhance Introduces Its Latest Flagship OTC Hearing Aid: Jabra Enhance Select 500

Jabra Enhance, a leader in hearing aid technology, has introduced its latest flagship hearing aid, Jabra Enhance Select 500, that features a...

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JLab Launches Its $99 Hear OTC Hearing Aid: An Instant-fit Earbud Hybrid with Bluetooth Audio Streaming

JLabs has introduced its Hear OTC Hearing Aid at just $99. Though lacking individual customization, its blend of Bluetooth technology, directional...

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From Silence to the Silver Screen: Actress Tiffany Storrs and Her Unexpected Role as a Hearing Advocate

Actress Tiffany Storrs, who is set to star in the motion picture ‘Ghost of the Game,’ recounts her journey through hearing loss post-childbirth...

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Cutting Through the Noise: Startup's Vetting Lab Highlights Best and Worst OTC Hearing Aids

HearAdvisor’s Lab Team Has Tested 65 Hearing Devices, Offering Consumers Free Access to Detailed Performance Scores and Audio Samples.

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The Advantage of Automatic Edge Mode+ in Starkey Genesis AI Hearing Aids

Starkey Genesis AI users can now turn on Edge Mode+ and let the automation do the work until they elect to disengage the Edge Mode+ adaptations in...

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User Review of the HeardThat App and Remote Mic Kit: Here’s What I Liked and Didn’t Like

The HeardThat App and Remote Mic Kit promise to turn your smartphone into a sophisticated assistive hearing device that delivers clear speech in...

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Rexton Introduces Newest Flagship Hearing Aid Family: Rexton Reach

Rexton Reach is the company’s latest flagship hearing aid line equipped with Multi-Voice Focus technology, offering wearers unprecedented clarity...

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Signia Adds Styletto IX Slim RIC and Insio IX Custom CIC and IIC Hearing Aids to Its Integrated Xperience Line

Three new stylish options have been added to Signia's Integrated Xperience platform designed for improved speech understanding in noise via...

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GN's “New Norm” Free Photo Bank on Unsplash to Change Visual Misperceptions of Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids

Concurrent with today's World Hearing Loss Day theme of “Changing Mindsets,” GN is establishing a photo bank that depicts modern hearing aids on...

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Starkey Introduces Signature Series Custom Hearing Aids; Announces Next-Gen of Genesis AI

Starkey has unveiled a new line of custom hearing aids, the Signature Series, which includes a tiny invisible-in-canal (IIC) and a rechargeable...

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Oticon Launches Oticon Intent: A Sensor-Driven Hearing Aid Designed to Understand Your Listening Needs

Oticon has unveiled its new hearing aid, Oticon Intent, featuring 4D Sensor technology that is designed to discern users' communication...

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Phonak Expands Its Flagship Lumity Family with Four New Disposable Battery Models

Phonak unveils four new additions to its Lumity hearing aid line, catering to diverse needs, including a new discreet RIC option with a disposable...

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Beltone Expands Serene Hearing Aid Line for Enhanced Accessibility, Auracast and Windows PC Connectivity

The Beltone Serene hearing aid line has been expanded for enhanced accessibility and personalization, adding Behind-the-Ear (BTE) and custom...

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A New Shape for Sound: Widex Launches SmartRIC Hearing Aid with New Design for Better Hearing in Noise

Widex SmartRIC is a new L-shaped hearing aid designed to “L-evate” and increase the efficiency of its dual-microphone system for better...

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ReSound Nexia Hearing Aid Line Extended with New BTEs, Custom Rechargeables, and Auracast Innovations

ReSound has announced an extensive expansion of its flagship Nexia hearing aid line, introducing new Behind-the-Ear (BTE) and custom in-ear models...

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Eargo Unveils Two New OTC Hearing Aids: Eargo SE and LINK by Eargo with Bluetooth Audio

Eargo announces two new self-fitting OTC hearing aids, the Eargo SE CIC and the LINK By Eargo earbud with Bluetooth audio streaming, bringing new...

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Decoding the Genetics of Tinnitus: Unraveling Mysteries and Charting New Frontiers

A groundbreaking study in 'Nature Communications' deciphers genetic roots of tinnitus, uncovering 29 new gene locations. Insights into synaptic...

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Hope for OTOF-Mediated Hearing Loss: Akouos’ Gene Therapy Restores Hearing in 11-Year-Old Within 30 Days

In a groundbreaking initial trial, Akouos's AK-OTOF gene therapy demonstrated rapid and substantial hearing restoration in a person with...

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Press Play, Risk Hearing: Unveiling Potentially Dangerous Sound Levels in eGaming

A new systematic review published in 'BMJ Public Health' sounds an alarm bell for the 3 billion e-gamers globally who may be at risk for hearing...

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Survey Sheds Light on Why Many People with Hearing Loss Don't Use Assistive Communication Technology

The Committee for Communication Access in America (CCAA) has conducted a survey to investigate why people who have hearing loss don't use...

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CES 2024: What’s New in Hearing Aids, Hearables, and Hearing Healthcare Tech

Here's a quick whirlwind tour of the most exciting hearing-related technologies featured at the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 9-12.

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Regular Hearing Aid Use Is Associated with Reduced Mortality, Says New Study

A new study published in the January 3, 2024 edition of The Lancet Healthy Longevity suggests adults with hearing loss who regularly use their...

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Olive Union Launches Olive Max OTC Hearing Aids with Stylish Earbud Design

Olive Union has announced the introduction of its latest wearable, the Olive Max over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid, a 2-in-1 hearing device with...

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New at CES 2024: Audio Radar Showcases New eGaming Experience for People with Hearing Loss

Hard of hearing and deaf e-gamers can now visualize key sounds like footsteps and alerts with Audio Radar, a product from Airdrop Gaming designed...

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JVC Introduces Its First OTC Hearing Aid: JVC EHZ1500

JVC introduces the EH-Z1500, a Bluetooth-app controlled BTE hearing aid, marking the brand's first foray into over-the-counter hearing solutions.

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Hearing Aids Can Halve the Risk for Cognitive Decline and Dementia; ACHIEVE Study Highlighted at ADA Conference

Researchers at the 2023 Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) Conference presented insights from the ACHIEVE study, a game-changing 3-year trial...

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FCC to Propose Rule for 100% Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) for Wireless Handset Telephones

The US Federal Communications Commission is considering a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that tentatively concludes that hearing aid...

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Soundwave Hearing's Sontro OTC Hearing Aid Gains FDA 510k Clearance

Chicago-based Soundwave Hearing has announced 510k FDA clearance for its Class II Medical Device, Sontro Self-Fitting OTC Hearing Aids.

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WSA’s Global Team Creates a New State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in Tijuana for Signia Hearing Aids

In Tijuana, WSA's Americas Manufacturing and Distribution Center (AMDC) stands as a colossal symbol of innovation and global collaboration. This...

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Eargo to Be Fully Acquired by Patient Square Capital and Become a Private Company

Patient Square Capital, the primary stockholder of OTC hearing aid maker Eargo, will purchase the remaining outstanding stocks and make it a...

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Bridget Dobyan Named as Incoming HIA Director as Kate Carr to Retire

The Hearing Industries Association (HIA) has announced that Director of Public Policy & Advocacy Bridget Dobyan will succeed Executive Director...

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Windows 11 to Directly Pair with Hearing Aids with Bluetooth LE Audio

Windows 11 will support use of hearing aids equipped with the latest Bluetooth Low Energy Audio (LE Audio) technology.

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JVC to Enter OTC Hearing Aid Market

JVC will partner with micromedical device manufacturer Intricon and hearing aid app-developer Tuned Ltd to offer FDA 510(k)-cleared self-fitting...

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Signia Launches Integrated Xperience (Signia IX) Hearing Aids: New Speech Enhancement Technology for Dynamic Conversations

Signia introduces Integrated Xperience (IX), a new hearing technology that tracks moving speakers, enhancing clarity in dynamic conversations. The...

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ReSound Introduces Nexia Hearing Aids: A New Premium Line with Advanced Features and Auracast

ReSound unveils Nexia, a premium line of hearing aids with advanced hearing-in-noise features, Bluetooth LE audio streaming and compatibility with...

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Italian Competition Authority Launches Probe into Italy's Hearing Aid Market

The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has initiated an inquiry into Italy's hearing aid market, citing transparency concerns. AGCM's...

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ACI Alliance Urges American Academy of Pediatrics to Withdraw Report on Recommendations for Pediatric Cochlear Implants

The American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACI Alliance) says the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) report “Hearing Assessment in Infants,...

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Tuned AI-Driven App for OTC Hearing Aids Gains FDA 510K Approval, Paves Way for Future Self-Fitting Devices

Israel-based Tuned has secured FDA 510k clearance for its AI-driven self-fitting OTC hearing technology, partnering with Intricon to reshape the...

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Starkey Announces Genesis AI CIC with 2.4 GHz Wireless Streaming and RIC 312

Starkey Hearing has launched two new hearing aids to complement its Genesis AI line of products: the Genesis AI CIC (completely-in-canal) is said...

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Lucid Hearing Launches Tala™ OTC Hearing Aids

Tala is Lucid Hearing's new premium OTC hearing aid with multiple advanced features, including the company's latest proprietary Precision...

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25 Years of Redefining the Perception of Hearing Loss: Interview with Jacob Torpe Winter about the Oticon Focus on People Awards

Oticon's Focus on People Awards have a 25-year record of championing change and transforming perceptions about people with hearing loss. The Focus...

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Cochlear Ltd Introduces New Osia OSI300 Bone Conduction Implant System that Enables MRIs at 3.0 Tesla (T)

Cochlear has launched the Osia OSI300 Implant, a new bone conduction system that enables 3.0 Tesla MRI scans without surgery. Piezo Power™ and...

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Promising Solution for Pediatric Ear Infections and Related Antibiotic Resistance Developed by Cornell Researchers

Cornell University scientists have crafted a nanoscale solution inspired by bleach to combat antibiotic resistance in treating childhood ear...

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Orka Two Hearing Aid Launched with General Chip and AI DeNoise Technology, Bluetooth, and Personalized Fitting

Using general chip technology with reportedly 1,000 times the processing power of other hearing devices, the new Orka Two hearing aid features...

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Researchers Report Reversing Hearing Loss in Mice: A Breakthrough in Gene Activation

A new study demonstrates the reversal of hearing loss in mice through gene activation, challenging the perception of neurological disorders as...

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Lumity for All: Phonak Extends Its Latest Technology to Naída, CROS, and Pediatric Sky Hearing Aid Models

Phonak has expanded its Lumity hearing aid line to include Naída for severe-to-profound hearing loss, Sky for children with personalized app...

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Best Buy Expands OTC Hearing Aid Offerings; Brings In-Store Experience to More Stores and Adds to Online Assistance

Best Buy is expanding its offerings for people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss by introducing in-store hearing aid experiences in 600+...

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I Tested EssilorLuxottica’s Visionary New Hearing Aid Glasses. Do They Work?

Wherever I looked, I could hear. It was really like some kind of weird eavesdropping super power—the kind you always expect hearing aids to give...

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Hearing Loss More Prevalent Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries than Previously Thought

A study published today in JAMA Network Open reveals that hearing loss is highly prevalent among older Medicare beneficiaries, surpassing previous...

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Walmart Health to Discontinue Hearing Aid Sales and Hearing Care Services

Beginning August 26, 2023, Walmart will no longer offer hearing aids or hearing care services through its Walmart Health centers.

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Hearing Loss Increases Severity Risks for People with Medical Conditions

A new study in 'The Lancet' shows that hearing loss is associated with a significantly greater risk for increases in hospitalization rates,...

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Hearing Loss Increases Fatigue in People Ages 40 and Older, Study Shows

A new study published in 'JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery' suggests people with hearing loss are nearly twice as likely to experience...

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Machine Learning May Widen Use of Tympanometry and Improve Hearing Screening for Children

Until now, assessment of middle-ear function for ear infections and hearing loss has been too complex and expensive to implement in many hearing...

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Deaf Mice Maintain Inner Ear Function Until Ear Canal Opens; Findings Shed Light on Cochlear Implant Effectiveness

Mice with a gene mutation responsible for hearing loss have been found to have near-normal hearing function in the first two weeks of life due to...

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UK Blocks Sale of Oticon Medical’s Bone-Anchored Implant Unit to Cochlear Ltd, but Approves Sale of Cochlear Implant Unit

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has determined that Oticon Medical can sell its Neuro System cochlear implant to Cochlear Ltd....

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Lexie Hearing Named to the 'TIME100 Most Influential Companies of 2023' List

Lexie Hearing was recognized by TIME magazine for its partnership with Bose and distribution in 12,000 stores across the United States, helping it...

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Sonova Announces Its First OTC Hearing Aids: Sennheiser All-Day Clear and All-Day Clear Slim

Sennheiser All-Day Clear and All-Day Clear Slim are full-featured over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids that also provide the option of support from...

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Researchers Find  New Possible Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Hearing Loss

Using mouse models, researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that the location of amyloid plaques in the brains of...

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Brain Recordings Shed Light on Speech-in-Noise Processing–with Implications for Hearing Aids

New research shows how the brain tackles the intricate task of comprehending speech in a noisy room, considering factors such as auditory clarity...

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Apple Adds Adaptive Audio to AirPods for Smarter Conversation Awareness

Yesterday, at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple announced Adaptive Audio for AirPods, a new listening mode that dynamically blends...

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Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids Shown Cost-Effective in Simulation Model, Says JAMA Study

In a cost-effectiveness analysis simulation, OTC hearing aids were found to increase uptake of hearing loss intervention and should be...

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Go Ultra OTC Hearing Aids Debut on QVC Shopping Network

The Go Ultra over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid debuted on the QVC shopping network on Sunday, May 21. The new device is the first behind-the-ear...

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CDC Report Highlights Disparities in Employment Among Individuals with Disabilities, Reveals Key Findings on Hearing Loss

The highest prevalences of hearing loss were reported among five occupation groups: installation, maintenance, and repair (4.2%); construction and...

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Made for iPhone (MFi) Hearing Aids Will Now Pair Directly with Mac Computers

Apple today announced a suite of accessibility improvements in its devices, among those being that Made-for-iPhone (MFi) hearing aids can now pair...

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New Mexico and Indiana: Bills to Require Captions on All Public TVs Fail

According to Stephen Frazier of Loop New Mexico, proposed legislation in New Mexico and Indiana that would have required all public TVs to have...

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Lexie B2 Hearing Aids Powered by Bose Now Stream Phone Calls from iPhones

Lexie Hearing will launch updates to their Lexie B2 Hearing Aids Powered by Bose, incorporating voice call streaming capabilities for iPhone users...

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Unitron Introduces Moxi Vivante Hearing Aids with New Conversation in Loud Noise Processing

Unitron US has introduced its latest flagship hearing aid, Vivante, designed to enhance listener experience through personalized hearing control....

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Sony OTC Hearing Aids Now Available at HearUSA

HearUSA, a network of 350+ hearing clinics and part of the WSAudiology group, is making substantial changes to its brand and has now expanded its...

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Unitron Canada Introduces Vivante Hearing Aids

Unitron Canada has launched its latest flagship hearing aid line, Vivante, designed to provide improved sound performance and personalized control...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and DNN in Hearing Aids: Getting Past All the Noise–An Interview with Whisper’s Andreas Thelander Bertelsen

Artificial intelligence (AI) and deep neural networks (DNN) are transforming how hearing aids perform in noise, quiet, and for healthcare...

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Self-Fitting OTC Hearing Aids Perform Well in Clinical Trial

Results of a randomized clinical effectiveness trial published in a prestigious medical journal found that a do-it-yourself programming app worked...

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CI2023 Conference in June to Feature (Re)Habilitation Connect Forum for Children and Adults with Cochlear Implants

CI2023 Cochlear Implants in Children and Adults will feature the (Re)Habilitation Connect Forum on June 9 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel in...

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Knowles Releases High-Performance Digital Voice Vibration Sensor for High-Fidelity Voice Pick-Up in TWS

Knowles announces the release the first-of-its-kind Digital Voice Vibration Sensor, V2S200D, a high bandwidth, low-power specialized vibration...

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Phonak Slim Joins Lumity Hearing Aid Family, Combining Style with Performance

The new Phonak Slim Lumity hearing aid features a sleek new design with unique left and right fittings that follow the natural contour of the head...

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Costco Now Offering Lexie B2 Powered by Bose OTC Hearing Aids

Costco is now offering the Lexie B2 over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid on its website for $980—the first OTC hearing aid to be offered by the mass...

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Google to Work with Leading Hearing Australian Researchers for New AI and Machine-Learning Solutions

Google will be teaming up with the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL), Cochlear, Macquarie University Hearing, NextSense, and The Shepherd...

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Researchers Identify Genetic Cause of Congenital Deafness and Two Other Rare Diseases

Using a new computational approach, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and colleagues analyzed large genetic datasets from...

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Lenire Tinnitus Treatment Device Granted De Novo Approval by FDA

Neuromod Devices Ltd. announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted De Novo approval to Lenire, the first bimodal...

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Getting Real: An Interview with Oticon President Gary Rosenblum about Oticon Real Hearing Aids

HearingTracker interviews Oticon President Gary Rosenblum about the company's newest flagship hearing aid, Oticon Real, as well as BrainHearing,...

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Hear Well: 'Take 3 for Me Hearing Challenge' on World Hearing Day 2023

On World Hearing Day, the Hear Well campaign is premiering the “Take 3 For Me Hearing Challenge,” an online hearing screening adapted from the...

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Starkey Paves New Road for AI Revolution in Hearing Aids with Genesis AI Launch

Starkey Hearing Technologies believes its new Genesis AI hearing aid—and the chip platform powering it—will define AI-assisted hearing healthcare...

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Starkey Unveils Genesis AI

Starkey unveiled its new Genesis AI hearing aid which boasts a smaller, faster, and more efficient and powerful processor, new sleek design, an...

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New Oticon Real Hearing Aid with Polaris R Chip Platform Improves Clarity and Protects Against Disruptive Sounds

Today, Oticon launched its new Oticon Real hearing aid that provides access to the full spectrum of real-world sounds with exceptional detail and...

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Cochlear Announces Streaming Capabilities from Amazon Fire TV Devices to Its Implants

Cochlear Limited's implants will now offer Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA) support on compatible Fire TV devices. This is reportedly the...

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Frequency Therapeutics Abandons Hearing Loss Treatment Programs

Frequency Therapeutics Inc. has announced the cessation of its FX-322 and FX-345 programs designed to help people with sudden or noise-induced...

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GN Expands ReSound OMNIA Hearing Aid Family to All Styles Including MiniRIE Rechargeable

ReSound has extended its OMNIA family of receiver-in-Ear (RIE) products to include Behind-the-Ear (BTE) models and GN’s smallest rechargeable...

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Sonova Launches SilentCloud, a Subscription-Based Tinnitus Management App

Switzerland-based hearing healthcare giant Sonova has introduced SilentCloud, a subscription-based medical app to empower patients to manage their...

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MDHearing to Offer Hearing Aids through OTC Insurance Benefit Plans

MDHearing, a manufacturer of affordable over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, has teamed with Medline to take advantage of something new:...

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New Tinnitus Classification Procedure Uses EEGs to Understand and Diagnose Patients

An international team of researchers led by Andrea Soddu at Western University in Canada has developed a new classification procedure for tinnitus...

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Scientists Create Inner-ear

By carefully fine-tuning cell culture conditions, researchers in China have succeeded in growing stem cells—complete with hair cells and spiral...

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Invisible Eargo 7 OTC Hearing Aids Compete with Premium Prescription Products

What’s behind Eargo’s strategy to be the highest-priced provider of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids? The new Eargo 7 invisible hearing aids...

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New Jabra and Sennheiser Earbuds Deliver High-End Hearing Enhancement

At CES 2023, Jabra and Sennheiser showed off new true wireless earbuds that integrate hearing enhancement technology developed by corporate...

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Bill Expanding Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage Reintroduced in New Congress

Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) have reintroduced the bipartisan Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage Act to expand...

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HearAdvisor Launches Audio Lab to Test and Rate OTC and Prescription Hearing Aids

HearAdvisor is an independent, objective testing lab for hearing-related devices that will introduce a new dimension of information for consumers...

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NuHeara and Innerscope Partner to Expand Access to OTC Hearing Aid Market

Nuheara Limited, the maker of the HP Hearing PRO, has announce a partnership with InnerScope for the expansion of its US retail footprint from...

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Conan O’Brien Admits Hearing Difficulties and Describes Favorite Sounds

Conan O'Brien endured years of loud noise on the set of Late Night. Now he's opening up about his hearing difficulties and exploring his options...

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Captioning Glasses You Can Wear All Day

At the CES consumer electronics show in January, Vuzix Corp. will introduce new micro-display technology enabling real-time captions in a set of...

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Sonova Halts Hearing Aid Sales to Costco; Pulls Products and Brochures

Sonova, manufacturer of Phonak and Unitron hearing aids, has discontinued the sale and promotion of its products at Costco, according to sources...

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GN Rebrands Lively as Jabra Enhance; Integrates Lively's Hearing Care Offerings into JabraEnhance.com

GN has announced the integration and rebranding of Lively to Jabra Enhance and the creation of the new website JabraEnhance.com to allow more...

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The Carbon Footprint of Hearing Healthcare and How to Reduce It

The authors estimate a ballpark figure for the total annual direct carbon footprint of the hearing aid industry is 100-150,000 ton CO2-eq, and for...

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Nuheara Receives FDA Clearance for HP Hearing PRO OTC Hearing Aid

The HP Hearing PRO has been cleared by the FDA as a self-fitting over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid and will be available for $699 at retail...

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Costco Stops Sales of Kirkland Signature 10 (KS10) Hearing Aids

Costco, one the the largest distributors of hearing aids in the US, has discontinued sales of Kirkland Signature 10 (KS10) hearing aids, according...

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CMS Expands Medicare Coverage for Cochlear Implants

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will broaden Medicare coverage of cochlear implants (CIs) by removing the...

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FDA Approves Fennec Hearing Loss Treatment for Pediatric Cancer Patients Treated with Cisplatin

The FDA has approved Fennec Pharmaceuticals' drug, Pedmark, that reduces the risk of ototoxicity-induced hearing loss in children during cancer...

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Sony and WSA Partner to Create an OTC Hearing Aid: A Rush for Consumer Electronic Giants into Hearing Aids?

The news that Sony and WSAudiology will deliver an over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid places a spotlight on previous branding partnerships between...

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Apple AirPods Pro 2: Improved Hearing Aid Functionality

AirPods Pro 2 now offer better sound quality, more battery power, and noise cancellation for very loud sounds like sirens.

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The New FDA Rules for OTC Hearing Aids: What Do They Mean for People with Hearing Loss?

The FDA’s rules for OTC hearing aids promise sweeping changes for hearing healthcare, creating a new class of more affordable and accessible...

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FDA Clears Way for OTC Hearing Aids for People with Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss

The FDA's new rules for OTC hearing aids are designed to make amplification devices safe, affordable, and convenient to purchase over the counter...

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MDHearingAids Gains FDA Premarket Clearance for Smart Hearing Aids and App

The FDA has announced that Chicago-based MD HearingAid—a manufacturer and distributor of online hearing aids with a professional online support...

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FDA Final OTC Hearing Aid Rules Move Forward from OMB

The FDA’s final regulations for OTC hearing aids appear to be at or near the publication stage.

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Google Maps Adds Hearing Loops to Website for Hearing Aid Telecoil Users

Google Maps has recently begun including hearing loops in the accessibility information on its website which should prove useful for users of...

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Lexie Partners with Bose to Offer Lexie B1 Powered by Bose Hearing Aids

The Lexie B1 Powered by Bose hearing aids will employ Bose's previous SoundControl hearing aid technology, allowing people with mild-to-moderate...

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Trends in Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids and Hearing Aid Compatibility for Wireless Phones

A 10-year snapshot of the availability of telecoil and Bluetooth wireless technologies for hearing aid users. It also shows how the different...

MDHearingAid, Nordic Semiconductor and the Bluetooth SIG Demonstrate Auracast™ Broadcast Audio at the HLAA Convention

HLAA attendees were provided with information about Bluetooth's new Auracast™ Broadcast Audio technology by representatives from MDHearingAid,...

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Hearing Aids for Tracking and Improving Your Health: The 2022 Phonak Audéo Fit Media Event

How hearing aids can improve your health and become an important component in tracking health status were the themes of a recent media event held...

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Custom Made by ReSound Hearing Aid Launched by GN: Interview with GN Hearing CEO Gitte Aabo

GN Hearing has launched their new rechargeable, iOS- and Android-smartphone compatible, Custom made by Resound hearing aid. Built for all-day use...

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Bluetooth's Auracast Will Open a New World of Audio for Hearing Aid Users

Auracast™ is important enough that it could completely transform how Bluetooth hearing aids and other listening devices gain access to audio...

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Meteorologist Meaghan Thomas on Her Hearing Loss Journey

Some may recognize Meaghan Thomas as the morning broadcast meteorologist for the ABC affiliate, WKRN News 2, in Nashville, Tennessee. But...

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Karl Strom Joins HearingTracker as Editor in Chief

HearingTracker has appointed Karl Strom as its new Editor in Chief. Strom will join HearingTracker Founder and President Abram Bailey, AuD, and...

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Breaking: Bose To Cease Hearing Aid Sales

Bose has eliminated its Health Division, which was working on over-the-counter hearing aids.

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Mama Hu Hears: How One Doctor Is Using Social Media to Support Families with Hearing Loss

Today, Dr. Michelle Hu, 39, is a pediatric audiologist based in San Diego who is pioneering new ways to support children with hearing loss and...

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Latest Trial Underway for Hearing Restoration Drug FX-322

Frequency Therapeutics is currently conducting a Phase 2b trial to see if a new drug candidate can restore hearing in people who experience...

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I Tried the New Jabra Hearing Aid. You Can Too, Today.

I tried the new Jabra Enhance™ Plus hearing aid. It's an excellent form factor, but not without its limitations. Here are my initial thoughts, and...

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Jabra’s New Hearing Aid: What Does the Future Hold?

On January 19th, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the way for Jabra to sell its new Enhance Plus™ earbud as a self-fitting hearing aid.

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“Hear & Beyond”: Interview With Authors Shari Eberts and Gael Hannan

Hear & Beyond: Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss is about moving from wherever you are now with your hearing loss to a more communication-rich life.

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The Real Deaf Individuals Behind Apple TV's El Deafo

Lexi Finigan, a 12-year-old with cochlear implants, plays the role of Cece, the main character in El Deafo.

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People With Hearing Loss May Overestimate Ability to Balance

New research indicates that people with hearing loss may not be able to correctly identify their own balance issues.

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New Research: Scientists Identify Otosclerosis Gene

Researchers say they’ve pinpointed the first gene linked to otosclerosis, a common cause of hearing loss in adults that impacts three million...

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The Cochlear-Implant Side Effect You Should Know About

When undergoing health procedures, patients often face a risk that they’ll develop side effects. The implantation of cochlear implants (CI) for...

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A New World of Sound: Sandi’s Cochlear Implant Story

As a young child, Sandi Wayman, now 47, was often in trouble for not listening or responding to the adults in her life.

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New Research: Are Vertigo and Hearing Loss Connected?

Recently, researchers from Intermountain Precision Genomics have been taking a closer look at vertigo, including the link to hearing loss.

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Mouse Hearing Loss Reversal Technique To Be Tried in Humans

The technique, which was developed at Boston Children’s Hospital, involved replacing the mutated protein stereocilin in the inner ear of mice. It...

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How Doctors Speak About Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids Matters

Confronting hearing loss can be a challenging moment in your life. When navigating this journey, there is one factor that’s receiving more...

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The Life-Changing Gift of Hearing Aids: Matti's Story

Matti began having hearing problems when she was a baby. Her story could have been tragic, but thanks to the help of one generous Texas...

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What Is Conversation Boost for AirPods Pro and How Is the Feature Activated?

Apple pushed an AirPods Pro firmware upgrade yesterday (version 4A400 available with iOS 15) that finally provides access to the long-awaited...

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What to Know About President Biden’s Statement About OTC Hearing Aids

The White House explained that Americans will save thousands of dollars by purchasing over-the-counter hearing aids. They also cited a figure that...

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Biden Signs Order on OTC Hearing Aids to Push Competition

Today, The White House Briefing Room announced a new executive order aimed at promoting competition in the American economy. In the order, the...

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How Tinnitus Impacts Your Mental Health

People suffering with tinnitus have issues in three key areas related to mental health: depressive symptoms, anxiety, and issues with sleep...

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Apple’s Hearing Study

Here are the key findings from the Apple Hearing Study, which collected hearing data from thousands of participants across the US.

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Are Headphones Hurting Your Hearing?

Hearing loss from headphones and earbuds is an example of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). To understand this problem, it’s important to know...

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Osteoporosis and Hearing Loss: A Closer Look at a Connection

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that osteoporotic patients were 1.76 times more likely to experience...

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Can an App Improve Your Hearing? Signs Point to Yes

I tried the AudioCardio app for 6 weeks, and experienced some improvements in my hearing. But, were the improvements in line with those promised...

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Feeling Off Balance? How Your Inner Ear Can Cause Vertigo

Have you ever felt dizzy, weak and woozy? Or experienced vertigo, that troubling sensation that the room is spinning while you’re standing...

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OTC Hearing Aids Regulations to Be Published by 2022

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just published a notice of proposed rulemaking for OTC hearing aids in their Spring 2021 Agency...

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Bionic Hearing - The Incredible Hulk's New Super Power

Lou Ferrigno, the former professional bodybuilder and actor known for playing the title character on TV’s The Incredible Hulk, recently underwent...

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How Music Training Can Improve Life with Hearing Loss

Why is music such a good practice for those with hearing loss? In both researching the benefits of music training and seeing the results in her...

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Zoom Fatigue Provides Window to Understanding Hearing Loss

One silver lining of the pandemic is that hearing people have now come to realize what people with hearing loss have always known — concentrating...

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BeHear ACCESS: Interview with Alexander Goldin

We recently connected with Dr. Goldin to learn about three new features just released in the BeHear ACCESS assistive hearing headset.

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Hands-Free Phone Calls Coming to Made For iPhone Hearing Aids

Apple announced today that hands-free calls are coming to future generations of Made For iPhone hearing aids.

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New Sony Partnership Makes TVs Easier to Hear

Sony's new SRS-WS1 Immersive Wearable Speaker now supports fully personalized audio to help overcome your unique hearing loss profile.

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The Hidden Economic Costs of Hearing Loss

The estimated total economic impact of hearing loss in 2019 exceeded $981 billion. This burden was largely due to lost productivity due to hearing...

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New Hope for Those with Single-Sided Deafness

Recently, there’s been interest in using cochlear implants (CIs) to improve hearing for those with SSD. Some studies have reported improved...

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New Podcast Raises Awareness About Auditory Processing Disorder in Children

APD is a neurological condition that disrupts the brain’s ability to process sounds, and it is responsible for the listening problems of a...

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Why There’s No Such Thing as Being “Too Young” for Hearing Loss

Despite stereotypes that people with hearing loss are elderly, many young people are born with or develop hearing loss. We learned about their...

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OTC Hearing Aids May Be Delayed Until at Least Mid-2022

The FDA's Spring 2021 Regulatory Agenda was just published, and over-the-counter hearing aids are not an agenda item for this session.

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TikTok Adds Free Automated Captions

TikTok announced today that they are rolling out automated captions for their app.

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3 Ways to Caption Almost Everything on Your Windows Computer

You can now automatically caption all audio from your Windows computer using freely available tools like Google Live Caption and Ava.

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Kids, Chemo and Hearing Loss: What New Research Reveals

A February 2021 study published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal found that children receiving cisplatin, a common chemotherapy...

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3M on Trial for Failing to Protect Hearing of Soldiers

Veterans claim that 3M knowingly gave soldiers defective earplugs. The company is now on trial.

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Exercising with Hearing Loss: 4 Smart Strategies

A recent study showed that exercise not only reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and obesity, but it can also reduce your risk of or the...

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Hearing Loss and Depression: Are They Connected?

One in five people with hearing loss may experience the symptoms of depression. Fortunately, there is hope—and help—for those who seek it.

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Lexie Hearing Aids Promoted by Walgreens Find Care®

The Walgreens Find Care® digital health platform is now promoting hearing aids and a free hearing consultation with a Lexie Hearing expert.

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Working Remotely With Hearing Loss: Improving Communication

Factors like coping with background noise, loneliness, and listening fatigue can be especially challenging. Here, a closer look -- and ways to...

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Why Hearing Loss May Increase Your Risk of Opioid Addiction

Deaf and hard of hearing people are twice as likely to develop a prescription opioid-use disorder than their hearing counterparts. That finding...

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Can You Trust Online Hearing Tests?

Online hearing tests can give you a quick snapshot of your hearing, but do they really work? We asked the experts, and here are the 5 things you...

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Millions of People are Watching Earwax Removal Videos

Videos posted with the hashtags #earwax and #earcleaning have amassed over 1.4 billion and nearly 350 million views respectively.

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Struggling to Wear a Mask and Hearing Aids? Here’s Help!

Wearing a mask with hearing aids can be a pain. There are comfort issues, and a number of people have reported losing their hearing aids when...

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Speech in Noise: Some New Perspectives from Chatable

AI company Chatable have published a series of deep tech blogs direct from founder and CSO, Dr Andrew Simpson.

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Can COVID-19 Really Cause Permanent Hearing Loss?

Emerging evidence suggests there may be a connection between COVID-19 and hearing loss. We asked the experts for an update on the science.

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Steve Lukather: How One Rock-and-Roll Guitarist Changed His Hearing Life

Steve Lukather, the world-famous guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Toto, tells a story about the time he realized all that loud playing...

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Hearing Loss and Dementia: Are They Connected?

Difficulty hearing may also play a role in cognitive decline. This represents a significant risk for America’s aging population.

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Face Masks Make It Harder to Hear

Four hearing researchers weigh in on the challenges of hearing speech in the era of face masks. Some masks are better than others, and these...

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Lexie Lumen: IntriCon and hearX Partner on Direct-to-Consumer Hearing Aid Initiative

The Lexie Lumen is a slim-tube hearing aid manufactured by Intricon. The hearing aids are sold by hearX USA and cost $49/m.

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How Artificial Intelligence Could Completely Restore Hearing

Computers are now able to read lips and reproduce the speech. And Elon Musk wants to transmit hearing directly into your auditory cortex via...

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Production Begins on First FDA-Registered UV-Sterilizing Clear Mask

The world's first FDA-registered clear UV-Sterilizing smart mask has reached almost $4 Million in backing on Indiegogo. Delivery is expected in...

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Find Hearing Support Remotely With Teleaudiology

Teleaudiology, or eAudiology, is the practice of providing hearing care remotely using digital pathways, such as apps, video conferences and phone...

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Audiology Best Practice Standards - Incorporating Virtual Care

Professor De Wet Swanepoel, Dr Paul Dybala, PhD, and Mark Truong have a lively discussion on incorporating remote care into best practice...

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Interview with Giles Tongue, CEO of ChatableApps

Hearing better in background noise is the #1 priority for hearing aid users around the world, and your app promises a significant improvement over...

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Petition Asks Video Conferencing Services to Consider People with Hearing Loss

While video calls aid with lipreading, it is often still difficult to follow a conversation over video call due to poor audio quality and weak...

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COVID-19 and Hearing Loss

Deaf and hard of hearing may be at higher risk of getting COVID-19 and becoming seriously sick. First, deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) people may...

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Accessibility Strategies for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People in Remote Meetings

Like many of us in response to COVID-19, your home is now your office and/or classroom. If you’re deaf or hard of hearing like me, you may be...

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Coronavirus Puts Spotlight on Clear-Window Surgical Masks

Now, with coronavirus, more people are wearing surgical masks than ever. That's why it's time to take another look at an obvious solution that...

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“You Have a Quiet Voice for Someone Who Works in an Audiologist’s Office”

Talking to the receptionist at the audiologist office can often be a frustrating struggle for someone with hearing loss. It should not be.

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Starkey Unveils Livio Edge AI Custom Rechargeable Hearing Aid

Starkey’s new custom in-ear Livio Edge AI hearing aid offers flexible audio streaming from Apple, Samsung, and Google Pixel phones. Shipping is...

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Why I Advocate for Inclusive Design in Hearing Loss

I advocate for more inclusive design so that someone with hearing loss isn't excluded because of misunderstanding and lack of awareness of who we are.

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Hearing Doctors Respond to Queen's New Hearing Aid

The Queen's new hearing aid is seen popping out of her ear. More practice, or a custom-fitted hearing aid, may be required.

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Hearable Wave Hits CES 2020

A slew of intelligent earbuds announced at CES 2020 make it clear that it’s finally prime time for hearables.

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Bluetooth 5.2 to Revolutionize Hearing Tech and Drive Further Market Growth

A new research report from Nick Hunn predicts that the market for “hearables”—intelligent earbuds, headsets and entry-level hearing aids—will grow...

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App Enhances Speech, Reduces Background Noise Using AI

Singular Hearing’s HeardThat app uses artificial intelligence (AI) to alleviate the infamous “cocktail party” problem that afflicts millions of...

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HLAA Partners with American Girl

American Girl Donates $25,000 to Support Hearing Loss Association of America in Honor of its 2020 Girl of the Year™, Joss Kendrick

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Workplace Communication Tips for People With Hearing Loss

Workplace communication can be challenging for people with hearing loss, but there are steps we can take to increase our chances for success.

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Hearing Without Understanding Could Be A Sign of Hearing Loss

If you can hear people talking, but can't always make out what they are saying, it may be a sign that you are suffering from high-pitch hearing loss.

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How To Enjoy Thanksgiving When You Have Hearing Loss

With my hearing loss, I sometimes worry I will miss out on some of the Thanksgiving fun. Large dining room tables make conversation tricky,...

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Seeing is Believing—And Hearing

Anne McIntosh decided to develop the first clear-window surgical mask after she was unable to read the lips of the doctor delivering her first child.

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Three Benefits of Connecting Digitally With Your Audiologist

Phonak remote care lets you visit your audiologist, via teleconference, from home.

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How to Protect Your Hearing on the Plane

Loud airplane noise can damage your hearing, but like noise-cancelling headphones, noise-reduction earbuds can keep you safe.

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Apple Cracks the Intelligent Earbuds Market with AirPods Pro

Apple’s new $249 AirPods Pro earbuds are packed with advanced technologies, including active noise cancellation, a new hearing “transparency”...

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Dr. Cliff Weighs Hearing Aid Style Versus Substance

Dr. Cliff says manufacturers of premium-performance hearing aids are starting to cater to prospective buyers who ask, “What are these hearing aids...

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Will 2020 Be the Year Medicare Starts Covering Hearing Aids?

A U.S. House of Representatives committee advanced The Medicare Hearing Act of 2019 that would provide insurance coverage for seniors' hearing aids.

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Newsweek Survey Ranks Hearing Tracker #1 in Hearing Care

Newsweek Magazine has just named Hearing Tracker the number one hearing care brand in its 2020 survey of America’s Best Customer Service Brands.

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How A Gratitude Journal Helps Me Manage My Hearing Loss

Gratitude for the positive aspects of your life could help deflect some of the frustrations from hearing loss.

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Motion-Aware Hearing Aids Promise a More Natural Listening Experience

Signia Xperience hearing aids promise to let you experience sound in a more natural way, even when you're on the move.

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How One Company Is Rebooting the Hearing Aid Purchase Experience

Unitron has introduced the FLEX Discover platform to help guide new hearing-aid wearers through successful trials before they pay a dime.

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Android 10 Launched with Focus on Hearing Loss Accessibility

Google's long-awaited Android smartphone update is chock-full of major accessibility improvements for people with hearing loss and hearing aids.

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Paying for Hearing Aids: Tax Breaks from Uncle Sam

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could simply deduct the entire cost of hearing aids? Depending on your situation, you may be able to pay for hearing...

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Phonak Launches Marvel 2.0

Phonak continues to exceed expectations with its new Marvel 2.0 Bluetooth hearing aids.

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Dancing with Hearing Loss

If you have hearing loss, dancing can do wonders for your social life—and your health.

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Eko Stethoscope Helps Doctors With Hearing Loss

Eko Devices, Inc., has an amplified high-tech stethoscope that also performs instant electrocardiograms.

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Adam Savage: Hearing Aids

Adam Savage, a well-known Hollywood special effects creator and TV host, says hearing aids have changed his life.

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How to Protect Your Hearing at a Music Festival

Loud music can cause permanent hearing loss, but there are five easy steps you can take to protect it.

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How To Survive A Cocktail Party When You Have Hearing Loss

Here are seven tips that will make it easier for your to hear in a noisy cocktail party.

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What People with Hearing Loss Hate to Hear

When I ask someone to repeat themselves and get "oh nevermind," it makes me burn.

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How Phonak Achieved Universal Bluetooth Hearing Aid Connectivity

How Phonak solved the technical challenges of universal hearing aid Bluetooth connectivity.

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When Your Hearing Aid Becomes a Fashion Statement

Bluetooth connectivity and sleek design are starting to overcome the stigma associated with wearing hearing aids.

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Costco to Sell Philips Hearing Aids from Demant

Demant's partnership with Philips hearing aids appears to be getting off to a fast start with a presence in Costco hearing centers across the U.S.

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Does Chocolate Prevent Hearing Loss and Tinnitus?

A nationwide research study in Korea concluded that eating chocolate can help prevent hearing loss.

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Should You Include Family in Your Next Audiologist Visit?

Hearing loss does not happen to you alone. Consider taking your family to your next audiologist appointment.

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Live Caption on Google's Android Q is a Killer App

Google's Live Caption feature with the new Pixel 4 is a killer app that may entice iPhone users to switch.

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Starkey Hearing Foundation Turns Attention to Global Hearing Health

The Starkey Hearing Foundation has moved beyond donating hearing aids to investing in hearing healthcare infrastructure in developing countries.

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The Joys Of Noise-Cancelling Headphones With Hearing Loss

I wear noise-cancelling headphones almost everywhere now. Not only do they protect my hearing in the moment, they prevent days of pain and...

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Oticon Rolls Out Next-Generation Opn Hearing Aids

Oticon launched its next-generation Opn S hearing aid along with a new, premium-performance Opn Play hearing aid for children.

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Alango BeHear NOW and Bose Hearphones  Features Compared

Alango's BeHear NOW and Bose Hearphones are headsets that help people hear better in challenging listening environments. Here's how they compare.

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Five Reasons You Should Not Ignore Your Hearing Loss

There are serious risks associated with ignoring your hearing loss. You may be pushing people away, and there is a higher risk of dementia and...

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First Look at the Bose Hearing Aid

Hearing Tracker has gotten a first look at the FDA's documentation for the Bose self-fitting hearing aid.

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Veterans Sue 3M Over Defective Ear Plugs

Veterans are suing 3M over defective earplugs they say are responsible for causing permanent noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus.

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Advanced Bionics Makes Cochlear Implants Bluetooth-Compatible

Advanced Bionics is opening up the world of wireless, hands-free iPhone and Android smartphone connectivity to its cochlear implant patients for...

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How Should I Describe Myself?

Hard of hearing. Hearing impaired. Deaf. A little deaf. People with hearing loss or hearing aids used many terms to self-identify.

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Hearing Tracker Helps Consumers Find Affordable Hearing Aids in their Neighborhoods

Hearing Tracker has launched the first hyper-local online service to connect hearing aid shoppers with affordable local hearing aid fittings—now...

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Signia Adds Wireless Connectivity to Ultra-Slim Styletto Hearing Aids

Sivantos has upgraded its popular ultra-slim rechargeable Signia Styletto hearing aids to provide wireless audio from smartphones and other...

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My Hearing Journey Begins

After a couple of months with my first hearing aids, I'm ready to share my experience as I learn to live with hearing loss...

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Oticon's Opn S Hearing Aids Improve Speech-in-Noise Understanding

Today's announcement of its second-generation Opn S hearing aids, Oticon says it has come closer to the goal of enabling people with hearing loss...

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WHO Sets Standard for Headphones That Won’t Give You Hearing Loss

The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided that when it comes to loud headphones and hearing loss, enough is enough. Along with the...

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Meet the Deaf Developer Behind Google's  Live Transcribe App

Google's new Live Translate app may actually be the real-time speech-to-text transcription technology we've been waiting for. See for yourself as...

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Google Gets Serious About Hearing Loss Help

Google's new Sound Amplifier app Live Transcribe voice-to-text translation app aim to attract even die-hard iOS users to its Android smartphones...

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Lively Sells and Supports ReSound Hearing Aids Online

Direct-to-consumer Lively hearing aids offer comprehensive teleaudiology services, including web-based testing and face-to-face videoconferences...

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Why You Should Always Use a Microphone in Meetings

It is critical to educate people about the importance of using a microphone for all meetings. Inclusion should never be sacrificed for the sake of...

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Why I Finally Decided to Buy Hearing Aids

I recently learned that the average age of first-time hearing aid wearers is around 70. I’m a good deal younger than that, so how did I get here?...

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Do You Need Your Hearing Aids to Drive?

While it's not a requirement to use hearing aids when behind the wheel, driving with unaided hearing loss can be challenging.

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Alango’s BeHear Hearables Take On Bose Hearphones

Alango's $249 BeHear NOW headsets compete with $499 Hearphones from Bose.

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Phonak Launches The First Real Bluetooth Hearing Aid

The Phonak Marvel is the first hearing aid to allow stereo streaming from any Bluetooth-enabled audio device. Android, iPhone, MacOS, and Windows...

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Bose to Launch Self-Fitting Hearing Aid

Bose has received approval from the FDA to sell the Bose Hearing Aid, a self-fitting hearing aid, directly to consumers. No professional fitting...

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Big Changes Ahead in World of Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are set to become a lot cheaper in the next few years. David Pogue (CBS) visits Starkey Hearing to understand the high cost of...

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How to Enjoy Dinner Time With Hearing Loss

The evening meal is the most social part of the day but can be challenging for people with hearing loss, with or without hearing aids.

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Signia Reimagines the Hearing Aid with Stylish New Design

With the launch of Styletto, Signia introduces an entirely new category of hearing aid, the SLIM-RIC (Slim Receiver-in-Canal). Signia expects this...

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Phonak Titanium Hearing Aids Are Now Smaller

The Virto B-Titanium is the smallest and most discreet custom hearing aid Phonak has ever produced. Compared to traditional acrylic, titanium...

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Twelve Signs That You Need Your Hearing Checked

Studies show that a huge chunk of the population has hearing loss, and many people are reluctant to get a hearing test that might confirm their...

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Why Don’t Doctors Routinely Screen for Hearing Loss?

In spite of the many health risks associated with hearing loss, most doctors don't screen patients for hearing loss at the annual physical.

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Signia Pure Charge&Go Nx  Review

I enjoyed the convenience of rechargeability, and found that the hearing aids performed well in background noise. I also enjoyed the novelty of...

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How Machine Learning Will Revolutionize Hearing Aids

Machine learning in hearing aids can deliver bette hearing in background noise, Improved sound quality and greater listening comfort.

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It’s Your Choice: Don’t Wait to Treat Your Hearing Loss

If you think you can get along just fine without getting your hearing loss treated, you’re mistaken.

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Walgreens Now Offers Hearing Aids at Walgreens Hearing Locations

Walgreens appears to be following competitor CVS with a gradual rollout of hearing aid centers across United States.

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Cutting-Edge Hearing Protection For Music Listening

Isolating your ears from background noise is a great way to reduce your noise exposure while listening to music on the go.

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Hearing Loss, Music, and Brain Health

Now research suggests that musical training may benefit those parts of the brain that underlie “selective attention” to speech. Musicians display...

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25+ Tinnitus Facts and Findings You Need To Know Now

What you need to know about tinnitus, the phantom sound of ringing in their ears.

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Patent Could Fix Hearing Aid Performance For Everyone

The US patent office recently published "Method of adapting a hearing device to a user’s ear." The patent is very exciting as it suggests a method...

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New Zealand Company Develops Remote Hearing Care Innovation

New Zealand-based company, Triton Hearing, announced in April that it would be providing hearing aid services to rural communities via the...

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Jabra Elite Sport: Wearable Earbuds with Hearing Aid Technology

With the introduction of its new wireless Jabra Elite Sport earbuds, the GN Group is starting to make good on its promise to cross-fertilize...

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Nura Claims Its Headphones

Nura claims that their headphones automatically measure your hearing, but as we can see, there are limitations to this technology if your hearing...

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Apple to Launch a “Hearing Aid Mode” for AirPods Pro with iOS 18 Says New Report

Mark Gurman of Bloomberg has reported that Apple is planning to launch a "Hearing Aid Mode" with its iOS 18 launch in September. If true, it would...

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Lexie Hearing Introduces Next-Gen B2 Plus Powered by Bose OTC Hearing Aid

The new Lexie B2 Plus Powered by Bose builds and improves on the previous B2s by introducing an optional in-app hearing test and a new convenient...

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