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Published Mar 03, 2023

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Manitoba Government Creates $12.6-Million Hearing Aid Grant Program for Seniors with Hearing Loss

The Manitoba government is creating a new $12.6-million grant program that will assist eligible older Manitobans experiencing hearing loss to cover the expense of testing, fitting and purchasing new hearing aids.

New Program Launch: James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) for co-existing dementia and hearing conditions

The new UK PSP—a partnership with the James Lind Alliance, Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK), and the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID)—will identify the top priorities for research and policy-making about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of dementia and hearing conditions, such as hearing loss, tinnitus, and hyperacusis, by consulting people affected by these conditions and their clinicians.

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 Hearing Handicap Inventory-Screening Version (HHIE-S) with input and review by audiologists.

Unorthodox Ventures Leads Series A of Earwax Removal Startup SafKan Health, Bringing Funding to $13 Million

Unorthodox Ventures has announced a lead investment in SafKan Health, which has developed the FDA-cleared OtoSet Ear Cleaning System. The $8 million Series A will help SafKan as it debuts OtoSet, with total funding to date of $13 million.