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Professional news from Hearing Tracker staff and other contributors

Where Are All the Audiologists? A UK Perspective on the Scarcity of Hearing Care Services

There is a worldwide shortage of audiologists and others who administer professional hearing care. This article focuses on factors influencing...

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What's in a Number? Establishing a Consumer-friendly Metric for Hearing Loss

Consumers lack a reference or number that indicates hearing loss versus near-normal hearing. And before you say the issue is too complex, there...

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New Audio CARL and CARL Platform Released by AHead Simulations

These new CARL hearing loss simulation units look to bring better realism, ease-of-use, and accessibility to education, research, and clinical...

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CMS Proposes Broadening Medicare Coverage for Cochlear Implants

CMS is proposing broadened Medicare coverage for cochlear implantation from ≤40% correct to ≤60% correct in the best-aided listening condition on...

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HTTM Invites Submissions for 2022 Hearing Technology Innovator Awards

Hearing Healthcare and Technology Matters (HTTM) announces a call for submissions for the third annual Hearing Technology Innovator Awards.

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Introducing Three New Hearing Aids To Enhance Patients’ Well-Being

The impact of hearing loss is often underestimated. Growing evidence shows that taking steps towards hearing well is linked to a greater state of...

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Rediscover the Sound of Paradise with Phonak Virto™ Paradise

Virto Paradise is custom-made to perfectly fit your ears and listening needs and provides unrivaled sound quality and universal connectivity.

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Phonak ActiveVent™ Receiver: The World’s First Intelligent Hearing Aid Receiver

Audiologists often have to make a compromise between the comfort of a more open fitting and the performance in noise provided by a more occluded...

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Phonak CROS P – A Paradise Solution for Unilateral Hearing Loss

Individuals who exhibit unilateral hearing loss (UHL) and the hearing care professionals (HCPs) who care for them understand that UHL is not half...

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Do Today’s Hearing Innovations Meet Wearer Expectations?

Hearing Tracker more than 12,000 hearing aid wearers about the importance to them of a slew of modern hearing aid features. The findings are...

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Roger On™: A Microphone Dedicated for All Conversations

Roger On is a microphone dedicated for all conversations that occur in background noise and over distance. With its ability to distinguish the...

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Watch Eargo Inc. for Clues to Success of Direct-to-Consumer Hearing Aids

If Eargo Inc.’s recent 2020 financial report is any indication, 2021 may be the year direct-to-consumer (DTC) hearing aid companies emerge as a...

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Hearing Aid Technology Levels: Time for a change?

All hearing aid manufacturers have a system of offering varying levels of technology. It is a standardised system of 3 or 4 technology levels at...

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When Science and Data Meet Paradise

Today’s patients are living in a socially and technologically complex world. They likely need to move seamlessly between listening environments...

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eAudiology: Balancing Hearing Support and Patient Safety

Telehealth technology isn’t new, but its widespread use literally exploded with the COVID-19 pandemic. According to CivicScience data, the number...

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Sonova Goes Direct with as Sales Surge

Phonak Marvel Bluetooth-compatible hearing aids drove parent holding company Sonova’s growth in the first half of the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

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eSolutions: Digital Tools Offer Added Benefits for Patients

Phonak's eSolutions make it easy for hearing health providers to provide remote care to patients.

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Invisible Hearing Aid Maker Eargo Recruits All-Star Talent

Invisible hearing aid maker Eargo recruited top software, marketing, and finance executives who previously worked at Apple, Visa, and Tesla.

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Phonak Marvel Bluetooth Hearing Aids Power Sonova Success

The successful launch of Phonak Marvel hearing aids with universal Bluetooth connectivity helped Sonova Group post increases in revenue and profit...

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Philips Launches Hearlink Hearing Aids Globally

Philips is entering the global hearing aid market with technology supplied by Demant.

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New Hearing Aid Tech at #AAAConf19

YouTube star Dr. Cliff, AuD, takes you on a video tour of the latest and greatest in hearing aids at the annual AAA Conference.

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Sandy Brandmeier Assumes Role of President, Sonova USA

Sandy Brandmeier has stepped up to the role of President of Hearing Instruments Wholesale for Sonova USA.

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A Design Revolution Drives Hearing Aid Sales

A technology and design revolution is transforming your grandfather's hearing aids into attractive consumer products that appeal to buyers of any age.

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Lantos Launches Next-Generation 3D Ear-Canal Scanner

Lantos Technologies is introducing an improved version of its FDA-approved digital ear canal scanner that scans the patient's entire ear in a...

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Signia Signs Brian Taylor to Help Market its Hearing Aids

Brian Taylor, AuD, has joined the company as Director, Scientific and Product Marketing to help market its high-end hearing aids in the...

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Widex and Sivantos Create WS Audiology, World's Third-Largest Hearing Aid Company

Widex and Sivantos have completed their merger, creating a new global hearing aid company with a new name—WS Audiology. With combined revenues of...

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GN Hearing Reports Market-Share Gain in 2018

GN Hearing's ReSound and Beltone hearing aid brands continued to build momentum in 2018 on the strength of products based on its new chip...

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CVS to Close Hearing Aid Centers

Hearing Health and Technology Matters (HHTM) is reporting that global drugstore giant CVS has decided to close all its hearing centers.

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Cochlear Ltd. Cashes in on Made-for-Smartphone Hearing Tech

Made-for-smartphone hearing-aid technology is helping Cochlear Ltd. sell more cochlear implants.

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iHear Medical To Offer Hearing-Aid

Responding to the clamor for more affordable hearing-loss help, iHear Medical is planning to offer consumers pay-as-you go subscriptions for its...

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How Will the Widex-Sivantos Merger Impact Hearing-Aid Buyers and Sellers?

Is this merger good or bad for hearing aid consumers and the hearing health professionals who serve them?

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Hearing Aid Technology Update – What You Missed at #AAAConf18

Dr. Cliff Olson hit the expo hall at AAA Conference 2018 to discover some of the most significant product announcements.

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Are Hearables Ready for Prime Time Yet?

The demise of two well-funded “hearable” manufacturers raises the question of when this new product category will take off.

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