The World Health Organization (WHO) is promoting its “Make Listening Safe” campaign to raise awareness of recreational noise-induced hearing loss on March 3, 2015: International Ear Care Day.
Beltone Legend RIE hearing aid
Beltone has launched the Beltone Legend, which features new technology that classifies it as a Made for iPhone hearing aid.
Oticon Performance Line Alta2 hearing instruments
Oticon introduced its new Inium Sense, a sound processing platform that powers the company's new Alta2, Nera2, and Ria2 hearing aids in its Performance Line of hearing instruments.
The New Jersey Association of Hearing Health Professionals (NJAHHP) announced its 2015 Conference, "New Frontiers in Hearing Healthcare," to be held April 23-24, 2015.
Crowd at Live Music Venue
The HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC) in Australia launched a pilot study to determine how live music venues in Australia can reduce their noise levels to be more “hearing friendly.”
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Sonova Holding AG has announced an agreement to purchase 100% of the shares of Hansaton Akustik GmbH and that it would recommit to distribution through its two German retailers, Vitakustik Hörgeräte GmbH and Fiebing Hörtechnik GmbH, as part of an expanded retail strategy in Germany.
GN ReSound LiNX2 hearing aids
GN ReSound has announced the unveiling of LiNX2, the next generation of the company's made for iPhone hearing aids with smart hearing technology.
Senator Dean Heller
The HIA announced that hearing health advocates will thank Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) at the HIA Annual Meeting on March 6, 2015 for introducing the Hearing Aid Tax Credit (S.315) in conjunction with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).
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ASHA announced its support of the Medicare Audiology Services Enhancement Act of 2015 (HR 1116) that was introduced February 26.
Sign Language Users
A study from the University of Bristol in the UK reveals that Deaf people who use sign language suffer poorer health than the general population due to less access to primary care.
Maggie Gleason hears
In a video posted on the USA Today site, you can watch as deaf teenager Maggie Gleason hears for the first time in her life, thanks to an auditory brainstem implant (ABI).
ZPower rechargeable batteries
ZPower will showcase its new rechargeable technology for hearing aids at the JDVAC conference in Orlando, March 2-4, 2015.
In its ongoing coverage of the business of healthcare, ran a January 19, 2015 article about how new health benefits and provisions of the Affordable Care Act may translate to changes in hearing care and hearing aid insurance.
Sikka Software
Sikka Software announced that the company has received $5.5 million in Series B funding from Sierra Ventures, with participation from its Series A investor, ATA Ventures.
Sentiero audiology devices
Audiology Systems, Schaumburg, Ill, announced that it will now be distributing the Sentiero line of audiology devices by PATH Medical Solutions in the United States.
Audina Octane BTE hearing aid
Audina Hearing Instruments has announced the release of its Octane family of super power BTEs.
Science of Hearing infographic
A new "Science of Hearing" infographic from Hidden Hearing in the UK offers information in 3 areas of hearing health: the biology of hearing, warning signs that could indicate hearing damage, and what to do when things go wrong.
Aspire Business Development Workshop
Sivantos Inc, formerly known as Siemens, hosted its fourth annual Aspire Business Development Workshop event in January 2015 in Orlando, Florida.
Broca's area of speech
Researchers from UC Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University say that the brain's speech center, known as Broca's area, turns off during speech.

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Research scientists at Northwestern University have discovered that ears have a special pain pathway that serves as a warning system, sending signals to the brain to help protect us against damaging noise.