Several news stories have highlighted the remarkable recovery of patients who are functioning with half a brain after surgical treatment for Rasmussen’s Syndrome, or Rasmussen’s encephalitis.
Carsten Trads, president of Clarity and a long-time figure in the hearing healthcare industry, will retire from his current position in mid-May.
MED-EL has received FDA approval for its new Synchrony cochlear implant (CI), which can be used for MRI without magnet removal.
Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID) co-sponsored an ASL music video of the Disney song “Let It Go,” which will be featured on YouTube via D-PAN.
EPIC Hearing Healthcare announced that its hearing health plan has been awarded the Health Network Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry.
Oticon continues its campaign to protect the hearing health of football fans nationwide by warning them of noise hazards in sports arenas and sports bars during the Super Bowl season.
ZPower announced Sara Sable-Antry as its vice president of sales. Before joining the company, Sable-Antry worked in hearing care for 16 years in multiple roles, including licensed hearing care provider, manufacturer sales representative, and business consultant.
A book that was first published in hardcopy through The Oticon Foundation, Fading Sounds: About Hearing and Hearing Aids, by Kirsten Worsoe and Claus Elberling, has become available as a free download in PDF format.
A practical textbook, Basic Fundamentals in Hearing Science, has been released by Plural Publishing for college undergraduates preparing for graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology.
According to statistics generated by the Hearing Industries Association (HIA), hearing aid unit sales in the United States grew by 4.76% in 2014—topping 3 million units for the first time in industry history. Hearing aid sales in the private sector increased by 3.4%, while the VA (which accounted for 21.6% of the US market) increased its units dispensed by 9.8%.