Cochlear Americas, Englewood, Colo, is the recipient of a 2006 Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA), the premier awards program for the medical technology community that recognizes the achievements of medical product manufacturers and the many people behind the scenes.
MedRx Inc, Largo, Fla, has reached a supply agreement with AuDNet. Members of AuDNet are now eligible to receive preferred retail pricing on equipment as a benefit of membership to the group.
New guidelines have been issued by an expert panel from the fields of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, pediatrics, family medicine, infectious disease, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and medical informatics on providing evidence-based recommendations for the management of acute otitis externa (AOE), more commonly known as swimmer’s ear.
The tide of hearing aid press coverage is turning positive. Following on the heels of the March/April issue of AARP Magazine which featured the positive article “Now Hear This,” three major national features and an array of local press items have noted the new technologies, the “cool” appearance, and the high consumer satisfaction rates with today’s hearing aids.
A computer program to protect against machine noise has earned the 18-year-old German inventor a design award at a Munich trade show.
The Hearing Industries Association (HIA), Alexandria, Va, announces that Rep Melissa Hart (R-Pa) is co-sponsoring the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit (HR 414).
Gabriela Santos, a seventh-grader at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) in St. Augustine, received an award from Audina® Hearing Instruments Inc, Longwood, Fla, for her winning entry in a competition to name Audina’s new company mascot, an 8-foot flamingo.
The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, will host its 6th Biennial Audiology Symposium, Innovations in Hearing, August 4-5, 2006.
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, reported that they successfully created a mouse model that allows them to build on earlier findings about the effect of deactivating retinoblastoma (Rb) protein that controls the growth and division of the inner ear’s hair cells, which convert sound vibrations to nerve impulses.
Oticon Inc, recently awarded the Innovation Cup 2006 as the most innovative Danish company, has opened its new high-tech headquarters just outside of Copenhagen.