HLAA Convention 2011 Top Award Winners

The Hearing Loss Association of America has wrapped up its 26th Convention and announced the winners of various advocacy and hearing industry awards.

FDA Approves Oticon Medical’s Ponto Pro Power

Oticon Medical has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Ponto Pro Power, the most powerful fully digital and programmable bone anchored power processor, according to the company.

AAA Gains Seat on AMA Panel for CPT Codes

The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) announced that it has been awarded a seat on the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology/Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee (CPT/HCPAC), a panel of specialty societies that review and develop applications for CPT codes.

UK Researchers Helping Cochlear Implant Patients Enjoy Music Again

While cochlear implants allow people with severe-to-profound hearing loss to perceive and understand speech, the current technology often cannot cope with the complexities of music. Researchers from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom are now investigating how to help cochlear implant recipients to get more enjoyment from music.

Starkey’s Brent Edwards Elected ASA Fellow

Starkey Laboratories has announced that Brent Edwards, PhD, vice president of Research and director of the Starkey Hearing Research Center, was elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA).