Call for Cochlear Implant Study Participants

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is spreading the word about a new adult cochlear implant study that is seeking adult participants in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Linda Thibodeau Receives Phonak’s 2011 Cheryl DeConde Johnson Award

Phonak announced that it had awarded the 2011 Cheryl DeConde Johnson Award for outstanding achievement in educational and pediatric audiology to Linda Thibodeau, PhD, professor at the University of Texas at Dallas and an active member of multiple organizations devoted to the rehabilitation of adults and children with hearing loss.

CareCredit Names New National Account Manager

CareCredit, a health care credit card provider for audiology practices and other health care services, has promoted Tucker Worster to national account manager, serving the companys audiology and ENT markets.

NHCA Issues Guidelines for Recording Hearing Loss on OSHA 300 Log

In an effort to promote best practices in hearing conservation, the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) has issued a set of guidelines to assist audiologists and other professional reviewers to determine the recordability of occupational hearing loss.

Blueprint Releases Updated Blueprint OMS

Blueprint Solutions has announced the release of Blueprint OMS version 1.1, an updated office management system (OMS) for hearing health professionals. This latest version is reported to include over 30 new features and functions.

NPR Apologizes for Broadcasting Tinnitus Tone During Story About…Tinnitus

National Public Radio’s (NPR’s) ombudsman, Edward Schumacher-Matos, wrote an apology to listeners heard a simulated tinnitus sound during a story about the potential causes of tinnitus. Schumacher-Matos and an NPR science editor agree that they should have warned listeners before broadcasting the sound.