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.
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.
On July 20, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) reintroduced the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Full Funding Act (S.1403). The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has released a statement that fully supports the act and applauds Harkin for his initiative.
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.
The state of Wyoming has selected Sprint to provide telecommunications relay services (TRS) for 2 years, beginning August 1, 2011.
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 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.
American Hearing Aid Associates (AHAA) is offering a free seminar on growing an ENT practice. The presentation will take place on July 27, 2011, in Chadds Ford, Pa.
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.
ReSound has announced that it has developed wind noise reduction technology called WindGuard. The dual-microphone signal processing technology will be available in September 2011 with the release of ReSound’s upgraded Aventa fitting software.