A new surgical technique for treating perforations of the tympanic membrane in children and adults has been developed at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, an affiliate of the University of Montreal. The new technique is reported to be as effective as traditional myringoplasty, yet less expensive and able to be performed in 20 minutes at an outpatient clinic.
A new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit shows that women between the ages of 60 and 75 with well-controlled diabetes had better hearing than women with poorly controlled diabetes. The study also shows significantly worse hearing in all women younger than 60 with diabetes, even if it is well controlled.
The deadline for submitting nominations for Beltone’s 13th Annual Larry Mauldin Award is February 6, 2012. The award will be presented to the winners at the 2012 AAA convention in Boston.
Bob Hanrahan, owner of Delaware Hearing Aids for more than 40 years, passed away at age 85 on January 19.
Oticon Inc. will again partner with the American Heart Association (AHA) for the “At the Heart of It. . .We Put People First” campaign, a nationwide heart and hearing health awareness initiative.
Westone Laboratories Inc has announced that it has entered into a partnership with private equity firm CID Capital. The investment allows for Westone’s expansion, while also allowing the Morgan family, Westone’s founders, to pursue personal interests.
Researchers in Taiwan have conducted a retrospective study that appears to link having obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and subsequently being diagnosed with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). The results of the study were reported in the January edition of the Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
Oticon Medical has announced the appointment of Kimberlee M. Griffey, AuD, as regional manager, and Beverly Ostrowski as its new customer service manager. The new hires will expand the companys professional support and customer service for 2012.
Organizers of the Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) Meeting have agreed to meet with members of Audism Free America (AFA) before EHDI’s 11th annual conference, set for March 5, 2012, in St. Louis, Mo.
According to an article published in the Marine Times, all active duty Marines will now be required to have annual hearing tests. The mandate includes noncombat troops who may also be exposed to loud noises.