Currently, surgically implanted cochlear implant microphones and related electronics must be worn outside the head, raising reliability issues, and social and cosmetic considerations, and preventing patients from swimming. Now, a University of Utah engineer and colleagues in Ohio have developed a tiny prototype microphone that can be implanted in the middle ear.
Neuromonics Inc, Bethlehem, Pa, has issued a clinical summary of results from its most recent Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment’s clinical efficacy research. The summary is derived from papers presented in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Clinical researchers from University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center in Cleveland report that cochlear implantation provides an effective and safe way of restoring hearing in patients with far advanced otosclerosis (FAO), a hereditary condition that can lead to severe hearing loss.
The totals are in: Over 2,500 hearing care professionals rocked for a cause at Oticon’s “Rock NOW!” benefit during the 2012 AAA conference, where Oticon donated $10 to the Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) for each party attendee.
Ear Gear, a manufacturer of hearing instrument moisture and dust protection sleeves, has launched a redesigned website.
Rayovac’s global battery division has been officially recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for the second consecutive year. In 2011, Rayovac was awarded the Queens Award for Innovation for the development of its mercury free hearing aid battery range.
Haneke Design, a developer of mobile applications, has announced several enhancements to the Z4 mobile application for client ZVRS (The Z), a provider of video relay services (VRS) for the deaf and those with hearing loss.
The World Health Organizations Regional Office for Europe recently released an educational textbook describing how health professionals can use the Ida Motivation Tools (the Line, the Box, and the Circle) to better understand and empower patients to change their lifestyle and behavior.
Bionix Medical Technologies has introduced Lighted Suction for Cerumen Removal. The lighted suction tool uses the same technology as Bionix Lighted Ear Curette.
Williams Sound LLC has partnered with European assistive listening system manufacturer, Humantechnik GmbH, to introduce audio induction loop systems into Williams Sound’s American product lineup.