More than 200 original ideas have been posted on awarenessforhearingloss.com since the Oticon Foundation and Ida Institute launched “Ideas, Speak Up – Action and Awareness for Hearing Loss,” a call for ideas to build awareness of hearing loss.
Advanced Bionics (AB) recently announced the launch of its iPad app for choosing colors and styles for Neptune, the company’s swimmable sound processor for cochlear implants.
The HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC), an Australian public-private research center, has been named as a finalist for the Eureka: Commercialization of Innovation Award for their work developing NAL-NL2, the novel mathematical formula that optimizes the fitting and performance of hearing aids for individual users.
Audina Hearing Instruments has released “IRIC,” their new line of RIC hearing instruments, available in 2, 4, and 12-channel circuitry.
After 2 years, the 20-member Task Force on Health Care Careers for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community has released recommendations to overcome the barriers that prevent those individuals from entering and succeeding in health care careers.
The Better Balance Fall Prevention and Wellness Society is offering “Neurovestibular Sciences: The Study of Balance Medicine, Part One,” November 3-4, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Oticon’s “At the Heart of It…We Put People First” healthy heart and hearing awareness campaign has raised $10,000 for the American Heart Association (AHA).
The 13th Annual Texas Academy of Audiology Conference will take place November 8 to 10, 2012, in San Antonio, Tex. The theme for the conference is “Back to the Future: Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Audiology.”
A patent filed by Apple reveals that the company may include the ability to adjust hearing aids via its iPhone and a connection to a hearing aid provider or manufacturer. Participating hearing aid models will be designated as “Made for iPhone.”
Phonak has awarded the 2012 Cheryl DeConde Johnson award for Outstanding Achievement in Educational and Pediatric Audiology to Carrie Spangler, AuD, an educational audiologist in the Starke County Educational Service Center in Ohio since 1999.