Here’s a brief overview of hearing health events happening during the month of September.
Audiology Systems Inc, the new United States distributor for GN Otometrics products and other diagnostic audiology companies, has named Michel Jurgens as the company’s general manager.
GN Otometrics has received FDA clearance for its new ICS AirCal air caloric irrigator, which is now available in the United States. The ICS AirCal is a second generation of the original AirCal.
Researchers from the United Kingdom’s University of Leicester have shown for the first time that turning the volume up too high on headphones can damage the coating of nerve cells, leading to temporary deafness.
3M has added five hearing protection devices to the US AbilityOne Commission’s Federal Procurement List (FPL), effective Sept. 3, 2012, to help military personnel who are often exposed to excessive noise levels.
The Hearing Aid Industry Association (HIA), Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), and Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AGBell) hosted events in Iowa and Pennsylvania to thank Congressional champions for their support of the Hearing Aid Tax Credit (HR 1479).
For the fifth year, Oticon will donate a percentage of the September and October sales of any Intiga hearing aid to raise money for breast cancer research. For 2012′s “Pink with a Purpose” campaign, Oticon has also created a special edition of Intiga.
HumanWare, in partnership with Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille (INLB), has unveiled the HumanWare Communicator, a multilingual face-to-face conversation app that translates Braille into text and text into Braille.
Hearing manufacturer Phonak has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Newnham as its new president of Phonak’s United States division, effective immediately. Newnham has over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, and general management in the eye care industry.
Siemens Hearing Instruments Inc has announced that its Motion line of custom hearing instruments will now include XCEL, the new generation of BestSound Technology.