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Starkey Hosts Senator Amy Klobuchar at HQ

Starkey announced that it welcomed US Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota to its global corporate headquarters last week. During the visit, Senator Klobuchar toured Starkey’s technology center and manufacturing facilities.

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Creating an Illusory Audio Experience

Some scientists want to go one step further and systematically manipulate the acoustic field to achieve an effect that shouldn’t exist per se, given the real-​life situation. For instance, they are attempting to create an illusory audio experience that tricks the listener into believing they are in a concrete building or an old church. Alternatively, objects can be made invisible by manipulating the acoustic field in such a way that the listener no longer perceives them.

Hearing Loss

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Good Nutrition May Contribute to Better Hearing

While it is well-known that eating a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables is essential to maintaining good nutrition, there is also evidence to suggest that it can help keep hearing loss at bay, according to a recent article in “Consumer Reports.”

Prevention

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ASHA Issues Hearing Protection Advice for July 4th

A single loud blast or explosion that lasts for less than 1 second can cause permanent hearing loss right away. This noise, called impulse noise or impact noise, can come from sources such as fireworks or gunfire.

Tinnitus

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Cicadas’ Buzzing Sound Could Worsen Tinnitus

With this year’s return of cicadas, many will view the mostly harmless insects as an annoyance. However, the bugs’ high-pitched buzzing sound — which can be loud enough to drown out a jet plane flying overhead — could potentially worsen tinnitus.

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Cochlear Podcast to Return for 2nd Season

Cochlear Americas announced that its podcast, “Hearing Health Today,” is set to return for a second season after hearing health professionals tuned in “more than 4,000 times during the first season.” The first episode of Season 2 will be available August 31, 2021. 

Hearing Aids

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Oticon Expands Oticon More Family

More options -- from the new miniRITE T with disposable batteries, and the portable SmartCharger, to new fitting options, and a music-oriented signal processing program -- help allow hearing care professionals to “better match each patient’s lifestyle, needs, and preferences.”  For patients with single-sided deafness, Oticon also extends the Oticon CROS family with a new rechargeable Oticon CROS PX transmitter that is compatible with Oticon More.

Inside Hearing

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Fall Walk4Hearing Events Announced

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing along with 2021 platinum sponsor CapTel Captioned Telephone, announce that people of all ages are invited to participate in the events and to “Hear Now. Be Well.” By being active and engaged and making hearing health a regular part of a wellness regimen, people with hearing loss can thrive.