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EUHA Plans Face-to-Face Convention in September

Companies will now be able to book their booth space for the Industry Exhibition, which is scheduled to take place from September 15-17, 2021 as a live event accompanying the 65th International Congress of Hearing Acousticians in Hanover.

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Diet and its Role in Dentition, Linguistics

Anthropologist Caleb Everett and former student Sihan Chen used a novel data analysis of thousands of languages, in addition to studying a unique subset of celebrities, to reveal how a soft food diet—contrasted with the diet of hunter-gatherers—is restructuring dentition and changing how people speak.

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Study Shows Hair Cell Regrowth with New Drug

A new approach, published in “Cell Reports,” to regenerate inner ear sensory hair cells is said to lay the groundwork for treating chronic noise-induced hearing loss by the company, Frequency Therapeutics, and its co-founders who are drawing on research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School, Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, and MIT. The program is expected to progress to into human clinical trials within the next 18 months.

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US Hearing Aid Sales Fall by 18% in 2020

According to Hearing Industries Association (HIA) statistics, total net hearing aid sales in 2020 reached 3.47 million units, a decrease of 18.0%, with the private/commercial sector experiencing a decrease of 14.2% and the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) a decrease of 34.0%. Here is an analysis of hearing aid sales in 2020, including state-by-state unit losses, and what the future might hold in 2021.

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Starkey CTO Achin Bhowmik Named IEEE Fellow

Bhowmik is responsible for Starkey’s technology strategy, global research, product development, and engineering departments. Since joining Starkey in 2017, he has led the organization’s efforts to transform hearing aids into multifunctional health devices with advanced sensors and artificial intelligence technologies.