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Ida Institute Launches ‘We’re All Ears’ Hearing Loss Campaign

We’re All Ears breaks down the elements of person-centered care in a way that speaks directly to people with hearing loss and lets them know how they can more actively participate in their care. The campaign’s calls-to-action capture the essence of person-centered care seen from the perspective of the client: Be seen. Be heard. Tell your story. Be open. Take part. Be clear.

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Maintaining Consumer Protections for All Hearing Aids

Three years ago on August 18, 2017, what has become known as the "OTC Hearing Aid Act" was signed into law, and we've now reached the statutory deadline for proposed rules for this new class of hearing aid. Although FDA is obviously focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, the complexities of federal preemption of state laws related to hearing aids also loom large. To ensure strong consumer protections, HIA conducted exhaustive research of hearing aid laws in the 50 states, identifying five primary areas of consumer protection to flag for FDA.

How Might the Brain Change When We Reintroduce Sound? Interview with Anu Sharma, PhD

New research shows that after wearing professionally fit quality hearing aids, a patient’s brain may “re-organize” its auditory processing centers back towards its original state prior to the hearing loss—with corresponding gains in auditory speech perception abilities and improvements in global cognitive function, executive function, processing speed, and visual working memory performance. Anu Sharma discusses the research findings with Douglas Beck.

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