TOP NEWS and HEADLINES in August

  • Nevada, Wisconsin Reps Support Hearing Aid Tax Credit at Events During Congressional Recess
  • Software Allows Audiologists to Make Virtual Housecalls
  • Rush Limbaugh Donates $500,000 to House Ear Institute
  • Oticon, ReSound, Sonic Innovations Win VA Contracts
  • Neural Pathway Missing in Tone-Deaf People, Says Study
  • Research Reveals Critical Proteinfs Function in Hearing
  • Audioscan Releases Software 3.4
  • FDA Approves Nucleus 5 Cochlear Implant System
  • More Than 200 US Professionals Attend 2009 OtiCongress in Ireland
  • 2010 NHCA Conference to Explore Hearing Loss Prevention
  • Otometrics Introduces Multi-Frequency ASSR With New ICS Chartr EP 200


    The Oregon Hearing Society, represented by Society Director Roz Sinclair-Sjue (left) and International Hearing Society President Chris Gustafson (right), recognized Paul J. Willoughby with an award for serving as the society’s historian, and for his dedication and commitment to the organization.
    • Oregon Hearing Society Celebrates 50th Anniversary. The Oregon Hearing Society (OHS) recently marked its 50th anniversary, as more than 100 professionals attended its convention in Seaside, Ore. The meeting kicked off with a golf tournament, and Sergei Kochkin, PhD, executive director of the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) and author of MarkeTrak studies, served as special guest and speaker. A banquet with speakers, entertainment, and an historical photographic slideshow highlighted the weekend’s festivities. The society, founded in 1959 by Harry Marx, Paul Thompson, and Paul J. Willoughby, reportedly created the first state law in the country to license hearing aid specialists, and to promote fair business practices and ethics. OHS also introduced the first law to prohibit the mail-order sale of hearing aids, says the society.
    • NewSound Technology enters US market. NewSound Technology Co Ltd, China, which specializes in high-value and quality hearing aids, hearing products, and capabilities ranging from design and tooling, to production services, has established a new office in Dobbins, Calif. Company president and founder David Yu is a hearing aid veteran in the areas of technology and marketing, and Ole R. Olsen, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the BTE and custom hearing aid industry, serves as sales director in the California office. The parent company, founded in 2004, is located in the Xiamen Torch High Technology Industrial Development Zone, which is one of the three national level, high technology centers in China. The company is holding seminars on its technology on November 7 in San Francisco and November 8 in Los Angeles. For more information, contact .
    • Frye Electronics acquires rights to ANL test. Frye Electronics, Tigard, Ore, has become the sole manufacturer of the ANL (Acceptable Noise Level) disk, orginally developed at the University of Tennessee and previously owned by Cosmos Distributing. The program, which requires a 2-channel audiometer, such as the FONIX FA-10, advises dispensers in 2 to 3 minutes on the likelihood of whether a customer is a good candidate for a hearing aid. Those who do not do well on the test usually require hearing aids with good noise reduction and directionality.

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