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Audioscan Announces Software Update for Verifit2, Axiom

Audioscan announced new software updates for its Verifit2 and Axiom hearing instrument verification systems. These benefits are said to include “significant enhancements to Speechmap verification capabilities and the Audioscan Noah module, among other improvements.”

Maico Diagnostics to Hold Free Webinar on Newborn Hearing Screening

The webinar will help inspire you to look at the hearing screening process in a positive light by providing information about how important the screening is to the future of a child with hearing loss; explain the methods used to perform the screening so you have a good understanding of the techniques you are using; and give practical recommendations for obtaining high-quality hearing screening results in the shortest possible time.

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Using autoREMfit for Hearing Aid Fitting and Verification: Evidence of Accuracy and Reliability

This clinical study by John Pumford, AuD, and Gus Mueller, PhD, examines the new autoREMfit application of Audioscan VerifitLINK as integrated into Signia Connexx hearing aid fitting software. The results reveal good fit-to-target accuracy (RMSE ~2 dB; 65 dB SPL input) for two different audiograms and coupling systems. Test-retest reliability was excellent with values no greater than 1 dB at any frequency. Clinical benefits of this autoREMfit collaboration are discussed.

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An Interview with Michael Valente, PhD: Considerations after 45 Years in Audiology

On July 31st, Michael Valente will retire after 45 years in audiology and 34 years at Washington University. In this article, Douglas Beck conducts an “exit interview” with one of our most distinguished clinician-researchers about his journey in the profession, the Best Practices documents which he spearheaded, OTC devices, and the future of hearing healthcare.

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Empowering the Wearer: AI-based Signia Assistant Allows Individualized Hearing Care

Results of this study show the Signia Assistant smartphone app ensures the end-user safely gets the best possible solution for any given situation, marking an important step in going from assumption-based to data-driven knowledge—and moving away from a “one-size-fits-all approach” to precisely tuned hearing for each individual via artificial intelligence.

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Study Shows How Tests of Hearing Can Reveal HIV’s Effects on the Brain

When comparing the FFR results of 68 HIV-positive adults to 59 HIV-negative adults, the investigators found that the auditory-neurophysiological responses to certain speech cues were disrupted in HIV-positive adults, even though they performed normally on hearing tests—confirming that these hearing difficulties are grounded in the central nervous system.

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Cochlear Announces FDA Approval of Three New Products

The approval of the Cochlear Nucleus Kanso 2 Sound Processor, Nucleus 7 Sound Processor for Nucleus 22 Implant recipients, and Custom Sound Pro fitting software reflects Cochlear’s “ongoing commitment to innovation in hearing technology, providing access to smartphone connectivity and helping to improve hearing performance, and enhancing the cochlear implant fitting experience for hearing health professionals.”

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