Category: Events



Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 Introduced in Congress

The Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 was introduced Monday, March 20. The reintroduced legislation is designed to make hearing aids for those with mild-to-moderate hearing loss available over the counter (OTC), and require the FDA to write regulations ensuring the new OTC category meets the same high standards for safety, consumer labeling, and manufacturing protections as all medical devices, providing consumers the option of an FDA-regulated device at lower cost.

BIHIMA’s Second Annual Conference to Take Place June 4-5, 2020

The speaker program and workshop series will demonstrate how “disruption” is a force to be welcomed, bringing challenge and generating innovation and positive change—from disruptive technology which leads to new products, to disruptive solutions for running a retail practice, to disruptive factors—such as new consumer trends—which change the entire audiology landscape.

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Inaugural AudBoss Summit Held in Naples, Fla

About 160 private practice professionals attended the 2019 AudBoss Summit, said to be one of the field’s largest learning events dedicated solely to private practice audiologist owners, on October 2-5 at the Hilton Naples in Naples, Fla.

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Sonic to Display Captivate and Trek at EUHA Congress

At the Sonic exhibit (STAND 3A.408), conference participants will be able to experience firsthand how the SoundDNA platform is said to ”bring together Sonic’s most automatic, adaptive, and flexible hearing aid technologies to deliver on Sonic’s 4S Foundation of natural sound, speech understanding in noise, simplicity, and style.”

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ADA to ‘Move the Needle’ at 2019 AuDACITY Convention on November 14-16

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology will hold its 2019 AuDACITY Convention on November 14-16 at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center in National Harbor, Md. This year’s theme, “Move the Needle,” relects the need for practices to respond to the hearing health needs of older adults with quality hearing healthcare.

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Starkey Hearing Innovation Expo Slated for January 15-19 in Las Vegas

Hearing professionals, global visionaries, business leaders, and industry experts from more than 30 countries will experience the speed of innovation and learn how to embrace approaching disruption. The 2020 Starkey Hearing Innovations Expo is scheduled to feature keynotes from Starkey CEO Bill Austin, actor Matthew McConaughey, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, General Colin Powell, and many more.

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Sonova Hosts Global Media Day at Corporate Headquarters in Switzerland

About 25 industry journalists and bloggers who report on the hearing industry were provided with Sonova’s view of the future during a special Global Media Day event held in late June at the company’s headquarters in Stäfa, Switzerland. The 1-day tour of the facility and presentations by Sonova executives showcased the company’s commitment to “creating hearing solutions that change people’s lives so they can thrive socially and emotionally.”

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