Category: Events



The AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo Officially Canceled

In an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our attendees and the patients they serve (who may be part of at-risk populations), the Academy has made the difficult decision to cancel the AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo (and all related activities and ancillary meetings) due to concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus).



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.

Starkey Launches Livio Edge AI and Several Firsts at Hearing Innovations Expo

Starkey unveiled its new Livio Edge AI hearing aid that comes in a 2.4 GHz custom Li-ion rechargeable option, connectivity to iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S10, and Google Pixel smartphones, voice and tap controls, and a new Edge Mode for an “extra boost” when listening in noise. The company also revealed some exciting features planned for the future of Livio Edge AI.

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