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Talking, Singing May Help Transmit COVID-19

A new study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), and conducted at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), revealed that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) particles can be aerosolised by an infected person during talking and singing. They also found that fine aerosols (less than 5 micrometres, or μm) generated from these two types of activities contain more viral particles than coarse aerosols (more than 5 μm).

BIHIMA Releases Q1 2021 Market Data for UK, Ireland

Hearing instrument unit sales are down for Q1 of 2021 compared to the previous quarter, which is “unsurprising due to the lockdown restrictions that ran throughout spring this year and increased COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations at the start of the year,” according to an announcement from the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA).

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Sonova Releases 2021/21 Annual Report

Sonova says that “a sharp dip in activity in April 2020 was followed by a swift recovery, reflecting the market’s strong fundamentals, the successful launch of the Phonak Paradise platform, and Sonova’s strategic growth initiatives.” All three businesses returned to growth in the second half of the financial year, with sales up 6.6% in local currencies.

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U of Miami Researchers Presented Research at CI2021

From the impact of COVID-19 on parents, to speech differences between English- and Spanish-learners, and advanced ear surgery techniques, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine hearing professionals presented their latest studies at CI2021, the annual conference of the American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance, from April 28 to May 1.

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