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Both Hearing & Vision Loss May Double Dementia Risk

Losing some hearing or eyesight is often a part of getting older, but a new study says losing function in both senses may put you at greater risk of dementia and cognitive decline years later. The research is published in the April 7, 2021, online issue of “Neurology,” the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

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BIHIMA Releases Q4 2020 Market Data

The latest UK and Irish hearing instrument data for Q4 2020 shows significant NHS recovery in the final months of the year, despite a second national lockdown in December, according to an announcement from the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA).

Cochlear Launches ‘Hearing Aid Check’ Tool

The tool allows adults with hearing aids who are struggling to hear to learn if they may benefit from a cochlear implant. The tool aims to help participants, particularly in the aging adult population, compare their hearing performance with hearing aids to people with a cochlear implant, and depending on their results, to seek further hearing healthcare advice to treat their loss.

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Widex Launches Moment Hearing Device

The Widex Moment platform achieves this hearing experience by leveraging two distinct signal pathways. The ‘classic’ Widex signal pathway is paired with a second ultra-fast signal pathway that adds extra gearing to the platform, the company says.

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