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Soundwave Hearing Launches Sontro Hearing Aids

Soundwave Hearing announced the launch of its new smart hearing aid and mobile app. The Sontro Hearing Aids (Model AI) are wireless, self-programming hearing aids that have been developed to amplify sound for individuals 18 years or older with perceived mild-to-moderate hearing impairment.  

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Neuromod Launches Ótologie Tinnitus Telehealth Service

Medical device company, Neuromod Devices Ltd, announced that it has launched Ótologie, a “specialist telehealth service for tinnitus.” This new service will provide tinnitus patients, throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, with a private care option to avoid waiting lists and give them immediate access to treatment from its telehealth service.

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NIOSH Study Tracks Usage of Hearing Protection

Among all workers exposed to noise in 2014, NIOSH researchers found the majority (53%) did not wear hearing protection consistently. Industries with the highest HPD non-use among noise-exposed workers included accommodation and food services (90%), health care and social assistance (83%), and education services (82%). Additionally, some of the industries where noise is a well-recognized hazard, were found to have high prevalences of HPD non-use, including agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting (74%), and construction (52%).

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Cicadas’ Buzzing Sound Could Worsen Tinnitus

With this year’s return of cicadas, many will view the mostly harmless insects as an annoyance. However, the bugs’ high-pitched buzzing sound — which can be loud enough to drown out a jet plane flying overhead — could potentially worsen tinnitus.

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Practice Differentiation by Reintroducing Custom Hearing Products

Practice differentiation is one of the most effective defensive methods available to the independent practitioner, and offering custom hearing aids, earmolds, and plugs is probably the one of the easiest and most effective ways to further differentiate your hearing care practice. Here’s how you can easily do this.

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Sonde Health Partners with GN Group on Biomarker Tech

Sonde Health, an enterprise vocal biomarker company, and GN Group announced that they have signed a multi-year strategic partnership to research and develop commercial vocal biomarkers for Mild Cognitive Impairment.