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The ACMG Publishes Clinical Practice Resource on Hearing Loss

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) announced the has release of a new Clinical Practice Resource that will help direct the treatment of patients with hearing loss: “Clinical Evaluation and Etiologic Diagnosis of Hearing Loss: A Clinical Practice Resource of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.”

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OSHA Initiative Aims to Prevent Hearing Loss in Midwest Workplaces

The US Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Kansas City regional office has established a Regional Emphasis Program to target inspections of general industry and construction workplaces at high risk of noise exposure and to raise awareness among Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska employers of noise hazards and required safety measures, according to an announcement on the DOL website.

Hearing Aids

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Bose Exiting Hearing Aid Market; Pares Health Division

Bose is exiting the hearing aid market, according to an article in Tuesday’s "Boston Globe." The Bose SoundControl hearing aid was the first FDA-cleared self-fitting hearing aid for mild-to-moderate hearing losses, and helped define this distinct class of devices. It's possible the technology will be licensed or sold to another company.

Inside Hearing

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NCL Supports “Safe OTC Hearing Aid Standards”

Mild-to-moderate hearing loss is a difficult reality that millions of Americans struggle with, which is why the availability of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids is exciting for those who are impacted by hearing loss. While making OTC hearing aids more accessible is a promising step for consumers, we at NCL would be remiss if we didn’t underscore our concerns around the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed OTC hearing regulations as they currently exist.