Month: May 2006

Expert Panel Issues Guidelines for Treating Swimmer

New guidelines have been issued by an expert panel from the fields of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, pediatrics, family medicine, infectious disease, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and medical informatics on providing evidence-based recommendations for the management of acute otitis externa (AOE), more commonly known as swimmer’s ear.

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Consumer Press Coverage More Positive About Hearing Aids

The tide of hearing aid press coverage is turning positive. Following on the heels of the March/April issue of AARP Magazine which featured the positive article “Now Hear This,” three major national features and an array of local press items have noted the new technologies, the “cool” appearance, and the high consumer satisfaction rates with today’s hearing aids.

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Seventh-Grader Names New Company Mascot

Gabriela Santos, a seventh-grader at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) in St. Augustine, received an award from Audina® Hearing Instruments Inc, Longwood, Fla, for her winning entry in a competition to name Audina’s new company mascot, an 8-foot flamingo.

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Study Reveals More About Regenerating Ear

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, reported that they successfully created a mouse model that allows them to build on earlier findings about the effect of deactivating retinoblastoma (Rb) protein that controls the growth and division of the inner ear’s hair cells, which convert sound vibrations to nerve impulses.

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Company Gets New Headquarters

Oticon Inc, recently awarded the Innovation Cup 2006 as the most innovative Danish company, has opened its new high-tech headquarters just outside of Copenhagen.

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Pediatric Audiology Workshop Scheduled

Siemens Hearing Instruments, Piscataway, NJ, part of Siemens Medical Solutions, will host its 2nd International Hands-On Pediatric Workshop, August 2-4, 2006 in Nuremburg, Germany, just miles from Siemens’ global corporate headquarters.

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