Month: December 2011

UPS Pays $95,000 to Settle Discrimination Suit Filed by Deaf Worker

UPS Supply Chain Solutions (UPS SCS), a division of package delivery company United Parcel Service, will pay $95,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the United Sstates Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC had charged that UPS SCS unlawfully denied a reasonable accommodation to a deaf employee who required ASL.

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A Rural Community Tests Teleaudiology for Newborns

A new teleaudiology pilot program, funded by a grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau, is enabling pediatric audiologists to remotely follow up with rural families and their newborns who fail initial hearing screenings.

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VARTA Names William Flanagan President and CEO

VARTA Microbattery GmbH, parent company of VARTA Microbattery Inc and the Power One battery brand, has appointed William Flanagan as the new president and CEO of VARTA. Flanagan had been retail national sales manager of the company since 2003.

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More Toys on Hearing Health's Naughty List from UC Irvine Researchers

HR recently reported on Sight & Hearing Association’s 2011 Noisy Toy List. Now, researchers from University of California- Irvine’s Department of Otolaryngology have added to the list, measuring 10 popular toys for precise gauging in a soundproof booth. All exceeded 90 decibels or more when measured at the toy’s speaker.

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Sonic "Flips" for Its New miniRIC Hearing Aid

Sonic is introducing the Flip miniature receiver-in-the-canal (miniRIC). Flip includes a new Sonic Speech Variable Processing platform for fast sound processing and preserving the naturalness of sound along with the subtle nuances of speech. The product also features Speech Priority Noise Reduction, the next generation in Sonic noise reduction algorithms, which also emphasizes speech understanding in noise.

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Sonic “Flips” for Its New miniRIC Hearing Aid

Sonic is introducing the Flip miniature receiver-in-the-canal (miniRIC). Flip includes a new Sonic Speech Variable Processing platform for fast sound processing and preserving the naturalness of sound along with the subtle nuances of speech. The product also features Speech Priority Noise Reduction, the next generation in Sonic noise reduction algorithms, which also emphasizes speech understanding in noise.

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