Author: Hearing Review Staff

'CNBC' Reports Apple in Talks with Private Medicare Plans to Subsidize Cost of Apple Watch

According to the report, the newest version of the Apple Watch—which retails for $399—includes features like fall detection and an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor which can help detect irregular heart rhythm. Insurers are looking to subsidize the cost—which may be unaffordable for some senior Medicare patients—as a preventative strategy to detect potentially expensive health problems before they worsen.

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Listen Technologies Launches 'Listen Everywhere' WiFi Product

Listen EVERYWHERE can be utilized in houses of worship and classroom settings where ambient noise and distance can make it difficult for congregants and students to hear audio clearly. The product also can be used in indoor arenas and airports and in combination with other ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) systems such as ListenRF, ListenIR, or ListenLOOP for assistive listening.

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NIDCD's Mission Focuses on Hearing and Balance Research

According to Judith Cooper, PhD—acting director of the NIDCD and director of the NIDCD Division of Scientific Programs who is quoted in the article—NIDCD research is primarily focused on identifying hearing loss genes; determining barriers to treatment and evaluating new “service delivery and screening models,” and the application of cochlear implant technology in the development of “other neural prostheses.”

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