Category: Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss

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Wearable Tinnitus Device by Neosensory Reduces Tinnitus Severity

Participants who used Neosensory’s Duo solution daily for eight weeks reported clinically significant reduction in their tinnitus severity. A decrease in the Tinnitus Functional Index score of greater than 13 points indicates a reduction in tinnitus symptoms that is clinically significant and impactful on one’s quality of daily life.

Hearing Loss

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Fostering the Future of Audiology through Mentorship

Audiology mentorship is a mutually beneficial professional relationship in which an experienced individual (the mentor) imparts knowledge, expertise, and wisdom to a less-experienced person (the mentee) while simultaneously refining their mentoring skills.

Patient Care

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NHS Approves Test to Preserve the Hearing of Newborns

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has approved a test that will protect newborns from hearing loss. The rapid test analyzes a newborn's DNA to spot if they are vulnerable to side effects of certain antibiotics.

Hearing Disorders

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Are COVID-19 “Brain Fog” Symptoms and an Auditory Processing Disorder Related?

When a COVID-19 survivor reports that they have been diagnosed with brain fog or mild cognitive impairment (BF/MCI), or these terms appear in a medical report, hearing care professionals should be aware that many of the BF/MCI symptoms are very similar to those seen in patients with (central) auditory processing disorder. This article by audiologist Robert DiSogra, AuD, reviews the research on this subject and provides recommendations.

Tinnitus

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Widex Canada Survey Gauges Tinnitus Awareness

Widex Canada announced that a recent survey it conducted has revealed that while 58% of primary healthcare providers across Canada see patients with tinnitus on a weekly basis, only 21% of them report referring them to an audiologist, otolaryngologist, or hearing care professional on a regular basis. 

Health & Wellness

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Starkey COVID-19 Incentive Linked to Increased Vaccination

In August 2021, Starkey introduced a vaccination incentive program for employees in the US to provide education on COVID-19 and encourage vaccinations. The program encouraged employees to watch and acknowledge online educational information and report their vaccination status.