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Dr Cliff Olson Launches HearingUp Website

Dr Cliff Olson has announced the launch of HearingUp—a new website that provides a home for all of Dr Cliff’s new educational content, as well as his library of YouTube videos, and the new HearingUp Provider Network. 

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Soundly Launches Online Platform

Soundly, a hearing health marketplace, announced the launch of an online platform to “modernize the way consumers purchase hearing aids.” The platform is designed to help consumers find products, compare prices, and gain access to a consumer-friendly online database of audiologists.

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Los Angeles School District to Vote on ASL Proposal

A controversial proposal before the Los Angeles Unified School District to add American Sign Language (ASL) to its dual language and bilingual program could potentially effect the curriculum for thousands of deaf and hard-of-hearing children, according to an article in the “LA Times.”

Eargo, DOJ Reach Settlement on Reimbursement Investigation

In line with the Company’s priority to regain insurance coverage of Eargo for government employees under the FEHB program, the Company is focused on enhancing its compliance and risk management processes with respect to its operations in the healthcare industry and hiring additional qualified personnel and specialized consulting resources before submitting any further claims.

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Western’s NCA Honored with Governor General’s Innovation Award

A team of researchers at Western’s National Centre for Audiology (NCA)—led by director Susan Scollie, and pioneering hearing researcher Richard Seewald, and team members Marlene Bagatto, Steve Beaulac, Leonard Cornelisse, Shane Moodie and Sheila Moodie—has won a Governor General’s Innovation Award (GGIA) for developing the world’s first pediatric hearing aid prescription software (DSL). 

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Cochlear Ltd to Purchase Oticon Medical

In a surprise announcement, Demant says it plans to sell its Hearing Implants business, Oticon Medical—which includes the Ponto bone-anchored and Neuro cochlear implant systems—to Cochlear Limited for a total of DKK 850 million (US$120 million). The deal is subject to regulatory approval.

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Sorenson Announces Acquisition, Appoints CEO, Board Members

Sorenson (or “the Company”), a communications provider for people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, announced that private investment firm Ariel Alternatives, LLC has completed an acquisition of 52.5% of the Company’s common equity from existing shareholders, including Blackstone Credit, a fund managed by Franklin Mutual Advisers, and private credit accounts managed by KKR at an enterprise valuation of $1.3 billion.

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NASA Perseverance Records “First-ever” Sounds from Mars

Perseverance first recorded sounds from Mars on February 19, 2021, the day after its arrival. These sounds fall within the human audible spectrum, between 20 Hz and 20 kHz. First of all, they reveal that Mars is quiet, in fact so quiet that on several occasions the scientists thought the microphone was no longer working. It is obvious that, apart from the wind, natural sound sources are rare.

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