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The ACMG Publishes Clinical Practice Resource on Hearing Loss

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) announced the has release of a new Clinical Practice Resource that will help direct the treatment of patients with hearing loss: “Clinical Evaluation and Etiologic Diagnosis of Hearing Loss: A Clinical Practice Resource of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.”

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APSO Releases Latest Hearing Aid Fitting Standard

The Audiology Practice Standards Organization (APSO) announced the release of its latest standard for public review and comment. This standard is titled “Hearing Aid Fitting Standard for Pediatric Patients” and describes the work that audiologists do to fit hearing aids on children.

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HLAA Files Comments to FDA for OTC Hearing Aid Rule

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) announced that it filed comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its proposed rule establishing Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids. Once finalized by the FDA, consumers 18 and older with mild-to- moderate hearing loss will be able to purchase hearing aids at retail and online outlets. 

Hear the World Foundation Accepting Funding Requests

If your organization is committed to the same goals and values as the Hear the World foundation, you can apply for support in the form of financial resources, hearing solutions from the Sonova product portfolio (hearing aids, cochlear implants, wireless microphone systems), diagnostic equipment, and audiological expertise. 

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USH Society Funds New Research

The “Usher Syndrome Society Translational Research Grants” are intended to support translational research on Usher syndrome in either preclinical research and/or mechanism-based therapeutic development. The USH Society has committed to funding up to $500,000 over two years for research projects that include well-documented research collaborations across sensory modalities and across scientific disciplines.

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Technology Can Improve Health Info Access for Deaf

Early in Dr Michael McKee’s career, one of his patients, who was deaf, died from a heart attack. It led him to study how to prevent it from happening to others. That tragic event might not have happened, he said, if there had been “accessible community health education programs to allow for deaf individuals to learn ways to improve their health and to recognize common danger signs of serious health conditions.”

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