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ASHA Appoints A. Lynn Williams as 2021 President

In her term, Williams will work to advance the objectives of ASHA and its more than 211,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students in communication sciences and disorders.

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Staying Open: Are You an Essential Service?

Hearing healthcare professionals across the country are in a tough spot regarding how they should operate their practices during the punishing Covid-19 pandemic. David Smriga provides his perspectives and advice about the question, "Is hearing healthcare an 'essential service'?"

ADA to ‘Move the Needle’ at 2019 AuDACITY Convention on November 14-16

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology will hold its 2019 AuDACITY Convention on November 14-16 at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center in National Harbor, Md. This year’s theme, “Move the Needle,” relects the need for practices to respond to the hearing health needs of older adults with quality hearing healthcare.

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IntriCon Provides Insights into OTC Hearing Aid Market; Experiences Some Headwinds in Q2 2019

The company is bullish on the prospects of the upcoming OTC hearing device regulations from FDA, which it anticipates being issued this November and implemented in mid-2020. In his comments to investors, IntriCon CEO Mark Gorder was also optimistic that the new OTC hearing device regulations would be more liberal relative to the amount of allowable gain and for whom the devices might be intended.

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We’re Almost There for Music…

Over the past several years, the hearing aid industry has responded to the need for improved hearing aid processing for the listening to, and the playing of, music. Better-configured A/D converters and a number innovations have provided great solutions. Marshall Chasin explains why emulating a single-channel processor might be the next “big step” forward for audiophiles with hearing aids.

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Amplifon Off to a Hot Start in 2019

Amplifon, the parent group of Miracle Ear and Elite Hearing Network, published impressive first quarter 2019 financial results, showing revenue growth of 25.4% driven by solid organic growth and a large contribution from their M&A activity, notably from their recent purchase of the GAES hearing aid dispensing network based in Spain.

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