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Advanced Bionics Launches ‘Moment’ Campaign

Advanced Bionics announced the launch of “an emotional patient ‘connection’ campaign.” Following the launch of their Naída CI Marvel for adults and Sky CI Marvel for children in 2020, this new campaign is designed to “highlight the human truth that our lives are enriched and fulfilled by deep and meaningful connections with those around us, and that sound enables those connections.” 

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Hearing First to Host Reception at CI2022

Hearing First, a nonprofit dedicated to providing support for professionals and families working toward Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) outcomes for children with hearing loss, announced that it will host a reception at the upcoming American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance symposium, CI2022 DC Emerging Issues in Cochlear Implantation. The event, “Continuing the Conversation,” will be held on Friday, May 20 at 5:15 PM following the (Re)Habilitation Connect Forum.  

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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL): A Status Report 2022

SSNHL remains a difficult problem to diagnose, manage, and resolve, say authors Douglas Beck, AuD, and Jed Grisel, MD. Although treatments for SSNHL include corticosteroids and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (preferably early after onset), there are no interventions with highly predictable successful outcomes. However, a variety of new therapeutic strategies are under investigation.

Perfecting Pitch Perception

In a study reported December 14 in the journal “Nature Communications,” researchers led by McGovern Institute for Brain Research associate investigator Josh McDermott used computational modeling to explore factors that influence how humans hear pitch.

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3D Printing Improves Cochlear Implants for Users

A team of engineers and clinicians have used 3D printing to create intricate replicas of human cochleae and combined it with machine learning to advance clinical predictions of ‘current spread’ inside the ear for cochlear implant (CI) patients. ‘Current spread’ or electrical stimulus spread, as it is also known, affects CI performance and leads to ‘blurred’ hearing for users, but no adequate testing models have existed for replicating the problem in human cochleae – until now.

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Demant Recalls Non-implanted Neuro Zti Implants

Oticon Medical, which constitutes the hearing implants business in the Demant Group, announced that it has decided to take voluntary field corrective action by recalling non-implanted Oticon Medical Neuro Zti implants and to temporarily halt sales of new implants. The recall is entirely related to the identification of performance issues in a small subset of implants, and there have been no reported safety events with the implants, according to the company’s announcement.

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Empowering Students Scholarship Winners Announced

With its vision to support advancements in hearing and balance science that enhance the experiences of life, the AAA Foundation is committed to supporting audiology doctoral students as they continue their academic careers, learn exceptional clinical skills, and explore contemporary avenues of research.To support the students, the AAA Foundation offers a variety of scholarship programs each year and announced the recipients of the 2021 Empowering Students Scholarship Program.

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