Eargo disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that “it is the target of a criminal investigation by the Department of Justice related to insurance reimbursement claims the company has submitted on behalf of its customers covered by federal employee health plans.” Its stock price was as high as $76.75 in mid-February, but opened today at $6.60.
Tag: hearing aid
MED-EL USA, Durham, NC, has been granted FDA de novo clearance for the BONEBRIDGE™ bone conduction hearing implant system for individuals 12 years and older who have been diagnosed with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, or single-sided deafness.Read More
A letter by the FDA’s William Maisel cautions that hearing devices cannot use “OTC hearing aids” in their marketing since the FDA definition of this hearing aid class—which would probably include severity of loss and other important safety, quality, and labeling requirements—has not yet been established.Read More
Starkey Hearing Technologies has provided a video for a glimpse at its upcoming Livio AI hearing aid that will reportedly include sensors and artificial intelligence. The new device is scheduled to launch on August 27.Read More
Sometimes colleagues complain that, while it may seem like a nice idea to include family members in the audiologic assessment and rehabilitation process (ie, nice to do), it is just too time consuming. But what if family involvement in the rehabilitation process not only provides more efficient use of time, but results in better outcomes? Drs Christopher Lind, Joseph Montano, and Gurgit Singh show why it’s a myth that “there isn’t time to include family members” in an appointment.Read More
Radio frequency, infrared, hearing loop, and Wi-Fi streaming audio systems are all applicable for hearing aid users. Here is a brief review of these technologies, as well as information about the ALD Locator app and website that can help your patients find them in their own communities.Read More
The FTC has imposed a fine of $47,203,036 against Global Concepts Limited Inc, which will be partially suspended after they pay $500,000 for false advertising claims associated with the MSA 30X personal sound amplification device (PSAP). According to the FTC, the defendants sold nearly 3 million of the devices through 2017, including through retailers such as CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart, generating total sales of $47.2 million.Read More
Expert Insight #3: How many hearing aids are now rechargeable, and what can a hearing aid user do to ensure the rechargeable battery lasts all day?
This week, Barry Freeman answers questions about how many hearing aids sold are rechargeable, and what a hearing aid user can do to get the most hours out of a rechargeable hearing aid battery. Get new insights into power issues, and ask your own questions here!Read More
In the new paper in “JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery,” a team from the University of Michigan analyzed data from 1,336 adults ages 65 to 85 who reported severe hearing loss.Read More
Sonic has expanded the wireless connectivity options of its Enchant hearing aids with the introduction of SoundClip-A. The easy-to-use, lightweight SoundClip-A allows users to stream stereo sound hands-free to both hearing aids from all Bluetooth® 2.1 smartphones and devices. The small, ergonomically designed clip-on device delivers added benefit as a wireless remote/partner microphone for easier listening when the speaker is at a distance or in noisy environments where listening is difficult. SoundClip-A also enables remote volume control, program changes, and call pick-up with just the press of a button.Read More
Sivantos has launched the Signia Nx, a new hearing aid platform that offers own voice processing (OVP) and reportedly the only true combination of Bluetooth and binaural audio processing link (Ultra HD e2e).Read More
For people with hearing loss, emergencies can bring extra challenges and anxiety. When it comes to natural disasters and situations where safety is at stake, an action plan can put you and your loved ones at ease.Read More
Michael Flores, an audiologist and clinical instructor at SHS, is heading up the new initiative. It’s an extension of an already existing program which provides students, staff, faculty, and alumni with audiological exams.Read More