The latest UK and Irish hearing instrument data for Q4 2020 shows significant NHS recovery in the final months of the year, despite a second national lockdown in December, according to an announcement from the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA).
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In a recap of an eventful year, Sonova Group reports solid sales results for 2014/15, with $2.17 billion in sales—an increase of 4.3% in Swiss francs or 6.2% in local currencies. The Group’s hearing aid division saw revenues increase by 6.9% in local currencies to $1.97 billion. Sonova expects to grow by 7-9% in 2015/16.Read More
Beltone was named an Award Winner at the 13th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards in October 2014 for its Hearing First hearing aid.Read More
Two audiologists from Illinois State University—Lindsay Bondurant, PhD and second-year AuD student Ellen Avoletta—have been selected to travel to the Oticon Clinic in Parintins, Brazil as part of Project Amazon. The Oticon Hearing Foundation will again underwrite the costs for the humanitarian mission that provides audiology care and hearing solutions to children and adults from some of Brazil’s most impoverished communities.Read More
“Bits, Bytes and Chips” by Brian Csermak and Steve Armstrong looks at hearing aid digital signal processing (DSP) as the first DSP hearing aids were coming available in 1999. The authors explain sampling rates, MIPs, and detail how the A/D converter (analog-to-digital) can limit the performance of hearing aids. They also discuss the concepts of the noise floor, dynamic range, sampling resolution, over-sampling, and noise shaping.Read More