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COVID-19 and Its Possible Impact on the Audiovestibular System

Research into the association between COVID-19 and hearing-related symptoms is still in the early phases. Fortunately, our knowledge of the audiovestibular system continues to grow alongside with our understanding of COVID-19. Authors Matthew Kelley, AuD, and Sugata Bhattacharjee, AuD, provide a brief review of research on Covid-19 and its impact on the ear.

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Expanding Access to Hearing Care

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published the 'World Report on Hearing' complete with a multi-faceted strategy for increasing access to hearing healthcare. HR interviews Amyn Amlani regarding his opinions on matters such as Medicare and financing options.

Link Between Dual Sensory Loss and Depression

People with combined vision and hearing loss are nearly four times more likely to experience depression and more than three times more likely to suffer chronic anxiety, according to a new study published in the journal “Frontiers in Psychology” and led by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).

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Lantos Technologies Relaunches So Professionals Can “Own the Ear” with Custom ITE/RIC Fittings

Lantos Technologies wants hearing care professionals to “own the ear” by providing better technology for the 3D scanning and replication of the dynamic ear canal–for improved sound quality, reduced feedback, and better comfort and retention for the wearer. Learn more about the Lantos relaunch and watch a short interview of company CEO Paul Harkness who provides his perspectives on customizing hearing aid fittings for enhanced patient-centered care and greater customer satisfaction.

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Hearing Loss Recognized in American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Medical Care

The American Diabetes Association has recognized hearing loss as being more common in people with diabetes, and added audiology to its table on referrals for initial diabetes care management in its recent updated “Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes-2021” published in the January 2021 edition of Diabetes Care, the organization’s professional magazine.

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New Paper Explores Audiologists’ Evolving Role As a ‘Hearing Loss Mitigation Counselor’

A new paper from a group of private-practice audiologists explores how the future of hearing healthcare depends upon recognizing and serving patients from a whole-person perspective—moving away from the narrow view of addressing hearing loss through amplification only, to becoming “hearing loss mitigation counselors” and treating the needs of the individual.

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CILcare Partners with Vertidiag on Vestibular Solutions

Vertidiag is said to have developed a technical platform to induce controlled vestibular disorders and to measure their functional impacts. This platform uses behavioral pharmacology, along with a battery of cellular and molecular biology tools that support the understanding of the mechanisms of action of potential drug candidates.

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