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Intricon Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

Intricon, an international joint development manufacturer engaged in designing, developing, engineering, manufacturing, and packaging miniature interventional, implantable, and body-worn medical devices, announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

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‘NYT’ Column Considers Future of Hearing Care

'New York Times' Personal Health writer Jane Brody, she discusses how new legislation related to coverage of hearing care coupled with increasingly innovative hearing aid design, may compel greater hearing device adoption among people with untreated hearing loss.

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Oticon’s Gary Rosenblum Appointed HIA Chair

Elected in the spring of 2017, Brandon Sawalich, President and CEO, Starkey, now hands over the Chairmanship of the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) to Gary Rosenblum, President, Oticon, Inc, HIA announced. The members of HIA elected Rosenblum unanimously to this position.

Maintaining Consumer Protections for All Hearing Aids

Three years ago on August 18, 2017, what has become known as the “OTC Hearing Aid Act” was signed into law, and we’ve now reached the statutory deadline for proposed rules for this new class of hearing aid. Although FDA is obviously focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, the complexities of federal preemption of state laws related to hearing aids also loom large. To ensure strong consumer protections, HIA conducted exhaustive research of hearing aid laws in the 50 states, identifying five primary areas of consumer protection to flag for FDA.

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Meeting the Challenges of OTC: Who Are Self-fitting Hearing Aids Really For?

What personal and technological factors will influence consumers’ success with self-fitting OTC hearing devices? Researcher Elizabeth Convery, PhD, looks at recent studies suggesting that OTC manufacturers and providers must address a range of important personal and device factors before self-fitting can become a viable option for adults with hearing loss.

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