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Ida Institute Launches Online Appointments Starter Kit

The Ida Institute announced the launch of the Online Appointments Starter Kit, a new resource to help hearing care professionals deliver remote appointments while maintaining a close and person-centered connection with their clients.

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BIHIMA Releases Q4 Results, Annual 2021 Data

Q4 in the UK private market saw a slight dip in sales of 1% compared to Q3 of 2021, which had been a “record quarter,” but the market still saw an overall annual increase in sales of 130k units in 2021, compared with 2020, up by 46% and up by 20% on 2019, according to an announcement from The British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers (BIHIMA).

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ReSound Donates $25K to HLAA

To recognize hearing care professionals for their work in 2021, as well as in the spirit of the holiday season, ReSound announced it is donating $25,000 to the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). 

COVID-19 and the Hearing Care Professional: What We Know So Far

It is still too early in the pandemic to make definitive statements about the full impact of the COVID-19 virus on the auditory/vestibular and central auditory systems. Author Bob DiSogra, AuD, advises that hearing care professionals should revise their Case History forms and consider adding tests for auditory processing disorders and a cognitive screening in order to make the appropriate referral(s) for patients. Counseling will continue to be a major part of the patient’s experience with hearing care clinicians.

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US Hearing Aid Sales Roar Back

Even though any comparison of today’s US hearing aid sales to those of 2020 is bound to involve gaudy numbers—recall that total sales fell by more than half (58.6%) in the second quarter of last year due to the pandemic—statistics from the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) confirm a big comeback.

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Fall Walk4Hearing Events Announced

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing along with 2021 platinum sponsor CapTel Captioned Telephone, announce that people of all ages are invited to participate in the events and to “Hear Now. Be Well.” By being active and engaged and making hearing health a regular part of a wellness regimen, people with hearing loss can thrive. 

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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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