With Phonak Remote Support, VA audiologists can now extend care beyond the walls of their clinics to patients who are social distancing, have mobility challenges, or to those who prefer virtual follow-up sessions.
Imposed measures of social distancing and lockdowns severely impact the hearing healthcare market. The entire hearing eco-system, from independent hearing care professionals to larger players and component suppliers, are being hit hard by the pandemic.
A new approach, published in “Cell Reports,” to regenerate inner ear sensory hair cells is said to lay the groundwork for treating chronic noise-induced hearing loss by the company, Frequency Therapeutics, and its co-founders who are drawing on research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School, Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, and MIT. The program is expected to progress to into human clinical trials within the next 18 months.
During a crisis, it’s more important than ever that people stay connected. Hearing healthcare professionals must adapt to a world with Covid-19. They must begin to provide care in a different, but responsible, way.
In a new study summarized on the University at Buffalo website, theoretical physicists report that materials made from tapered chains of spherical beads could help dampen sounds that lie at the upper range of human hearing or just beyond.
Eargo announced that they are doubling their commitment to healthcare professionals and their families by giving away “1 million in value of their virtually invisible hearing aids.” This offer is an expansion of the company's previous commitment of $500,000 worth of value, as announced on March 30.