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17 December 2020
More wireless options for users of hearing instruments in the future
The hearing instrument industry works closely with the developers of Bluetooth technology to expand and improve the wireless possibilities for the users of hearing instruments.
09 December 2020
Smokers and past smokers are at greater risk of hearing loss
An American study has found a higher prevalence of hearing loss in women among smokers and past smokers than among non-smokers.
02 December 2020
COVID-19 can affect the level of experienced tinnitus
Some people find that having COVID-19 exacerbates their tinnitus or makes it more bothersome.
24 November 2020
First international standard for hearing aid management
A new international standard for hearing aid fitting management recommends that person-centered principles and strategies for effective information sharing should be applied.
17 November 2020
Air pollution can cause hearing loss
Exposure to air pollution can cause a sensorineural hearing loss, a Taiwanese study finds.
11 November 2020
Far more adults can be treated and helped with cochlear implants
A panel of medical experts has agreed on 20 consensus statements in seven areas regarding cochlear implants as an efficient treatment for severe, profound or moderate sloping to profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss in adults.
04 November 2020
Mild hearing loss can also cause cognitive decline
Even a mild hearing loss causes mental decline in seniors, a study has found.
27 October 2020
A cochlear implant can help people with single-sided deafness
A study confirms the clinical benefits of cochlear implantation in patients with single-sided deafness (SSD).
20 October 2020
Hearing loss is common among heavy-vehicle drivers
There is a high prevalence of hearing loss among truck and bus drivers. More than one in four heavy-vehicle drivers in an Iranian study had a hearing loss.
13 October 2020
Relation between age-related hearing loss and cognitive disorder
Both more severe and prolonged age-related hearing loss is associated with a higher prevalence of cognitive disorder, a study finds.
06 October 2020
One in nine in Spain say they have a hearing loss
11.3% of the Spanish population say that they have a hearing loss, according to a survey.
29 September 2020
High quality of life among young cochlear implant users
Adolescents who use cochlear implants have the same quality of life as normal hearing adolescents.
22 September 2020
Cadmium increases the risk of hearing loss
People with high levels of cadmium in the body have an increased risk of hearing loss, a study finds.
15 September 2020
Commission: Hearing loss is the largest risk factor for dementia
The Lancet Commission lists 12 risk factors for dementia. Untreated hearing loss is the largest single risk factor.
08 September 2020
High prevalence of tinnitus and hearing loss among firefighters
Both tinnitus and hearing loss are very common among firefighters, an American study finds.
02 September 2020
One in nine European say they have a hearing loss
If asked, 58.5 million people in Europe would say they have a hearing loss.
27 August 2020
The 2020 EUHA Congress is digital
The physical 2020 EUHA Congress in Hanover, Germany, has been cancelled due to the global Covid-19 situation. Instead, the organisers will debut the Digital EUHA Congress.
25 August 2020
Rheumatoid arthritis increases the risk of a sudden hearing loss
If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, you are at an increased risk of a sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL), a Korean study finds.
18 August 2020
Speech perception improves rapidly with cochlear implants
A study among Australians who received a cochlear implant shows that speech perception improves markedly within a few months.
11 August 2020
Baseball stadiums are noisy and can harm hearing
The noise level at a baseball stadium is very high, a study finds. But the spectators do not consider protecting their hearing by e.g. wearing earplugs.
05 August 2020
Hearing and vision problems have great impact on senior life
Early detection and timely management of vision and hearing problems are key factors in increasing quality of life for older adults.
28 July 2020
Children with auditory brainstem implants experience significant auditory improvements
An Indian study among children who received auditory brainstem implant (ABI) shows that children with an ABI show significant auditory improvements.
22 July 2020
Study confirms that hearing aids delay cognitive decline
In recent years several studies have found that hearing aids reduce or delay cognitive decline. An Australian study has confirmed findings in previous studies.
14 July 2020
Many people with ankylosing spondylitis have a hearing loss
A study finds that hearing loss is quite common among people with ankylosing spondylitis.
07 July 2020
Let’s make listening safe for all
An initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) is working to create a world where nobody’s hearing is put in danger due to unsafe listening.
30 June 2020
German adolescents risk their hearing
Lower education and being male increases the amount of risky noise exposure, a study finds.
23 June 2020
Seniors with severe to profound hearing loss benefit from cochlear implants
Seniors who have a severe to profound hearing loss experience the same benefits of cochlear implants as younger adults with implants, a study shows.
16 June 2020
Autoimmune diseases increase the risk of a sudden hearing loss
There is a higher risk of a sudden sensorineural hearing loss if you have an autoimmune disease, according to a Korean study.
09 June 2020
Dental professionals risk their hearing
Especially dental assistants and dental technicians are at risk of a hearing loss, a study finds.
02 June 2020
An asymmetric hearing loss is quite common
A Norwegian study has found that it is quite common to have an asymmetric hearing loss, especially among men and the elderly.
26 May 2020
More hearing loss among people in lower socioeconomic positions
People in lower socioeconomic positions are at higher risk of hearing loss, study finds.
19 May 2020
High prevalence of tinnitus among people in the music industry
Tinnitus is almost twice as common among people who work in the music industry as in people who work in finance, a study finds.
12 May 2020
Taiwanese study confirms that hearing loss is associated with dementia
Hearing loss is positively associated with a risk of dementia, especially in people aged 45 to 64 years, a Taiwanese study finds.
07 May 2020
Almost all Australian surfers have “surfer’s ear”
More than 80% of Australian surfers suffer from external auditory exostosis (surfer’s ear), according to a study.
04 May 2020
The Corona-pandemic: Message to the users of hearing instruments and hearing care professionals
Important message from the major hearing instrument manufacturers by EHIMA President Søren Nielsen to the users of hearing instruments and hearing care professionals
01 May 2020
Audiologist of the Year 2020 is cancelled
Organisers announce cancellation of European Audiologist of the Year Award in response to coronavirus COVID-19.
27 April 2020
April 29th is International Noise Awareness Day
We live in a noisy world. On International Noise Awareness Day, we should all focus on the noise that surrounds us. Noise is a major cause of hearing loss.
21 April 2020
In Switzerland, around 8% say they have a hearing loss
Nearly 44% of Swiss who say that they have a hearing loss use hearing aids, according to a survey.
15 April 2020
Working in mining and in oil and gas extraction increases the risk of hearing loss
There is a high prevalence of hearing loss in the mining sector and in some subsectors within oil and gas extraction, an American study finds.
08 April 2020
More memory loss and increased psychological distress if you have a hearing loss
Hearing loss affects memory, limits outdoor activities and increase psychological distress, a study finds.
31 March 2020
One in six Polish school-age children has a hearing loss
More than 16% of Polish school-age children have a hearing loss of 20 dB or higher. Hearing loss is more common among younger Polish children than in older children, a study finds.
26 March 2020
Did you experience exceptional patient care from your audiologist?
Maybe your audiologist is Europe’s best audiologist. The competition ‘Audiologist of the Year 2020’ is now open for candidates. You can nominate your audiologist.
24 March 2020
Important message to users and professionals on the Corona-pandemic from the major hearing instrument manufacturers
Impact of the corona-pandemic: Message by EHIMA President Søren Nielsen to users of hearing instruments and hearing care professionals
20 March 2020
COVID-19 virus and the hard of hearing
The whole world is now in the grip of the COVID-19 virus. For the hard of hearing, COVID-19 poses some special challenges.
19 March 2020
Guidelines for Professional Hearing Care for COVID-19
The European Association of Hearing Professionals has produced guidelines for professional hearing care in Europe for COVID-19. The aim of the guidelines is to be able to continue to deliver vital hearing health care and at the same time avoid the spread the COVID-19 virus.
17 March 2020
Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of hearing loss
More people who have metabolic syndrome have a hearing loss than people without, according to a study.
10 March 2020
People with single-sided deafness may benefit from a cochlear implant
A cochlear implant improves communication and gives better understanding of speech and localising sounds for people with single-sided deafness, studies find.
03 March 2020
Many people who have otosclerosis also experience tinnitus
Tinnitus is quite common among people who have otosclerosis, a Polish study finds.
27 February 2020
Working as a preschool teacher puts your hearing at risk
Working in a preschool significantly increases the risk of hearing related problems, including increased risk of tinnitus and hearing loss, a Swedish study finds.
25 February 2020
3rd of March is World Hearing Day: Don't let hearing loss limit you. Hearing for life
Many people in the world live with an untreated hearing loss. This year, the theme for the WHO World Hearing Day is “Don't let hearing loss limit you. Hearing for life”. A debate at the European parliament on the occasion of World Hearing Day will be held on the 4th of March.
18 February 2020
Headaches increase the risk of tinnitus and hearing loss
Tinnitus, hearing loss and sudden hearing loss are much more common among people with non-migraine headaches than among people who do not experience chronic headaches, a study finds.
11 February 2020
Treating hearing loss and reduced vision means more years in good health
Hearing loss and reduced vision impact both health expectancy and life expectancy among seniors, a study finds.
04 February 2020
Many Britons believe their partner has ‘selective hearing’
More than half of the participants in a British survey are concerned about their partner's hearing.
28 January 2020
Migraine increases the risk of a sudden hearing loss
People who suffer from migraines are at a greater risk of a sudden sensorineural hearing loss, a Korean study finds.
22 January 2020
Hearing loss is common among older Taiwanese people
Four out of ten older Taiwanese people have a hearing loss, according to a Taiwanese study.
15 January 2020
Wearing hearing aids helps protect your brain
British study finds hearing aids keep your brain fit and may protect against dementia.
09 January 2020
In Poland, more than one in six say they have a hearing loss
15.1% of Poles say that they have a hearing loss, according to a survey.
07 January 2020
Bluetooth LE Audio is a major step ahead for hearing aid users
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced LE Audio, the next generation of Bluetooth audio. With LE Audio, hearing aid users will benefit from high quality sound from many types of media directly in their hearing instruments.
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