Jon Stoddard

  1. A lucky puppy survived swallowing her owner's hearing aid

    http://www.reveal.co.uk/real-life-stories/news/a681001/a-lucky-puppy-survived-swallowing-her-owners-hearing-aid.html    
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  2. EarLens hearing aid uses laser light to transmit sound

      MENLO PARK, Calif. (KGO) -- If you enjoy all the live performances in the Bay Area, you are no doubt grateful for the gift of sound. One Bay Area company is hoping to restore that gift to thousands of people who experience hearing loss For symphony lovers, there's nothing like the dancing strings of a violin or the power...
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  3. Fired secretary files suit against Starkey; company accuses her of theft

    A fired longtime secretary at Starkey Hearing Technologies has initiated the latest high-stakes exchange of accusations with the company, demanding severance pay and being accused in turn of having dipped into a "secret executive account.' " Julie Miller, a 39-year Starkey employee and former executive assistant, sued Starkey late Wednesday, accusing the firm of breaching her employment contract and dismissing her...
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  4. Starkey Foundation Embroiled in Lawsuits

    In September, Starkey Hearing Technologies fired eight employees, including former president Jerry Ruzicka, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Since then, several of the former workers have filed suits accusing the company of unfairly terminating them and executives of illegal behavior. Among those suits was one by Ruzicka, who sued the company last week, claiming that he was fired for trying...
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  5. Siemens sells rest of hearing aids ops to EQT for 300 mln eur

    $333, Million Dollars
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  6. Sivantos Celebrates Record First Year, Introduces Signia Hearing Aid Brand

    ERLANGEN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Only one year after the transfer of the Siemens hearing aid business to Sivantos Group, the company celebrated a record first year in both revenue and earnings while introducing Signia, its new premium brand of hearing aids. With a strategy focused on profitable growth, Sivantos is creating a new stimulus with comprehensive initiatives to achieve the industry leading...
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  7. UTEP Professor shows hearing aids improve memory, speech

    A recent study by Jamie Desjardins, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Speech-Language Pathology Program at The University of Texas at El Paso, found that hearing aids improve brain function in persons with hearing loss. http://elpasoheraldpost.com/utep-professor-shows-hearing-aids-improve-memory-speech/  
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  8. Draper device could help develop drugs for hearing loss

      A battery-operated device a little larger than a golf ball could one day help treat people with hearing loss by delivering medication directly into the cavity in their ear. Engineers at Draper, a non-profit research company in Cambridge, have been developing the device along with collaborators at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. This month, they showed that the device is...
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  9. Apple To Introduce Wireless Noise-cancelling EarPods With iPhone 7

    Apple is all set to introduce a wireless noise-cancelling EarPod along with its new device iPhone 7 scheduled to be launched in September 2016. These headphones will have almost similar hardware specifications as are used in the regular hearing aids. The iPhone 7 is expected to be accompanied by several other features including no headphone jack, edge-to-edge display and a...
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  10. Meet the woman whose campaign to break disability stereotyping led to Lego toy milestone

    Meet the woman whose campaign to break disability stereotyping led to Lego toy milestone 83 PreviousNext 28/01/2016 - 19:01:18Back to Discover Home The woman who started the #ToyLikeMe campaign is celebrating a major breakthrough after Lego unveiled a new minifigure of a wheelchair user. Rebecca Atkinson, a journalist from London, saw Lego’s move as a big step towards ending “cultural...
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