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Manufacturers News

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ReSound (resound.com has expanded the number of Android devices compatible with its portfolio of Smart Hearing aids through the ReSound Smart app.

Compatible devices now include the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, and the Samsung Note 4. Through these devices, the app allows users to adjust hearing aid settings, including the following:

* Preferred volume, treble, and bass levels.

* Personalized listening situations involving speech, background noise, and wind through sound enhancement.

* Frequently visited places.

* The Find My Hearing Aids function.

* Sound streaming to hearing aids from other ReSound devices.

* Customized tinnitus sound therapy.

The app is already compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and all Apple iOS devices.

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Starkey Hearing Technologies (starkey.com sent two U.S. audiologists to India to deliver and fit hearing aids to 700 to 900 patients a day as part of its Operation Change program.

Natalie Phillips, AuD, an audiologist with Advanced Otolaryngology and Audiology in Fort Collins, CO, and D'Anne Rudden, AuD, an audiologist with Longmont Hearing & Tinnitus Center in Longmont, CO, started their mission with an orientation about Starkey Hearing Foundation's three-phase hearing healthcare model and received daily pep talks from Bill and Tani Austin, the foundation's cofounders.

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Third-year AuD student Laura Poff received the 2015 Alpaca Audiology Scholarship, an annual award backed by Phonak (phonak.com

Ms. Poff, who attends the University of Connecticut, holds a 4.0 GPA and has an interest in central auditory processing in college athletes with sports-related concussions. She is also involved with the Student Academy of Audiology as a UConn chapter member and as a participant on the national conference committee. She is a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology university liaison committee.

Founded in 2013 by the Alpaca Audiology Founding Partners, the $10,000 scholarship award will help financially support Laura's educational needs in her last year.

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Sanuthera (sanuthera.com has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Serenity device, which is designed to treat tinnitus.

Serenity, primarily designed for adults, delivers sound therapy through a patient's existing hearing aid and can be adapted to any manufacturer's hearing aid system.

The FDA clearance allows Sanuthera to market Serenity with provisions that include requirements for annual registration, listing of devices, Good Manufacturing Practice, and labeling, and exclusions against misbranding.

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