(EUHA/Mainz, 29 October 2018) On 17 October 2018, the General Assembly of the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) elected the Executive Committee of the EUHA for the next three years. The EUHA members have voted Beate Gromke President of the EUHA. Eva Keil-Becker will be the association's Vice President, and Jürgen Matthies its Vice President and Treasurer.
(EUHA/Mainz, 7 September 2018) Technical developments are revolutionary. A telephone with a dial, which was exclusively used for telephone calls and used to be found in every household until the 1980s, has little in common with modern smartphones. These are used to make purchases, write text messages, and connect worldwide. Modern hearing systems have developed at a similar pace. Until a few years ago, they were exclusively intended for listening. Now they have digital functions and can be connected to TV sets, telephones, and GPS via Bluetooth.
(EUHA/Mainz, 31 August 2018) Starting at the end of August, the EUHA ticket shop will be online! Congress delegates may purchase their Congress tickets, the tickets for the trade exhibition, and those for the Congress Get-together online before the event. This reduces waiting times at Deutsche Messe Hannover. The time saved can be used for visiting the trade exhibition, for attending the Congress, or for talking shop with colleagues.
"Quiet is the new loud" is the motto for the 21st Noise Awareness Day in Germany, to be held on 25 April 2018.
In the 1970s, when going to the disco, nobody was thinking of protecting their hearing, in the 1980s, portable audio cassette players were on the rise, and from 2000, MP3 players have blasted our ears with music.
To coincide with the 62nd International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians, the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) has published a new guideline entitled "Custom-made earmoulds for fitting hearing systems". It offers a structured and condensed survey of all aspects relevant for custom-made earmoulds, and can serve acousticians who wish to check and refresh their knowledge. Providing directions on the procedure as part of quality management, it is also suitable as a guide in training and advanced education.
Several guidelines have been developed on the initiative of the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA). Issues such as hearing protection, audio therapy in hearing aid acoustics, and percentile analysis have been tackled in the respective guidelines. Early this year, the EUHA released practical recommendations on "Wireless remote microphone systems – configuration, verification and measurement of individual benefit", which are now also available in English.
Four weeks after the 62nd International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians, EUHA TV presents original-language video recordings of the lectures held at the event!
"Images give more consolation than many words."
Staying connected using hearing systems, smartphones and the hearing acoustician's services
(EUHA/Mainz, 5 September 2017) Smartphones are on everyone's lips, or rather in every user's hands. The world is connected thanks to these serviceable and convenient devices. By analogy, there are intelligent hearing systems that make sure that people with impaired hearing stay in touch with the world around them, and remain connected due to innovative communications technology. Experts are therefore talking about "smart hearing", or "intelligent hearing systems".
As of 16 February 2017, the German designation of Europäische Union der Hörgeräteakustiker e. V. was changed to Europäische Union der Hörakustiker e. V.
Cooperation between phoniatricians and hearing aid acousticians strengthened
(EUHA/Mainz, 10 October 2016) As part of the 28th Congress of the Union of the European Phoniatricians (UEP), the second European Phoniatric EUHA Hearing Award was presented on 1 October 2016. The European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) wishes to make a statement with a view to extraordinary research work, thus strengthening the good cooperation with the Union of the European Phoniatricians (UEP). This partnership is aimed at learning from one another and sharing knowledge on the partner’s achievements and the options feasible as part of patient-oriented care based on the idea that hearing aid acousticians and phoniatricians should each have their share in patient management. Special emphasis is placed on paediatric audiology, diagnostics, prophylaxis, and rehabilitation.