On the 28th of May, 28 participants from 13 countries joined the AEA/ECAT Mini Symposium at the Audiology University College: Institut Libre de Marie-Haps in Brussels.
The following topics were discussed and presented:
The New Medical Device Regulation, Status and consequences for Professional Hearing Care – Paul Broeckx – Community Public Affairs
OTC (Over the Counter) Hearing Aid Provision in the US;
Status and challenge today: Soren Hougaerd – EHIMA (European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association)
Studies on OTC and PSAP: Mark Laureyns – AEA (European Association of Hearing Aid Professionals)
The end user point of view on OTC – Lidia Best – EFHOH (European Federation of Hard of Hearing People)
In part 2 of the Mini Symposium which was organised by ECAT (European Committee for Audiology and Technology) the theme was the how Cochlear Implants and Hearing Aids can join forces.
Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants – Let’s join forces: Mel Gregory – Ear Foundation
Bimodal Hearing Care: Technology, Protocols & Indications – Jan Wouters – B-Audio &