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Because Sound Matters: 2014’s Most Amazing Moments & A Promise for 2015

Happy New Year! 2014 was full of wonderful moments– we got to witness people just starting their journey with bone anchored hearing and see the bone anchored hearing community come together online and at events like the Ear Community Microtia and Atresia Summer Picnics and the Oticon Medical Patient Advocacy Conference.

We wanted to recap a few of our favorite moments of 2014– just in case you missed any of these incredible stories.

In 2014, Your Voices Were Heard — On October 31, 2014, after a several-month-long battle, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ruled that Bone Anchored Hearing Systems and auditory osseointegrated implants (AOIs) will remain a covered benefit for Medicare enrollees with qualifying indications.

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Hearing Tech on A Tech Legend: Guy Kawasaki talks to Oticon Medical about Experience with Ménière’s Disease, his Ponto Plus and Social Media

Thirty years ago, Guy Kawasaki was the chief evangelist for Apple. As he explains it, “When I saw what Macintosh could do, the clouds parted and the angels started singing.” Since leaving Apple, Guy has founded several companies (including software developers ACIUS and Fog City Software, venture capital fund Garage Technology Ventures, and online magazine rack Alltop), established a career in consulting and public speaking, and written twelve books. Currently he is the chief evangelist of an online graphic design service called Canva.

Today, we’re focusing on a lesser known fact– Guy is also a Ponto user. Guy sat down with us to share more about his experience with hearing loss, his light-hearted perspective on having Ménière’s disease and his passion for social media.

If you’ve read one of Guy’s twelve books, his blog or one of the many articles he’s written or been featured in, you may have heard him mention Ménière’s disease. For Guy and many others, it came along with hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo. “I have Ménière’s disease, and one symptom is tinnitus, so I listen to ringing in my ears 24/7 x 365. But, for me, the vertigo was the worst.”

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