How do we ordinary Chinese people do during the situation of corona-virus?
How do we ordinary Chinese people do during the situation of corona-virus?
Thanks to Chinese government's great supports and effective actions, our city Xiamen has not been affected much by the virus. After got the government’s approval for returning to work, our employees came to work gradually from 17th February.
The corona-virus epidemic has changed our lives obviously. It not only forces us to stay at home, but also changes the way we work, study, and even go shopping.
To protect ourselves from virus, we output following daily actions:
One. Wash hands. After going home; Before and after meals; After coughing or sneezing; Before touching mouth, nose, and eyes; When cooking, before and after handling food; After touching animals, use soap and running water not less than 20 seconds. If it is not convenient when go out, use 75% ethanol antibacterial solution to disinfect.
Two. Drink more water to keep body working well.
Three. Increase ventilation. Use natural ventilation as much as possible, once a day in the morning and in the afternoon, to keep fresh air indoor.
Four. Wear mask when we have to go out/ work.
Five. Use disinfectant to kill virus. Disinfect the surface of people-intensive indoor floors and frequently-contacted objects, such as door handles, escalator handrails, tables, chairs, and counters.
Six. Keep checking body temperature everyday to know body situation.
So far the outbreak of corona-virus in China is under control. However there is a new worry since the number of newly imported cases is increasing fast.We sincerely hope the situation of corona-virus in the world could get better shortly and everyone could get back to normal life soon.
Disinfection before entering the Austar company：
Austar Hearing daily temperature checking： We all wear masks to ensure hygienic production
Future Hearing Loss Therapies May Be Impacted By Stem Cell Transplantation Into
Researchers in Japan who evaluated the risks and efficacy of transplanting two varieties of stem cells into mouse cochlea have concluded that both adult-derived induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells demonstrate similar survival and neural differentiation capabilities. However, there is a risk of tumor growth associated with transplanting iPS cells into mouse cochleae. Given the potential for tumorigenesis, they concluded that the source of iPS cells is a critical issue for iPS cell-based therapy.
Their study is published in a recent issue ofCell Transplantation(21:4), now freely available on-line.*
"Hearing loss affects millions of people worldwide," said Dr. Takayuki Nakagawa of the Department of Otolaryngology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan. "Recent studies have indicated the potential of stem-cell based approaches for the regeneration of hair cells and associated auditory primary neurons. These structures are essential for hearing and defects result in profound hearing loss and deafness."
The authors noted that embryonic stem cells have previously been identified as promising candidates for transplantation, however they have also been associated with immune rejection and ethics issues. Consequently, this study compared the survival and neural differentiation capabilities of ES and three clones of mouse iPS cells.
"Our study examined using induced pluripotent stem cells generated from the patient source to determine if they offer a promising alternative to ES cells," explained Dr. Nakagawa. "In addition, the potential for tumor risk from iPS cells needed clarification."
Four weeks after transplantation, the researchers found that the majority of cochleae that had been transplanted exhibited the settlement of iPS or ES-derived neurons. However, there was a difference in the number of cells present based on cell lines. They noted that the number of cells able to be transplanted into cochleae is limited because of the cochleae's tiny size. Thus, the number of settled cells is low.
They also noted the formation of a teratoma (encapsulated tumor) in some cochlea after transplantation with one group of iPS cells.
"To our knowledge, this is the first documentation of teratoma formation in cochleae after cell transplantation," said Dr. Nakagawa.
The researchers concluded that the teratoma formation in one iPS cell line indicated the necessity for selecting appropriate iPS cell lines for avoiding tumorigenesis. They also noted the need for developing methods to eliminate undifferentiated cells after neural induction in order to establish safe iPS-based therapy for the inner ear.
"While this study did not look at the ability of the transplanted cells to repair hearing loss, it does provide insight into the survival and fate of transplanted cells. It highlights the importance of factors such as knowing the original source of the cells and their degree of undifferentiation to enable the cells to be ranked in order of their likelihood of forming tumors" said Dr. John Sladek, professor of neurology and pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
2018 CNY HOLIDAY NOTICE
Dear all my friends,
The Chinese New Year-Spring Festival is coming. Every member from Austar would like to share our happiness and best wishes with you.
Austar office will be closed for Chinese Spring Festival from Feb.15th-Feb.21st,2018 and open on 22nd February,2018. Should you have any queries, please contact Kevin at0086- 13959229743during the holiday period.
Thanks again for the long-term trust and support you gave us.
May you all have a merry, peaceful and jubilant Spring Festival.
AST Overseas Team
Austar at 2017 EUHA in Nürnberg Germany
The 62th International Congress of Hearing aid acousticians end successfully on Oct.20th,2017. The show provided a good learning and communication platform for audiologist and hearing equipment manufacturer,meanwhile, it also attracts the attention of many media and audience to visit.
This year, Austar brought amazing products there as before:
On the Exhibition, the most eye-catching product is High-end digital hearing aids which is independent researched and developmented by Austar.
With advanced algorithm, Bluetooth function and wireless inter-transmission technology, our hearing aid attracted many hearing experts’ attention.
In the same time, visitors are also interested in another product from Austar, it is rechargeable hearing aid, which represent the innovation of hearing aid power supply technology.
It adopts USB charging mode,easy as recharge a mobile phone.
In addition, our new invisible common use IIC hearing aid also surprised the friends who present the show, the new IIC hearing aid comes with ultra high cost performance and natural, comfortable feeling of listening.
Invisible rechargeablehearing aid:
New experience for convenience
Without changing batteries, without fitting procedure
Finally, we will continue to develop and innovate more good products and looking forward to seeing you in the next year.
AST Warmly Welcome you at the 2017 EUHA
We hereby sincerely invite you and your company to visit our booth on the 62nd EUHA which will be held at Messe Nurnberg, Germany from Oct.18th to 20th,2017.
A full variety of Austar hearing products with excellent performance and competitive prices will be displayed at this Expo.
It will be a great pleasure to meet you at the congress and thanks again for your continuous trust and support.
Location:Messe Nurnberg, Germany
Booth Number:C14 at Hall 4A
Date:Oct.18th - 20th,2017
Austar hearing successfully exhibited on Audiology 2017
Austar hearing successfully exhibited on AudiologyNOW! 2017. This year, during the annuel event, Austar well prepared our new coming and mature high-end hearing aid products, which represent AST Factory’s new and mature technology.
Due to AST’s new generation Intelligent signal processing algorithms and software technology, our new coming hearing aid not only shows high quality electroacoustic design and ultra-low power consumption of wireless charging function, but also bring comfortable and convenient usage experience by intelligent adjusting feature and non-fitting hearing aid series.
Bluetooth wireless fitting system contains bluetooth hearing aid, bluetooth fitting, intelligent mobile terminal, which realized the real-time wireless intelligent seamless interconnection between hearing products, intelligent terminal and hearing products. This technology makes fitting easier, users will enjoy cozier and more convenient hearing life.
Rely on strong ability of independent research and development, Austar become well known in international market by our top notch hearing aid technology and good quality products.
Although the fair is closing, Austar will keep moving on for bringing more excellenthearing aidproducts to every users in the near future.