ZPower reports that its rechargeable system for hearing aids offers 24+ hours of continuous power each day, charges overnight in the hearing aids, takes the place of an estimated 200 disposable batteries, and lasts a full year.
In his WSJ article, titled "A Technological Godsend to Counter Hearing Loss," David Myers recounts his first experience using a hearing loop to magnetically transmit sound via a PA system to the telecoils in his hearing aids—instantly allowing him to hear a presenter's voice with greater clarity.
Beltone announced it has expanded the number of Android devices that are compatible with its hearing solutions. Its HearPlus app compatible devices now include Samsung Galaxy S4, S6, S6 Edge, and Samsung Note 4.
AG Bell announced Gayla H. Guignard as chief strategy officer beginning September 1, 2015. In this role, Guignard will work with the CEO in developing, promoting and delivering up-to-date and accurate content, and will serve as the content expert for AG Bell and the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language.
Unitron, an advanced hearing solutions company based in Kitchener, Canada, has announced the appointment of hearing healthcare industry leader Jake Haycock to general manager of Unitron Canada, and the appointment of Rob Walesa to head of global customer experience.
Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) in Germany have found that the axons of auditory neurons in the brainstem, which respond to low and high-frequency sounds, differ in shape and these variations impact how quickly they conduct signals.
The Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus (FCHHC) hosted a tour of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) labs in Bethesda, MD, on August 20, 2015. The visit was attended by 25 Congressional staffers and hearing health advocates.
A new 20-minute webinar outlines a unique and practical approach to pricing hearing aids that is working well in a thriving practice, resulting in increased average selling prices (ASP), patient satisfaction, and reduced returns for credit. Presented by Gyl Kasewurm, AuD, the free webinar is available now on demand.
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center say their study is the first to explore a connection between hearing and the formation of memories, and also the first to improve hearing by stimulating the locus coeruleus brain region and its neural network.
A 12-week nationwide “HEARoes Tour” that kicked off last weekend at the Chicago Air & Water Show encourages veterans and their families to test their hearing.
Dr Gyl Kasewurm is providing a 20-minute webinar about how she uses many different marketing methods—ranging from conventional external and internal marketing to an “intentional patient referral program”—in order to raise the profile of her business, gain new clients, and increase patient satisfaction.
The first and best thing we can do for people with hearing loss is to provide them with a well-amplified speech signal, says Andrea Pittman, PhD. Even subtle improvements like widening the bandwidth can make a significant difference and provide patients with more information about the words they hear.
Jason Galster, PhD, says it appears likely that patients with lower cognitive function would benefit from a longer period of counseling, education, and training on topics such as expectations for hearing rehabilitation, hearing aid care, and use of hearing aids, including manual adjustments and battery changes.
Because factors like cognition, health literacy, vision, and hearing aid handling ability influence hearing aid outcomes, professionals have a responsibility to address these issues during hearing aid instruction and counseling, says Gabrielle Saunders, PhD.
Studies demonstrate that, even in the absence of elevated audiometric thresholds, various levels of speech processing are affected by age and co-occur with changes in cognition and a decline in the sensitivity to supra-threshold temporal cues. Christian Füllgrabe, PhD, says that, from a clinical perspective, this indicates a need for diagnostic tests in addition to the audiogram when assessing the hearing of older people.
Three hot research topics in cognition and hearing healthcare that could fundamentally change our field. A perspective by Gurjit Singh, PhD, CASLPO.
A research audiologist investigating the combined effects of jet fuel and jet noise on hearing finds that the brain and cognitive function are affected by sustained exposure to even low levels of fuel hydrocarbons.
Guest editor Doug Beck, AuD, provides Chapter 1 in an expert roundtable series of seven chapters that review the key points addressed during the 2015 AudiologyNOW! session titled “Issues, Advances, and Considerations in Cognition and Amplification.”
According to Brent Edwards, PhD, if we are to fully understand patient treatment, we must now consider the relationship between cognitive function and hearing ability, and the relationship between cognitive function and hearing aid technology.
Big Ear Inc launched BE-BWH, a custom fit wireless Bluetooth headset that’s been designed for motorcycle riders, runners, and people on the go. The headset can be wirelessly paired with a phone, tablet, communications system, or other Bluetooth device.