Dennis Van Vliet, AuD
Dr Van Vliet discusses how we can help patients define what they want. They may only know that they are annoyed by their inability to understand speech in certain environments. If we build an approach that patients see is unique and specific for their needs, it may help shape their perception of the outcome.
With the wealth of exciting research findings in the areas of neuroplasticity and music training, it increasingly appears likely that concepts related to music training can be applied to aural rehabilitation for numerous clinical populations.
Wearable Technology Market
Market research and event company IDTechEx Research is hosting a November 2015 event to help businesses capitalize on new opportunities in the $24 billion wearable technology industry.
Hybrid cochlear implant
According to early findings from a multi-center study led by specialists at NYU Langone Medical Center, people with a common form of hearing loss not helped by hearing aids achieved significant improvements in their hearing and understanding of speech with hybrid cochlear implants.
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This article describes a new silver-zinc rechargeable battery system that is located in a battery door that can be retrofitted into many popular hearing aids.
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Overall, this PBS shows there are ample opportunities for growing a hearing healthcare business for those HCPs who are willing to analyze the data and ask more profound questions than “Why should I care?”
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
TBI may result in hearing loss and vestibular and central auditory problems. This article offers a brief literature review on the subject with suggestions for hearing care professionals.
Gael Hannan
Gael Hannan's blog takes a humorous look at the kinds of comments one should and should not make when talking to people with hearing loss.
Back to Basics
Many hearing professionals have run into situations where a recent hearing technology innovation should work, but doesn’t. Dr Chasin suggests that it may be time for hearing care professionals to retry what didn’t work last year.
Williams Sound
Williams Sound says the creation of Spanish and Portuguese versions of its website confirms the company’s commitment to providing relevant technology and tools to its customers in the US and abroad.
The EarQ team is welcoming an influx of new business consultants, digital marketing experts, and logistics coordinators, among others, with the aim of building one of the strongest groups of consultants in the hearing industry.
Super Power Octane BTE
Audina's Super Power Octane BTE hearing aids with iScroll digital volume control provide an easy-to-use gliding roller for patients with limited dexterity. The Super Power Octane hearing aid is available in a 4-, 6- or 12-channel configuration.
Jay Hall, PhD
Dr James Hall joins Salus University as professor of specialty courses in tinnitus, hyperacusis, cochlear implants, and vestibular sciences and disorders. He'll help grow the College of Audiology’s distance education program and global reach.
Nasal Balloon for Otitis Media with Effusion
Auto-inflation with a nasal balloon is one of a number of effective non-drug interventions typically underrepresented in research and clinical practice of otitis media with effusion (OME).
The AMA reports that giving commercial health insurers virtually unlimited power to exert control over an issue as significant and sensitive as patient health care is bad for patients and not good for the nation’s health care system.
William F. Austin
Austin receives the special honor this year, which marks the 15th anniversary of the Starkey Hearing Foundation's So the World May Hear Awards Gala, held on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Saint Paul RiverCentre.
CCC-A200mini audiometer
Conducting, monitoring, and reporting the results of hearing conservation tests can challenge occupational health practitioners. The Report Builder feature of the CCA-200mini Plus computer-controlled audiometer can save administrative time and effort.
CI 2015 Symposium
Cochlear implants are underutilized and provided to only 8% of US individuals who could benefit. Among other issues, this event will look at providing cochlear implants to more seniors, allowing them to remain active and healthy longer.

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Website update from Healthy Hearing
New features on the relaunched Healthy Hearing website include updated videos to help consumers better understand hearing aids and the fitting process, a new story series highlighting top hearing loss resources in US cities, and five improved downloadable guides to help consumers.
Audiology Patient Choice Act
The Audiology Patient Choice Act (HR 2519) would provide better efficiency for evaluation and treatment for Medicare beneficiaries with hearing and vestibular disorders. People are urged to take steps to support the Act, and ensure that it passes.