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Back to Basics: Music Listening and Hearing Aids. Are All Approaches the Same? Stop and Listen.

In the past several years the hearing aid industry has introduced some ingenious solutions to handling the “music and hearing aids” problem. Simply stated, the higher level inputs of music tend to overdrive the analog-to-digital (A/D) converter or “front end” in many hearing aids. Dr Chasin discusses some possible solutions for music listening.

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Back to Basics: Linguistics 101 for Hearing Healthcare Professionals

The Speech Intelligibility Index (or SII) shows some interesting characteristics. The difference between 340 Hz and 3,400 Hz (coincidentally the bandwidth of the telephone) is fairly similar for continuous discourse, whereas there is a high frequency bias for nonsense syllables. That is, whenever there is a context to speech, there is a greater reliance on lower frequency sounds.

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