Author: Karl

Comparing Population Coverage between Hearing Aids Using Presets vs Bose CustomTune™

The self-fitting Bose SoundControl™ hearing aid is the first of its kind to gain FDA clearance. In the self-fitting process, the Bose Hear app uses the Bose CustomTune™ interface for mapping to a wide range of target gain profiles, derived from a hearing loss database. This article compares the population coverage—or the percentage of people who would be able to find a frequency gain profile similar to a NAL-NL2 prescription fit—of SoundControl to other self-fitting amplification devices which typically feature only 1 to 4 preset gain profiles.

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A Brief History of Hearing Aid Technology Types, 1979-2020

The technology and styles of hearing aids continue to evolve with new circuit and power capabilities, auditory research, and consumer preferences. With this evolution, consumers now have a wide range of choice in hearing aid form factors, as well as wireless and connectivity options. This article provides a brief survey of hearing aid technologies from 1979-2020.

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Frequency Therapeutics Updates Progress on Hearing Loss Treatments, Q1 2021 Financials

In the company’s announcement, Frequency Therapeutics provides updates on data from its recent FX-322 Clinical Readouts, including new information from a Phase 1b study in presbycusis, and further clarifies acquired sensorineural hearing loss target populations and future study design. The company anticipates initiating a new FX-322 Phase 2 Study in H2 2021.

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Now at Some Walgreens: Lexie Hearing Aids

Lexie Lumen hearing aids will soon be available directly for sale in hundreds of Walgreens stores in Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Lexie Hearing is a subscription service designed to provide consumers with hearing aids, accessories, and access to hearing experts for a monthly fee.

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Coping with Tinnitus

While there is no cure for tinnitus, numerous treatment options continue to emerge, including tinnitus management programs administered by hearing care professionals, hearing aids including those with tinnitus remediation features, sound therapy systems, and tinnitus coaching apps.

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