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The “Red Flags” Didn’t Go Away: Emphasizing Comprehensive Hearing Care

For the past 5 years, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not required patients to sign physician waivers prior to being tested and fitted for hearing aids. The ruling remains a positive for the industry, but it’s also true that the “red flags” that motivated the waivers in the first place did not go away.

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How Might the Brain Change When We Reintroduce Sound? Interview with Anu Sharma, PhD

New research shows that after wearing professionally fit quality hearing aids, a patient’s brain may “re-organize” its auditory processing centers back towards its original state prior to the hearing loss—with corresponding gains in auditory speech perception abilities and improvements in global cognitive function, executive function, processing speed, and visual working memory performance. Anu Sharma discusses the research findings with Douglas Beck.

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