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Reps. Thompson and McKinley Reintroduce Congressional World Hearing Day Resolution

The resolution, H.Res. 147, highlights the critical role hearing ability plays in personal health, relationships, professional success, education, and safety. The resolution also discusses the important role of professional intervention and evaluation through licensed hearing care providers—hearing aid specialists, audiologists, and otolaryngologists, who can recommend and assist with rehabilitation options, which may include medical intervention or the use of assistive hearing technologies like hearing aids.

Audiologic Considerations for People with Normal Hearing Sensitivity Yet Hearing Difficulty and/or Speech-in-Noise Problems

Hearing care professionals often encounter people who complain of hearing difficulties and trouble hearing in noise, but when tested, present with hearing sensitivity and thresholds that are within “normal limits.” This article reviews the audiological evidence regarding this unique population and makes the case for educating them about sophisticated technology options—including hearing aids and wireless technology such as remote microphones—which have been proven to be extremely useful for enhancing their communication and quality of life.

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63rd International EUHA Congress to Take Place October 17-19, 2018 in Hannover

The main topic of the 2018 EUHA Congress is “digitalization,” and all presentations will be available in both German and English. In addition to the lecture program, more than 130 exhibitors will be showcasing their latest technologies and innovative products in the fields of diagnostics, accessories, and design at the accompanying trade exhibition.

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Better Speech-in-Noise Testing: Demonstration with Dual Variable Speed Compression

How do we assess the speech-in-noise performance of hearing aids in real-life settings to obtain clinically meaningful results? This article looks at several problems related to this issue, including what might constitute “real-life” SNRs and test environments, the variability of patient test scores at different SNRs, and the nonlinearity of modern hearing aids, using the new Widex dual-variable speed compression system as an example.

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Getting Ahead of the Curve, Part 1: Four Cornerstones of a Fee-for-Service Clinic

The hearing healthcare landscape is changing, but there are several ways to not only survive but thrive in this new age including Medicare Advantage programs and constantly improving direct-to-consumer hearing devices. Part 1 looks at practical pathways for shifting to a fee-for-service (unbundled) business model.

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