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A Digital Therapeutic and Hearing Health Coach for Enhancing First-time Hearing Aid Experiences

Developed under an NIH research grant, Amptify is an online aural rehabilitation program and Hearing Health Coach that engages patients and enhances the new hearing aid experience without incurring additional time on the part of a patient’s audiologist. As teleaudiology becomes more commonplace, it is highly likely that Amptify will be the first of many digital therapeutics for the treatment of hearing loss.

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Blog: Sound Quality as a Tipping Point for the Younger, Milder Hearing Loss Market

Exceptional sound quality—above all the other “bells and whistles” that the latest generation of hearing aids provide (eg, connectivity, remote fine-tuning, hands-free phone calls, motion-sensors and tap controls, virtual assistants, etc)—may turn out to be THE final hurdle for convincing younger people with milder hearing losses to purchase a hearing aid.

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The ‘New Normal’ for Hearing Healthcare in the UK

Were we, as an industry, ready for the pandemic? That remains to be seen. What is certain is that the pandemic brought what the professionals are calling a “watershed moment” to the audiology industry, which promoted a positive outlook on remote and telehealth care.

ADA Provides Guidelines for Telehealth Procedures

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) has published guidelines for telehealth procedures that can be provided with existing technologies—such as hearing aid checks and examinations—as well as those that will require special equipment or technology, like pure-tone audiometry and diagnostic analysis of cochlear implants.

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