Category: Continuing Education

Continuing Education


How to Give a Better Powerpoint Talk

Presenting information to colleagues is rewarding and a great way to give back to the profession, but it isn’t always easy or without its pitfalls. Dr Jerger, who has presented hundreds of audiology sessions and sat in on multiples more, provides some basic tips for making a better talk.

Toward Differential Diagnosis in Adult Hearing Healthcare

If the inquisitive individual starts asking about the why of his/her hearing loss—the actual physical reasons and possible proof—and what anatomical structures are involved (and/or by how much), I’m afraid most dispensing professionals necessarily resort to studious equivocation. Although important strides have been made, routine differential diagnosis remains something of a chimera when it comes to hearing loss.

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Biosensors in Hearing Aids: Technology to Enable Daily Healthcare through Hearables

Biometric sensors will change what hearing aids and amplification devices do and how consumers think about them, says Kow Ping, founder and director of Well Being Digital (WBD101) which has developed a heart-rate and fitness sensor system. He provides his perspective on his industry’s race to appeal to consumers with normal-to-moderate hearing loss, and how amplification and biosensor devices will be merging.

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Starkey Ushers in New Era of Sensor and AI-driven Hearing Aids with Livio AI

The new Livio AI hearing aid contains several firsts and is designed as a multi-functional device, or what Starkey is calling a “Healthable” hearing technology. In addition to hearing-related technology improvements, new features include fall-detection and inertial sensors, fitness and wellness tracking, a real-time language translator, and the ability to control the aid by just tapping it. The “ecosystem” that makes up the the new device is said to revolve around artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, cloud computing, embedded 3D motion sensors, telehealth, language translation, fall detection and alerts, and hearing aid accessories.

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