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Stakeholders Weigh in on PCAST Letter

On October 26, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released its official report to the President about hearing technologies and mild-to-moderate hearing loss in older adults. Since then, several key stakeholders have weighed in on the implications of the PCAST report with responses ranging from outright opposition to full support. Brian Taylor’s blog summarizes initial comments from stakeholders in the hearing healthcare field.

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Patient Preferences for a Directed Audio Solution

The HyperSound system is designed to reproduce sound in a confined, narrow beam to a targeted area for situations like listening to a teacher in a classroom or to the TV at home. This field study suggests that, by making a directed audio solution part of a broader portfolio of intervention options, hearing care practices have an opportunity to meet the needs of more patients with hearing loss.

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