Kathy Dowd, AuD, provides an update on what we know about diabetes and hearing loss, as well as her and colleagues' advocacy efforts to inform consumers, hearing care professionals, and medical professionals about this important topic.
Cochlear’s Smart Hearing Alliance allows your patients the ability to stream directly to both ears from a compatible iOS or Android device using their Nucleus 7 or Kanso 2 Sound Processor and a compatible ReSound hearing aid.Read More
CapTel From T-Mobile was the nation’s first FCC-certified captioned telephone service and has since connected millions of captioned phone calls for people with hearing loss.Read More
A mid-year review of hearing aid verification and real-ear measurement systems, audiometry, live speech mapping,
otoscopes, and modular fitting systems. Also featured are tympanometers, OAE and ABR test equipment, cognitive assessment, and pediatric VRA equipment.
Redux is a professional in-office drying system to proactively treat and prevent moisture damage to hearing aids and implants.Read More
At Sycle, our mission is to facilitate the delivery of better hearing to the world. It started as an idea to help audiologists better connect with their patients.Read More
The 69th Annual International Hearing Society Convention will be held—in person!—on August 12-14 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego. This year’s convention offers up to 9.5 CEUs, deep dives into the hottest topics in hearing healthcare, and networking with peers, subject-matter experts, and industry leaders.Read More
Binaural hearing aid fittings have completely changed the hearing healthcare landscape for the better. However, the road to this particular “best practice”—with probably around 85% of all of today’s fittings involving two hearing aids—was not a smooth one in the United States.Read More
With life, comes noise. From the chorus of weed whackers and lawn mowers in the summer months, these background noises form the soundtrack to our daily routines. Though it may be easy to tune out the constant screech of a subway train or the incessant honking of car horns, at a certain sustained level, noise can potentially damage the sensitive structures within the ear.Read More
Despite all the training, skill, and hard work that goes into being a hearing care practice owner or manager, one of the most galling aspects of the “hearing business” is that an untrained receptionist can make a huge negative impact on patient retention and acquisition.Read More
From a practice management and marketing standpoint, 3D-scanning technology has become a no-brainer in terms of convenience, patient comfort, risk and liability, and product quality—truly differentiating premier clinics from those still operating with 20th-century procedures.Read More
It’s easy to take for granted the exceptional sound quality offered in today’s hearing aids. However, the road to this level of sound quality was not always a smooth one. The authors cite quotes from hearing aid users through the decades and technologies to illustrate this point.Read More
Research findings are presented for the Signia AX platform, with its introduction of a new signal processing paradigm called Augmented Focus, which splits the incoming sounds into two separate signal streams. The activation of Augmented Focus showed a significant benefit for speech recognition in background noise, and when compared to leading competitors, a significant advantage also was observed. Additionally, when combined with the Signia AX binaural beamformer, speech recognition for the participants with hearing loss was significantly better than for their normal-hearing counterparts.Read More