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  • US Hearing Device Patents for September 2017
    by Holly Hosford-Dunn on October 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Hearing aid patents continue to offer excitement, especially for audiophiles in pursuit of “natural” sound. The simple act of sticking something in the ear, whether occluding or not, has measurable effects at the ear drum. Patent #9769575 looks at those effects […]

  • Batteries for Early Transistor Hearing Aids
    by Wayne Staab on October 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    The transition from vacuum tube to transistor hearing aids occurred in the mid 1950s.  The transistor allowed for a single power supply, and voltage as low as 1.4. Being able to operate on 1.4 volts reduced tremendously the power requirements, both in size and required […]

  • Otosclerosis meets the Falsetto
    by Robert Traynor on October 20, 2017 at 1:40 PM

    In the late 1950s and early 1960s musical groups in cities all over the US were singing Doo-Wop songs and jazzing up old songs.  While most of these singing groups folded and the people went their separate ways, while some actually hit the “big time” and […]

  • Words for a Beautiful, Laughing Deaf Child
    by Gael Hannan on October 16, 2017 at 10:34 PM

    Giana is six years old and was born profoundly deaf. She is an enchanting child – I can tell this only from her picture, however, because I’ve never met her. But her mother, Gina, says that this is pure Giana, a beautiful laughing girl, who is also deaf and who […]

  • Interview with EUHA President, Martin Blecker
    by HHTM on October 17, 2017 at 4:18 PM

    By Rainer Hüls, Audio Infos Germany   The 62nd EUHA congress will start this Wednesday, October 18th, in Nuremberg. According to EUHA president Martin Blecker the main issues of this year’s congress are nothing less than the future of hearing aid acoustics! […]

  • If Jimmy Buffet Sings It, It’s Gotta Be True
    by HHTM on October 17, 2017 at 10:46 PM

    A May 2016 post discussed the monologue strategy adopted by some people with hearing loss who choose not to purchase hearing aids, or not to use them even if they make the purchase.  Those people were characterized by their tendency to “speak loud and long, […]

  • Unbundling the Cost of Hearing Aids: Change is Difficult
    by Mike Metz on October 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    by Meagan Lewis, AuD   Change is difficult: it’s uncomfortable and it’s challenging. When you’ve counseled patients about hearing aid pricing in a bundled way for years, it takes practice to feel confident in presenting the itemized options- maybe a […]

  • Traumatic Brain Injury: The Blunt Truth
    by Alan Desmond on October 10, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    Head Trauma and Dizziness This week, we have another contribution by my doctoral student, Brady Workman, B.S.. Brady has been scanning old posts and trying to fill in gaps regarding areas I have not covered in the past few years. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an […]

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