Hearing Health & Technology Matters
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United Healthcare Revealed as Buyer of EPIC Hearing from Sonova
During an investor presentation at this year’s American Academy of Audiology (AAA) conference in Nashville, Sonova said that it had reached an agreement to sell it’s hearing benefits subsidiary company, Epic […]
How to Tell / What to Do If I’m Not Hearing You
“You have hearing loss? Really!? You speak so well!” (Because my mommy taught me.) “You don’t look like you have hearing loss.” (You were maybe expecting a permanent expression of […]
Huey’s Bad News
No matter where you live in the world you would have had to be asleep for the past 30 years not to know Huey Lewis & the News. Since the 1980s they have entertained us with the music of our times…..Huey […]
The Emerging Effectiveness of Self-Fitting Hearing Aids: Is the IKEA-ization of Hearing Aids Good for Patients and Clinicians?
Although the FDA has yet to officially codify the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act, signed into law in August 2017, one subcategory of amplification device, self-fitting hearing aids (SFHA), has been sold online by a […]
As Our Profession Evolves, So Should Our KPI’s: Part 2
Editor’s Note: Business decision-making requires analytics to steer decisions towards profitability. Over the years, the hearing healthcare market has utilized analytics called key performance indicators (KPIs) as […]
Why Kids Need Boom Mics
I have recently returned from a workshop I did for the staff at Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln Nebraska. The room was packed with teachers of the deaf, speech-language pathologists, audiologists and school administrators. […]
Lermoyez Syndrome: further mystifying Meniere’s disease
by Brady Workman, AuD Many of you may be familiar with the condition of Meniere’s disease or endolymphatic hydrops, which typically consists of episodic rotary vertigo with associated aural pressure, tinnitus, and […]
Musicians should not retire on my watch!
Recently there have been news reports about famous musicians who can no longer perform their music and choose to retire. By hook or by crook, that should not happen! There are a multitude of strategies and […]
Why Artificial Intelligence is Coming to a Hearing Aid (and Audiology Practice) Near You
by Dr. Chris Heddon, Resonance Medical Since the early 2010’s, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have been grabbing headlines in the popular media—this has not been just hype. There has been […]
Listening Problems and Mental Health: Can Auditory Processing Problems Cause Depression?
What is Auditory processing disorder? Auditory processing disorder (APD), sometimes referred to as CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder), is an auditory perception disorder. APD is an umbrella term for a variety […]
A Lingering “Conflict of Interest”
About twenty-five years ago, audiologists began to seriously question the issues which may constitute a professional “conflict of interest”. Over the past two decades, many examples of blatant […]
The Dichotic Difference Score (DDS)
By: Frank Musiek The dichotic difference score (DDS) has been utilized periodically over the history of dichotic listening. It represents an interesting manipulation of dichotics and relates to its various applications. The […]
OTC Hearing Aids in the United States: How Did We Get Here?
Last month, Dr. Wayne Staab was invited to present on OTC developments in the US at the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturer’s Association (BIHIMA) conference, held in Birmingham, England. With the […]
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