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  • US Hearing Device Patents for August 2017
    by Holly Hosford-Dunn on September 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    When it comes to imagining hearing devices in the patent world, the range is broad, both in terms of goals and body regions. It’s a Simple Ear-Thing    “Simplified Hearing Aid” is the title of USPTO patent #9,724,241 by Japanese inventor/owner […]

  • The First BTE Hearing Aids? Old Hearing Aids – Part 2
    by Wayne Staab on September 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Last week’s post revolved around finding a box of old hearing aids in my garage, and wondering if any of them were interesting or rare enough that information and photographs of them should be documented. I found some really good “stuff” and wrote about […]

  • The Deaf and Disabled in Natural Disasters
    by Robert Traynor on September 13, 2017 at 12:28 AM

    Emergencies and disasters profoundly affect thousands of individuals around the world each year. Roughly 5% of the world’s population have some form of deafness, it has been well documented that the deaf and other disabled individuals often experience the most […]

  • Silly Pearls of Wisdom for People with Hearing Loss
    by Gael Hannan on September 19, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    Don’t you just love when people throw out those sayings and clichés to help you through a situation?  Like, when one door closes, another opens. What’s that supposed to mean for a person with hearing loss – that when you lose your hearing, you […]

  • Sony Launches Company’s First Truly Wireless Earbuds: WF-1000X
    by HHTM on September 19, 2017 at 7:40 PM

    At this year’s European consumer electronics show (IFA) in Berlin, Sony unveiled its first truly wireless earbuds: the WF-1000X. Sony will now officially join an increasingly competitive hearable segment that continues to be dominated by Apple. Sony’s new […]

  • American diplomats in Cuba report auditory issues…
    by Marshall Chasin on September 20, 2017 at 1:17 AM

    On August 10, 2017 some American diplomats stationed in Cuba complained of some auditory and some vestibular symptoms. Recently one of our other editors at HearingHealthMatters.org, Brian Taylor, reported on some opinions from Dr. Jerry Punch about the possible cause. […]

  • Breaking Down the Cost of Hearing Aids: aka Unbundling
    by Mike Metz on September 12, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    by Meagan Lewis, AuD   Why? That’s the first question that many have asked when I told them that we were planning to itemize our services May 1 of this year.  In fact, that’s the first question our staff asked when we started discussing the idea two […]

  • Vestibular Neuritis Hits Home
    by Alan Desmond on September 12, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Practice What You Preach Last Sunday, I had an up close and personal encounter with Vestibular Neuritis. It hit suddenly, somewhere between buttering the toast and sitting down to breakfast. I was completely symptom free 2 minutes earlier, buzzing around my kitchen making […]

  • A New A-V book
    by Jane Madell on September 5, 2017 at 10:44 PM

    Ellen Rhodes and Jill Duncan have written an excellent new book:  AUDITORY-VERBAL PRACTICE: Family-Centered Early Intervention, 2nd Edition; published by Thomas, 2017. It will be appreciated by all clinicians in auditory-verbal practice, and others working with […]

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