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  • An extra 4 decibels
    Posted by Marshall Chasin on July 29, 2015 at 1:08 AM

    An extra 4 decibels does not seem like a lot but it is when it comes to the new hearing aid microphones. Recently modern hearing aid microphones could only transduce up to 115 dB SPL (with 3-4% of distortion). Actually that had been the case since the late 1980s. However, […]

  • Independent Hearing Aid Dispenser Directions
    Posted by Wayne Staab on July 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    The Independent Hearing Aid Dispenser   Last week’s post reported on the evolving hearing aid retail landscape, and specifically that of the independent dispenser.  Most notably, the emergence of chain retail (such as Costco), the growth of hearing aid […]

  • Head Noise – What Fresh Hell is This?
    Posted by Gael Hannan on July 28, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    I come awake but I keep my eyes closed as I wait and listen.  For a few moments, there is nothingness—and then it starts.   First a hum, low at first but becoming higher in pitch as a deep rumble starts, giving me two sounds that don’t even have the […]

  • Postural Lightheadedness: Break It Down
    Posted by Alan Desmond on July 28, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    My informal estimate is that about ten percent of all patients referred to me over the years for “dizziness” are, in fact, complaining of postural lightheadedness. They have no symptoms while sitting or lying down, no symptoms while rolling over in bed, but when […]

  • Exploring the Business of Hearing Healthcare
    Posted by HHTM on July 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Editor’s Note: Today’s post is Part 2 of Geoffrey Cooling’s take on the Business of Hearing Healthcare. Products & Services List all the products and services your value proposition is built around. Which products and services do you offer that […]

  • Joao’s Acoustic Throne
    Posted by Robert Traynor on July 28, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Most of the current generation of practicing audiologists learned the history of hearing aids, not from the pages of the Internet sites, but from Dr. Kenneth W. Berger’s treatise on the history of hearing aids.  The Hearing Aid: Its Operation and […]

  • Kids Need Friends
    Posted by Jane Madell on July 28, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    We all know the advantages of mainstreaming kids with hearing loss and other disabilities. Exposure to typical children and typical academic expectations offers children with hearing loss the opportunity to develop better language, literacy and academic skills. Kids who are […]

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  • Thoughts on Hearing and Cognition
    Posted by Pathways on July 9, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    by Vasiliki (Vivian) Iliadou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki The importance of the sense of hearing as the main vehicle of information transmission during language acquisition, learning and communication is widely accepted. As hearing extends beyond hearing […]

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