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  • Starkey Eyes Rechargeable Future, Partners With Humavox
    Posted by HHTM on October 25, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    TEL AVIV, ISREAL — Humavox, an Isreali-based startup, announced that it will be partnering with Starkey Hearing Technologies to bring wireless charging capability to the next generation of hearing devices. Integrating the wireless charging technology […]


  • My rant about the iPhone 7
    Posted by Marshall Chasin on October 25, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    I only recently switched from my old Blackberry which I have been using since the 1970s.  It is true that the Blackberry was slow, was almost impossible to use apps, but had some neat elevated buttons so that I could write an error free text or email while driving at […]

  • HOG’s Sweet Sound
    Posted by Wayne Staab on October 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Sometimes late at night, accountant Laura Weiner thunders through the New River Tunnel in Fort Lauderdale, revving her Harley’s engine.  ”I love that sound,” she says1.  It is what many call the the HOG’s sweet sound.  But, this sound […]

  • When You’re Going Through Hell…
    Posted by Gael Hannan on October 26, 2016 at 12:40 AM

    “…keep going.” I came across this delicious bit of inspiration on a particularly bad day: tinnitus and hyperacusis were battling for supremacy inside my cranium.  It was hard not to focus on the hellish noise, but these words caught my attention. […]

  • Meniere’s Update #4
    Posted by Alan Desmond on October 11, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    Endolymphatic Sac Surgery   This week, I had intended to provide the fourth post in the Meniere’s update series with some clarity on the role of surgical procedures intended to reduce endolymphatic pressure in patients with Meniere’s disease. My initial […]

  • Please Don’t Minimize Conductive Hearing Loss
    Posted by Jane Madell on October 25, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Last week I had the opportunity to evaluate a child who was having problems hearing. His mother reported the following history. John (not his real name), failed newborn hearing screening. Follow up testing indicated a mild hearing loss with middle ear fluid. He was retested […]

  • Noise and Urban Encroachment
    Posted by Judy Huch on October 25, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    HHTM Staff: Last week’s post was supposed to be the absolute final post in this multi-month Noise series.  After getting the low-down on electronic earplugs,  a new angle arose in the form of legislation to outfit firearms with noise suppressors […]

  • Locked Software — Still More Thoughts
    Posted by HHTM on October 25, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    by Mike Metz After a couple of go-rounds on this topic, it lends itself to even more consideration.  What if the manufacturers and the big-box retailers do nothing and continue selling locked hearing aids?  What would be a likely result if all manufacturers […]

  • Las Preguntas De Los Nuevos Usuarios De Audífonos – 2
    Posted by Wayne Staab on October 19, 2016 at 7:01 AM

    Guía Para oír Mejor,  Capitulo 15, Las Preguntas De Los Nuevos Usuarios De Audífonos – Part 2 Las secciones de este libro, en español, se publican una vez al mes en hearinghealthmatters.org. El Autor – El Dr. Staab […]

  • The kids are all right: Universal Newborn Hearing Screenings
    Posted by David Kirkwood on October 19, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    David Kirkwood first published this post in June of 2011 we are still working to have universal newborn hearing screenings across the world. Nearly everyone would agree that there is never a good time for a baby to be born deaf or with a significant hearing loss. And […]

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