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  • GN Appoints New CFO; Announces New President of Beltone North America
    Posted by HHTM on February 5, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — GN Store Nord announced last week that it has chosen hearing industry veteran Marcus Desimoni as the new chief financial officer (CFO) of GN Store Nord and GN ReSound, effective February 15, 2016. Desimoni will replace Anders […]

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  • A Moving Experience
    Posted by Judy Huch on February 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    By: Judy L. Huch, AuD Audiological Office Management: Moving One of our offices was recently moved a few miles into town from its original location.  The office prospered for 15 years in that location, but the five-year renewal was up and it was time to decide whether […]

  • Ultrasonics – Part 2
    Posted by Marshall Chasin on February 3, 2016 at 1:09 AM

    Last week’s blog was about acoustic tractor beams and even though only a measly 9 watts was required, it did use a 40,000 Hz signal at very high sound levels. A stimulus such as 40,000 Hz (40 kHz) is considered an ultrasonic sound because it exceeds the hearing […]

  • Hearing Aid Delay – Part 2
    Posted by Wayne Staab on February 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Hearing Aid Delay – What the Data Tells Us In a recent post related to hearing aid delay, I reported that what I had found suggested that current digital hearing aids had delays that were considered acceptable, being less than about 10 msec.  But, since the […]

  • Fessing Up to Hearing Loss: It’s a Gender Thing
    Posted by Gael Hannan on February 3, 2016 at 12:19 AM

    Comments from three different conversations at a Class of ’65 high school reunion, held in the gym. Man:  Jeez, it’s hard to hear with all this noise. Man:  I’m wearing hearing aids these days. Woman:  I have hearing loss, and this noise is […]

  • Ramsey Hunt Syndrome
    Posted by Alan Desmond on February 2, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    AKA: Herpes Zoster Oticus Ramsey Hunt Syndrome (RHS) is named after the physician of the same name who first described the constellation of symptoms over 100 years ago. RHS is believed to be the result of the varicella (chicken pox) virus or “shingles”, […]

  • John’s Journey Resumes: Taking Action
    Posted by Holly Hosford-Dunn on February 2, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    “Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD. When we last left John on his Journey toward better hearing (before taking some detours to the CDC and the PCAST), John was engaged in the preparation stage of his journey as defined by the […]

  • Who Should I Buy My Hearing Aids From?
    Posted by Lolly Wigall on February 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM

      This is an interesting question that each person with a hearing loss asks.  If not the person with the hearing loss, then surely a family member such as a daughter or son asks the question.  It is a larger question than just googling an audiologist or […]

  • Development of the TTY – Part IV: The Final Chapter
    Posted by Robert Traynor on February 1, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    This week at Hearing International marks our “Final Chapter” in the development of the TTY.  Over the past few weeks we  found that the story began with Robert Weitbrect’s invention of the acoustic coupler,  a collaboration with Dr. […]

  • The PCAST Report and How it Could Harm Patients — Part 2
    Posted by HHTM on February 2, 2016 at 5:30 PM

    Editor’s Note: Today’s post continues a discussion by Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, PhD, and Brad Stach, PhD, offering their view on how the recommendations of the PCAST report could actually harm, rather than help, hearing impaired patients. […]

  • Prudence D’abord
    Posted by Marshall Chasin on January 27, 2016 at 1:55 AM

    par Carol Trottier La prudence est de mise dans certaines circonstances ! Voici quelques trucs que les personnes malentendantes peuvent poser par mesure de sécurité. Enregistrez-vous auprès de la caserne de pompier de votre voisinage. En cas de feu, les […]

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