Hearing Health & Technology Matters
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Decibel Therapeutics Snags $55 Million Series C Financing for Hearing Drug Development
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — Biotech startup, Decibel Therapeutics, announced that it has raised $55M in a Series C financing round. According to the announcement, all the existing investors–Third rock Ventures, GV, […]
Some “Hearing” People Still Don’t Understand
By Pearl Feder, L.C.S.W. As the sun goes down and the evening enters my bedroom, I whip my hearing aid off and breathe a sigh of relief. I begin to relax. I enjoy the sound of my tinnitus (yep, you read that […]
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, Part 2
Self-Fitting Hearing Aids: Are They Effective? Fortunately, audiologists at the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) have been on the forefront of self-fitting hearing aid (SFHA) research. Since 2001, they have […]
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, Part 2
Five-Year Outlook in the Hearing Aid Industry What will the next five years look like in the hearing aid industry, and how does artificial intelligence (AI) fit into the future of hearing care? There are several […]
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 Lesson from Uber? Maybe
An article in the New York Times on March 20, 2018 by David Leonhardt presents (tangentially, I admit) an interesting issue. His piece concerns the recent tragedy of a pedestrian being hit by an Uber car in […]
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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