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Phonak Announces New Audeo B-Direct Hearing Aid, the First to Connect to Android or iPhone
by HHTM on August 17, 2017 at 3:56 PM
STAEFA, SWITZERLAND — This spring, Sonova confirmed that it would soon be releasing 2.4 GHz direct-to-iPhone hearing aids and cochlear implants. However, in recent weeks there have been rumors that the technology about to be released by the company was going to be […]
The Future of Audiology is Separating Routine from Complex
by Holly Hosford-Dunn on August 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM
by Brian Taylor “Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD The May 30 installment of Signal and Noise “Good Audiology” series summarized the patient classification system devised by Stephens and Kramer a decade or so ago. […]
Ignore Listening in Quiet Hearing Aid Setting?
by Wayne Staab on August 16, 2017 at 6:04 AM
Hearing-impaired individuals, and especially older adults, find it difficult to perceive speech, especially in noise conditions. Many turn to hearing aids to help resolve this difficulty. However, when they receive their programmed devices, the primary setting is for […]
Is “Brain Hearing” Just Marketing?
by Robert Traynor on August 16, 2017 at 12:45 AM
Audiologists in various parts of the world have heard of Brain Hearing due to hearing aid marketing materials and training and continuing education programs. This concept, now called by various marketing names, is beginning to become part of many hearing aid […]
Stand Back – I’ve Got Hearing Loss!
by Gael Hannan on August 15, 2017 at 9:27 PM
It happened again the other day. What I didn’t hear almost caused an accident. I was walking briskly along a trail path when I stopped suddenly to look at something. A man right behind me – on a bike – almost plowed into me. “Oh, I’m […]
Anker’s Zolo Liberty+, New Hearable Among First to Offer Bluetooth 5.0 for Enhanced Connectivity
by HHTM on August 16, 2017 at 8:48 PM
Anker’s Zolo Liberty+ hearable promises to solve the problems inherent in “traditional wireless earphones”, through enhanced technology to offer a “zero compromise” wireless headphone alternative. The hearable will be among the first devices to […]
And the Winner Is ….(Part 3)
by Marshall Chasin on August 16, 2017 at 1:19 AM
If you have been reading earlier parts of this blog series, I had only promised to write a 2-parter. Well, here is part 3! The reason for this rogue insertion of yet another installment to this series is the number of emails that I have received about how hearing […]
Ramsay-Hunt, Bell’s Palsy, Herpes Zoster Oticus: How Do You Tell Them Apart?
by HHTM on August 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM
This is the next chapter in a multi-part Shingles series originally prompted by an obscure link to Red Ear Syndrome. That link lead to posts on shingles in general, shingles in the ear, and the specifically-named Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome Type 2 (RHS/2) . […]
Comments on the FTC Hearing of April 18, 2017
by Mike Metz on August 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM
It would have been unrealistic for most audiologists to have attended or listened to the entire FTC hearing on April 18th involving over-the-counter and self-fit hearing devices. Without attendance, many might be left with incomplete summaries or biased […]
VEMPs: What are they good for?
by Alan Desmond on August 15, 2017 at 6:46 PM
This is Part II of a post by my doctoral student, Brady Workman, B.S. Last time he described what VEMP’s are actually measuring. This week, he focuses on clinical applications, basically, “What are they good for?” (VEMP) Vestibular Evoked Myogenic […]
After Hearing Screening – What?
by Jane Madell on August 8, 2017 at 1:43 PM
The Joint Commission on Infant Hearing has set guidelines requiring that newborns be screened by one month, diagnosed by 3 months, and receive intervention by 6 months. With all the new data about the earlier the better, the Joint Commission is considering moving from the […]
Reflections on the cochlear nucleus (CNu) and some early clinical studies
by Pathways on August 2, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Frank E. Musiek There is no question that considerable research has been conducted on the cochlear nucleus in recent years. Anatomists, physiologists, psycho-acousticians, audiologists and others have made contributions to our understanding of the CNu. However, in […]