• Oticon Announces Winners of 2017 Focus on People Awards
    by HHTM on November 17, 2017 at 8:27 PM

    SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — Oticon has announced the winners of its 19th annual Focus on People Awards, a program that honors outstanding people with hearing loss and hearing care professionals that have made a positive impact on the hearing loss community. The Focus on […]


  • US Hearing Device Patents for October 2017
    by Holly Hosford-Dunn on November 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    The Hearable Lament:   Hearing Economics looks forward to this time next year when we get to see the 2017 Hearables Hot Potato finalists.  Of course they’ll be tinier and cuter, but we hope they’ll also be multitalented, highly articulate, and […]

  • 3D Printing: Additive Manufacturing Part 3
    by Wayne Staab on November 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Two previous posts discussed 3D printing.  This technology is currently being used in the hearing aid industry, as it is in many other industries, for modeling, and even for some product fabricating, especially earmolds and custom-molded shells for in-ear […]

  • Howard Hughes – The Road To Hearing Loss, Part I
    by Robert Traynor on November 15, 2017 at 3:11 AM

    Forty-two years after the first US oil well was drilled in Titusville, Pennsylvania in 1859, a wildcatter known as Captain Anthony Lucas was convinced there was oil beneath the salt domes near Beaumont, Texas.  His 1901 discovery of oil at Spindletop, near Beaumont, […]

  • Changing My Life with Hearing Loss
    by Gael Hannan on November 14, 2017 at 8:46 PM

    I love reading the stories of people who have changed their stories. People who face adversity – health challenges, economic restrictions, social prejudices. Or who are simply bored or dissatisfied with their life direction and want to change their stars. Last week, I […]

  • Costco Hearing Aid Review: Who Makes Costco Hearing Aids?
    by HHTM on November 16, 2017 at 12:34 AM

    Outside of the Veteran’s Administration, Costco is the largest provider of hearing aids in the United States. Analysts have pegged Costco to currently hold more than 11% market share of all hearing aid sold in the US, with continued growth rates of its hearing aid […]

  • Keeping Age at Bay: Young and Vibrant Voices
    by HHTM on November 14, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Last post described the characteristics of aging voices:  tremulous, changing pitch, reduced vocal endurance and projection, reduced volume.  Not everyone who is aging experiences those voice effects and today’s post looks at ways to avoid them.   This […]

  • Practicing for Now…or Later
    by Mike Metz on November 7, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    I would bet that every hearing care office that dispenses hearing aids has read almost every article published concerning PSAPs.  If fact, I suspect that many audiologists and dispensers have offered opinions widely and often.  I suspect many of these opinions are […]

  • Does Every Child With Hearing Loss Need an FM?
    by Jane Madell on November 14, 2017 at 11:07 PM

      I received an email yesterday from an audiologist who is just beginning to work in an educational setting. She asked whether I thought a newly identified four and a half year old with a mild to moderately severe hearing loss needed an FM system. She had asked […]

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