self fit hearing aids

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 published a series of important papers examining the efficacy of SFHAs, many of which have been published at the open access journal, Trends in Hearing.…

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The Emerging Effectiveness of Self-Fitting Hearing Aids: Is the IKEA-ization of Hearing Aids Good for Patients and Clinicians?

Although the FDA has yet to officially codify the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act, signed into law in August 2017, one subcategory of amplification device, self-fitting hearing aids (SFHA), has been sold online by a couple of companies for some time. According to published reports, for an amplification device to be classified as a self-fitting…

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The Problem Might be Greater Than We Think: Navigating the Road Ahead, Part 2

by Terry Mactaggart and Errol Davis Harry Abrams’ response (“Auditory Training – A Familiar Value Proposition in an Era of Revolutionary Change”) to our initial post (“Navigating the Road Ahead”) was appreciated. We agree with him that one key to future success is to focus on rehabilitation as a core offering and to contemplate ways…

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