Hearing Health & Technology Matters
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- Decibel Therapeutics Files for $75 Million IPO
BOSTON, MASSACHUSSETS — Decibel Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel restorative gene therapeutics to treat hearing loss and balance disorders, filed on Friday with the SEC to raise up to […]
- When They Take Away Your Hearing Aids
Being deaf means different things to different people, and so they describe themselves in different ways – a little deaf, Deaf Culture, oral deaf, deaf-deaf, cochlear implant. But to a person who uses hearing aids or […]
- Does Your Audiologist Think Beyond the Technology?
This is the fifth and final post in a series on why people with hearing loss should care about person-centered care. Today’s post discusses person-centered care’s fourth tenet: Think Beyond the Technology. For many of […]
- Can Hearing Technology Decrease Risk of Falling?
Falls are a tremendous problem worldwide and have the potential to cause significant personal injury, physical decline, activity limitation and even death. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently found that 3 million […]
- Filling the Gap in Audiology Clinical Education: Interview with Robert Koch of AHead Simulations
Editor’s Note: Providing adequate clinical education in audiology has always been a challenge for most university programs, but this has become especially true over the past year in the midst of a global health pandemic. […]
- US Hearing Aid Pricing: Part 3 – Nominal Retail-Side Trends
In late 2020, readers were provided with data on nominal and inflation-adjusted wholesale hearing aid prices. In this third installment in this series on hearing aid pricing, the reader is presented with nominal retail […]
- WIDEX MOMENT™ Hearing Aids Named Digital Trends ‘Tech for Change 2021’ Award Winner
HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK — Widex Inc. today announced that it has been recognized by Digital Trends Media Group with a Tech for Change Award at CES 2021 for its WIDEX MOMENT™ hearing aids. Recipients were selected based on […]
- Is it Time to Review Your Clinic’s Digital Presence?
2020 was a difficult year, but now we can look forward to turning the page and starting afresh. This makes it a perfect time to run an audit of your hearing practice website. It’s time for a website audit Auditing […]
- What If Your School District Does Not Have an Educational Audiologist?
Unfortunately, many school districts do not have an educational audiologist. What does that mean? Well, It means that there is no one in the school district who really understands hearing loss and its effect on learning. […]
- Update on Management of BPPV
I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) is the most common and most treatable cause of episodic dizziness and vertigo. Various studies suggest that BPPV is the […]
- Guidelines for Musicians with Hearing Loss to Bring to Their Audiologist
Dear Readers: During this holiday season, the editors at Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) are taking some time off. However, we are not leaving you without anything to read on our blog this week. Instead, we […]
- An Audiologist’s Guide to Hearing Loss
by Callum McPhillips We have 5 senses vital to everyday life, yet hearing is thought to be one of the most important. In terms of communication, hearing allows us to connect with loved ones, contributing to our happiness and […]
- Dr. Shivashankar’s Case Commentaries (Part 2)
Ediitor’s Note: This is part 2 of Case Commentaries by Dr. Shivashankar. Part 1 focused on a case of unusual conductive hearing loss and a Case of Landau Kleffner Syndrome. Case C: An unpardonable error due to lack of […]
- The Loudest Sound
How loud can sound get? Could loud sound kill you? Are there limits, and if so, what are they? How are such things determined? All of these are interesting questions and an attempt will be made to answer these as […]
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