Hearing Health & Technology Matters
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- Frequency Therapeutics Announces First Subject Dosed in FX-322 Phase 2b Study and FDA Agreement on Speech Perception as Primary Endpoint
LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSSETTS — Frequency Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: FREQ), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine company focused on developing therapeutics to activate a person’s innate regenerative potential to restore […]
- Move Those Lips (So I Can Understand You)
Whispery voices. Lips half-glued together as they make words. Speed-talkers. Speech manglers! It’s the classic struggle for the person with hearing loss: talking with someone who has ‘poor’ articulation. Even people […]
- OTC Hearing Aids Mean More Choices for Consumers
Good news from the FDA this week—our first look at proposed rules for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. The rules look promising, allowing for flexibility in product design and distribution method combined with needed […]
- OTC Hearing Aids and Legislative Changes in Hearing Healthcare: Interview with Brandon Sawalich
Brandon Sawalich, President and CEO of Starkey, sat down with Dr. Bob Traynor to discuss OTC hearing aids and other legislative initiatives impacting the hearing healthcare industry. They discuss the new advocacy initiative, […]
- Magnanoscience: Offering Miracles to Hearing Care
by Robert Traynor, Ed. D., MBA, FNAP It has been said that “Nanotechnology is an idea that most people simply do not believe.” What is nanotechnology and how can it be applied to hearing care? Nanoscience […]
- Doing TeleHealth? ProJECT!!
I recently had a remote appointment with one of my specialist MDs. Since I am involved in training for our Remote Care initiative, I paid close attention. I really like this doctor. He has always impressed me in-person […]
- Diffusion of Innovations and its Application to Hearing Care: Part 2
by Amyn Amlani, PhD In Part 1 of this series, the reader was introduced to the theory, Diffusion of Innovations (DOI; Rogers, 1962). DOI attempts to explain (i) how an idea or product or service gains momentum and diffuses […]
- Signia Launches Insio Charge&Go AX Custom Rechargeable Hearing Aids with Apple and Android Direct Streaming
PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY – Signia today announced the general availability of its Insio Charge&Go AX custom hearing aids, the newest device built upon Signia’s pioneering Augmented Xperience (AX) platform. The first of […]
- e3 Diagnostics Turns 10!
by Adam Dawson A decade is a long time. A lot can happen over the course of 10 years. For instance, 10 years ago, there was no TikTok, rideshares were less popular than taxis, and streaming television was in its infancy. […]
- More about Pediatric Audiology
When I was supervising new audiologists I always recommend a very old book about diagnosis. It was a book by Helmer Myklebust and was entitled AUDITORY DISORDERS IN CHILDREN: a manual for differential diagnosis. It was […]
- The Role of Skull Vibration in Vestibular Testing
We have completed skull vibration testing as part of our clinical protocol for several years and have found it to be a helpful cross check measure for detecting peripheral (inner ear) vestibular abnormalities. It is […]
- What did Skinner and Miller have to say about hearing aid fittings?
I recall meeting Margaret (Margo) Skinner at a conference back in the early 1980s and, other than being struck by how nice she was, Margo commented that she had really only published 2 or 3 articles at that time, yet she was […]
- 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 […]
- Audiology Communications: A Historical Commentary on Two Journals
by Frank Musiek, Ph.D. As in any discipline, journals play a critical role in disseminating information. Currently there are several journals including The Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (JAAA), Ear & […]
- 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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