hearing aid disruption

Evidence for OTC Hearing Aid Disruption (Or Lack Thereof), Part 2

By Garrett Thompson, AuD Recall in Part 1 of this series that two underlying fears of many audiologists regarding the creation of a new category of products called OTCs were brought to the surface. Part 2 continues to poke around at the data as it relates to OTC hearing devices.   Study #1   In…

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How Empathy, Compassion, and UX Can Increase Hearing Aid Uptake – Part 2

By Garrett Thompson “The Young and the RIC-less: Musings from a Millennial Audiologist” is a new quarterly column by Garrett Thompson.   How can we use empathy to improve the UX of the patient, and why are young audiologists the perfect group to champion this change? From smartphone apps to Gmail to the iPhone itself,…

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hearing aid disruption

How Empathy, Compassion, and UX Can Increase Hearing Aid Uptake

Editor’s Note: It is my pleasure to introduce a new quarterly column to HHTM. It is one geared toward our younger readers – those newly minted audiologists and hearing instrument specialists with a fresh perspective that all our readers can appreciate. Young clinicians, graduate students and other millennials who have grown up with technology and…

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Hearable Startup, Doppler Labs, Sues Bose Over Technology and Use of “Hearphones” Name

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — As first reported in the Boston Business Journal last week, hearable startup Doppler Labs is suing Bose over alleged technology and trademark infringement. As part of the suit, the company claims that Bose took several meetings with the fledgling startup under the guise of forming a partnership, but then used that information…

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Why “Good Audiology” is More Important than Ever, Part 2

Editor’s Note: For our regular readers, you will notice that our Hearing Health section has now become Hearing & Hearing Aid Technology. We have decided to expand this section to focus on technology and the latest innovations in the hearing industry. It is our hope that you visit here often to keep up to date…

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