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Costco’s Latest Kirkland Signature 8.0 Hearing Aids Released for Sale

ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON — This week Costco officially rolled out the latest iteration of its “Kirkland Signature” branded hearing aids in stores across the United States. The Kirkland Signature 8.0 (KS 8) is the latest generation of the company’s popular private-label devices. Sivantos, currently in Costco under its Rexton label and the supplier of the KS 7…

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Eargo Unveils Eargo Max Hearing Aid

Silicon Valley-based hearing aid maker, Eargo, announced an all-new hearing device: Eargo Max. The company, which recently received a $45 million dollar investment, has been manufacturing and selling rechargeable, direct-to-consumer hearing devices since 2015. The new Eargo Max is reported to be designed with an all-new chip set and operating system, for improved sound quality…

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New Study Reviews Direct-to-Consumer Hearing Devices for Adults

Researchers from India, Sweden and the United States recently carried out a systematic literature review to investigate applications of direct-to-consumer hearing devices for adults with hearing loss, and came to some interesting conclusions. As part of consumer-driven changes in healthcare, the direct-to-consumer approach in hearing healthcare has become more popular. To perform a review in…

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A Worldwide Perspective: Evidence for OTC Disruption (or Lack Thereof) Part 4

By Garrett Thompson, AuD The fourth and final panel installment of this series continues to examine why audiologists need not be so fearful about the possibility of a future rife with OTC devices. The data pretty clearly shows that there will be a continued demand from consumers for customized hearing care delivered by audiologists and…

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Evidence for OTC Hearing Aid Disruption (Or Lack Thereof), Part 3

By Garrett Thompson, AuD In Part 2 of this series we examined two studies relating to OTC hearing devices. Today, in Part 3, we will continue to take a hard look at the data associated with OTC devices.   Study #3   Kochkin (2014) conducted a large survey of traditional hearing aid (THA) users and…

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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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