olive smart ear review

Olive Smart Ear: Hands-On Review

Olive Smart Ear is a sleek, single-ear amplifier designed for people with mild to moderate hearing loss that was made to “remove the stigma of impaired hearing”. The device, which was unveiled at CES in Las Vegas earlier this year, was named a CES 2020 Best Wearable award winner. Olive says its smart ear is…

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clarity chat psap

Clarity Products Launches New PSAP device, the Clarity Chat

Clarity, a Tennessee-based provider of hearing loss products, announced last week the launch of their new Personal Sound Amplification Product (PSAP) the Clarity Chat. The device, available as a single behind-the-ear unit or as a pair, is dubbed as an “affordable and easy-to-use amplifier”. According to the company, the 8 channel digital PSAP device can…

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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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hearing aid disruption

A Cute Baby Dressed Like a Turtle… And the Evidence for OTC Disruption (Or Lack Thereof), Part 1

This is the second edition of a quarterly column from Dr. Thompson – a newly minted doctor of audiology. The first edition of the Young and the RIC-less can be found here. In this multi-part essay, Garrett tackles many of the hotly contested issues related to over-the-counter hearing products.   By Garrett Thompson, AuD Many…

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