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A Hearing Aid Just for Women? iHEAR Launches New Eva Hearing Aid

Bay Area startup, iHear Medical, officially launched their all-new Eva hearing aid this month. The Eva, according to the company, is “designed specifically to address hearing loss of women”. The new hearing aid is said to be programmed for the distinct hearing loss patterns of women.   Hearing Loss and Gender   Hearing loss patterns…

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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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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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