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May. 19, 2021

Magnanoscience: Offering Miracles to Hearing Care

Robert Traynor
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 and nanotechnology are the study and application of nanoparticles undetectable by the human eye and made up of only a few hundred atoms and
Nov. 03, 2020

Can Hearing Technology Decrease Risk of Falling?

Hearing Health & Technology Matters
Falls are a tremendous problem worldwide and have the potential to cause significant personal injury, physical decline, activity limitation and even death. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently found that 3 million individuals are treated in emergency departments for falls annually in the United States. Of the 3 million individuals that were treated for falls, 800,000 were hospitalized, most likely due to traumatic
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Jun. 10, 2020

Redux: A Totally New Concept in Moisture Removal

Robert Traynor
We know that most electronic devices, including hearing aids, are tested to be moisture resistant, some are even said to be “waterproof”.  Hearing care practices in  high humidity locations, routinely deal with water, sweat and other common hearing aid repairs.  These issues have long been problems with both hearing aids and cochlear implant processors. Practitioners realize that hearing aids are
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May. 31, 2020

EVEN: The Telehealth Communication Solution

Robert Traynor
Now that Telehealth is a part of medical and audiology practice, it is essential for patients to hear and understand the information presented by their healthcare providers. Typical headphones, microphones and Air Pods used to communicate for Telehealth, ZOOM, Go To Meeting, Skype, etc., are simple devices that do not offer compensation for hearing loss. The team at EVEN is
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May. 26, 2020

Jump Start Your Practice with Recreational Audiology

Hearing Health & Technology Matters
by Robert M. Traynor, Ed.D., MBA, FNAP & Garry G. Gordon, M.S. Prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic, competitive market conditions created a concern for practitioners as virtually all manufacturers, big box stores, physicians, hearing aid dispensers and audiologists were all pursuing the same patients. After the Pandemic, most practices will have survived though the hard work of employees and practitioners using
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Apr. 10, 2020

Masking Rules for Hearing Care Professionals

Hearing Health & Technology Matters
Attention Hearing Care Professionals: Stevens and Davis (1938) said, “There are, in general, two conditions under which a normally effective auditory stimulus may fail to arouse a sensation.  One is when it is accompanied by another sound which obliterates or masks it; the other is when it is preceded by a sound which leaves the organism unresponsive or fatigued.”  Previous
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Mar. 27, 2020

COVID-19, How Do I Save My Practice?

Robert Traynor
While COVID-19 is a serious disruption of clinical income, there have been many storms before and there will be many more after this one. This is not total disaster, especially for an established practice. During the week of March 18-24, 2020, Strom (2020) conducted a poll to review the actual situation for clinic owners. The small sample of 220 notwithstanding
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Feb. 26, 2020

Caffiene & Tinnitus: Revisited

Robert Traynor
Hearing International  reviewed this innovative finding at Hearing Health and Technology Matters, October 18, 2011.   This update and modification of the original blog suggests that caffeine still might not be a tinnitus enhancer, but could even be beneficial.   ———————————————————————————————————————– One of the world’s most international experiences is coffee, but so is tinnitus….. While there are lots of sources
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Dec. 28, 2019

Working with Tinnitus Is More Than Masking

Robert Traynor
Dear Readers: During this holiday season, the editors at Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) are taking some time off. However, we are not leaving you without anything to read on our blog this week. Instead, we are publishing a special holiday edition filled with what we call our Readers’ Choices. Our Readers’ Choices featured this week are the posts
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Jul. 31, 2019

Breaking the Legal Sound Barrier

Robert Traynor
Stanton (2016) indicates that the history of deaf and hard of hearing lawyers parallels the history of deaf and hard of hearing people in general. As technology progressed, and as accessibility laws were enacted, the opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing lawyers (and deaf and hard of hearing people in general) increased and the barriers faced by them were