This Week in Hearing

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Jun. 19, 2024

The Power of Real-Time Captions: Dr. Barbara Weinstein on InnoCaption App Survey Findings

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Gael Hannan and Shari Eberts interview Dr. Barbara Weinstein, a distinguished professor at CUNY and adjunct professor at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Weinstein shares her recent research on the InnoCaption app, which provides real-time captions for phone calls, making them accessible to individuals with hearing loss. Dr. Weinstein highlights that many hearing professionals are not familiar with captioning apps
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Jun. 17, 2024

Exploring the Audible Contrast Threshold (ACT) Test: From Science to Clinical Practice in Hearing Aid Fittings

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The Audible Contrast Threshold (ACT™) test is the quickest method to accurately measure a person’s ability to hear in noisy environments. Developed by the Interacoustics Research Unit, ACT™ uses a non-linguistic, contrasting stimulus to provide a personalized testing experience. The results offer objective data that directly guides hearing aid fitting by predicting aided speech-in-noise performance. In this session, originally part
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Jun. 12, 2024

FDA Clears Lyric Hearing Aids for Self-Replacement: Impact on Patients and Professionals

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Shari Eberts welcomes Dr. Michelle Wiebke, the Lyric Audiology and Education Manager at Phonak. Dr. Wiebke discusses the recent FDA approval that allows experienced Lyric users in the U.S. to self-replace their devices, a significant development aimed at enhancing accessibility and reducing the need for frequent in-office visits. This new clearance empowers certified Lyric providers to offer the self-replacement option
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Jun. 10, 2024

LE Audio and Auracast™: Taking audio accessibility to the next level through convergence with mass-market demand

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Join us for an insightful discussion on how cutting-edge connectivity is revolutionizing hearing care through Bluetooth® LE Audio and Auracast™. Originally presented by Andrew Bellavia at the 2024 Australian College of Audiology conference on May 9th, this session delves into the transformative impact of these technologies on everyday listening experiences, enabling people to hear their best in various situations. The
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Jun. 06, 2024

Hearing Aids and Health Policy: Medicare, Ally’s Act, and More with Bridget Dobyan of HIA

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Host Andrew Bellavia explores crucial aspects of hearing health policy and coverage with guest Bridget Dobyan, Executive Director of the Hearing Industries Association. The discussion begins with an introduction and a policy discussion on the Medicare Audiologist Access Improvement Act (MAAIA). The focus then shifts to the current state of Medicare coverage for hearing aids and the gaps in accessibility,
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Jun. 04, 2024

Things We May Not Have Thought About (Yet) for Music and Hearing Aids

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Dr. Marshall Chasin, Director of Auditory Research at the Musicians’ Clinics of Canada, explores innovative topics around music and hearing aids. In this session, originally part of the 2024 Future of Hearing Healthcare Conference, Dr. Chasin examines aspects we may not have considered yet for optimizing hearing aids for musical inputs. Dr. Chasin provides practical tips such as disabling advanced
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May. 30, 2024

Cochlear Implant Utilization in the United States: How Are We Doing?

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Dr. Kevin Zhan, Assistant Professor of Otology & Neurotology and Medical Director of the Northwestern Medicine Cochlear Implant program, explores the critical issue of cochlear implant underutilization in the United States. In this session, originally part of the 2024 Future of Hearing Healthcare Conference, Dr. Zhan delves into the current literature, highlighting the major public health implications of underutilization, and
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May. 28, 2024

“But You Look So Normal” – Claudia Marseille on Navigating Life with Hearing Loss

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This week, Gael Hannan sits down with Claudia Marseille, the author of the new memoir “But You Look So Normal: Lost and Found in the Hearing World.” Claudia shares her journey of growing up with severe hearing loss, being diagnosed at the age of 4, and overcoming numerous challenges with determination and technology. She talks about the inspiration behind her
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May. 22, 2024

Innovative Models of Patient Care: Panel Session from FHH 2024 Conference

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Join us for an insightful panel discussion from the 2024 Future of Hearing Healthcare Conference, moderated by Dave Kemp. The panel features four entrepreneurial audiologists: Brandi Smiley, Kathleen Wallace, Amanda Levy, and Melanie Hecker. Dr. Brandi Smiley will share her journey from traditional healthcare to mobilizing audiology services in a “tiny house” clinic in Georgia. Dr. Kathleen Wallace will discuss
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May. 21, 2024

Gamified Self-Guided Auditory Training with Eargym CEO Amanda Philpott

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Amanda Philpott, Co-founder and CEO of eargym sat down with Brian Taylor to discuss the eargym app. The app includes a self-guided hearing loss check feature along with training exercises that target five core auditory processing skills — all packaged in a fun and engaging way. Amanda also reviews the science behind the subscription-based eargym, and the role the app