This Week in Hearing

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Nov. 30, 2023

Innovations and Future Potential of the OTC Hearing Aid Market

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Ron Ganot from Tuned and Delain Wright from Intricon join Amyn Amlani in a discussion about the current status and future potential of the over-the-counter (OTC) hearing device market. Despite slower adoption rates than expected, the conversation highlights that the category is in its early stages, anticipating significant advancements in technology, services, and accessibility channels to cater to diverse consumer
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Nov. 28, 2023

Bridging the Gap in Hearing Care Accessibility: Technology, Perception, and Adoption

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Despite increased availability of hearing devices, their adoption remains disappointingly low globally. This week, joined by Dr. Sophie Brice and Dr. Brent Edwards, Andrew Bellavia leads a discussion on global accessibility in hearing care, shedding light on the reasons behind the gap, focusing not only on those diagnosed with hearing loss but also individuals encountering situational struggles. Tailored approaches catering
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Nov. 22, 2023

Over-the-counter (OTC) Hearing Aids and the Evolution of Hearing Enhancement with Matt Skindzier of Knowles

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Over the past 70 years, the field of hearing augmentation has seen remarkable advancements, transitioning from ear trumpets to discreet digital hearing aids with personalized features like Bluetooth connectivity and mobile app customization. Knowles Corporation’s invention of balanced armatures has been pivotal in driving the industry towards high-performance hearing solutions and premium sound offerings. This week, Amyn Amlani hosts Matt
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Nov. 20, 2023

The Giants of Audiology: Interview with Robert Sweetow, PhD

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Dr. Robert Sweetow is an accomplished clinician, educator, and researcher in audiology. His career has been marked by a dedication to patient care, teaching, and research that has been widely acknowledged within the global community of audiologists. Recognized for his substantial contributions spanning aural rehabilitation, hearing aids, tinnitus, counseling, and forensics. He currently holds the position of Professor Emeritus, Otolaryngology,
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Nov. 15, 2023

Fully Implanted Acclaim® Cochlear Implant Clinical Trial: Envoy Medical CEO Offers Latest Company Updates

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Brian Taylor revisits the topic of cochlear implants and sits down for a follow-up conversation with Brent Lucas, CEO of Envoy Medical. Expanding on their previous discussion from last year, the interview explores the company’s latest advancements. The discussion highlights the outcomes of a clinical trial at Mayo Clinic involving the Acclaim fully implanted cochlear implant, shedding light on the
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Nov. 13, 2023

Could Severe Tinnitus be Treated with a Brain Implant? New Technology Under Development Holds Promise

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Neurosoft Bioelectronics is leading the way in the development of sophisticated soft implantable electrodes designed to interact with the brain and address severe neurological disorders. In this week’s discussion, host Bob Traynor engages in a conversation with CEO Nicolas Vachicouras, delving into the company’s pioneering initiatives to create an implantable brain interface device aimed at treating severe tinnitus. The technology
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Nov. 08, 2023

Integrating Telehealth into Audiology Practice: Interview with De Wet Swanepoel and Vinaya Manchaiah

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The recently published book “Teleaudiology Today: Remote Assessment and Management of Hearing Loss” provides a practical guide for audiologists looking to adopt telehealth practices. Co-authors Vinaya Manchaiah, PhD, and De Wet Swanepoel, PhD, discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated increased use of teleaudiology for screening, diagnostics, hearing aid fittings, and rehabilitation services. The book reviews equipment, legal considerations, and step-by-step
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Nov. 04, 2023

ASI Audio’s 3DME: Revolutionizing In-Ear Monitoring and Safeguarding Hearing Health for Musicians

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This discussion centers on ASI Audio’s groundbreaking 3DME in-ear monitoring system, which recently earned them the prestigious title of ‘Innovator of the Year’ in the 2023 Hearing Technology Innovator Awards. Hosted by Andrew Bellavia, the conversation features Dr. Michael Santucci, President of Sensaphonics and ASI Audio, and Evan Mackenzie, VP of Marketing and Sales for ASI Audio. The technology found
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Nov. 01, 2023

OTC Hearing Aid Survey: The 2% Conundrum. Key Insights and Implications of ASHA’s Survey Findings with Dr. Janice Trent

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This week, host Andrew Bellavia sits down with Dr. Janice Trent, VP of Audiology Practice at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) to break down the findings of ASHA’s survey on over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. They discuss the surprisingly low adoption rate, with only 2% of individuals interested in OTC hearing aids having purchased them in the past year. The
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Oct. 23, 2023

Exploring Tele-Audiology Innovations with Renée Lefrançois of SHOEBOX

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This week, host Dr. Bob Traynor discusses the innovations behind the SHOEBOX tele-audiology platform with the company’s audiologist, Renée Lefrançois. With a comprehensive range of tests, including air conduction and bone conduction assessments, speech testing, video otoscopy, and speech-in-noise evaluations, the platform allows clinicians to provide high-quality hearing care remotely. They explore the benefits of this technology for different patient