This Week in Hearing

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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
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May. 15, 2024

Intel’s Initiatives for Hearing Accessibility: PC Connectivity and the Coming AI Revolution

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Host Andrew Bellavia welcomes Eric McLaughlin, VP and GM of Wireless Solutions at Intel’s Client Computing Group, and Arnaud Pierres, Senior Director of Product and Ecosystem Enablement, to discuss Intel’s initiatives for supporting individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Eric and Arnaud delve into Intel’s efforts to enable direct connectivity between PCs
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May. 15, 2024

Changing Mindsets on Hearing Loss: Panel Session from FHH 2024 Conference

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Join us for an insightful panel discussion live from the Future of Hearing Healthcare Conference, moderated by Dave Kemp and featuring guests Gael Hannan, Shari Eberts, and Andrew Bellavia. With diverse backgrounds spanning advocacy, industry, and personal experience, the panelists will delve into the theme of “Changing Mindsets” surrounding hearing loss. From breaking down stigmas to advocating for improved healthcare
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May. 06, 2024

The Sound of Victory: Three Time Olympic Gold Medalist Rowdy Gaines’ Journey to Better Hearing

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Olympic gold medalist swimmer Rowdy Gaines joins Gael Hannan for a candid conversation about his experience with hearing loss. He shares how he first noticed issues in his 50s, likely due to hereditary factors, ear infections from years of competitive swimming, and exposure to loud environments. Rowdy describes initially being in denial about needing hearing aids before getting properly fitted
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Apr. 16, 2024

Safewave’s Wearable Tech Aims to Bridge the Gap for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Communities

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Dave Kemp interviews Trevon Bruch, the founder of Safewave, a startup creating a Bluetooth-enabled wristband connecting to smart home and security devices, enabling discreet vibration alerts over auditory notifications. Trevon shares Safewave’s origin story driven by a mission to offer accessible tech solutions, especially for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing, detailing the extensive R&D, partnerships, and community input influencing Safewave’s evolution
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Apr. 09, 2024

Giants of Audiology: Interview with Robert DiSogra, AuD

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Dr. Robert DiSogra has had a diverse career spanning industrial, clinical research, teaching, and private practice. He owned and managed his Freehold-based practice for three decades until 2015. Dr. Disogra’s extensive teaching experience spans undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, complemented by notable contributions through national and international publications and lectures. Dr. DiSogra is widely recognized for his contributions to understanding
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Apr. 07, 2024

Symposium Preview: Integrating Science and Clinical Expertise in CAPD and Neuroaudiology

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This week, host Bob Traynor is joined by Dr. Frank Musiek to discuss an upcoming symposium focused on the latest insights into Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD) and Neuroaudiology. The upcoming event, titled “Quest for the Best in CAPD/Neuroaudiology,” will bring together a panel of distinguished experts to explore advancements and practical applications in the field. From discussing diagnostic methodologies
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Mar. 19, 2024

Thriving with Hearing Loss in the Corporate World: Discussion with Monica Dreger of Airbnb

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Monica Dreger, the Global Head of Research at Airbnb, brings a unique blend of intuitive insight and finely honed listening skills to her career, rooted in her background in behavioral psychology. Her professional journey has been marked by a dedication to understanding consumer behavior and strategic planning for renowned brands like Mattel, Nickelodeon, and Unilever. However, alongside her successes, Dreger’s
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Mar. 13, 2024

Loneliness, Social Networks and Hearing Loss: An Update on the ACHIEVE study

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This week, Brian Taylor sits down with Dr. Alison Huang, a senior research associate at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, to delve into the complex relationship between loneliness, social networks, and hearing loss. Dr. Huang shares her expertise as both an epidemiologist and a gerontologist, discussing the prevalence of social isolation and loneliness among older adults, particularly