This Week in Hearing

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Aug. 31, 2022

The Life Changing Benefits of Remote Microphones for Hearing Aid and CI Users

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  This week, Dave Kemp is joined by audiologist Lena Kyman, AuD, and her father Jack Kyman – who wears both a hearing aid and a cochlear implant – to discuss the benefits of remote microphone technology. During the discussion, Jack talks about his initial reluctance to use the Roger remote microphone system, but says he is now able to
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Aug. 30, 2022

OTC Hearing Aids: Hearing Device Manufacturers Share Perspective on FDA’s Final Regulations

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In 2022 the FDA has now finally issued its final regulations for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids in the United States. Many years in the making, as part of the development of the OTC guidelines, the FDA received input from various stakeholders, including those who actually manufacture hearing devices for people with hearing loss. After commenting on the draft regulations that
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Aug. 30, 2022

OTC Hearing Aids: Hearing Professional Perspective on FDA’s Final Regulations

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After years of debate and discussion, the FDA has finally issued its ‘final rule’ for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids in the United States. After hearing from numerous stakeholders and thousands of comments following the publication of the draft rule in late 2021, the FDA made some changes to the previous draft version of the regulations. How do hearing professionals feel
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Aug. 29, 2022

OTC Hearing Aids – Consumer Perspective on the FDA Issuing Final Regulations

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On August 16, 2022, the FDA issued its landmark ‘final rule’ to establish a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids in the United States. This will now enable consumers with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss to purchase hearing aids directly from stores or online retailers without the need for a medical exam, prescription or a fitting adjustment by
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Aug. 23, 2022

The Giants of Audiology: Interview with James W. Hall III, Ph.D.

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The Giants of Audiology is a new segment on This Week in Hearing, where host Bob Traynor will be joined by some of the profession’s most influential figures. For the inaugural episode of the new segment, we are joined by Dr. James W. Hall III. Dr. Hall is one of the founders of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and
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Aug. 21, 2022

Successfully Integrating OTC Hearing Aids into an Audiology Practice

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After last week’s discussion on the essential elements of running a successful practice, such as calculating cost/hour and how this can be used in a bundled or unbundled approach to hearing aid dispensing, Dr. Michael Valente returns to discuss how audiology clinics can integrate OTC devices into their clinic offering. In Part 2 of his presentation, Dr. Valente covers: Impact
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Aug. 17, 2022

Challenges and Rewards of Building a New Hearing Care Platform – Tuned Audiology Roundtable

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Heather Malyuk sits down with her audiology colleagues, Kathleen Wallace and Laura Sinnott, to discuss their experience helping develop the Tuned hearing care platform – what has surprised them about the patients they are seeing, and the many different ways audiologists can leverage the telehealth platform to better serve patients. To learn more about Tuned and to register as a
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Aug. 15, 2022

Running a Successful Audiology Clinic: Is a Bundled or Unbundled Approach Best?

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How can you ensure your clinic will remain viable in the face of a changing hearing care landscape? Should you bundle or unbundle your clinic fees? How do you determine which method is best for your business and your patients? Michael Valente, PhD, joins Dave Kemp this week to discuss the essential elements every practice owner or clinic manager should
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Aug. 11, 2022

Trailblazing a Career in Music Audiology: Interview with Lisa Tannenbaum

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This week, host Heather Malyuk sits down with Lisa Tannebaum to discuss how she came to specialize in music audiology. Tannenbaum has more than 30 years’ experience providing ear protection and hearing devices for thousands of clients. She established Musician’s Hearing Services in 1993—the first practice on the West Coast to focus on the audiological needs of musicians, sound engineers,
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Aug. 07, 2022

Fully Implanted Acclaim® Cochlear Implant Clinical Trial: Interview with Brent Lucas, CEO of Envoy Medical

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Envoy Medical® Corporation recently announced that the FDA has approved its Investigational Device Exemption application to begin a clinical trial with its fully implanted Acclaim® cochlear implant. The single-center Early Feasibility Study for the Acclaim will take place at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.    In this week’s episode, Brian Taylor sits down with Envoy Medical CEO, Brent Lucas