This Week in Hearing

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Jul. 19, 2022

Meeting the Patient Where They Are: Interview with Onsite Hearing CEO, Hank Sarazin

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The new mantra in hearing care is to meet the patient where they are. One segment of hearing care within this service delivery domain is assisted living care. In this segment, Hank Sarazin, CEO and Founder of Onsite Hearing Care, discusses how his company has grown to be one of the largest, and most successful, providers of hearing health services
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Jul. 14, 2022

Improving Hearing Health Through Education, Advocacy and Community Involvement

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The Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC) is a non-profit organization that empowers Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and their families through education and community involvement. NVRC does not directly diagnose and treat patients; instead, they offer a myriad of educational materials and technologies for patients, their families, and their providers. In this
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Jul. 12, 2022

MarkeTrak 2022 and HIA’s New ‘Hear Well’ Campaign: Interview with Kate Carr

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Kate Carr, Executive Director of the Hearing Industries Association (HIA), joins Brian Taylor to discuss some of the key findings in the latest MarkeTrak 2022 report.     Since 1989, HIA has been collecting data on the estimated incidence of hearing loss within the U.S., household income and education related to hearing aid use, satisfaction with hearing instruments, new user
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Jul. 07, 2022

Comparing Self Fit Hearing Aids to Professionally Fit Devices: Exploring Intricon’s Clinical Trial Results

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The ecosystem of hearing care service delivery continues to evolve as technology enables patients to self-fit their amplification intervention. In this episode, David Akbari, AuD, Senior Medical Science, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs Liaison at Intricon Corporation shares the research methods and outcomes of Intricon’s self-fitting amplification technology called Sentibo. In particular, Dr. Akbari shares the nuances of how the Sentibo
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Jul. 05, 2022

Auracast Bluetooth Audio Poised to Revolutionize Hearing & Listening Experience for Millions: Interview with Nick Hunn

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Nick Hunn, the analyst who coined the term ‘hearables’, sits down with Dave Kemp to talk about Auracast™ Bluetooth broadcast audio and the significant implications it will have for people with hearing loss, as well as the general public once the technology becomes widely available. Auracast™ broadcast audio enables an audio transmitter, such as a smartphone, laptop, television, or public
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Jun. 30, 2022

LGBTQ+ Audiologist Round Table

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This special episode highlights audiologists who are members of the LGBTQ+ community and their contributions to the profession. They discuss how their identities and careers intertwine and how to best foster an inclusive and compassionate clinical experience for LGBTQ+ providers and patients alike.   Panelists include: Kathleen Wallace, Au.D. (She/her/hers) is an audiologist based in New York City. She works
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Jun. 28, 2022

Meteorologist Meaghan Thomas on Going Public with Hearing Loss and Providing Support to Those in Need

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This week, host Shari Eberts is joined by broadcast meteorologist Meaghan Thomas. From the WKRN TV studios in Nashville, Meaghan Thomas speaks to nearly three million people everyday. But when the broadcast meteorologist posted recently on social media about overcoming hearing loss through her new hearing aids, her viewers spoke back. Within days, she received dozens of messages from those
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Jun. 23, 2022

The Role of Audiology in Concussion: Interview with Dr. Liz Fuemmeler

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This week, host Ashley Hughes is joined by Liz Fuemmeler, to discuss the role audiologists play in evaluation and management of patients with concussions and head injury. Dr. Fuemmeler discusses how she came to specialize in vestibular audiology, specifically related to concussion as part of an interdisciplinary team of specialists. Be sure to subscribe to the TWIH YouTube channel for the latest
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Jun. 21, 2022

Hearing Loss and Cognition: What Does the Research Actually Tell Us?

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Over the past decade, the relationship between hearing loss and cognitive decline has been a hot topic, with much of the research in this area misinterpreted or misunderstood. Here to help us get a clearer picture of this linkage between hearing loss and cognitive decline and how hearing aids might help is Danielle Powell, PhD. She is an audiologist and
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Jun. 15, 2022

Life with a Cochlear Implant – Interview with Jill Rivoli and Lauren Deckard

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This week, Gael Hannan sits down with Jill Rivoli and Lauren Deckard to discuss their hearing loss journey, and what led them to pursue cochlear implants. They talk about their experience from before and after the initial activation, how long it took to begin recognizing sounds again, things they still struggle with and what advise they have for others who