This Week in Hearing

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Nov. 28, 2022

New Medical Approaches to Treating Hearing Loss: Interview with Celia Belline and Peter Markham

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Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies are increasingly investing in the development of therapeutics to treat hearing disorders. In just the past few months, the industry has witnessed the FDA approval of Pedmark, a new drug to treat ototoxicity associated with pediatric patients 1 month or older, as well as the acquisition of Akouos by Eli Lilly for nearly $500M dollars. In
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Nov. 21, 2022

When Hearing Aids Alone Aren’t Enough: Remote Microphones and TV Listening Devices

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Dr. Michael Valente returns to make that case that audiologists should consider introducing remote microphones and TV listening devices routinely for their hearing aid patients as add-on accessories. Regular use of remote mics and TV listening devices help address the biggest complaints by hearing aid users, even in spite of being well fitted with their devices – difficulty hearing in
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Nov. 16, 2022

Reimagining Hearing Wellness: Interview with Eargo President, Christian Gormsen

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An early disruptor to the direct-to-consumer (DTC) hearing technology segment, Eargo is more than a technology company. In this edition of This Week in Hearing, Eargo President and CEO, Christian Gormsen, sits down with Amyn Amlani to discuss the state of the hearing industry and his company’s attempt to reimagine what hearing wellness looks like from A to Z –
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Nov. 15, 2022

Innovations in Treating Minimal Hearing Loss – Dr. Brent Edwards, Live from EUHA

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In this special presentation, Brent Edwards, Ph.D., explores innovations in treatment for so-called minimal hearing losses. He discusses whether hearing professionals should recommend hearing devices to people with minimal hearing loss, and what research actually tells us about how well people with minimal hearing losses can benefit from hearing devices. The presentation includes research findings from the National Acoustic Laboratories
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Oct. 31, 2022

The Giants of Audiology: Interview with Jerry Northern, Ph.D.

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The Giants of Audiology is a new segment where host Bob Traynor will be joined by some of the profession’s most influential figures. In this week’s episode, we are joined by Dr. Jerry Northern.   Dr. Northern is a Founding Member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and served the organization’s third President. His professional activities have included clinical
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Oct. 21, 2022

Robotic Assisted Cochlear Implant Surgery: Interview with Dr. Marlan Hansen and Wade Colburn of iotaMotion

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In this week’s special episode, Dave Kemp catches up with Wade Colburn and Dr. Marlan Hansen of iotaMotion, a medtech startup spun out of the University of Iowa. The company was recently named ‘Innovator of the Year’ in the 2022 Hearing Technology Innovator Awards for its iotaSOFT Insertion System – a robotic-assisted insertion technology intended to aid surgeons in the
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Oct. 11, 2022

Innovations in Chip Technology Enabling Enhanced Hearing and Audio Devices

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How will innovations in microchip technology influence the future of hearing and audio devices? This week, Dave Kemp is joined by Jonathan Russo of Femtosense and Andrew Bellavia of AuraFuturity. They talk about some of the latest innovations and trends in the industry, including different use cases and how this will help improve the lives of people with hearing loss –
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Oct. 04, 2022

Sony OTC Hearing Aid Partnership with WS Audiology: Interview with Maarten Barmentlo, WSA Chief Marketing Officer and President OTC

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Sony Corporation and WS Audiology recently announced that they have entered into a partnership agreement in the over-the-counter self-fitting hearing aid market. Through the partnership, Sony and WSA aim to combine their respective technological and medical expertise to create solutions that will shape the new field.   In this special episode, Amyn Amlani sits down with Maarten Barmentlo, Chief Marketing
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Oct. 02, 2022

Live Sound Engineers as Gatekeepers to Hearing Health? Interview with Michael Lawrence

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Do you or your patients ever wonder why live music concerts are “so loud?” Live sound systems engineer, instructor, podcast host, technical writer/editor and author Michael Lawrence dives deeply into conversation with Laura Sinnott and Heather Malyuk. He describes life on tour, how he and his team at Rational Acoustics were awarded the 2022 Safe in Sound award by the
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Sep. 26, 2022

On the Fly Mobile Captioning: Hi There Solutions New Live Voice to Text Apps

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John and Chase Prieve are a father-son duo who also happen to be co-founders of the start-up mobile app, Hi There Solutions. They sit down with Brian Taylor to discuss their motivation for creating this suite of live voice to text apps and describe how it can be used by persons with a range of hearing losses to more effectively