This Week in Hearing

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Sep. 21, 2022

Successfully Integrating Remote Care into an Audiology Practice with Dr. Michael Valente

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Dr. Michael Valente returns to discuss how remote care and remote fine tuning can help address issues of accessibility and convenience for patients. He’ll explain the importance of why audiology practices should implement these options in their service offering to differentiate their clinic in a post-OTC era. Readers may also be interested Part 1 and Part 2 of this series
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Sep. 19, 2022

Breaking Down the FDA’s Final OTC Hearing Aid Guidelines with Dr. David Akbari

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The recent release of the final FDA guidelines on over-the-counter (OTC) and prescriptive hearing aid categories is detailed and complex.  In this episode, Amyn Amlani is joined by David Akbari, Senior Medical Science, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs Liaison at Intricon Corporation, to help breakdown the new regulations.   Dr. Akbari provides the audience with an overview of the guidelines and
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Sep. 14, 2022

Hearing Aid Alternatives: Inexpensive SMARTO Device Offers Appealing Features for Patients and Professionals

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Battered and bruised, stuck in a cabinet for many months, then ready for action at a moment’s notice — think of all the loved ones, spouses and companions who shouted, “Can you hear me now?” into its bulbous black microphone, those ubiquitous pocket amplifiers had a great run. If you haven’t already, now might be a good time to ditch
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Sep. 13, 2022

Animal Audiology: A Discussion with FETCHLAB™ Akron Director, Dr. Kristine Sontrsom Malowski

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How do you test a dog’s hearing and what exactly is Animal Audiology? This week, Heather Malyuk is joined by Dr. Kristine Sontrsom Malowski, Director of the Akron FETCHLAB™ at the University of Akron. They discuss all things animal audiology and the fascinating work being done by Dr. Sonstrom Malowski’s at the Akron FETCHLAB™ to evaluate the hearing status in
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Sep. 07, 2022

Bose and Lexie Hearing Partnership Aims to Increase Hearing Aid Access in US Market: Interview with Nic Klopper & Andy Sabin

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In July 2022, Bose Corporation and Lexie Hearing announced a partnership to bring Bose’s self-fitting hearing aid technology to the Lexie Hearing product line. The new Lexie B1 Hearing Aids ‘Powered by Bose’, allow wearers to fit, program, and control their hearing aids “with clinically proven, audiologist-quality results — without a doctor visit, hearing test, or prescription.”      In
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Sep. 05, 2022

A Conversation with Dr. Barbara Weinstein: The Power of Subjective Outcome Measurements, Person-Centered Care, and a Multidisciplinary Approach to Hearing Healthcare

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This week, host Kathleen Wallace sits down with Dr. Barbara Weinstein, Professor and Founding Executive Officer of the Health Sciences Doctoral Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Weinstein is probably best known for her role in the development of the Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly (HHIE), a self-assessment tool containing 25 questions that are designed to assess the
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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