This Week in Hearing

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Dec. 25, 2023

This Week in Hearing Recap: Most Viewed Episodes of 2023

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Over the past year, our episodes have highlighted the diverse innovations and pivotal changes that continue to shape the landscape of hearing healthcare. We explored a spectrum of topics, including cutting-edge audiology research, the latest advancements in audio technology, and the impact of OTC and legislative changes on clinical care. Here are the top episodes of 2023. Top Episodes of
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Dec. 22, 2023

Hearing Care Interventions and Cognitive Decline: Landmark ACHIEVE Study Results Explored

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This week, Dr. Victoria Sanchez of the University of South Florida, and Dr. Shannon Basham of Phonak, join host Amyn Amlani to discuss the ACHIEVE study, a multi-year randomized controlled trial examining the effects of best-practice hearing care interventions on cognitive decline in older adults. The study results found that for those at higher risk of cognitive decline, providing hearing
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Dec. 12, 2023

From Clinical to Corporate Audiology: Panel Discussion

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The transition from working as a clinical audiologist to taking on a role in a corporate audiology setting can be a major career shift. Dr. Robert Traynor moderates a panel of audiology professionals to discuss their journeys from the clinic to the corporate world and the challenges and rewards such a change can bring. The panelists highlight the importance of
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Dec. 06, 2023

HearUSA’s Vision for Hearing Healthcare: Conversation with Company President, Nick Mengerink

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HearUSA President Nick Mengerink outlines the company’s strategy to tackle the large unmet need in hearing care, including opening 25+ sleek “Centers of the Future” by March 2024. These revamped spaces feature welcome hubs for client intake, innovation walls showcasing the latest technology, and upgraded private consultation rooms to optimize appointments. The goals are improving accessibility, transparency and comfort to
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Dec. 05, 2023

Auracast Demo: Accessibility & Audio Sharing LIVE from EUHA 2023

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In this special Part 2 episode, Andrew Bellavia shares his experience demoing the new Auracast™ broadcast audio technology at the 2023 EUHA congress in Nuremberg, Germany. He visits the Bluetooth SIG booth to learn how Auracast™ enables audio sharing and accessibility in public spaces and has the opportunity to participate in a demo where he listens to different TVs and
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Dec. 04, 2023

Exploring Innovation in Hearing Care: LIVE from EUHA 2023

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In this special episode, host Andrew Bellavia engages in discussions with several prominent hearing aid companies at the 2023 EUHA conference in Nuremberg, Germany, exploring the trajectory of hearing care advancements. Conversations with GN revolve around enhancements in speech in noisy environments, connectivity facilitated by Auracast™, and discreet design elements. Signia’s focus includes their approach to combating stigma through iconic
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Nov. 30, 2023

Innovations and Future Potential of the OTC Hearing Aid Market

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Ron Ganot from Tuned and Delain Wright from Intricon join Amyn Amlani in a discussion about the current status and future potential of the over-the-counter (OTC) hearing device market. Despite slower adoption rates than expected, the conversation highlights that the category is in its early stages, anticipating significant advancements in technology, services, and accessibility channels to cater to diverse consumer
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Nov. 28, 2023

Bridging the Gap in Hearing Care Accessibility: Technology, Perception, and Adoption

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Despite increased availability of hearing devices, their adoption remains disappointingly low globally. This week, joined by Dr. Sophie Brice and Dr. Brent Edwards, Andrew Bellavia leads a discussion on global accessibility in hearing care, shedding light on the reasons behind the gap, focusing not only on those diagnosed with hearing loss but also individuals encountering situational struggles. Tailored approaches catering
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Nov. 22, 2023

Over-the-counter (OTC) Hearing Aids and the Evolution of Hearing Enhancement with Matt Skindzier of Knowles

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Over the past 70 years, the field of hearing augmentation has seen remarkable advancements, transitioning from ear trumpets to discreet digital hearing aids with personalized features like Bluetooth connectivity and mobile app customization. Knowles Corporation’s invention of balanced armatures has been pivotal in driving the industry towards high-performance hearing solutions and premium sound offerings. This week, Amyn Amlani hosts Matt
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Nov. 20, 2023

The Giants of Audiology: Interview with Robert Sweetow, PhD

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Dr. Robert Sweetow is an accomplished clinician, educator, and researcher in audiology. His career has been marked by a dedication to patient care, teaching, and research that has been widely acknowledged within the global community of audiologists. Recognized for his substantial contributions spanning aural rehabilitation, hearing aids, tinnitus, counseling, and forensics. He currently holds the position of Professor Emeritus, Otolaryngology,