This Week in Hearing

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Jul. 24, 2023

Apple’s Growing Interest in Hearing Health and How it Could Reshape Public Perception on Hearing Loss

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This week, Dave Kemp and Andrew Bellavia sit down for a conversation about recent rumors that Apple is planning to get further involved into the hearing space and whether or not the company would actually consider producing an OTC hearing aid. Due to Apple’s massive size and cultural influence, they discuss how the company could positively influence societal perceptions around
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Jul. 19, 2023

AirPods as a Hearing Aid Substitute? Exploring NAL’s Research with Nicky Chong-White, PhD

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Nicky Chong-White, PhD is a Principal Engineer and leads smart technology innovations at the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) in Australia. She sits down with Brian Taylor to discuss AirPods Pro as a potential substitute for hearing aids. Recent reports have indicated that Apple might be interested to further enhance the hearing features in its latest devices. Currently, features like Headphone
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Jul. 17, 2023

Transforming Hearing Health: Amptify’s Virtual Clinic and Aural Rehabilitation Program

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This week, Amyn Amlani sits down with Chris Cardinal and Dr. Anne Michelle Puglisi from Amptify. They discuss Amptify’s innovative digital aural rehabilitation program and the introduction of their new virtual clinic. The aural rehab program includes auditory brain training games, a curriculum, coaching, and group support. The virtual clinic enables patients to schedule remote appointments with audiologists and allows
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Jul. 12, 2023

This Week in Hearing Turns 2! A Look Back at the Top 10 Episodes of the Past Year

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Since first launching in July 2021, the hosts of This Week in Hearing have conducted more than 150 interviews – exploring the latest trends, technologies and developments across the world of hearing. To celebrate this latest milestone, we thought we’d share with you our most popular episodes over the past 12 months. Top 10 Episodes Fully Implanted Acclaim® Cochlear Implant
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Jul. 04, 2023

Hearing Professionals and Consumers Views on OTC Hearing Aids with Vinaya Manchaiah, PhD

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A new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in August 2022. This week, we bring you the presentation by Dr. Vinaya Manchaiah from this year’s FHH 2023 conference, taking a closer look at the data surrounding both how hearing professionals and consumers view OTC hearing aids and service delivery models. Be
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Jun. 27, 2023

How Intel is Improving Accessibility for People with Hearing Loss with Darryl Adams

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This week, Andrew Bellavia sits down with Intel’s Head of Accessibility, Darryl Adams. They discuss Intel’s commitment to improve accessibility for individuals with hearing loss and other disabilities, and the initiatives currently underway at Intel. The company recently announced hearing health collaborations with organizations like 3DP4ME and Accenture, utilizing 3D printing technology to develop custom-fitted hearing aids in developing countries.
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Jun. 22, 2023

State of Disgrace: The Need for Improved Hearing Health Screenings in Public Schools

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Originally presented at the 2023 Future of Hearing Healthcare Conference, Dr. Jacque Scholl, Executive Director & Head of Audiology for Soundwrx and Head of Pediatrics for Tuned, discusses the motivation behind and solution for expanding a telehealth platform for pediatrics. Despite several known barriers to learning in schools, such as hearing loss and mental health issues, no state screens for
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Jun. 19, 2023

Hearing Conservation Considerations in The Modern Workforce

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In case you missed it at this year’s Future of Hearing Healthcare Conference, Heather Malyuk, AuD, owner of Soundcheck Audiology and Head of Audiology at Tuned, presented an insightful look at hearing conservation needs in the modern workforce. The session delves into the crucial role of audiologists in addressing the unique needs of today’s working population. Backed by compelling data
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Jun. 13, 2023

The Impact of Cochlear Implants on Voice and Speech Production – Interview with Simin Soleimanifar

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This week, Andrew Bellavia is joined by Simin Soleimanifar, a research scientist and product specialist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. They explore Simin’s research on voice perception and speech production in cochlear implant (CI) users. The study involved recording the voices of 13 individuals with bilateral CI devices and analyzing their ability to control volume variations during sustained vowel
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Jun. 12, 2023

Lucid Hearing’s Lifelong Approach to Hearing Care with Bennett Griffin

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Bennett Griffin is the executive vice president of research and development for Lucid Hearing. He recently sat down with Brian Taylor to discuss Lucid’s unique approach to the market – a strategy that includes both OTC and prescription hearing aids, diagnostic equipment and hearing protection devices. Along with Lucid’s vertically integrated strategy, Bennett discusses ADRO signal processing –another unique aspect