This Week in Hearing

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May. 12, 2023

Integrating OTC Hearing Aids into the Clinic – A Discussion with Dr. Annie Duchen of WS Audiology

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This week, Amyn Amlani discusses over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids and their integration into hearing healthcare practices. Our guest is Annie Duchen, AuD, the Senior Manager of Customer Success for the OTC team at WS Audiology. They discuss the current OTC product offering now available through the Sony x WS Audiology partnership and the importance of personalized recommendations based on user
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May. 09, 2023

The Under-Treatment of Hearing Loss and Continuum of Care with Dr. Meredith Holcomb

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Meredith Holcomb, AuD, Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology and Director of the Hearing Implant Program at the University of Miami Ear Institute discusses the under-treatment of hearing loss and new cochlear implant guidelines that support the continuum of care. Links mentioned in this interview:  CI Task Force Guidelines 60-60 CI Guidelines American Cochlear Implant Alliance Be sure to subscribe to
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May. 04, 2023

The Social and Emotional Consequences of Hearing Loss and How Clinicians Can Better Address Them with Bec Bennett, PhD

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Researchers are beginning to better understand the lived experiences of persons with hearing loss. In this episode of This Week in Hearing, Bec Bennett reviews various coping strategies associated with untreated hearing loss, the limitations of amplification for improving overall well-being and how clinicians can better address the emotional and social consequences of hearing loss with her newly developed AIMER
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May. 02, 2023

Preventing Hearing loss Through Genetic Screening: Exploring Genedrive’s Game Changing Technology

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This week, Dave Kemp takes a closer look at how innovations in genetic screening technology are having a clinical impact to preserve the hearing of at-risk infants. He is joined by Dr. John McDermott, Dr. Nicola Booth and Dr. Gino Miele, to discuss how Genedrive’s genetic testing device is allowing clinicians to determine whether a child is at increased risk
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Apr. 30, 2023

Auditory Mirror Therapy for Tinnitus with Clas Linnman, PhD

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Mirror therapy has been used with amputees for many years. In this episode of TWiH. Dr. Clas Linnman, assistant professor at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital discusses his patent-pending auditory mirror therapy device for tinnitus patents. Dr. Linnman recently conducted a pilot trial with 18 participants who wore the headphone device for two hours per day for two weeks. Results showed
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Apr. 24, 2023

Audiology in the Age of AI: How Chat GPT and Related Technologies Will Transform Hearing Healthcare

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This week, host Dave Kemp explores the potential impact of AI on the future of hearing care – and what that means for clinicians and the patients they serve. He sits down with two leading voices in this area in audiology: De We Swanepoel, PhD and Jan-Willem Wasmann, MSc. They discuss the potential benefits and risks of technologies like ChatGPT
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Apr. 19, 2023

Racing Beyond Barriers: Keenan Tully’s Journey with Hearing Loss and Inspiring Others

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This week, Shari Eberts sits down with Keenan Tully, a professional race car driver and founder of unDEAFeated. Keenan grew up facing significant bullying and stigma due to his hearing loss during his school days in England. In 2021, he moved to the US to chase his dream of becoming a professional race car driver In 2022, he launched unDEAFeated
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Apr. 17, 2023

Breaking Through the Traditional: JLab CEO Discusses Vision to Revolutionize the Hearing Aid Market

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Win Cramer, CEO of JLab, a growing top-5 headphone brand globally, joins host Andrew Bellavia to discuss their hearing health products launched at CES in January. JLab is the first major consumer audio brand to focus on hearing loss prevention and treatment. Given their sheer size and popularity with a younger demographic than that of traditional hearing aid companies, JLab’s
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Apr. 13, 2023

Audiologist, Inventor and Private Practice Owner: Interview with Dr. Daniel Schumaier

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This week, Bob Traynor sits down with Dan Schumaier, PhD, the founder of Ear Technology Corporation. He is the inventor of several products in use today in the hearing industry, including the Dry N Store hearing aid dryer and he currently holds about 400 patents worldwide. Dr. Schumaier was one of the very first audiologists in the country to dispense
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Apr. 10, 2023

Better Hearing for Better Learning. Roundtable Discussion on Improving Auditory Assessment in Schools

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This week, Dave Kemp interviews Dr. Jacqueline Scholl, Dr. Nina Kraus, and Oklahoma State Representative Meloyde Blancett to discuss the shortcomings of the current hearing testing methods for children in schools. Dr. Scholl shares her personal experience with her son who was initially misdiagnosed with ADHD but later found to have a significant auditory processing disorder. She also talks about