Watch Out, Watch Out, Here Her Comes!

Her was first described at Hearing Economics in a December post as real-life version of Samantha, the ear-level, all-knowing operating system that whispered into Joaquin Phoenix’s ear(s) in the film “Her.” As the hearing industry enters 2015, Her  is manifest in a variety of ear-level wearables of varying sophistication and application, collectively dubbed Hearables.  The January 4-9,…

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Audiologists Get That Strange, Queasy Feeling

Tom Northey’s  14-year-old discussion of the future of Audiology continues today with a look at his Recommendations for Audiologists. In 2000, he predicted a world of Audiology survivors and losers and advised Audiologists to start thinking beyond hearing aids as a primary survival strategy.  Easy to say not so easy to do. Last post finished on a…

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Phonak, Costco, LiNX, MFi Hearing Aids: Rumors and Realities

Two long-rumored events became reality in the last week or so, both of which will likely have long-term effects on the practice of dispensing Audiology.  Both have already elicited large short-term effects in the chatter level and hand wringing departments of our profession. Phonak Rumors and Realities   The Rumor Mill Hearing Economics got an…

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Smartphone Control Apps for Hearing Devices: Caveat Emptor

Hearing Economics is pleased to welcome three Guest Contributors from Ear Machine, here to help us navigate the new world of smartphone/hearing apps.   Dianne spent 20 years at the University of Minnesota, teaching and doing research on hearing aids.  She was director of advanced research at a major hearing aid manufacturer, and for the…

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Hearing in an Apple World: The Ears Have It

The first MFi Hearing aid post promised  “an Alice in Wonderland hearing device tour of Amazing Apple Applications.”  Before starting today’s tour, let’s check out one invention hanging around outside the Apple gate. The Banana Cellular Phone Cover  (patented 8/08/06), pictured right, is “characterized by elongated curving shape resembling a banana,” according to inventor James Laird Rickard.…

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