treat mild hearing loss emerging technology

Evidence of Emerging Technologies as a Treatment Option for Mild-to-Moderate Hearing Loss

by David Maidment, PhD In August 2017, President Trump signed into law the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Reauthorization Act, which included the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act. The primary intention of the Act is to improve accessibility and affordability to hearing healthcare in adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. The FDA has one…

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The Cost of Free

By Debbie Abel, AuD, and John Coverstone, AuD Who doesn’t love “FREE?” After all, Coco Chanel once said “The best things in life are free.” Of course, she went on to say, “The second-best things are very, very expensive.”   History about Free Hearing Testing   Offering free hearing testing continues to be common in…

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audiology services

Utilizing Risk Preference to Quantify Patient Purchase Intent of Audiological Services and Technology

by Amyn M Amlani, PhD   A few weeks back, I spent the afternoon shopping for clothes with my 14-year-old daughter. As we made the rounds at the local mall, I was surprised at how elaborate a consumer my daughter had become. Outfits that I assumed were a “slam-dunk” purchase were rejected, and other outfits…

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Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids as a Catalyst for Audiology Reimbursement Updates

by Kim Cavitt, AuD, and Nicholas S. Reed, AuD Hearing loss impacts two-thirds of Americans over the age of 70 years. Traditionally ignored as a benign chronic condition, “hearing loss” has begun to cement its status as a public health concern. Recent literature suggests hearing loss is independently linked to important health markers and outcomes, such…

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