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Online Hearing Testing: Best Practices from Shoebox

Editor’s Note: Our new “Hearing Healthcare Market Development” monthly column will explore opportunities for developing and growing the market for treating hearing loss through innovations in product design, engagement strategies, and models of care. Columnist Nancy M. Williams is President of Auditory Insight, the hearing healthcare strategy and marketing consultancy. For her inaugural columns this…

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US Ear Device Patents for April 2020

Ohmmmm   In these days of COVID-19 sequestering and isolation, meditation and relaxation are handy skills, especially when offered through multitasking ear devices. Consider Starkey’s patent #10617842, Ear-worn electronic device for conducting and monitoring mental exercises. Now, please dim your lights, perform Shavasana and invite your mind to consider: “…an ear-worn electronic device (offering)… a three-dimensional…

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Trust in Audiology Care: More Important Now Than Ever

by Jill Preminger, PhD I became aware of the importance of trust in audiology care while participating in an international research study in which we interviewed people and discussed their experience with and perceptions of hearing healthcare.  All participants had some degree of hearing loss and varying degrees of experience with hearing healthcare; for example,…

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