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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Brave New World of BLE and MFi Hearing Aids Begins

GN Resound stole the show at the 58th Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) in Germany last week, with the debut of its “Made for iPhone” MFi hearing aid (scheduled for global release 1st quarter of 2014).  According to a press release covered by the Wall Street Journal and internationally on Oct 16, the LiNX(TM) MFi hearing aid introduces a new…

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The Tiny Company That Could: Intricon

A year ago, odds are low that the name “IntriCon” was tripping off the tongues of most Audiologists.  That may not have changed much in the past year, but it is worth knowing about Intricon Corp., the “tiny” company that is the little engine that could and did:  it is the manufacturing force driving big…

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Creative Destruction and the Hearing Care Professional as Entrepreneur

Editor’s Note:  Brian Taylor, AuD, returns as a Guest Editor this week to, introduce another innovative concept.  Last time, he wrote about Concierge Audiology.  Today he writes on Mass Personalization of Services.  I think regular readers of this section will agree that Dr. Taylor’s posts fit perfectly with our “Back to the Future” series.  Welcome,…

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