Now it is official in Germany, the approximately 14,500 German Hörgeräteakustiker have become designated as Hörakustiker. These long-respected experts in hearing and hearing aids are now officially sanctioned as hearing care professionals by the German Federal Council. As such, the “equipment” portion of their title is no longer part of the name for their…

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Bad to the Bone Headsets

Staab (2012) indicates that knowledge of bone conduction hearing has been around since the time of  Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576), a physician, mathematician and philosopher as well as an early deaf educator in the early 1550s. In one of Cardano’s 230 books, entitled “De Subtilitate,” (1550), he described a method by which sound was transmitted to the ear by means of a…

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