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New e-Book Provides Valuable Insights on How Hearing Care Professionals Can Differentiate from Self-Fitting Devices

Buying amplification devices over the counter without the direct involvement of a licensed professional is not really new. After all, companies have been selling hearing aids through the mail since at least the 1970’s. What has changed, however, is the way these types of devices are fitted. Today, individuals who chose to self-direct their care…

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Amyn Amlani Welcomed as New Editor of Hearing Economics; Brian Taylor Named HHTM Editor-In-Chief

TUCSON, ARIZONA — Effective this week, Amyn Amlani, PhD, has taken over the editorship of Hearing Economics, where every week he and guest contributors will share their opinions and perspectives on a wide range of subjects impacting the hearing industry. The news comes following the announcement that editor, and creator of Hearing Economics, Holly Hosford-Dunn…

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Future of Audiology Coalition Works to Create Audiology’s Future: You Can Help!

Many professionals agree that audiology is at a turning point. Challenges presented by changing demographics, evolving technology, consolidation of medical care, industry vertical integration, changing healthcare regulations and increased government and public attention to hearing healthcare are poised to affect how audiology is viewed and practiced. Now, as these changes are taking place, is the…

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It wasn’t just a job: It was personal!

Dear Friends, As many of you have already read, I have retired from Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) after four extremely rewarding years as a founding editor. But before leaving the scene, I have some parting words for our readers, whom I have been writing for and about for longer than I could ever have…

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HHTM names Wayne Staab editor-in-chief, as David Kirkwood retires; Brian Taylor joins blog as news editor

  TUCSON, AZ—Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) has named Wayne Staab, PhD, a founding partner of the popular blog, as Editor-in-Chief effective today (June 1), succeeding David H. Kirkwood. Kirkwood, who was also a founding partner of HHTM, has retired after 42 years as an editor, including 25 years covering hearing health care. He…

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Study suggests that improved hearing enhances quality of life in cases of moderate dementia

Editor’s note:  This post was updated February 9, 2015, to reflect a revised news release issued by Unitron on February 5, replacing its original release of January 29. PLYMOUTH, MN—For several years, scientists have been aware of evidence that seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain…

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