Unheard Melodies Can Still Be Sweet

Editor’s Note: We thought Katherine Bouton’s post at The Better Hearing Consumer last week was worth sharing today with our readers at Hearing Views. She is the author of “Shouting Won’t Help: Why I – and 50 Million Other Americans – Can’t Hear You,” which was just re-released in paperback. It’s no secret that hearing aids…

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Time for Audiologists to Change Their Language?

By Kevin M. Liebe My fellow editor Gael Hannan, at the Better Hearing Consumer, recently published a fantastic post entitled: How to Tell Your Mother (She Has Hearing Loss). The post begins with a conversation between a mother and a daughter, in which the daughter tries to convince her mom that it’s time for her…

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Blog editors debate hearing aid prices and other issues: Second of two parts

  Last week on Hearing Views, several of my fellow editors at HearingHealthMatters.org responded to my request for their thoughts on  BioAid, “a free mobile app,” that, according to the university where it was developed, “turns an iPhone or iPod into a hearing aid that could revolutionize the future for people with hearing loss.” The…

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Will a phone app replace hearing aids? Blog editors discuss the changing outlook for hearing aid technology

As editor of the Hearing News Watch blog, I am constantly finding items online heralding some breakthrough in technology that will render traditional hearing aids obsolete. Typically, it is said that these new devices will cost a small fraction of what today’s hearing aids sell for. What’s more, they will not require users to get…

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