Unmasking: Noise That Improves Hearing

By H. Christopher Schweitzer, Ph. D. Hearing professionals are in continuous combat with noise. Epic battles rage in perpetuity. From defending audiometric tests from ambient interference to providing consumers with better technology to “hear through the noise,” there is a never-ending quest to drive noise from the domain of hearing professionals. It is worthwhile to…

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Why it’s time to retire the audiogram (for hearing aid fittings)

By H. Christopher Schweitzer and Robin C. Donnelly Considerable work has been devoted over the years to constructing a golden prescription by which to set the gain/frequency properties of hearing aids on the basis of the audiogram. But for every icon, the time comes for re-examination. At the risk of condemnation by orthodox professionals, we…

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