More sound plus less noise adds up to stronger human connections

This post, originally published January 4, 2012, reminds readers that hearing problems and solutions are more nuanced than simply “making things louder” or even making sounds clearer.  The message is well worth repeating in today’s market as PSAPs gain prominence and Hearables offer more auditory and non-auditory features. By Sarinne Fox   Most people who…

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Increasing consumer engagement in hearing health: It’s a goal we all share

The title of this controversial post, originally published 10/18/2011, is more true today than it was 5 years ago, due to rapid technological changes in consumer electronics, wearable health devices, and social policy scrutiny of the FDA-protected hearing aid industry in the US.  Dr Tseng’s post was pioneering in the sense that it revealed entry…

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USA Today and Much Since Then Have Left Out the Human Element of Hearing Care

The following post was originally published in April of 2011, soon after HHTM came into existence. Although the regulatory climate has changed a good deal in the last five years, and technology advances have reduced some fitting concerns,  David Kirkwood’s measured and considered thoughts on the subject are well worth repeating and revisiting as social policy…

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There’s a right to hear or not to hear, but none to deny another’s right to hear

Editors Note: This post was originally posted February 2012. By David H. Kirkwood Two recent posts at Hearing Views addressed basic rights related to hearing health care: the right to have access to hearing care technology and services and the right not to use that access.   “AN ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFIT” The February 8 Hearing…

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