The Big Six and the Hearing Professional: Best Frenemies?

By Kevin Liebe, AuD It’s a rather complicated relationship that audiologists and other hearing professionals have with the hearing aid industry. Some may even call us frenemies. The term frenemy is used to refer to: either an enemy pretending to be a friend or someone who really is a friend, but is also a rival.…

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Improving Access to Quality Hearing Health Care for Seniors

By Melissa Sinden The American Academy of Audiology (the “Academy”) is the world’s largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The Academy has in place a team of experts who constantly review contemporary healthcare delivery models, analyze the climate for change, and make recommendations to the Academy’s elected board of directors for opportunities to…

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The Spiritual Self: Unsung Victim of Hearing Loss

By Kevin Liebe, Au.D. We rarely discuss the spiritual impact when talking about the many negative consequences of hearing loss. Maybe it’s because discussing religion can be something of a taboo in our culture. Many of us cling to the old wisdom that you should, “never discuss politics or religion in polite company.” Today, however,…

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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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