Back to the Future- Part 2- The Tumultuous 70’s

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. –Winston Churchill The Crabby Audiologist begins this historical journey in the 1970’s. The 70’s were the start of the audiology profession as we now know it. Some of the challenges and issues that emerged then have yet to be resolved. By 1971, I…

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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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