Don’t let battery hassles make your patients give up on hearing aids

By Gabrielle Filips An official state website recently issued this piece of advice: “The bottom line: if during the selection process you have even one iota of doubt about your ability to handle the hearing aid, don’t consider it.”{{1}}[[1]] Information for Hearing Aids. Mass.Gov. Health and Human Services. 2014[[1]]While on the surface this may seem…

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Three Ways Food Allergies Are Like Hearing Loss

By Kevin Liebe, AuD When my two year old daughter was diagnosed with a peanut allergy last summer, it came as quite a surprise. Considering that our family is very careful about what we eat and what we feed our children (and no family history of food allergies), we were left wondering how and why this could…

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EarQ President Blasts Phonak Over Costco Move

Editor’s Note: Today’s commentary is part of an ongoing discussion over Phonak’s recent decision to distribute their hearing aids at Costco Hearing Aid Centers nationwide. The news story broke a viewership record on our site in March and readers unfamiliar with the story are encouraged to refer to previous posts addressing the subject. Much of…

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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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