Hearing Aids and Telephones

For people who wear hearing aids, using the telephone can be frustrating.  Not only can hearing and understanding be difficult, but feedback generated by placing the handset near the hearing aid can be distracting and annoying.  The evolution of and dependence upon telecommunications in our society cannot be overstated. Phones are everywhere and everyone is…

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Can Lyric….?

A disruptive innovation is an innovation that helps to create a new market.  Sometimes it will also disrupt an existing market, displacing an earlier technology.  The term is used in business and technology to describe innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market doesn’t anticipate, typically by first reaching a different…

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The Little Hearing Aid that Can’t

Hearing aids have come a long way.  We now have sleek and tiny digital signal processors with automatic directionality, noise suppression, feedback control, frequency shaping and a plethora of features designed to enhance the user experience. In ‘one on one’ conversation, hearing aids do a fine job.  The noisy restaurant, family gathering or fellowship hall…

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Professional Reports – Obligation or Opportunity?

Many of us in private practice receive referrals from the medical community.  Some of us don’t, but sure wish we did.  When we do receive a direct referral, we all know that professional protocol dictates that we refer the patient back with a full report of our findings and recommendations or, at the very least,…

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