Make “Look, listen, evaluate, and solve” your standard operating procedure

Most patients have some problem or a concern about their hearing aids when they return to our office for a follow-up visit. Sometimes, we can quickly remediate their problem by unplugging a sound tube or changing a battery. Other times there is something in the fitting that needs adjusting or we can help the patient…

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How Hearing Aids Are NOT Like Glasses

By: Holly Hosford-Dunn Ph.D. This week is a guest post from the Hearing Economics blog editor. To our HHTM readers, Eyes and ears are linked in our thinking and speaking, as in  “The eyes and ears have it.”  Have what, exactly?   Seeing and hearing are so different, why they are treated like kissing cousins?…

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Reaction Time and Sudden Decrease in Hearing

By: Jennifer Lamfers, AuD We all know that turning the volume up too high or standing too close to speakers is going to permanently damage our hearing and once ringing occurs or we experience a sudden decrease in hearing, there is permanent damage. That is true. But what if that reaction is also partly protective?…

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Cochlear Implants for the Mature too!

By: Judy Huch and Jennifer Lamfers The fact that electrical stimulation can produce auditory sensation is not new; this information has been around since the 1700s. However, it wasn’t until 1957 that speech understanding through electrical stimulation was demonstrated{{1}}[[1]]Osberger, M.J. & Koch, D.B. Cochlear implants. In R.E. Sandlin (Ed.), Textbook of Hearing Aid Amplification, 2nd…

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Blue Zones: Live longer and Better

We have had the opportunity to hear Dan Buettner in the past.  He has an ongoing study of “The Blue Zones” in conjunction with National Geographic.  The Blue Zones started as a list of the five places in the world where there is the highest percentage of centenarians. Dan and his team of professionals have…

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A Little Spanish Translation Goes a Long Way

Editor’s Note:  This week’s post is from one of my dynamo audiologists, Jennifer T. Lamfers, AuD and AnaMarie Garcia who is an Administrative Specialist who took Jennifer’s ideas and made them work into a translation to Spanish that works with our area of Spanish Speakers.  We have a couple of people in the office who…

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