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The Importance of an Open Wireless Connectivity Protocol for Hearing Assistance Products

The Hearing Disruptions series seeks to cover the rapid changes taking place in hearing healthcare. Today’s post is culled from recent topics presented to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Committee on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care for Adults.   Richard Einhorn.  Based upon an address presented June 30, 2015 at the Committee on Accessible and…

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Harnessing the Power of Hollywood – Part 2

The Movie Theater business is exactly that….a business.  We go to be entertained but to the owner and employees, it’s a job: a business, a livelihood,  it’s how they pay their bills.  Theater owners face the same challenges that private-practice hearing care providers face, or any business, for that matter. They need to manage the…

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All in the Family

Like all of us, the question of “What do you do?” comes up regularly.  When I say, “I’m an audiologist,”  I often get blank looks.  As all audiologists know, there usually needs to be a tag line.  My tag line generally goes something like this, “I take care of people with hearing loss.”  It’s getting better…I…

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Harnessing the Power of Hollywood

THE PLOT: Hollywood…..fame, fortune, bright lights, red carpets, beautiful people, grandiosity, power and influence.  The film industry has the ability to sway thought, fashion and culture.  Whether it be social issues, politics or how we look; Hollywood shapes our attitudes and behavior and they want us to go to the movies! Thirty-five million Americans are…

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Ringing That Bell

In our practice, we have been including installed home loops with the purchase of T coil equipped hearing aids for 10 years. We find that our patients are happier with their devices since they can once again successfully hear and enjoy watching TV.   Our return rates are reduced and our patients are more likely…

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