Making the Case for Hearing Aids: Hearing Is Believing

In his previous post, published June 11, Dr. Robert Martin explained the importance of giving patients a “black and white demonstration” that clearly proves the benefit of aided hearing over unaided hearing. This week, Bob continues his three-part discussion of how to provide compelling demonstrations.   There are many different types of demonstrations you can…

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Why I Love Live-Voice Tests

Many of us make a living doing hearing tests and fitting hearing aids. Unfortunately, the diagnostic tests we use were developed to provide a medical evaluation of hearing. They were not designed with rehabilitation in mind. Conventional hearing tests provide a lot of useful information, but they do not give us a sufficient perspective on…

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New test is good news for audiologists and their hard-to-test patients

I want to tell you about a new reason why this is a good time to be an audiologist. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the marketing in the U.S. of a new test system called HEARLab. The system was researched and developed in Australia by the NAL (National Acoustic Laboratories). It is manufactured…

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