Playing with your children and errors in word lists

By Marshall Chasin, AuD   The following post was first published in Hearing Review in July 2014 and is republished here by permission. You should always make time for family, and one thing I have learned as a father is to always do things with your children. Several years ago, I approached my daughter CJ…

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The fine art of demonstrating the efficacy of a noise-reduction program

In my two previous blog posts, I discussed various ways of clearly showing patients the benefits of hearing aids. I explained how to conduct demonstrations using test words and pulsed warbled test tones. Today I want to talk about demonstrating a hearing aid’s ability to handle “background noise.” But be warned, this topic is fraught…

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Helping Hearing in Noise with Another Tool

A new resource was introduced recently; Researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School and Harvard University programmed a new game that can help both mice and humans hear soft sounds in noise. The study was published the week of June 9-13 in PNAS Online Early Edition. There are other computer or digital programs…

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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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Two ways to show patients their hearing aids are helping

(The first of three parts) If you are an Audiologist, it is easy to delude yourself into thinking that people will listen to you and accept what you are saying. You spent a lot of time and energy going to graduate school, and you have a license to practice Audiology. So, because you are a…

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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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