“Streamers,” Bluetooth, and Pacemaker Compatibility

This week’s post is a followup on an earlier blog post in September concerning “streamers” and Bluetooth connectivity. Siemens has released its EasyTek, and at a recent training session in New Jersey audiologists were told that the device was compatible with pacemakers. However, when looking for written backup on the Internet I found a Norwegian handbook  that advised people to check with…

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A quick guide to controlling the feedback “monster”

At times hearing aids make an ear-splitting screech that will drive most people crazy. This horrific noise, called feedback, occurs in all audio systems, including public address systems. In the hearing care profession, we have been fighting the feedback “monster” for many years. Possibly you may have heard that the incredible improvements in digital processing…

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