Auditory Fatigue: Why HoHs Fade Fast

By Chelle Wyatt   At a recent meeting of my local chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), Susan Naidu, an audiologist at the University of Utah, spoke about auditory fatigue, also called listener fatigue or cognitive energy fatigue. According to Susan, this “real condition is not discussed or researched enough.” It isn’t…

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How Hearing Aid Technology Has Evolved in Society, and Why — Part IX

Editor’s Note: Today’s post continues the discussion by Abigail Farmer and Bruno Sarda on the evolution of hearing aid technology.   The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it illegal to discriminate against disabled individuals.1 Under the Act, disabled means that an individual is “substantially impaired with regard to a major life activity, has a record…

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How Hearing Aid Technology Has Evolved in Society, and Why — Part V

Editor’s Note: Today’s post continues the discussion by Abigail Farmer and Bruno Sarda on the evolution of hearing aid technology .    A more recent development introduced in 2003, the Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) hearing aid, has proven disruptive to the modern hearing aid market. This innovation has taken Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aids from about 15% market penetration…

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