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2016: Will it be the Year of the Disruption? Gosh, I Hope So.

By Kim Cavitt, AuD So, did my provocative title get you to keep reading?  Please say yes because it is important for readers to learn more about the disruptive forces at play in our industry. Unlike many contributors before me, I see the audiology and hearing aid industry differently.  I do not fear the disruption.…

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Winning the War Against Hearing Loss, part 8: Enabling the Almost Deaf to Hear

The articles in this continuing series are all about miracles. Previously, I told you about Kim, David, Dr. Judy, Sam, and Michael & Ann. Our story today is about Sandy, a design engineer who works for a large manufacturing company. She has no functional hearing in her left ear and a profound hearing loss in…

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Heed Your Professional Instinct

We spend years in school to earn a professional degree. We study long hours. We read trade journals. We attend continuing education classes. All of these forms of learning are critically important. But, they may not be our greatest professional asset. Instinct, that feeling we have in our gut, may be our greatest asset. Intuition guides us…

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You Hear with Your Brain, So Make Sure to Exercise It

We are witnessing huge advances in the world of science and technology. Progress has been especially dramatic in the areas of electronics and applied genetics. For example, the latest iPhone, which fits easily into your shirt pocket, has a capacity far beyond what was available in a desktop computer when this century began. Meanwhile, scientists…

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Patients Will Enjoy Helping Design a Listening Program Just for Them

This week, in our continuing series of posts about creating and using listening programs, I would like to talk about helping hearing aid wearers hear better in “fun” places, such as bowling alleys. Many years ago, when remote controls first came onto the market, I had a patient who wanted to hear when she went…

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How to Design a “Maximum Hearing” Program

In my last blog post, I introduced the topic of listening programs and how to use them to create fantastic hearing for your hearing aid patients. In this article I want to continue that discussion and work through the specifics. But first, let’s talk about the default listening program.   THE DEFAULT SETTING When we…

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