Multichannel Hearing Aid Pricing, part 2

Pricing hearing aids by the number of channels is a common but flawed strategy, based on the erroneous assumption that increasing the number of channels will consistently provide listeners with improved aided performance. Speech-recognition performance does not always improve as a function of number of channels, as discussed in part 1.  In part 2  Amyn Amlani,…

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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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Working Memory and Hearing Aids: Does Rehab Work?

This past week I went to a workshop about Cognitive Health and how it affects the fitting of Hearing Aids.  It started out showing connections to a person’s Working Memory and how well they did with hearing aids.  The better the working memory the better the person could hear in noise and in more complicated…

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