Electronic Hearing Protection for Musicians (and Hunters)

From time to time I fit electronic hearing protection for musicians or hunters. The idea is that electronic hearing protection would provide slight amplification for soft level sounds but hearing protection (sound attenuation) for overly loud sounds. These devices are really just hearing aids in disguise  – they are typically, but not always, digital, have a…

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Music and the PCAST Recommendations -Part 4

So…. when is a hearing aid prescription a hearing aid prescription? Hearing aid prescription is a regulated act in many jurisdictions around the world. Regulation is not an issue unto itself- the important issue is why did local jurisdictions want hearing aid prescriptions to be regulated in the first place.  Yes, regulations can change, but…

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