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Gene Therapy and the Future of Hearing Healthcare: Interview with Akouos CEO, Manny Simons

Hearing Healthcare 2020 is a column where we explore the forces behind the changing landscape and disruptions impacting the hearing healthcare industry.  This week, HHTM President and CEO, Kevin Liebe, interviews Dr. Manny Simons, CEO, President, and Co-Founder of Akouos. His company, which recently went public, raised over $200M in its initial public offering (IPO)…

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Evidence Over Orthodoxy – Even During Uncertainty

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention, and care published a report last week that highlights recommendations for policy makers and individuals to help reduce dementia risk worldwide. The report comes on the heels of a potential game-changer for those coping with the ill-effects of dementia – an easy-to-use blood test to diagnose…

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Are Face-to-Face Visits Truly Superior to Virtual Video Visits?

by Harvey B. Abrams, Ph.D. In her thoughtful and thorough review of the Lively Hearing delivery model, Nancy M. Williams, HHTM columnist and President of Auditory Insight, identifies a number of Lively’s strengths which include a “patient engagement best practice” of presenting test results in a meaningful way; requiring prospective clients to complete the Consumer…

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In the Virtual World, Humans are Still Needed

By Brian Taylor, AuD, Editor-at-Large In the dystopian HBO series Westworld, android “hosts” cater to high paying “guests” (humans) of a Wild Wild-themed amusement park. The hosts are so proficient at copying human emotions, they have the ability to replace humans. Given all the advances in AI-driven hearing screening and hearing aid adjustment capabilities that…

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Marketing and the Future of Hearing Healthcare: Reaching the New Consumer

Hearing Healthcare 2020 is a column where we explore the forces behind the changing landscape and disruptions impacting the hearing healthcare industry. This week, HHTM is exploring how professionals, practices, and the industry can better reach the hearing healthcare consumer of today and the future. While this has been a topic of discussion for some time…

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