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Consumer-Driven Care and the Future of Hearing Healthcare

Hearing Healthcare 2020 is a column where we explore the forces behind the changing landscape and disruptions impacting the hearing healthcare industry.  Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased our reliance on technology– not only for socializing with our friends and families via Zoom and other video chat technologies, but also has significantly increased interest…

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Evidence Over Orthodoxy, Part 2: Why are so Many People Left Out?

Editor’s Note: Terry MacTaggart continues his discussion on how we can better serve our customers – persons coping with hearing loss and communication challenges during one of the most uncertain moments in our lifetimes. Click here to view Part 1.   Why are so many people left out?    There are several well-known reasons –…

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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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