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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Hearing Healthcare 2020: The Future of Audiology

In conjunction with the American Academy of Audiology’s annual meeting, Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) planned to post several short articles this week from well-respected thought leaders within the profession. Although meeting plans have been derailed, we still felt it would be beneficial to read the thoughtful views from some of our esteemed colleagues…

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