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Consumer News: What Hearing Aids Actually Do

by Cliff Olson, AuD “Hearing aids just amplify all sounds.” “I turn up the volume on the tv an I still can’t hear it clearly so hearing aids won’t work for me.” “I purchased a ‘hearing aid’ from the corner store and it just made everything louder” These are common misconceptions of what hearing aids…

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Hearing in Background Noise: Evaluation Performance with Speech In Noise Testing

Perhaps the largest area of difficulty for individuals with hearing loss is understanding speech in background noise.  However, your ability to understand speech with hearing aids in a noisy environment shouldn’t be a mystery. Audiologists have had a way to estimate your level of performance in these environments for years.   Evaluating Performance in Background…

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Best of 2017: The Johns Hopkins Study on Hearing and Cognition

This post, originally published on September 6, 2017. was the most read post in The Audiology Condition this year. Starting in 2010 Dr Frank Lin and colleagues commenced publishing results of studies of hearing loss and dementia, arriving at essentially the same conclusions using two paradigms and two different, large subject cohorts.  At the time,…

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