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How do Direct-to-Consumer Hearing Aids Compare to Traditional Devices?

Even though OTC devices don’t exist yet as an FDA-regulated product category, direct-to-consumer hearing devices have existed for decades. In this week’s episode of This Week in Hearing, Brian Taylor interviews Professor Sterling Sheffield, AuD, PhD, of the University of Florida. Professor Sheffield has authored soon-to-be-published research comparing DTC devices to medical grade hearing aids.…

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Living Skillfully with Hearing Loss: A Conversation with Gael Hannan and Shari Eberts

This week, host Dave Kemp chats with Gael Hannan and Shari Eberts about living well with hearing loss. They discuss the motivation behind their new book, Hear & Beyond: Live Skillfully with Hearing loss, which they wrote as a how-to-guide for living successfully with hearing loss.  The pair believe it could not only benefit people…

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Reaching More People with Hearing Loss: Interview with Soundwave’s Anthony Florek and Chris Boven

In January of 2022, Soundwave Hearing announced the launch of its new self-fitting Sontro AI hearing aids and mobile app. In this week’s episode, Soundwave CEO, Anthony Florek, and company CTO, Christopher Boven, sit down with host Bob Traynor to talk about the development of the company’s technology and their plans to partner with the…

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History and Evolution of Balanced Armature Receivers and Personalized Audio with Matt Skindzier of Knowles

As hearing aids and consumer audio devices converge, a wider range of people with hearing difficulties will have choices on the type of product they want to wear. At the heart of this convergence are transducers.    In this episode of This Week in Hearing, find out how Knowles Corporation, a household name in the…

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