HA Distribution VII – PSAP, ALD, or Hearing Aid?

PSAP, Assistive Listening Device, or Hearing Aid?  To many people, any differentiation between these terms is confusing. Some contend that if it amplifies and looks like a hearing aid, it is a hearing aid.  If that is the case, what is the difference between a Pocket Talker and a body hearing aid?  They both amplify…

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HA Distribution VI – Role for PSAPs?

Is There a Role for PSAPs?   The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Diseases estimates that approximately 36 million Americans have a hearing loss of sufficient magnitude to warrant hearing aid use.  But, only about 20% of them have purchased–but are not necessarily using–hearing aids. This disappointing market penetration rate has remained essentially stagnant…

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