Hearing Aids and Further Hearing Loss? Part II

Do Hearing Aids Cause Further Hearing Loss?   Last week’s post opened the discussion as to whether hearing aids cause further hearing loss.  The issue centers around the concept of threshold shift (or what might more commonly be called changes in hearing sensitivity).  More specifically, do powerful hearing aids, or any hearing aids for that…

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History of Hearing Aid Dispensing – IV

When it Rains, it Pours As if the events discussed in my previous posts were not enough, this time period (the 1970s) coincided with “renegade” and “unethical” audiologists talking about selling (sanitized by referring to this as “dispensing”) hearing aids for profit, and both the dispensing and audiological communities working to legitimize (protect their turf)…

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