Receiver, Speaker, Output Transducer, or Driver?

Which is it? Take your pick? This is a question that has been asked of me many times over the years. Is the component that converts the hearing aid amplified signal back to an acoustic signal properly called a receiver, speaker, loudspeaker, output transducer, driver, or even other names (Figure 1)? Or, can each of…

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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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