A Case for Mid-frequency Amplification?

Most individuals with hearing loss are affected mostly in the high frequencies. And, because consonants–those phonemes (distinctive speech sounds) that are believed to enable humans to differentiate one word from another–are high-frequency sounds, hearing aid fitting formulas universally call for high-frequency amplification. This continues to be a take-off of the old “audiogram fitting” approach (although with less…

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Selling Hearing Aids: Ethical Issues – Again

Conflicts/Turmoil/Antagonism This blog is a continuation of last week’s that described the changes manufacturers had to make as audiologists began to legally and ethically sell hearing aids for profit.  Today, having a hearing aid practice in which hearing aids are also sold is most likely the single largest employment opportunity for audiologists, and hearing aid…

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