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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Wireless Systems for Hearing Aids: Part II

This week’s presentation is Part II of “Wireless Systems for Hearing Aids” authored by Dr. Cynthia Compton-Conley.  Part I focused on the various types of wireless systems.  Part II is directed toward what to expect as technology moves forward, and what should be considered in a needs assessment program.  Dr. Compton-Conley’s career has focused heavily…

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