20Q: Consumer Insights on Hearing Aids, PSAPs, OTC Devices, and More from MarkeTrak 10

From the Desk of Gus Mueller This month’s 20Q reviews some of the key findings from the recent MarkeTrak 10 survey. MarkeTrak surveys have been with us for over 30 years, and you frequently see them referenced in hearing aid publications. It seems, however, that we tend to focus on the more negative aspects of […]

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How to clean your hearing technology

As washing our hands and covering out mouths become more important by the day, it’s also important to remember to clean our hearing technology, especially if other people are coming into contact with them. Hearing aid boots, hearing aid accessories like the Phonak Roger Pen, and other shared microphones can also pick up germs, which […]

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5 Cheap Hearing Amplifiers That Work Well

Various new brands and models of cheap hearing amplifiers surface in the market by the day. And making the right choice from the overwhelming number of options is more than challenging. This post discusses all you need to know about cheap hearing amplifiers and features a review of some of the best options available to […]

Hearing Amplifiers Are as Good as Hearing Aids – Here’s Why

The difference between personal hearing amplifiers and hearing aids are important. Patients receive hearing aids specially programmed for them. This is based on the patient’s hearing test (audiogram). A sound amplifier, on the other hand, can’t do this.  Both are wearable sound-amplifying devices that look alike with similar advanced technology. Differences Between Hearing Aids and […]

Hearing aids for profound hearing loss

Contributed by Temma Ehrenfeld April 8, 2019 When Roger Draper was about 10 years old, a dose of antibiotics damaged his hearing. At first his mother couldn’t take in the sad news. “She would say, ‘Roger, do the dishes,’ and when I didn’t respond, she’d accuse me of ignoring her,” he recalls. Roger Draper Draper, […]

5 Cheap Hearing Amplifiers That Work Well

Various new brands and models of cheap hearing amplifiers surface in the market by the day. And making the right choice from the overwhelming number of options is more than challenging. This post discusses all you need to know about cheap hearing amplifiers and features a review of some of the best options available to […]

7 Tips for Audiologists Responding to the COVID-19 Health Emergency

7 Tips for Audiologists Responding to the COVID-19 Health Emergency

By Kim Cavitt, AuD The COVID-19 virus is having a profound impact on the daily lives of all Americans, especially audiologists who serve a large senior population and/or who live or work in a heavily affected community or geographic area. Here are seven tips for audiologists in this uncertain time. 1) Stay Educated First, audiologists […]

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New hearing aid technology

Hearing aid technology can be either advanced or basic and is rapidly improving to benefit wearers more than ever before. Hearing aid technology has improved a lot over the past few decades, but at their core, hearing aids have always been made of four basic parts: a microphone, a processor, a receiver and a power […]

What Otolaryngologists Need to Know About OTC Hearing Aids

The prevalence of hearing loss nearly doubles with every decade of life, such that nearly two-thirds of adults 70 years of age or older have hearing loss (Arch Intern Med. 2011;171:1851–1852). However, fewer than one in five hearing-impaired adults report hearing aid use (Arch Intern Med. 2012;172:292–293). This disparity recently prompted numerous national organizations, including […]

OTC Hearing Aids Balancing Safety and Accessibility

Johnson, Earl E. AuD, PhD The Hearing Journal:  January 2018 – Volume 71 – Issue 1 – p 34 There has been a recent push for more electronic sound amplifiers to provide affordable and accessible options that meet the needs of a large swath of people with hearing loss, particularly aging adults. These devices are […]

Hearing aids fitting for baby and children

The fitting of children’s hearing aids is very different from that of adults, because the acoustic characteristics of children’s ears are different from those of adults, and children are at the stage of growth and development, which is also a critical stage of speech and language development. Significant impact. Because children often cannot cooperate to […]

Hearing Aid Fitting Selection Procedure and 11 Steps

In the selection of hearing aids, in addition to considering the details of the patient’s hearing loss, hearing aid performance and other details, the routine steps need to be followed to complete the selection. Step 1. Medical history collection Medical history collection includes the following:① Understand the biggest confusion and obstacles brought by the patient’s […]

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