Strategies for a Thriving Hearing Care Practice feat. Dr. Gyl Kasewurm
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by Starkey
1w ago
In this episode of Starkey SoundBites, Dr. Dave Fabry interviews Dr. Gyl Kasewurm, a renowned audiologist and small business owner. They discuss the challenges of running a small business in the hearing care industry and the importance of providing excellent patient care. Dr. Kasewurm shares her experiences and insights on building a successful practice, including the need to focus on patient satisfaction and the importance of measuring outcomes. Dr. Gyl emphasizes the value of technology in improving patient outcomes and the need for practitioners to stay up-to-date with the latest advancemen ..read more
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A Discussion with Legends of the Hearing Aid Industry
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by Starkey
1M ago
In a special episode of Starkey Soundbites, we welcome two hearing aid industry legends: Starkey's founder and chairman, Bill Austin, and Karl Strom, Editor-in-Chief of Hearing Tracker, for an enlightening discussion hosted by Dr. Dave Fabry. The episode outlines the journey of innovation that led hearing aids to have all of the remarkable capabilities they have today and recounts the transition from custom-made hearing aids to digital hearing aids, and to today’s devices that offer a range of beneficial features for overall health monitoring and connectivity.   After more than six decade ..read more
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Innovation Unleashed: AI Breakthroughs and CIC Tech Lead the March for Audiology Excellence
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by Starkey
1M ago
Dr. Dave Fabry and Dr. Sara Burdak discuss the recent updates and features released by Starkey. They talk about the advancements in AI and DNN, particularly the evolution of Edge Mode into Edge Mode+, which is now automatic and dynamically adjusts to different listening environments. They also discuss improvements in connectivity, including asynchronous remote programming and direct linking for easier and more convenient adjustments. Additionally, they highlight the new Signature Series, which includes the world's smallest rechargeable CIC and the implementation of Edge Mode in non-wireless CI ..read more
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Tinnitus Awareness Week 2024
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by Starkey
2M ago
During Tinnitus Awareness Week, Dave dives into the topic with a Starkey subject matter expert: Dr. Jamie Hand. While you may be aware that veterans experience higher rates of tinnitus than the general public, you may be surprised to learn another group is at high risk -- dentists and dental hygienists. Dr. Hand talks about the findings of a study she conducted that show the need for hearing protection and hearing screenings within this profession. She and Dave also talk about treatment for ringing in the ears, red flags for both patients and providers, and tips for hearing professionals on ho ..read more
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Starkey Hearing Aid Accessories
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by Starkey
2M ago
In this episode of Starkey SoundBites, Dr. Dave Fabry, Starkey's Chief Hearing Health Officer, interviews Dr. Kristy Lowery, Audibel's Director of Clinical Operations, about the importance of hearing aid accessories. They discuss how accessories can enhance the benefits of hearing aids and provide specific examples of how accessories like the TV Streamer, Table Mic, Remote Control, and Remote Mic can improve the listening experience in various situations. They emphasize the need for clinicians to recommend accessories to their patients, as they can significantly improve their hearing journey ..read more
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A Journey Through Space and Sound with Starkey Genesis AI
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by Starkey
2M ago
Dr. K. Renee Horton, a NASA scientist, author, and hearing aid wearer, discusses her experience with hearing loss and the impact of wearing her new Starkey Genesis hearing aids. She shares that she initially resisted wearing hearing aids when she was diagnosed with hearing loss at a younger age due to stigma and concerns about how others would view her and her capabilities. However, after being fitted with the hearing aids, she was amazed at all the sounds she was missing.  She also noticed improvements in her ability to hear and communicate in various environments, including during publi ..read more
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2024 and Beyond: The Future of Hearing Care
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by Starkey
2M ago
In this episode of Starkey SoundBites, host Dave Fabry interviews Brandon Sawalich, the president and CEO of Starkey, about the future of the hearing industry. Sawalich reflects on the advancements in technology in 2023 and discusses the importance of patient-driven care in 2024. He emphasizes the role of hearing professionals in providing personalized service and highlights the need for continued investment in oneself and the adoption of new products and technologies. Sawalich also addresses the impact of over-the-counter hearing aids and the future of private practice. He concludes by discus ..read more
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Artificial Intelligence in Hearing Aids
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by Starkey
2M ago
In this episode of Starkey Sound Bites, host Dr. Dave Fabry interviews Dr. Seth Dobrin, an expert in artificial intelligence (AI) and a hearing aid user. They discuss Dr. Dobrin's journey to getting hearing aids, the stigma associated with hearing loss, and the positive impact that hearing aids have had on his life. They also delve into the topic of AI, including the potential benefits and challenges it presents. Dr. Dobrin emphasizes the importance of responsible AI and human-centric design, particularly in the context of healthcare and the workforce. He predicts that AI will create more jobs ..read more
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Creating User-Centric Audiology Fitting Software with Laura Woodworth
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by Starkey
2M ago
Ever wondered how hearing aid software products are developed and improved based on user feedback? Dr. Dave Fabry talks to Laura Woodworth, Principal Product Manager at Starkey, about her journey in working to create Starkey’s Pro Fit fitting software. Laura's story starts from her time in speech pathology, transitions into a clinical fellowship year at Starkey, and lands into her current role focused on creating the best fitting software in the industry.      We dig deep into the fascinating process of developing Pro Fit, a software that marries feedback from customers and stak ..read more
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Starkey Genesis AI Goes Global feat. Jeff Geigel
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by Starkey
2M ago
This episode promises a deep understanding of the intricacies behind Starkey's operations, straight from the voice of our Chief Sales Officer, Jeff Geigel. We navigate the European landscape discussing Starkey's growing presence in markets like France and Germany. Listen as we share our experiences from the significant annual European Congress (EUHA), an event that allows us to connect with partners, employees, and customers to showcase how we prioritize patients in our daily operations. Here's a fascinating fact about the current hearing aid landscape - customer expectations show intriguing ..read more
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