Hearing Care Veteran Talks Industry Innovations & Changes
The Hearing Review Podcast
by The Hearing Review
1M ago
In this episode of the Hearing Horizons podcast, The Hearing Review Chief Editor Melanie Hamilton-Basich is joined by industry veteran Michael Andreozzi, BS, BC-HIS, of Beltone, to talk about his perspective on the hearing industry’s past, present, and future based on his involvement over the last four decades. They discuss his experience as an advocate for hearing healthcare and a mentor to hearing aid specialists as well as what he considers the biggest changes in hearing care.  ..read more
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Contrasting Tinnitus in Young and Older Musicians
The Hearing Review Podcast
by The Hearing Review
2M ago
In the latest edition of the Hearing Horizon’s podcast, Andy Lundin, associate editor of The Hearing Review, interviews Marshall Chasin, AuD, director of auditory research at the Musicians’ Clinics of Canada, adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, and adjunct associate professor at Western University. They discussed the nuances of tinnitus for musicians in differing age demographics, including the differences in treatment, how stress impacts the condition, and solutions to relieve or prevent tinnitus symptoms ..read more
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Why General Chips Are the Next Big Leap in Hearing Device Technology
The Hearing Review Podcast
by The Hearing Review
2M ago
In this podcast, I will be speaking with Ben Sun, CEO and founder of Orka. He was a former hardware engineer at Apple. He left life in the big tech to design and launch a hearing aid product called Orka One. Ben will be speaking with us about the role of a chip inside a hearing aid and how technology innovates the hearing aid performance and enhances the user experience ..read more
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Update from Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Executive Director Barbara Kelley
The Hearing Review Podcast
by The Hearing Review
2M ago
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)—the largest US advocacy group for people with hearing loss—has been busy working with the FDA, FTC, FCC, HHS, NIDCD, CTA, and the various professional and industry groups in hearing healthcare on virtually everything related to hearing and access issues. In this 26-minute podcast, HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley talks with Hearing Review Editor Karl Strom about: •HLAA’s plans for its upcoming convention on June 23-25, •Thoughts and concerns about the FDA’s proposed rules for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, •The possibility of Medicare ..read more
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OTC Hearing Aids and How FDA Rules Might Change Hearing Care, with Dr Tom Powers
The Hearing Review Podcast
by The Hearing Review
2M ago
In this 35-minute podcast, well-known hearing industry audiologist Thomas Powers, PhD, and Hearing Review Editor Karl Strom talk about four noteworthy parts of the proposed OTC hearing aid regulations:  1) Output limits for these new devices; 2) The return-for-credit policies, and if consumers will have some kind of recourse if the hearing device doesn’t work for them; 3) The somewhat wonky area of 510k premarket clearance relative to “wear and go” vs “self-fitting” OTC devices, and why it could be important; and 4) One of the most confusing and potentially consequential parts of the ..read more
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The Special Olympics and Starkey Partner To Empower and Serve Special Olympics Athletes
The Hearing Review Podcast
by The Hearing Review
2M ago
Karl Strom, Chief Editor of The Hearing Review, is joined by Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver & Starkey CEO Brandon Sawalich to discuss their organization's partnership to provide life-changing health services and hearing instruments to Special Olympics athletes around the world and help train more healthcare professionals to make healthy hearing more inclusive of people with intellectual disabilities. Starkey and Special Olympics, the international non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through sport, health, and educ ..read more
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Journey Into the Dead Zone, with Brian C.J. Moore, PhD, University of Cambridge, England
The Hearing Review Podcast
by The Hearing Review
2M ago
An introduction to cochlear dead zones—or the absence of the inner hair cells in a region of the cochlea where the basilar membrane vibration can’t be detected—by perhaps the world’s foremost authority on the subject. He also describes his Threshold Equalizing Noise (TEN) Test for identifying cochlear dead zone regions. Dr Moore describes how these regions might be created, possible tell-tale signs and tip-offs for presenting in a patient, and their implications for treatment of hearing loss and hearing aid fittings. Interviewed by Hearing Review Editor Karl Strom. Originally broadcast Decembe ..read more
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