A Comparison of Prescriptive Fitting Algorithms and Beamforming Technology for Two Different Manufacturers
Froehlich, Rui, and Liu from Sivantos give us a “Comparison of Prescriptive Fitting Algorithms and Beamforming Technology for Two Different Manufacturers.”
“It’s Not Denial. It’s Observation” Why People Find it Difficult to Detect Changes in their Own Hearing and Implications for Hearing Care Providers
Hearing health care professionals (HHP) are socialised into the belief that people with hearing loss are “in denial.” This is reinforced when people who later “accept their hearing loss,” use hearing technology, look back at their earlier failure to recognise their hearing loss, and try to rationalise their failure by adopting the explanation of “denial” given by the HHP.
While it is clear that improved technology and compression strategies have developed significantly over the last 15 years, this paper may still serve as a useful reminder of the limitations of simple multi-channel compression with short times constants.
The manufacturer default settings for a hearing aid fitting are not always the most appropriate settings for the individual. Frequency lowering default settings are a good example, particularly since there has been an abundance of research interest in this area that can inform (impact?) clinical practice. In commercial hearing aids, one of two techniques is used: frequency compression or frequency transposition. Frequency compression is the more common technique.
In this issue, we are proud to give feature two more Student Poster Presentation from the 2014 CAA Conference. In this issue we give you, “Vitamin E and Hearing Loss” By Kayla Head, MClSc Candidate – and “Audiology and Effectiveness of Auditory Training Programs for Older Adults with Hearing Loss,” By Danielle Carson.
DURACELL® LEADS THE CHARGE – FROM ITS FIRST BATTERY TO THE LONG-LASTING DURACELL® HEARING AID BATTERIES WITH EASYTAB®.
From the start, the core of Duracell’s success has been its strong history of technological advancements and its commitment to research and development. Driven to consistently improve product performance through innovation, Duracell’s vision remains constant – to provide the audiologist and the consumer with the best hearing aid battery available.
The ability to tailor the patient experience to their expectations is helpful in gaining patient trust. In a competitive marketplace, gaining patient trust is one of the few factors directly related to what the clinician provides to the overall experience. Calvin Staples provided some blogs aimed at providing some touch points on patient experiences from our friends at HearingHealthMatters.org.
In this edition of "Striking the Right Balance," Dr. Ken Makus, a private practice neurologist, and his son Donovan Makus, discuss vestibular migraine.
Sheila Moodie, Rebecca Henderson, and Andrew Johnson from Western University fill us in on Parent-to-Parent Support within Family Centred Early Hearing Detection Intervention (EHDI) Programs.
Gael Hannan reveals her secret guilty pleasure to and how it’s OK to give in to her inner Green-Eyed Monster now and again.
Wayne Staab looks at the evolution of hearing protection for shooters.
Marshall Chasin explains that while the Speech Intelligibility Index can provide information on the phonemes of a language, one needs to go beyond the phoneme to the word and the sentence as well.
Readers of Alberto’s column should by now be used to his predilection for rigorously defining terms that are frequently used in the acoustics side of the field. In keeping with that practice he defines Hearing Protectors, Hearing Loss, and Intelligibility, so that there will be no misunderstandings.