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In this issue’s installment, Wayne Staab takes a two-part look at the evolution of the hearing aid battery.
Our newest contributor, Samira Anderson, provides a bit of personal and professional background, and the basis for her new column.
The industry has made great strides in the sound quality of the audio signal provided in hearing aids via directional microphone technology and digital noise reduction. These have led to improved speech understanding in both quiet and noisy listening environments.
Wayne Staab take us through a look back at some of the commonly used batteries and cells of yesteryear, but which are not generally found today.
Industry Research: A Canadian Evaluation of Real-Life Satisfaction of Hearing Aids with Direct Connectivity
Kalef and colleagues share their recent research where they aim replicate and thus further validate the evidence from the 2016 study (A Canadian Evaluation of Real-Life Satisfaction of Hearing Aids in Challenging Environments) and to provide empirical evidence of the efficacy of direct connectivity to iPhones in hearing aids.
Buckle up and enjoy the ride as Robert Traynor takes on a trip down “The Road to the Vacuum Tube Hearing Aid.”
Some professionals wonder if these quality control procedures are necessary or still applicable to today’s technology. Dr. Jourdan Holder tells us why these measures for hearing aids are still a critical component to providing best-practice patient care.
Reframing the role of audiology is based on the assumption that the value of a good or service is defined by the customer. Those that produce the good or service are more successful when they have a clear understanding of these customer specifications and tailor the features of their product to match. If a gap exists between what customers identify as valuable and what is readily available, it presents an opportunity for those that produce the good or service to close that gap by modernizing what they produce. This is an ongoing challenge for audiologists, since what customers want and value often changes regularly over time.
Bill Droogendyk tells us how you can help your clients break the 2 meter hearing bubble by fitting them with telecoil equipped hearing devices! A non-proprietary, value adding, universal hearing solution that can be implemented almost anywhere.
Gael Hannan points out that consumer advocates want to work with the hearing health industry to bring about change but Canadians with hearing loss are waiting. Please, don’t make them beg.