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The US Food and Drug Administration’s rules for OTC hearing aids, announced on August 16, promise sweeping changes for hearing healthcare, creating a new class of more affordable and accessible hearing aids.
Hearing-aid verification provides an essential tool for improving audibility while maintaining safe amplification levels, but previous research raises questions about whether these practices are sufficient to prevent further hearing loss.
Samira Anderson looks at counseling patients on understanding the mechanisms involved in adjusting to increased loudness.
Peter Stelmacovich tells us that a need for reducing the negative consequences of UHL definitely exist. Although care must be taken to ensure that the treatment option chosen is carefully selected and produces the desired functional outcome, there is no need to ignore treating UHL.
The hearing professional has to remember that the hearing aid is a complicated hardware device. Many things could and do happen to affect the way that it operates. Sometimes, only by running an objective test is a defect found in what otherwise seems to be a perfect hearing aid. Frye and Staab look at the advantages of hearing aid analyzers.
Marshall Chasin gives us the scoop on What is “Soft,” “Medium,” and “Loud” for Speech and Music?