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The Evolution of Directionality: Have Developments Led to Greater Benefit for Hearing Aid Users?
This article looks at how each development step differs from traditional fixed directionality, explains how different directional features work, and gives clinical advice for each. In addition, accessories that can further improve SNR via wireless communication are discussed.
RANTS! Some Things We Would Change—If We Could
Marshall Chasin asked a few colleagues in the industry and in the clinic to provide their thoughts (some may consider these as “rants”) about what they would change if they could. These colleagues have been practicing long enough to see many changes in technology and professional service delivery and kindly offer their perspective as to what we might change, if only we could.
Frequency Lowering For All! – Is There Evidence for this Practice in Adult Fittings?
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.