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Volume 8

An Introduction to the Whisper Approach

Although the Whisper Hearing System is not currently available in Canada, audiologists may receive inquiries from patients about the system or the company. This article will provide some insight into the world of Whisper.

Mysteries of the Hearing Brain

Is there solid scientific evidence that hearing aids can fend off cognitive decline? A few studies have shown improvements in specific measured cognitive skills after months of hearing aid use, and some large longitudinal studies have had positive findings. However, these outcomes are still essentially “correlational.”

Volume 7

Combining Passive and Interactive Techniques in Tracking Auditory Ecology in Hearing Aid Use

Hearing aid digital signal processing has evolved to include the ability to log, analyze and classify acoustic input, essentially in real-time. The result of this is a series of ongoing acoustic snapshots of what the listener is hearing that can be used in the personalization of the hearing aid (HA) fitting.

Volume 4

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.

Volume 3

A Canadian Evaluation of Real-Life Satisfaction of Hearing Aids in Challenging Environments

Ryan Kalef and his colleagues share with us the results of a Canadian-based clinical trial that was conducted across the country with the aim of providing empirical evidence of the efficacy of the Widex U-platform.

Hearing Aid Delay and Current Drain in Modern Digital Devices

Key considerations when hearing aid engineers design new features are processing time (delay) and battery consumption (current drain). There are not many studies that have investigated delay and current drain in modern digital hearing aids. Therefore, the purpose of this report is to provide benchmark and comparative data on these variables as acquired in the context of a yearly AuD student assignment.