Month: March 2001

Occlusion and Own-Voice Issues: Protocols and Strategies

Occlusion and the perception of one’s own voice when wearing hearing aids can be a major obstacle to the acceptance of amplification. Perhaps as many as one-third of all “in the drawer” hearing aids can be attributed to negative side effects such as occlusion and own-voice issues. This article proposes fitting and counseling strategies for dealing with these important fitting problems.

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An Industry in Transformation: Technology and Consolidation Lead Hearing Care into the

Hearing instrument unit volumes increased by only 2% in 2000, yet the average dispensing office experienced an 8-12% increase in gross revenues due to the burgeoning numbers of programmable and DSP instruments dispensed. HR’s annual look at the industry includes an analysis of worldwide trends and the rapidly changing industry structure.

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