Month: October 2009

Considerations in Fitting Hearing Aids with Extended Bandwidths

Extended bandwidth devices with high-frequency responses in the range of 8000 Hz to 10,000 Hz make it possible for those with mild-to-moderate hearing loss to enjoy even higher fidelity sounds. However, as a clinician, one needs to be realistic about the types of candidates for this technology, and use additional care when verifying the output of these hearing aids.

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MarkeTrak VIII: 25-Year Trends in the Hearing Health Market

Over the last generation, the hearing loss population grew at the rate of 160% of US population growth. Hearing aid market penetration continues to increase slowly (now 1 in 4 people with hearing loss) as do binaural fittings (8 out of 10). However, less than 1 in 10 people with mild hearing loss use amplification, and 4 in 10 people with moderate-to-severe hearing loss use amplification for their hearing loss. These and other findings are part of the most complete compilation yet of MarkeTrak consumer demographics and trends.

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