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What Is Important to Your Hearing Aid Clients… and Are They Satisfied?

What are the major drivers of customer satisfaction with hearing aids? Almost all surveys emphasize the importance of hearing speech in noise. Recent consumer surveys also indicate that the main drivers of hearing aid satisfaction are sound quality or hearing aid performance over their satisfaction with the hearing care professional (HCP) or hearing aid physical qualities. Listening situations most important to hearing aid users for speech understanding are: 1:1 conversations and group conversations in noise, soft speech in quiet, understanding speech without visual cues, and speech at a distance.

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CLEAR Launches Amptify Digital Therapeutic for Hearing Loss

ClEAR, a company that develops products for individuals with hearing loss, announced the launch of its “category-defining digital therapeutic for hearing loss that enables organizations to offer comprehensive, evidence-based hearing healthcare to their populations,” called Amptify.

The Age of Telehealth

Every crisis has a silver lining and one of the clear front-runners during the COVID-19 pandemic is the increased use of virtual healthcare visits, says author Archelle Georgiou, MD. Telehealth for getting medical care over the Internet has been available for more than 20 years, but use of the technology was low until the pandemic severely restricted providers and patients from having face-to-face visits.

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An Interview with Michael Valente, PhD: Considerations after 45 Years in Audiology

On July 31st, Michael Valente will retire after 45 years in audiology and 34 years at Washington University. In this article, Douglas Beck conducts an “exit interview” with one of our most distinguished clinician-researchers about his journey in the profession, the Best Practices documents which he spearheaded, OTC devices, and the future of hearing healthcare.

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Empowering the Wearer: AI-based Signia Assistant Allows Individualized Hearing Care

Results of this study show the Signia Assistant smartphone app ensures the end-user safely gets the best possible solution for any given situation, marking an important step in going from assumption-based to data-driven knowledge—and moving away from a “one-size-fits-all approach” to precisely tuned hearing for each individual via artificial intelligence.

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Efficacy of Directional Microphones in Open Fittings Under Realistic Signal-to-Noise Ratios Using Widex MOMENT Hearing Aids

PureSound with ZeroDelay technology has been designed to shorten hearing aid processing delays to less than 0.5 ms across frequencies and therefore greatly enhance the sound quality, particularly for large-vent or open fittings—fittings that can reduce the effectiveness of directional microphones. This study shows the PureSound program on the MOMENT hearing aid is as effective as the premium products of two other manufacturers for managing speech understanding in noise at realistic SNRs.

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