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Two Old Soft-Material Earmold Tricks

When I first started in this field there were two types of earmold materials that were in common usage: Lucite and Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC; Lucite being “hard” and PVC being “soft.” Since the mid-1990s, PVC earmolds such as Formaseal and Protint have given way to various forms of silicon-based materials.

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Children and Hearing Loss: Who Has a Label?

Author Margaret Glenney, MA, poses the question: Given what we now know about hearing, listening, learning, and childhood development—along with the most common learning disorders—doesn’t it make sense for audiologists to be more involved in the assessment of auditory competence and development of children manifesting developmental delays?

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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