Category: Expert Insight

Expert Insight


How Is That Number Determined?

Of the many hearing aid parameters that optimize a hearing aid for music, the peak input limiting level is the most important. If the level is too low, front-end distortion will occur related to the higher levels associated with music, and no amount of software processing (that occurs later in the hearing aid circuitry) can resolve this.

The Quest for Audiometric Zero

As with most sciences, there are some notable quirks in audiology, and the zero decibel point on the audiometer is one of them. Here is a brief history of the evolution of audiometric zero, the conflicting studies and controversies surrounding it, and how “0 dB” on the audiometer was ultimately established and standardized.

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Clear Digital Media Launches Hearing Tracker Reviews Plug-in for HNN

Hearing Tracker is an independent consumer review platform for hearing aids, hearing providers, and hearing centers. This creative collaboration is said to help unify web reviews and TV to form a combination that not only helps clients “build their online presence” but also helps influence client’s patients while they wait.

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Mythbusters’ Myth #5: “Including Family Members in the Appointment Takes Up Too Much Valuable Time”

Sometimes colleagues complain that, while it may seem like a nice idea to include family members in the audiologic assessment and rehabilitation process (ie, nice to do), it is just too time consuming. But what if family involvement in the rehabilitation process not only provides more efficient use of time, but results in better outcomes? Drs Christopher Lind, Joseph Montano, and Gurgit Singh show why it’s a myth that “there isn’t time to include family members” in an appointment.

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