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All About Options: Concierge, House Calls, and Financing

Accommodating individual personality types is a perfect way to customize the patient experience. Meeting patients “where they are" references a state of mind, but in some cases it also applies to an actual physical location in the form of house calls.

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How Might the Brain Change When We Reintroduce Sound? Interview with Anu Sharma, PhD

New research shows that after wearing professionally fit quality hearing aids, a patient's brain may “re-organize” its auditory processing centers back towards its original state prior to the hearing loss—with corresponding gains in auditory speech perception abilities and improvements in global cognitive function, executive function, processing speed, and visual working memory performance. Anu Sharma discusses the research findings with Douglas Beck.

ADA to ‘Move the Needle’ at 2019 AuDACITY Convention on November 14-16

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology will hold its 2019 AuDACITY Convention on November 14-16 at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center in National Harbor, Md. This year’s theme, “Move the Needle,” relects the need for practices to respond to the hearing health needs of older adults with quality hearing healthcare.

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IntriCon Provides Insights into OTC Hearing Aid Market; Experiences Some Headwinds in Q2 2019

The company is bullish on the prospects of the upcoming OTC hearing device regulations from FDA, which it anticipates being issued this November and implemented in mid-2020. In his comments to investors, IntriCon CEO Mark Gorder was also optimistic that the new OTC hearing device regulations would be more liberal relative to the amount of allowable gain and for whom the devices might be intended.

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We’re Almost There for Music…

Over the past several years, the hearing aid industry has responded to the need for improved hearing aid processing for the listening to, and the playing of, music. Better-configured A/D converters and a number innovations have provided great solutions. Marshall Chasin explains why emulating a single-channel processor might be the next “big step” forward for audiophiles with hearing aids.

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Amplifon Off to a Hot Start in 2019

Amplifon, the parent group of Miracle Ear and Elite Hearing Network, published impressive first quarter 2019 financial results, showing revenue growth of 25.4% driven by solid organic growth and a large contribution from their M&A activity, notably from their recent purchase of the GAES hearing aid dispensing network based in Spain.

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May is BHSM: #CheckYourHearing and #HearWellStayVital

There is a movement afoot to breathe new life into Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) and recast it for the 21st Century—and social media. In the past year, all the national professional organizations (AAA, ASHA, ADA, and IHS), along with HLAA and the ACI Alliance, have signed onto a public awareness campaign designed to bring hearing healthcare to the forefront during May. Here are some easy social media messages and movie clips to help promote Better Hearing & Speech Month, as well as your own great work in hearing healthcare—starting on May 1!

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