Tag: hearing aid specialists



The “Red Flags” Didn’t Go Away: Emphasizing Comprehensive Hearing Care

For the past 5 years, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not required patients to sign physician waivers prior to being tested and fitted for hearing aids. The ruling remains a positive for the industry, but it’s also true that the “red flags” that motivated the waivers in the first place did not go away.

Coronavirus Precautions: Informing Your Hearing Healthcare Staff Members

Current information suggests that older people and people with severe chronic health conditions are at higher risk of developing more serious illness from COVID-19. This may place hearing healthcare practices and their staff members in a uniquely vulnerable place. Here are some resources for informing staff members on how to protect themselves, their families, and patients.

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Starkey Hearing Innovation Expo Slated for January 15-19 in Las Vegas

Hearing professionals, global visionaries, business leaders, and industry experts from more than 30 countries will experience the speed of innovation and learn how to embrace approaching disruption. The 2020 Starkey Hearing Innovations Expo is scheduled to feature keynotes from Starkey CEO Bill Austin, actor Matthew McConaughey, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, General Colin Powell, and many more.

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Depression, Hearing Loss, and Treatment with Hearing Aids, by Victor Bray, PhD

“Depression, Hearing Loss, and Treatment with Hearing Aids” by audiologist and educator Victor Bray, PhD, is a PDF article, produced in April 2019 by The Hearing Review and sponsored by Hamilton® CapTel®, that presents a comprehensive overview of what we know about this subject, and provides a strong case for the partnership of audiologists and mental health experts in the battle against chronic depression.

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Audiology Advocates React to Senate Passing Veterans Mobility Safety Act

The US Senate has unanimously passed the Veterans Mobility Safety Act, a bill passed by the US House of Representatives in September 2016. It is expected to be signed into law by the President. The bill requires that hearing aid specialists provide services within their scope of practice related to fitting and dispensing hearing aids, under a treatment plan of an audiologist.

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ADA Lends Qualified Support for PCAST Recommendations

In giving qualified support to the PCAST recommendations, ADA is the first among the hearing care professional organizations to publicly endorse, at least in principle, the PCAST’s report to the president. However, ADA listed a number of important qualifications emphasizing the importance of the audiologists’ role in hearing evaluation and diagnostics, dispensing, and aural rehabilitation, as well as some necessary standards for PSAPs, entry-level devices, and hearables.

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