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Competing in the New Era of Hearing Healthcare, Part 3: Differentiating the Practice with Product and Technology

Adding value to the patient experience requires change. The use of innovative products and technologies in a hearing healthcare practice is essential for survival—and it is expected by patients. Why send patients to the internet or electronic stores for products that can be offered in the practice and increase the patient experience? Why not use technology to improve practice procedures and efficiency?

Etymotic Research Merges with Lucid Hearing/Lucid Audio

Two well-known names and company owners in hearing device manufacturing are joining forces. Etymotic Research Founder Mead Killion announced that his company has merged with Lucid Hearing/Lucid Audio, a prominent hearing aid and PSAP manufacturer owned by Henry Smith, founder of Authorized Hearing Systems (AHS), America Hears, and more recently Liberty Hearing Aids and Lucid Audio.

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Sound Level Suppressors for Firearm Noise Reduction: Implications for Hearing Conservation

Sound level suppressors (also known as “silencers”) on firearms reduce—but do not eliminate—hazardous noise exposure, especially for AR-15 or similar semiautomatic rifles. At this time, the best advice is dual use of both HPDs and suppressors—particularly for those shooting weapons that produce dangerously high sound levels. For shooters who are reluctant to use HPDs, electronic HPDs should be considered as an option.

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