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Evaluating Apple AirPods Pro with Headphone Accommodations as Hearing Devices

Researchers from NAL provide objective measures that characterize the acoustic performance of AirPods Pro headphones. The results suggest that, while differences to traditional hearing aids exist, the device's Headphone Accommodations provide amplification to help people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss hear sounds more easily and allow them to experience the benefits of amplification.

Comparing Population Coverage between Hearing Aids Using Presets vs Bose CustomTune

The self-fitting Bose SoundControl™ hearing aid is the first of its kind to gain FDA clearance. In the self-fitting process, the Bose Hear app uses the Bose CustomTune™ interface for mapping to a wide range of target gain profiles, derived from a hearing loss database. This article compares the population coverage—or the percentage of people who would be able to find a frequency gain profile similar to a NAL-NL2 prescription fit—of SoundControl to other self-fitting amplification devices which typically feature only 1 to 4 preset gain profiles.

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Comparing Population Coverage between Hearing Aids Using Presets vs Bose CustomTune™

The self-fitting Bose SoundControl™ hearing aid is the first of its kind to gain FDA clearance. In the self-fitting process, the Bose Hear app uses the Bose CustomTune™ interface for mapping to a wide range of target gain profiles, derived from a hearing loss database. This article compares the population coverage—or the percentage of people who would be able to find a frequency gain profile similar to a NAL-NL2 prescription fit—of SoundControl to other self-fitting amplification devices which typically feature only 1 to 4 preset gain profiles.

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Nuheara Receives FDA Registration for IQbuds2 Pro

The IQbuds² PRO has received FDA classification as a Class 2 medical device. “Utilizing Nuheara’s connected hearing technology platform, the company’s aspiration is to create an end-to-end hearing healthcare company by efficiently delivering hearing products, accessories, and services across the Hearables, Medical Device, and OTC markets,” says Nuheara CEO Justin Miller.

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Emphasizing Patient Care in the OTC Era

How are audiologists preparing for a dispensing landscape that includes OTC hearing aids? Practice owner Stacy O’Brien, AuD, says she consistently emphasizes a full scope of audiology services, best practices, and patient options for affordability and better access to care.

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