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Signal Processing Strategies that Improve Real-world Satisfaction in Key Listening Situations

A survey of 56 patients who compared the performance of the Signia Xperience Pure 312 7X hearing aids with their previous hearing aids found satisfaction ratings significantly higher for the Signia devices and also considerably higher than a recent (2018) EuroTrak survey that utilized many of the same survey questions. Wearer preference for Xperience was strong across common listening demands: speech understanding, listening effort, and overall preference. The results demonstrate Xperience wearers can expect high levels of satisfaction, a critical component of long-term success.

When One Size Does Not Fit All: Special Hearing Solutions for Special Occasions

Hearing aids continue to offer special programs for special listening needs. But just how good are these programs, and what types of preferences do hearing aid wearers have when using them? This study compares two special programs with the Universal program in Widex EVOKE hearing aids. Along with some revealing insights into fitting individual patients, the results demonstrated that both special programs performed the job they were designed to do, and the overall study shows the potential benefits of providing special programs for special listening situations and individual preferences.

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Addressing the Needs of Pediatric Patients and Their Parents: An Interview with Jane Madell, PhD

Jane Madell, PhD, has been a leading figure in pediatric audiology for the past 45 years. She is an audiologist, speech-language pathologist, and LSLS auditory-verbal therapist, with degrees from Emerson College (BA) and University of Wisconsin (MA, PhD). Her experience ranges from Deaf Nursery programs to leadership positions at the League for the Hard of Hearing, Long Island College Hospital, as well as Beth Israel Medical Center/New York Eye and Ear Infirmary as director of the Hearing and Learning Center and Cochlear Implant Center.

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Addressing the Needs of Pediatric Patients and Their Parents: An Interview with Jane Madell, PhD

Jane Madell, PhD, has been a leading figure in pediatric audiology for the past 45 years. She is an audiologist, speech-language pathologist, and LSLS auditory-verbal therapist, with degrees from Emerson College (BA) and University of Wisconsin (MA, PhD). Her experience ranges from Deaf Nursery programs to leadership positions at the League for the Hard of Hearing, Long Island College Hospital, as well as Beth Israel Medical Center/New York Eye and Ear Infirmary as director of the Hearing and Learning Center and Cochlear Implant Center.

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Patient-Centered Hearing, Balance, and Tinnitus Care: An Interview with Adam & Jerusha Shulberg

Adam & Jerusha Shulberg are the owners of Cubex Audiology Ltd in London, a private practice that was originally founded by Adam’s father in 1964.

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