Abram Bailey, AuD

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Bailey is a leading expert on consumer technology in the audiology industry. He is a staunch advocate for patient-centered hearing care and audiological best practices, and welcomes any technological innovation that improves access to quality hearing outcomes. Dr. Bailey holds an Au.D. from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

AI and Hearing Technology
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AI and Hearing Technology

09 September 2020

At Starkey, Dr. Bhowmik was involved in bringing groundbreaking AI and advanced-sensor technologies to the new Starkey Livio hearing aid, which...

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Lexie Lumen: IntriCon and hearX Partner on Direct-to-Consumer Hearing Aid Initiative

The Lexie Lumen is a slim-tube hearing aid manufactured by Intricon. The hearing aids are sold by hearX USA and cost $49/m.

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Phonak Paradise: First Impressions
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Phonak Paradise: First Impressions

19 August 2020

The Phonak Paradise is a well-rounded hearing aid that offers many improvements when compared to the previous Marvel generation.

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How Artificial Intelligence Could Completely Restore Hearing

Computers are now able to read lips and reproduce the speech. And Elon Musk wants to transmit hearing directly into your auditory cortex via...

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Production Begins on First FDA-Registered UV-Sterilizing Clear Mask

The world's first FDA-registered clear UV-Sterilizing smart mask has reached almost $4 Million in backing on Indiegogo. Delivery is expected in...

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Breaking: AirPods Pro Become Hearing Aids in iOS 14

The long-awaited missing feature—Headphone Accommodations in Transparency Mode—is now available (as of the Sept 14 release of AirPods Pro firmware...

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Audiology Best Practice Standards - Incorporating Virtual Care

Professor De Wet Swanepoel, Dr Paul Dybala, PhD, and Mark Truong have a lively discussion on incorporating remote care into best practice...

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Interview with Giles Tongue, CEO of ChatableApps

Hearing better in background noise is the #1 priority for hearing aid users around the world, and your app promises a significant improvement over...

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Phonak Virto™ M Black is More Than a Smart Wireless Earbud

Phonak's Virto Black custom hearing aids look like sport Bluetooth earbuds, positioning them as an answer to the stigma associated with hearing aids.

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Hearing Doctors Respond to Queen's New Hearing Aid

The Queen's new hearing aid is seen popping out of her ear. More practice, or a custom-fitted hearing aid, may be required.

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How Long Do Hearing Aid Batteries Last

Our survey on hearing aid batteries revealed major differences in how long batteries last depending on size and brand of battery, brand of hearing...

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Rechargeable Hearing Aids
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Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Updated 15 September 2020

So many rechargeable hearing aids have come onto the market recently, that some are calling 2020 "The Year of the Rechargeable."

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Phonak Launches Marvel 2.0
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Phonak Launches Marvel 2.0

19 August 2019

Phonak continues to exceed expectations with its new Marvel 2.0 Bluetooth hearing aids.

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Bluetooth Hearing Aids
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Bluetooth Hearing Aids

Updated 11 September 2020

Shopping for a Bluetooth hearing aid can be overwhelming. Here's everything you need to know.

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Starkey Hearing Aids
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Starkey Hearing Aids

Updated 02 September 2020

Starkey hearing aids are the flagship brand of Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the world's top five hearing-aid manufacturers.

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ReSound Hearing Aids
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ReSound Hearing Aids

Updated 27 August 2020

ReSound is the world's fourth largest hearing-aid brand and was the first to deliver Made-for-iPhone hearing aids.

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Phonak Hearing Aids
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Phonak Hearing Aids

Updated 27 August 2020

Phonak is the world's largest hearing aid brand, a market leader and innovator in digital hearing-aid products and technologies.

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Hearing Aids
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Hearing Aids

Updated 31 August 2020

Looking to purchase hearing aids? Let us walk you through your options. Our guide includes latest technology, prices, insurance, product reviews,...

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Paying for Hearing Aids With Health Insurance

Based on our 2018 survey, the average payout from insurance was $1,257 with around 25% receiving help from their insurance companies. Top...

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Phonak Launches The First Real Bluetooth Hearing Aid

The Phonak Marvel is the first hearing aid to allow stereo streaming from any Bluetooth-enabled audio device. Android, iPhone, MacOS, and Windows...

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Bose to Launch Self-Fitting Hearing Aid

Bose has received approval from the FDA to sell the Bose Hearing Aid, a self-fitting hearing aid, directly to consumers. No professional fitting...

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Big Changes Ahead in World of Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are set to become a lot cheaper in the next few years. David Pogue (CBS) visits Starkey Hearing to understand the high cost of...

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Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

Over-The-Counter hearing aids are a new class of hearing aids that will soon be available for purchase in stores and online without a prescription...

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Best Hearing Aids in 2020
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Best Hearing Aids in 2020

Updated 31 August 2020

Thinking about purchasing hearing aids in 2020? Check out this comprehensive list of top models from the world's largest hearing aid brands.

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How much do hearing aids cost?
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How much do hearing aids cost?

Updated 02 January 2020

Our survey shows an average hearing aid cost of $2372. Click to see the average price paid for brands like Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, and Widex. The...

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How Machine Learning Will Revolutionize Hearing Aids

Machine learning in hearing aids can deliver bette hearing in background noise, Improved sound quality and greater listening comfort.

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Hearing Aid Technology Update – What You Missed at #AAAConf18

Dr. Cliff Olson hit the expo hall at AAA Conference 2018 to discover some of the most significant product announcements.

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Patent Could Fix Hearing Aid Performance For Everyone
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Patent Could Fix Hearing Aid Performance For Everyone

Updated 12 June 2020

The US patent office recently published "Method of adapting a hearing device to a user’s ear." The patent is very exciting as it suggests a method...

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New Zealand Company Develops Remote Hearing Care Innovation

New Zealand-based company, Triton Hearing, announced in April that it would be providing hearing aid services to rural communities via the...

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Nura Claims Its Headphones

Nura claims that their headphones automatically measure your hearing, but as we can see, there are limitations to this technology if your hearing...

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Soundhawk Review for Hearing Loss – Expert Analysis
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Soundhawk Review for Hearing Loss – Expert Analysis

Updated 07 July 2020

Soundhawk review by a doctor of audiology. Amplification capabilities, photos, and sound samples. Background noise and wireless mic testing included.

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How Often Should I Replace My Hearing Aids?
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How Often Should I Replace My Hearing Aids?

Updated 09 February 2020

If your current hearing aids are functioning well and meeting your hearing needs, there may be no reason to upgrade. However, you may want to...

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