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.

ReSound Hearing Aids

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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What Do Audiologists Think of OTC Hearing Aids

The goal of the survey, primarily, was to identify common objections to OTC hearing aids—from the perspective of audiologists and hearing...

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Breaking: Bose To Cease Hearing Aid Sales

Bose has eliminated its Health Division, which was working on over-the-counter hearing aids.

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I Tried the New Jabra Hearing Aid. You Can Too, Today.

I tried the new Jabra Enhance™ Plus hearing aid. It's an excellent form factor, but not without its limitations. Here are my initial thoughts, and...

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“Hear & Beyond”: Interview With Authors Shari Eberts and Gael Hannan

Hear & Beyond: Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss is about moving from wherever you are now with your hearing loss to a more communication-rich life.

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What Is Conversation Boost for AirPods Pro and How Is the Feature Activated?

Apple pushed an AirPods Pro firmware upgrade yesterday (version 4A400 available with iOS 15) that finally provides access to the long-awaited...

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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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Biden Signs Order on OTC Hearing Aids to Push Competition

Today, The White House Briefing Room announced a new executive order aimed at promoting competition in the American economy. In the order, the...

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OTC Hearing Aids Regulations to Be Published by 2022

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just published a notice of proposed rulemaking for OTC hearing aids in their Spring 2021 Agency...

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BeHear ACCESS: Interview with Alexander Goldin

We recently connected with Dr. Goldin to learn about three new features just released in the BeHear ACCESS assistive hearing headset.

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Hands-Free Phone Calls Coming to Made For iPhone Hearing Aids

Apple announced today that hands-free calls are coming to future generations of Made For iPhone hearing aids.

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Hear.com to Develop Direct-to-Consumer Strategy

Hear.com plans to introduce a "differentiated and lower cost direct-to-consumer retail model" which does not include appointments with hearing...

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Signia Active X First Impressions

The new Signia Active X hearing aids are hearing aids for people who don't want hearing aids. Here are my first impressions.

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OTC Hearing Aids May Be Delayed Until at Least Mid-2022

The FDA's Spring 2021 Regulatory Agenda was just published, and over-the-counter hearing aids are not an agenda item for this session.

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Lexie Hearing Aids Promoted by Walgreens Find Care®

The Walgreens Find Care® digital health platform is now promoting hearing aids and a free hearing consultation with a Lexie Hearing expert.

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Starkey Hearing Aids

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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Speech in Noise: Some New Perspectives from Chatable

AI company Chatable have published a series of deep tech blogs direct from founder and CSO, Dr Andrew Simpson.

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Hearing Loss - Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and More

If­ you have trouble understanding conversations, you may be one of the approximately 48 million Americans who have some degree of hearing loss.

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ReSound One: The Pandemic Hearing Aid Review

ReSound's latest hearing aids are built for cutting-edge performance in background noise. I had to get creative to test out the manufacturer's...

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The Hearing Loss Association of America During COVID Times

In the interview, Kelley discusses the challenges her organization has faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep members safe, the HLAA...

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Dementia and Hearing Loss

Dr. Reed discusses his recent work with the ACHIEVE Trial, which is exploring the causal effect that may exist between hearing loss and dementia....

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AI and Hearing Technology

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

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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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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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

What are the best rechargeable hearing aids on the market in 2021? We look at battery life, charging speed, portability, battery replacement cost...

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Phonak Launches Marvel 2.0

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

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Best Bluetooth Hearing Aids of 2022 for Android and iOS

Premium Bluetooth hearing aids can be expensive. A pair can cost anywhere from $1,600 to $6,000—or more. Unfortunately, streaming accessories cost...

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Oticon Hearing Aids

Oticon continues to build on a history of innovation delivering cutting-edge hearing aid solutions.

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Phonak Hearing Aids

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

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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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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Best Hearing Aids in 2022 - Picking the Perfect Hearing Aid

Looking for the best hearing aids in 2022? Here are our picks for best rechargeable, best wireless, best invisible, best online purchase, and more.

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Hearing Aid Price Tracker

Our database contains over 3,000 retail price points on current-generation hearing aid models.

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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

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

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?

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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