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Phonak is the first to release rechargeable hearing aids across an entire family of behind-the-ear devices. This means rechargeable solutions for their latest Belong™ processing platform are now available for children and adults, and for almost any degree of hearing loss. With their new wireless CROS B-R, Phonak has even provided a rechargeable solution for those suffering from single-sided deafness. Read more

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In the past, we’ve written extensively on the subject of “TeleAudiology”, or the field of hearing healthcare from a distance. Hearing aid manufacturers like Signia and ReSound have been in the game for a while, with ReSound’s recent release of the LiNX 3D™, and Signia’s launch of Signia Pure® 13 BT, both earlier this year. Both products were released with a companion smartphone app that enabled the hearing aid user to download new settings from their hearing professional, and apply those settings to their hearing aids. Read more

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Hearing aids are now so sophisticated that they have features hardly anyone but audiologists are aware of, much less understand. Most of us just want to put them on and be able to hear, but like any device, the more you know the more you can benefit. This is as true of hearing aids as it is of smartphones and computers. In fact, the latest hearing aids are mini-computers. Read more

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Today, Signia (formerly Siemens) unveiled the Signia Pure® 13 BT, the company’s first Made-For-iPhone (MFi) hearing aid, and the world’s first true telehealth-supported hearing aid with iPhone audio streaming capabilities. The Pure™ 13 BT is also the first hearing aid to use iPhone motion sensors to improve hearing for speech when walking, jogging, or in the car, and reportedly the first hearing aid to provide both “high-definition binaural hearing” and Bluetooth® audio streaming (from a connected device). Read more

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Widex hearing aids have traditionally been the preferred choice for musicians and others seeking superior sound quality. Widex’s newest hearing aid, Beyond, promises to meet consumers’ expectations on sound quality, while also delivering iPhone connectivity, telecoil support, and compatibility with all of Widex’s proprietary wireless devices. Read more

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The Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2016, sponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), would allow certain hearing aids to be sold over the counter and would eliminate the “burdensome requirement” that consumers get a medical evaluation or sign a medical waiver before purchasing OTC hearing aids. The Act would also require the FDA to issue regulations containing safety and labeling requirements for OTC hearing aids and to update its draft guidance on Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs). The senators said they would introduce the legislation when Congress reconvenes before the end of the year. Read more

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Hearing Aid technology has evolved tremendously in the last 20 years. I bought my first hearing aids in 1996, and the big hype back then was that they were the first digital hearing aids on the market and that they were CICs (Completely-in-the-Canal). It was a major milestone to not only create a hearing aid that was minature, but also digital. Read more