The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) applauds the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) for its focus on using technology to remove barriers to care for the millions of Americans with hearing loss. ADA members are audiologists who have spent their professional lives evaluating, managing and treating patients with hearing and balance disorders. ADA is cognizant of the significant health implications of untreated hearing and balance disorders, and ADA wholeheartedly agrees that hearing loss is a public health issue that requires prompt attention. Read more
The HyperSound System (HSS) is a new technology for those patients that need improved communication while watching TV at home. HSS works by first electronically converting audible information onto ultrasonic frequencies, well-beyond the range of human hearing. Read more
We officially launched HearingTracker.com to the audiology community back in March. After much anticipation, we finally had the chance to introduce Hearing Tracker to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community at the HLAA 2014 in our hometown, Austin, TX!
The concept for Hearing Tracker was developed many years ago, as an ambitious solution for helping hearing impaired consumers connect with top-quality hearing providers and hearing devices. To say we were excited to unveil it - to the population Read more
Sonova CEO Lukas Braunschweiler provides a Phonak Lyric hearing aid review, and provides a general overview of the hearing loss industry.
Braunschweiler summarizes the market:
The market is basically tremendous. You have 15% of people on this world suffering from any kind of hearing loss, and only about a fifth of people really have a correction."
When asked why there is resistance to dealing with hearing loss Braunschweiler responds:
Traditionally... hearing instruments have been Read more
The results of a Hearing Review study, entitled “A Comparison of Consumer Satisfaction, Subjective Benefit, and Quality of Life Changes Associated with Traditional and Direct-mail Hearing Aid Use”, were promoted in a recent MDHearingAid press release.
The Better Hearing Institute* [Hearing Review] reports that direct-to-consumer (mail order) hearing aids are just as beneficial as traditional, expensive hearing aids...Overall, these [mail-order hearing aid] users achieve higher overall satisfaction Read more