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Starkey is in the game again. In April, they released the Starkey Halo, one of the world’s first “made for iPhone” hearing aids; with no intermediary devices necessary. Taking advantage of Bluetooth low energy, and a “proprietary high quality audio streaming protocol” developed by Apple, the Halo is able to stream audio from iPhone 4S and up, and many other Apple devices. Read more

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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

Posted by - For Consumers, Hearing Aids, Hearing Providers, Industry.

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

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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