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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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Dancing with Hearing Loss

If you have hearing loss, dancing can do wonders for your social life—and your health.

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Eko Stethoscope Helps Doctors With Hearing Loss

Eko Devices, Inc., has an amplified high-tech stethoscope that also performs instant electrocardiograms.

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Adam Savage: Hearing Aids

Adam Savage, a well-known Hollywood special effects creator and TV host, says hearing aids have changed his life.

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How to Protect Your Hearing at a Music Festival

Loud music can cause permanent hearing loss, but there are five easy steps you can take to protect it.

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Invisible Hearing Aid Maker Eargo Recruits All-Star Talent

Invisible hearing aid maker Eargo recruited top software, marketing, and finance executives who previously worked at Apple, Visa, and Tesla.

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Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Limitations Emerge

Three years into the rechargeable hearing aid era, limitations of lithium-ion battery technology are starting to emerge.

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How To Survive A Cocktail Party When You Have Hearing Loss

Here are seven tips that will make it easier for your to hear in a noisy cocktail party.

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What People with Hearing Loss Hate to Hear

When I ask someone to repeat themselves and get "oh nevermind," it makes me burn.

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How Phonak Achieved Universal Bluetooth Hearing Aid Connectivity

How Phonak solved the technical challenges of universal hearing aid Bluetooth connectivity.

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When Your Hearing Aid Becomes a Fashion Statement

Bluetooth connectivity and sleek design are starting to overcome the stigma associated with wearing hearing aids.

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Costco to Sell Philips Hearing Aids from Demant

Demant's partnership with Philips hearing aids appears to be getting off to a fast start with a presence in Costco hearing centers across the U.S.

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Does Chocolate Prevent Hearing Loss and Tinnitus?

A nationwide research study in Korea concluded that eating chocolate can help prevent hearing loss.

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Phonak Marvel Bluetooth Hearing Aids Power Sonova Success

The successful launch of Phonak Marvel hearing aids with universal Bluetooth connectivity helped Sonova Group post increases in revenue and profit...

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Should You Include Family in Your Next Audiologist Visit?

Hearing loss does not happen to you alone. Consider taking your family to your next audiologist appointment.

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Live Caption on Google's Android Q is a Killer App

Google's Live Caption feature with the new Android Q phone is a killer app that may entice iPhone users to switch.

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Starkey Hearing Foundation Turns Attention to Global Hearing Health

The Starkey Hearing Foundation has moved beyond donating hearing aids to investing in hearing healthcare infrastructure in developing countries.

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Philips Launches Hearlink Hearing Aids Globally

Philips is entering the global hearing aid market with technology supplied by Demant.

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New Hearing Aid Tech at #AAAConf19

YouTube star Dr. Cliff, AuD, takes you on a video tour of the latest and greatest in hearing aids at the annual AAA Conference.

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Sandy Brandmeier Assumes Role of President, Sonova USA

Sandy Brandmeier has stepped up to the role of President of Hearing Instruments Wholesale for Sonova USA.

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Oticon Rolls Out Next-Generation Opn Hearing Aids

Oticon launched its next-generation Opn S hearing aid along with a new, premium-performance Opn Play hearing aid for children.

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A Design Revolution Drives Hearing Aid Sales

A technology and design revolution is transforming your grandfather's hearing aids into attractive consumer products that appeal to buyers of any age.

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Lantos Launches Next-Generation 3D Ear-Canal Scanner

Lantos Technologies is introducing an improved version of its FDA-approved digital ear canal scanner that scans the patient's entire ear in a...

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Five Reasons You Should Not Ignore Your Hearing Loss

There are serious risks associated with ignoring your hearing loss. You may be pushing people away, and there is a higher risk of dementia and...

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First Look at the Bose Hearing Aid

Hearing Tracker has gotten a first look at the FDA's documentation for the Bose self-fitting hearing aid.

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Veterans Sue 3M Over Defective Ear Plugs

Veterans are suing 3M over defective earplugs they say are responsible for causing permanent noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus.

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Advanced Bionics Makes Cochlear Implants Bluetooth-Compatible

Advanced Bionics is opening up the world of wireless, hands-free iPhone and Android smartphone connectivity to its cochlear implant patients for...

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Widex Boosts Performance of its Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Widex announced it has improved the performance and flexibility of its rechargeable hearing aids with the Second-Generation ZPower Rechargeable...

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Signia Signs Brian Taylor to Help Market its Hearing Aids

Brian Taylor, AuD, has joined the company as Director, Scientific and Product Marketing to help market its high-end hearing aids in the...

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How Should I Describe Myself?

Hard of hearing. Hearing impaired. Deaf. A little deaf. People with hearing loss or hearing aids used many terms to self-identify.

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Hearing Tracker Helps Consumers Find Affordable Hearing Aids in their Neighborhoods

Hearing Tracker has launched the first hyper-local online service to connect hearing aid shoppers with affordable local hearing aid fittings—now...

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Signia Adds Wireless Connectivity to Ultra-Slim Styletto Hearing Aids

Sivantos has upgraded its popular ultra-slim rechargeable Signia Styletto hearing aids to provide wireless audio from smartphones and other...

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Widex and Sivantos Create WS Audiology, World's Third-Largest Hearing Aid Company

Widex and Sivantos have completed their merger, creating a new global hearing aid company with a new name—WS Audiology. With combined revenues of...

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My Hearing Journey Begins

After a couple of months with my first hearing aids, I'm ready to share my experience as I learn to live with hearing loss...

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CVS to Close Hearing Aid Centers

Hearing Health and Technology Matters (HHTM) is reporting that global drugstore giant CVS has decided to close all its hearing centers.

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GN Hearing Reports Market-Share Gain in 2018

GN Hearing's ReSound and Beltone hearing aid brands continued to build momentum in 2018 on the strength of products based on its new chip...

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Understanding Silver-Zinc Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Have you purchased, or are you considering purchasing silver-zinc rechargeable hearing aids? Start here for an overview of the technology.

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Cochlear Ltd. Cashes in on Made-for-Smartphone Hearing Tech

Made-for-smartphone hearing-aid technology is helping Cochlear Ltd. sell more cochlear implants.

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Oticon's Opn S Hearing Aids Improve Speech-in-Noise Understanding

Today's announcement of its second-generation Opn S hearing aids, Oticon says it has come closer to the goal of enabling people with hearing loss...

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iHear Medical To Offer Hearing-Aid

Responding to the clamor for more affordable hearing-loss help, iHear Medical is planning to offer consumers pay-as-you go subscriptions for its...

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WHO Sets Standard for Headphones That Won’t Give You Hearing Loss

The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided that when it comes to loud headphones and hearing loss, enough is enough. Along with the...

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How Will the Widex-Sivantos Merger Impact Hearing-Aid Buyers and Sellers?

Is this merger good or bad for hearing aid consumers and the hearing health professionals who serve them?

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Meet the Deaf Developer Behind Google's  Live Transcribe App

Google's new Live Translate app may actually be the real-time speech-to-text transcription technology we've been waiting for. See for yourself as...

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Google Gets Serious About Hearing Loss Help

Google's new Sound Amplifier app Live Transcribe voice-to-text translation app aim to attract even die-hard iOS users to its Android smartphones...

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Lively Sells and Supports ReSound Hearing Aids Online

Direct-to-consumer Lively hearing aids offer comprehensive teleaudiology services, including web-based testing and face-to-face videoconferences...

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Why You Should Always Use a Microphone in Meetings

It is critical to educate people about the importance of using a microphone for all meetings. Inclusion should never be sacrificed for the sake of...

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Why I Finally Decided to Buy Hearing Aids

I recently learned that the average age of first-time hearing aid wearers is around 70. I’m a good deal younger than that, so how did I get here?...

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Do You Need Your Hearing Aids to Drive?

While it's not a requirement to use hearing aids when behind the wheel, driving with unaided hearing loss can be challenging.

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Alango’s BeHear Hearables Take On Bose Hearphones

Alango's $249 BeHear NOW headsets compete with $499 Hearphones from Bose.

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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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How to Enjoy Dinner Time With Hearing Loss

The evening meal is the most social part of the day but can be challenging for people with hearing loss, with or without hearing aids.

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Signia Reimagines the Hearing Aid with Stylish New Design

With the launch of Styletto, Signia introduces an entirely new category of hearing aid, the SLIM-RIC (Slim Receiver-in-Canal). Signia expects this...

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Phonak Titanium Hearing Aids Are Now Smaller

The Virto B-Titanium is the smallest and most discreet custom hearing aid Phonak has ever produced. Compared to traditional acrylic, titanium...

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Twelve Signs That You Need Your Hearing Checked

Studies show that a huge chunk of the population has hearing loss, and many people are reluctant to get a hearing test that might confirm their...

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Why Don’t Doctors Routinely Screen for Hearing Loss?

In spite of the many health risks associated with hearing loss, most doctors don't screen patients for hearing loss at the annual physical.

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Signia Pure Charge&Go Nx  Review

I enjoyed the convenience of rechargeability, and found that the hearing aids performed well in background noise. I also enjoyed the novelty of...

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How Unitron FLEX:TRIAL™ Benefits My Patients

FLEX:TRIAL allows you to try out premium hearing aids and decide which features they need. FLEX:UPGRADE allows you to upgrade if you change your...

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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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Are Hearables Ready for Prime Time Yet?

The demise of two well-funded “hearable” manufacturers raises the question of when this new product category will take off.

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25+ Tinnitus Facts and Findings You Need To Know Now

What you need to know about tinnitus, the phantom sound of ringing in their ears.

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Audiologist Survey

Groundbreaking audiologist survey tracks consumer acceptance of hearing aid brands, features and product innovations. Sound quality comes out on top.

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