Monthly Archives: August 2011

Upcoming Tradeshows

If you’re attending the AAO and IHS shows, don’t forget to stop by the ReSound booth. We’ll be showcasing the latest enhancements to Alera®, including the new Unite® Mini Microphone, a wireless device that optimizes signal-to-noise ratio in person-to-person communication. … Continue reading

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Wireless Myth #5 – Interference

By Jennifer Groth, M.A. Myth 5:  2.4 GHz is so common that other devices will cause interference with my hearing aids. Interference is no longer an issue due to the advent of a technology called frequency hopping.  Frequency hopping in … Continue reading

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Wireless Myth #4 – The Connection

By Jennifer Groth, M.A. Myth #4: The important part is the wireless connection. Any hearing aid that connects me to the television or phone will do the same job. Of course watching TV and talking on the telephone are key … Continue reading

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Wireless Myth #3 – 2.4 GHz

By Jennifer Groth, M.A. Myth #3: The 2.4 GHz wireless platform isn’t different. All wireless hearing aids work the same way. The fact is that near field magnetic induction technology (described above) does not provide the sound quality, signal strength … Continue reading

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Hearing Aid Batteries On-A-Stick!

Anyone who’s familiar with the great Minnesota get-together expects to see an abundance of food items on-a-stick.  This year, ReSound, in partnership with the MN Academy of Audiology, is giving away 2,500 4-packs of hearing aid batteries – all on-a-stick! … Continue reading

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Wireless Myth #2 – Body Worn Streamers

By Jennifer Groth, M.A. Myth #2: ALL “wireless hearing aids” require users to wear something around the neck to be connected. Unfortunately, many of the so-called “wireless” hearing aids currently on the market do require the user to wear a … Continue reading

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The 5 Myths of Wireless Hearing Technology

By Jennifer Groth, M.A. There is still some misunderstanding in the industry about what makes a hearing aid wireless.  Over the next week, I will be posting the 5 most common myths associated with wireless hearing technology. Myth #1: “My … Continue reading

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Tinnitus Management in the VA

By Michael Piskosz, M.S., CCC-A Tinnitus is the most prevalent physical disability reported by service members.  Previously, there were very few devices that could treat both hearing loss and tinnitus in one system – and these devices didn’t have the … Continue reading

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Nanocoating – Future Enhancements

By Jennifer Groth, M.A. 3) What advances do you see in the future? Can hearing device nanocoatings be improved further than their current level of protection? One of the measures of effectiveness of nanocoating is the “wettability”, which describes how … Continue reading

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Nanocoating – Care & Handling

By Jennifer Groth, M.A. 2) What care and handling do you recommend to practitioners and patients in order to ensure the durability of the nanocoating? No special care or handling is required for nanocoated hearing instruments compared to untreated hearing … Continue reading

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