Month: May 2012

Remote Microphone Hearing Instrument Technology

ReSound’s Jennifer Groth and Stephen Hallenbeck recently contributed an article to AudiologyOnline entitled “Evidence-based Design Leads to Remote Microphone Hearing Instrument Technology”.  This article discusses the underlying principles that guided the design process of Remote Microphone hearing instrumentation at ReSound. Remote Microphone design works by placing the microphone in the external ear near the concha …

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Tinnitus Retraining Therapy

By Michael Piskosz Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) focuses on breaking the vicious cycle of Tinnitus annoyance.  This approach is based on the neurophysiological model of Tinnitus and educates the individual in how to ultimately habituate to the Tinnitus. Habituation is the process of retraining the brain from conditioned responses.  In TRT the habituation process turn …

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Advanced Hearing Instruments & Battery Technology

By Jennifer Groth A great challenge for hearing instrument manufacturers is to balance the ever-increasing desire for more advanced hearing instrument features with the rather stagnant performance of hearing instrument batteries. In addition, developments geared toward more environmentally friendly batteries, such as mercury-free, or more convenient batteries, such as rechargeable, are also emerging. Although reducing …

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Tinnitus Awareness Week

May 13 – 19 is Tinnitus Awareness Week.  In recognition of this, we’re posting a series of blog posts on Tinnitus management authored by ReSound’s Michael Piskosz.  The first post in this series talks about the role of sound therapy in Tinnitus management. Tinnitus Management – Sound Therapy By Michael Piskosz Sound therapy is intended …

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