Monthly Archives: June 2013

Why Digital Wireless Hearing Technology?

At the 2013 AudiologyNOW! conference ReSound’s Rena Appleby, Au.D., presented reasons why digital wireless hearing aid technology should be used to bring improvements in patient satisfaction. Patient satisfaction: 18.6% of patients return their hearing aids, of those 49% report doing … Continue reading

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Tech Tip – ReSound Environmental Optimizer II

The sophistication of technology in ReSound products allows hearing instrument users the benefit of staying in one individual program, with many smart features continuously active. The Environmental Optimizer II provides patients with both automatic, personalized volume adjustments, as well as … Continue reading

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Verifying Binaural Directionality in the Testbox

By Steve Hallenbeck, AuD Hearing aid features which rely on wireless communication between the devices have become standard fare. Except for features which are easily observable and straightforward, such as the transfer of pushbutton and volume commands from one hearing … Continue reading

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Moments Spotlight

We now have more than 200 “Moments” post on our Moments Website.  Thank you for sharing all of your inspiring stories.  Keep them coming!  Here are a few heartwarming stories submitted within the last week. Dancing Out of the Door … Continue reading

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The Advantages of FM Without the FM

To ensure proper functional status of hearing assistive technology, verification guidelines for FM systems have been published (ASHA, 2002; AAA, 2011). The procedures can also be applied for hearing instruments with integrated wireless 2.4GHz technology. With this technology, the hearing … Continue reading

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Wireless Technology: The Evolution

Wireless is not a new concept–even for hearing instruments. The challenge is which technology to use and how to use it. ReSound’s John Nelson, Ph.D., & Jill Mecklenburger, Au.D., presented at the 2013 AudiologyNOW! conference an overview of hearing instrument … Continue reading

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A Deeper Look into Tinnitus: A Unique Case Study

Tinnitus is a concern for many people, and affects approximately 15 percent of the population. As hearing loss is increasingly identified and diagnosed, this trend is most likely to continue and grow. Many clinicians feel overwhelmed and uncertain about tinnitus … Continue reading

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Practical Tips for Open Fittings

Open fit hearing instruments can be fit with a multitude of solutions for coupling to the ear canal. Manufacturers have different strategies for accounting for these solutions, and it may be unclear to clinicians what the result of choosing different … Continue reading

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How Do You Verify “Binaural Processing” in Hearing Aids?

Hearing aid manufacturers are increasingly offering technology that claims to improve sound quality, hearing in noise, spatial awareness and automatic changes for directional microphone modes. While the benefits may be gleaned through subjective evaluation, objective verification of these features requires … Continue reading

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ReSound Partnership Supports Employment Opportunities for the Visually Impaired

For years, ReSound has had a business partnership with Bosma Enterprises, a non-profit NIB (National Institute for the Blind) agency that provides job training, rehabilitation, and employment services to people who are blind or visually impaired.  Earlier this year, ReSound … Continue reading

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