Monthly Archives: September 2013

The VA Purchases 1 in 5 US Hearing Aids

According to an article written by the Center for Public Integrity, hearing loss among post 9/11 veterans is worse than ever before. Hearing injuries cost more than $1.4 billion in veterans’ disability payments annually, and the Veterans Affairs Department is reported … Continue reading

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Do dual microphones need to be horizontal on the ear?

By Jennifer Groth Which of the two hearing aids shown in the drawing below has the best directivity? The obvious difference between them is their shapes and the way this causes the microphones to sit at more of an angle … Continue reading

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Tech Tip | Adding a Second Hearing Instrument to an Original Monaural Fit in Aventa 3.5

Aventa 3.5 offers users the ability to easily add a second instrument to an original monaural fit. This month’s Tech Tip takes you though the steps using Airlink. Continue reading

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30 Years Ago President Reagan Started Wearing Hearing Aids

On September 7, 1983, the official announcement was made about President Ronald Reagan wearing hearing aids. The September issue of the Hearing Review includes Dr. Thomas Powers’ story of fitting the President with hearing aids in the Oval Office. Powers … Continue reading

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Consumer & Dispenser Feedback Leads to 2G Unite Accessories

Open any kitchen utensil drawer and languishing in the back is likely a collection of wine aerators, garlic peelers, cherry pitters, and other gadgets that promised to make life easier for the home cook but turned out not to be all that useful. The hearing aid industry also has had its share of junk drawer items that did not prove their utility, and quietly disappeared from the market. Continue reading

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More Public Places Are Getting In The “Loop”

In May, we wrote a blog post about Thumper Johnson’s interactive dinner theater event. The event, which was designed to provide a “test drive” experience for participants, was a huge success for Thumper, resulting in quite a number of hearing instrument sales. Continue reading

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You Might Be An Audiologist If……

Yesterday, we asked our Facebook community to complete this sentence: “You might be an audiologist if…..” We got some good responses.  Here are some additional tell-tale signs. Every time you tell someone your profession, they say “huh?” or “what?” You … Continue reading

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Sequels – Better Than the Originals?

In the movie world, sequels are often a let down from the original, but when it comes to technology, second generation devices usually improve on the ones that came before. Continue reading

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The Audiologist’s “Friday Funnies”

Friday is here! After a busy week helping patients, we thought you might enjoy a moment to share in some audiology humor with us! Check out the picture to the left. Shall we say this is “early amplification” or perhaps … Continue reading

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Today’s Students, Technology’s Future

We were excited to hear that Omar Alam, the son of ReSound’s Kamrul Alam, was accepted into Cornell University to study Quantum Physics. Omar has been very active in his high school robotics team and contacted us to request sponsorship for the 2013 – 2014 season. Continue reading

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