Hearing aids

Jan’s opinions on prescription and no prescription hearing aids, combination hearing aids, and personal sound amplification products (PSAP).

NYT Article “The Medical Tech That Helps You” Covers Hearing Aids with No Speech-In-Noise Tech

This is an example of the not-factual media articles I blog and write about. Ravenscraft (2019) couldn’t have used an audiologist as a source. Because his New York Times article “The medical tech that helps you…” covers hearing aids with no speech-in-noise technology. Hearing aids classified as consumer products – not medical devices. Communication Features …

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Combination Hearing Aids for Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Sound Therapy

Tinnitus = hearing extra sound from hyperactive hearing system Hyperacusis = hearing extra loud sound from hyperactive hearing system Combination hearing aids are HAs with the option of added sound therapy. They’re for people with T-H who have normal hearing or hearing loss: amplification on/off; sound therapy on/off. Starting in the 1990s, combination hearing aids …

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Comparison of Progressive Tinnitus Management, Tinnitus-Hyperacusis Retraining Therapy, Neuromonics and Levo Tinnitus System

There are 2 ways to approach therapy for people distressed by tinnitus-hyperacusis. One is progressive. Start with audiologist evaluation, basic educational counselling on coping tools, and then customize treatment based on the individual’s needs. As little or as much as necessary. Progressive Tinnitus Management [PTM] was developed over 10 years ago by a team of …

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Over The Counter PSAP/Hearing Aid Sound Quality Check

Over-The-Counter (OTC) Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAP) or Hearing Aid (HAs) are for people with mild high frequency HL (hearing loss). Like OTC reading glasses for mild vision loss. Smith et al. (2016) found 100% of low cost PSAP (<$150), 66% of high cost PSAP (>$150) and 66% of low cost HAs (<$500/one) failed to …

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