hearing aids

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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Audiologists are Not Salespeople from Mars

The word on social media is that audiologists only want to sell hearing aids. Audiologists don’t have a clue what it’s like for people living with Hearing Loss; it’s as if audiologists are from a different planet. This goes to show how little people understand audiology. There are many specialty areas in audiology hearing healthcare …

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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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Notched Music versus Customized Sound Therapy

Pitch or frequency of sounds can very from low or deep (e.g. a foghorn) to high or squeaky (e.g. bird chirping). The pitch of a person’s tinnitus can be compared to sounds played at different frequencies through a hearing test machine (audiometer). Whichever frequency sounds the most like your tinnitus is the pitch match. Notched …

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