Browsing: First Person Reports

London’s Molly Watt is an amazing 20 year old lady who has Usher Syndrome type IIa, which left her severely deaf at birth and is progressively blinding her with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). As part of our


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This short blog post by our pal Chev Petersen of Fish Hoek, Cape Town perfectly illustrates the Lombard Effect: Basically, it’s a reflexive action where we raise our voices to a level to overcome background noises,


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First Person Report: Not Everyone Can Adjust to Digital Hearing Aids After A Lifetime Of Analog(ue)

Longtime UK hearing aid user Karen Stockton passionately describes in The Limping Chicken how what looks good on paper, namely that of “enhancing” audibility of sounds with the wide dynamic range compression (WDRC; technically logarithmic gain)


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Last year, the BBC reported that more and more hearing aid users are programming their own hearing aids. Today, British subject Robert Mandara lays out a compelling case for user programming in the first of his three-part


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First Person Report: Widex M-Dex Hearing Aid Streamer Woes

Atlanta software engineer and applied mathmatician Rippah Ultmuncher shows in his stinging blog entry that although he is having great success with his Widex Clear 440 hearing aids, the same cannot be said of his M-Dex


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London’s Deafinitely Girly shows how the Phonak SoundRecover hearing aid frequency lowering scheme totally wrecks music… And when convolved with the groundbreaking research at Northwestern’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory that has connected the strengthening of the auditory cortex in


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Sarah "Speak Up Librarian" Wegleys' first-person account of her success story using a Bellman Audio Domino Pro FM system in her workplace to help her perform her daily job duties.


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Pianist and instructor Daniela Andrews unintentionally -- Yet so eloquently -- describes cochlear implant channel crossover, where the charge from the electrode buttons stimulate the wrong nerve endings in the spiral ganglion.


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