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Over the last three years GN ReSound has released nine separate Unite wireless accessories for use with the Alera, Verso, LiNX and Enzo hearing aids, along with parallel models sold under GN’s Beltone & Interton brands,


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Can Noise Impulses From Softball Hitting Negatively Affect Your Hearing? Editor’s Note: From time to time The Hearing Blog presents interesting guest articles for our Readers. Today’s post is the eighth in our Guest Article series,


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Northwestern Professor Nina Kraus is someone for whom we have a great deal of respect, so when she proposed that Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD) & Central Auditory Processing Disorder be viewed under the same “biological


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Hearing Health Matters: David Kirkwood Taking Credit On The Blockbuster Costco-Phonak Story Where It’s Not Due. Imagine our surprise when our friends over at Hearing Health Matters dispatched an e-mail with this claim: Hearing News Watch,


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Nucleus 6 CI users in North America: The FDA’s Medical Device branch in Maryland has finally approved the 2.4 gHz digital wireless accessories licensed from GN ReSound according to this bulletin from Cochlear Americas, a full


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The Hearing Blog has held off on publishing ratings on the ReSound LiNX “Made for iPhone” (MFi) hearing aid due to current drain issues, as unlike the #13-powered Starkey Halo, the original version was released only in their 312-powered x61 RIC


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We at The Hearing Blog have No Connection to the new “Evil Audiologist” website, written by what must be a disgruntled insider, that has the hearing care profession buzzing: Like Southpark, it’s simultaneously funny, foul, …and occasionally informative. It


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Warm greetings go out to our new friends in IT coming in via the WServer News Tip of the Week for September 8th! Connecting a CaptionCall phone to a simple encrypted WiFi network is relatively straightforward. However, we


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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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How the “secret sauce” in the Starkey S-series and the GN ReSound Sparx/Danalogic 6090 hearing aids can help ANSD, profoundly deaf, and other challenging patients… UPDATE 1: Our friends at AudiologyOnline.com have a free, brand-neutral webinar related to this topic by Patricia Souza PhD on Understanding and


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We apologize to our readers for posting this article, as we did not fully vet this story in our haste to go to press. Let’s just use the adjective “Glasshole” …and leave it at that. Since


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Yes, you can safely wear your hearing aids to bed both for tinnitus suppression and environmental awareness: Here’s the recipe. We’ve been wearing hearing aids 24/7/365 without squealing when laying down… And you can wear yours


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Your Friday Hearing Aid Humour For this one, look closely at the 51 second mark: If you thought that was funny, here’s Brian Williams talking to Jimmy Fallon a few weeks later —  Part 1 and


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Learn how cables affect drive performance and get tips to help ensure your VFD system operates as expected …And not interfere with hearing aids, cochlear implants, and audio frequency induction (“hearing”) loop systems. By General Cable,


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This caught our attention, and made us put on our gEEk hats over morning coffee: Starting at magnetic flux densities of 3 Teslas (3.0 Webers/m² or ≈2.4 million Ampere/meter with µ = µ0) the magneto-hydrodynamic Lorentz force, derived


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Sonova Holding AG and Comfort Audio i Halmstad AB (Sweden) have entered into an agreement where Sonova will acquire 100% of the shares of Comfort Audio, pending regulatory approval. No comment yet from Siemens A spokesman


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 Canceled! The Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder 2014 Conference will be held on June 18th 2014 at Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware with the aims of training professionals in the diagnosis and management of ANSD. In keeping


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1. “Wait, so if you can hear me then you’re not actually deaf.” Deaf, hard of hearing… WHATEVER. Fox / Via gifhunterress.tumblr.com   2. When people silently mouth things to you. You’re so clever and funny.


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The Hearing Blog has learned that Siemens will place their hearing aid division up for sale again tomorrow (Wednesday May 7th). 11:45 PM EDT UPDATE: Reuters reports that the hearing aid business will be spun off and


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CONFIRMED: Phonak says it will distribute hearing aids through Costco

On Sunday March 9th at noon we broke the story that Costco will be selling Phonak premium hearing aids for $1349 through their 500+ dispensing locations; and the next day we presented our Analysis on how it


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ANALYSIS: Advanced Bionics Will Be Harmed By Costco Selling Phonak Hearing Aids

As we broke the news yesterday that Sonova’s (symbol: SOON:VX) Phonak division will be selling premium hearing aids for $1349 at Costco “big box” stores in North America, a price that is about what dealers pay,


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BREAKING NEWS: Costco to sell Phonak premium hearing aids for $1349

Phonak, having seen the July 2013 expansion of GN ReSound’s Minnesota facility to handle Costco’s business, wants a piece of the pie and is joining them and Rexton in selling deeply discounted premium hearing aids to


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The Curious Hybrid (EAS) Cochlear Implant Recipient

  We at The Hearing Blog are strong supporters of cochlear implants (CI’s); but this particular case of a recipient who has progressive hearing loss implanted with a short electrode hybrid at the University of Iowa


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Friday Hearing Aid Humor…

I tell people who whisper in my ear that blowing into my hearing aids doesn’t work…


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NEWS: Researchers may have discovered a plan to disable Meniere’s Syndrome

NEWS: Researchers may have discovered a plan to disable Meniere’s Syndrome Original title:  Researchers may have discovered a plan to disable Meniere’s disease Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver may have


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UPDATED: Qualifying For Cochlear Implants: Were YOU Washed Out Due To Improper Speech Testing?

We at The Hearing Blog have recently received several troubling reports of severe-to-profoundly deaf people who are clearly candidates for cochlear implants being denied in the qualification process, on the basis of improper speech perception testing


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Bluetooth 4.1 is coming on December 3rd, and it’s an improvement for hearing aids

  Bluetooth 4.1 is coming on December 3rd, and it’s an improvement for hearing aids and cochlear implants: Although not yet widely publicized, our friends at GeekWire have an exclusive look at what’s coming with Bluetooth


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Participate in a brief iPhone-based in-home study of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) for all ages

Do you or your child have Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), either with or without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? If so, please participate in a brief in-home study on your iPhone to determine if there is any


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iOS 7 default eye candy stuff-up triggers vertigo with hearing impaired & other users

  Apple’s “Parallax” eye candy in the default iOS 7 settings stuff-up is giving untold grief to people who have vestibulo-ocular-reflex (VOR) and other balance disorders: This article explains the effect, the underlying optical and physiological


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A Critical Review of the Evidence for Notched Sound Therapy as a Treatment for Tinnitus: A Summary  Editor’s Note: From time to time The Hearing Blog presents guest articles for our Readers to consider. Today’s article


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Jacob Landis’ Ride For Hearing Halted By Serious Hit-And-Run Accident In FL

Some of you may have been following the story of Annapolis MD resident Jacob Landis, who was on a 10,000+ mile bike ride to visit all 30 major league baseball stadiums to raise $1 million for


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  At 6:46 AM on August 28th, 2013, The Hearing Blog had its 100,000th hit. Going live in May 2010, we crossed the 50,000 hit threshold just this January 18th. Thank you for your support.


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Guest Article: Notched Sound Therapy as a Treatment for Tinnitus: A Guide for Hearing Professionals

  Guest Article in The Hearing Blog: Notched Sound Therapy as a Treatment for Tinnitus: A Guide for Hearing Professionals Editor’s Note: From time to time The Hearing Blog presents guest articles for our Readers to


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  Silicone ear  impression materials have two primary properties that hearing aid and hearing conservation professionals must take into account for each patient, depending on the texture and elasticity of the outer third, cartilaginous portion of


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Part and parcel for direct iPhone communications to hearing aids & CI’s is support for the Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (“BLE”) protocol: Apple has had it in iOS for over a year; and now finally Google’s Android


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The Acceptable Noise Level (ANL) test is a valuable tool both for hearing impaired people as well as for professionals, as it tells us how much distracting noise bothers the person. This now-free test provides both


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Yesterday was a sad day in the 34 year history of the Hearing Loss Association: Your humble Editor and his partner are paid Members in Good Standing, and took time off from work to fly to


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Guest article: Will the Mobile Medical Apps transform hearing healthcare? By Tarik Zukic Editor’s Note: From time to time The Hearing Blog presents guest articles for our Readers to consider. Today’s article by Tarik Zukic, who


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The Hearing Blog reviews "Introduction to Electroacoustics & Audio Amplifier Design" by Georgia Tech Professor W Marshall Leach Jr (1940-2010). This book is used as the text for Audio Engineering courses taught at universities in


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  How Not to Take an Ear Impression, filmed by BBC at Royal Berkshire Hospital: This YouTube video is so wrong, on so many levels! One of the ingredients in a successful hearing aid fitting is to start out with a


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Mark your 2014 planning calendar for June 26-29 for the Hearing Loss Association of America’s annual convention in beautiful Austin, Texas! Why The Hearing Blog is announcing the 2014 Convention site now: In previous years the Convention site was announced as


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Breaking News: Cochlear’s new Nucleus 6 cochlear implant speech processor will use GN ReSound Unite 2.45 gHz wireless streaming accessories, rendering obsolete troublesome FM systems. Back in September we reported on Cochlear licensing GN ReSound’s 2.45 gHz


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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


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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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Telehealth is coming to the hearing care profession, and it will be everywhere from a pediatrician handing you the Georgia Tech Remotoscope attachment for your iPhone to monitor your child’s ear infection, to the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre


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On occasion we get very interesting reader comments; and this one from ReSound fires the first shot in the “Made for iPhone” War, Part 1 left by Hank is good enough to merit a separate article: I have the Verso


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GN ReSound introduces the Phone Clip+ Bluetooth streamer, the first “Made for iPhone” device on the market… And The Hearing Blog has the review, including the discovery of a bug in the companion v1.0.0 Control app (article


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