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ReSound & Cochlear Wireless Accessory Compatibility

[SEE ARTICLE FOR LATEST UPDATES 4/17/2017] Over the last four years GN ReSound has released nine separate Unite wireless accessories for use with the Alera, Verso,


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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.


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Northwestern Professor Nina Kraus is someone for whom we have a great deal of respect, so when she editorialized 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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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How the “secret sauce” in the Starkey S-series and the GN ReSound Sparx/Danalogic 6090 and GN ReSound Enzo, LiNX² & Enzo² hearing aids can help ANSD, profoundly deaf, and other challenging patients… UPDATE 2: Our


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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


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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


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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


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Learn how cables affect drive performance and get tips to help ensure your variable frequency drive (VFD) system operates as expected …And not interfere with hearing


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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


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UPDATE: Reuters reports Sonova has completed the acquisition of Comfort Audio. (October 2, 2014) Sonova Holding AG and Comfort Audio i Halmstad AB (Sweden) have entered


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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


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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


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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


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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;


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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


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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


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  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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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:


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Guest Article: A Critical Review of the Evidence for Notched Sound Therapy as a Treatment for Tinnitus: A Summary

  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


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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


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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


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Guest Article: 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 consider. Today’s article written by Peter Phua,  a graduate of


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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Book Review: Introduction to Electroacoustics & Audio Amplifier Design, by Prof Marshall Leach (with notes on gyrators)

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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HTC has rolled out an update to version 2.4.0 of its Hearing Aids app for the Windows Phone mobile platform. The app is a system tool for those


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Fifth in our “Made for iPhone” hearing aid series Several people who wear 5-6 year old hearing aids have written in asking if they should wait


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 Or, “when you’re up to your ass in alligators, it’s hard to remember you’re draining the swamp” Life of Pi has opened to deservedly huge crowds


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From time to time we find interesting articles by other bloggers we syndicate. This one is by “Deafinitely Girly,” who is an anonymous severely Deaf blogger in


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The Remotoscope: The iPhone-based video otoscope from Georgia Tech that enables Telehealth for parents, school nurses, in-home caregivers, and hearing care professionals UPDATE (12/21/2014): The platform was


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Surge Impedance: Why you see the spark when you unplug your iron

One morning last month started off over coffee with a Sherlock Ohms article in Design News Magazine titled Noise Messed With the Automation System …Hmmm, this looked interesting, so


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URGENT UPDATE: We just received a polite-but-panicked “OOPS!” phone call from a Starkey vice president… Turns out, this special Starkey PowerPoint presentation to the audiology students at


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Moore’s Law, named after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore from his 1965 Electronics Magazine article, posits that the number of transistors on a chip will double about


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April 2015 Update: There is more to this effect coming out, as it appears noise-induced cochlear synaptopathy7 — which by insidiously causing auditory dys-synchrony places it


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The Bluetooth 4.0 dominos are falling: Following up on our Apple Hearing Aid? Not So Fast…  post on Friday 14 September, we have this post from


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What we at The Hearing Blog believe will be the foundation of the "Made for Apple" hearing aids by the Big Six hearing aid manufacturers, starting


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Here is a list of articles that are "in the typewriter" at various stages of completion, pending research, verification, vetting, and lab testing: •Introduction to Electroacoustics &


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Book Review: Programming Cochlear Implants, by Jace Wolfe PhD and Erin Schafer PhD

The Hearing Blog reviews Programming Cochlear Implants, by Jace Wolfe and Erin C Schafer; Plural Publishing. ISBN 978-1-59756-372-7Some of the search terms people have used to find The Hearing Blog: Advanced Bionics Recall, Adiabatic vs Isothermal propagation, Dr Shelley Borgia, Starkey AMP review,


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FCC Updates Standards on Mobile Phones and Hearing Aid Compatibility: On April 9, 2012, the FCC approved a new technical standard for testing phones for hearing


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Setting Hearing Aid Maximum Power Output Using Stapedial (Acoustic) Reflex Thresholds: How using the stapedial (acoustic; middle ear muscle) reflex in the tympanometer (impedance bridge) can


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The National Institute on Deafness and other Communications Disorders (NIDCD) 2012-2016 Strategic Plan is a four year roadmap for this agency. This article presents Science Capsules


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This is a two-part story on how The Hearing Blog editor Dan Schwartz scored a working clinical tympanometer for $25… And why it's such a valuable


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At the ANSD 2012 Conference in St Pete on Friday, March 16th, Professor Linda Hood PhD presented on the Variation in Detection and Discrimination Abilities in


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At the Auditory Neuropathy Conference 2012 in St Pete on Thursday morning, we had a very interesting presentation by Steven Shapiro, MD on Hyperbilirubinemia and Bilirubin


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Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder Conference 2012

We'll be live blogging from the upcoming Conference on the Diagnosis and Management of Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorders (ANSD), hosted by Charles Berlin &Linda Hood


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There's a dangerous new trend among teens on noise-induced hearing loss: Besides the usual air of invincibility, teens are now adopting a "so what, technology will


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Univ of North Texas Audiology Professor Dr Erin Schafer is looking for paid volunteers in the DFW area with limited or no hearing in one ear


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If you suspect a child from age 4 months to 12 years has a hearing or listening difficulty, the free Early Listening Function (ELF


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On Thursday 2/16/2012 we discovered the Advanced Bionics Singapore website was hacked. Although at first we got a chuckle out of it, on further review, after


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The Hearing Blog makes the case using proper thermodynamic terminology when dealing with acoustic wave propagation to use the term "compression" instead of "condensation," as the


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Better Hearing Institute director Dr Sergei Kochkin had an interesting reply to Jason Galsters’ What motivates hearing aid use: “So many of the people with hearing


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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


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New Research presented at the recent Acoustical Society of America research meeting by Dr Derek M Houston at Riley Hospital for Children (Indianapolis) shows how both


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Audiologist Dr Shelley Borgia and her patient Jim McDade were less-than truthful about the causes of McDades' hearing loss during their appearance on the August 10


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Because hearing impaired children cannot hear or fully decode the nuances of speech, they can be easily confused when an adult speaks with a sarcastic tone,


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The 2011 edition of the Hearing Loss Association of America Convention was a smashing success, with over 1200 people preregistering & well over 1500 attending, making


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