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The Hearing Tracker Podcast

The Hearing Tracker Podcast

Over the next few months, we'll be talking to some of the hearing industry's biggest movers and shakers to learn about the disruptive products and services that are starting to make inroads into the vast underserved community of people with untreated hearing loss. We'll also speak with a number of key hearing industry insiders to learn about the scientific and technological advancements that are driving the better results when it comes to hearing your phone, your television, your loved ones, and yes, even hearing better in background noise.
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The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) During COVID Times with Barbara Kelley
In Episode 4 of the Hearing Tracker Podcast, we had the pleasure of interviewing Barbara Kelley, the current Executive Director of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA).  Kelley discusses the challenges her organization has faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep members safe, the HLAA converted its annual in-person convention into a virtual research symposium, and numerous Walk4Hearing fundraising events were moved online. Throughout the pandemic, the HLAA has continued to serve as a critical support hub for people with hearing loss.
October 21, 2020
Dementia and Hearing Loss with Dr Nicholas Reed @ Johns Hopkins
In Episode 3 of the Hearing Tracker Podcast, we had the pleasure of interviewing Nicholas Reed, AuD, assistant professor in the Departments of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.    Dr. Reed discusses his recent work with the ACHIEVE Trial, which is exploring the causal effect that may exist between hearing loss and dementia. He also talks about the importance of best-practice audiological care, especially as it relates to the oncoming over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid era. Lastly, Dr. Reed highlights the importance of hearing loss accessibility in healthcare settings, with some actionable suggestions for administrators looking to improve accessibility. 
October 7, 2020
Telehealth, Telecoils, and Bluetooth, with Doctor Cliff, AuD
In Episode 2 of the Hearing Tracker Podcast, we had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Cliff Olson. Dr Olson is a Board Certified Audiologist and founder of Applied Hearing Solutions in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also an internationally recognized YouTube personality who covers topics related to hearing loss, hearing aids, and hearing care on his channel "Doctor Cliff, AuD". In our interview, Doctor Cliff discusses teleaudiology (telehealth for hearing care), telecoils, Bluetooth, hearables, and more. Ad break audio courtesy KiloWatts. Full transcript available at
September 23, 2020
AI and Hearing Technology with Dr Achin Bhowmik at Starkey
In Episode 1 of the Hearing Tracker Podcast, we had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Achin Bhowmik, CTO and Executive Vice President of Engineering at Starkey Hearing Technologies. Prior to joining Starkey in 2017, Dr Bhowmik was the VP and GM at Intel's Perceptual Computing Group, where he worked on Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and advanced sensor initiatives. At Starkey, Dr. Bhowmik was involved in bringing groundbreaking AI and advanced-sensor technologies to the new Starkey Livio hearing aid, which was named one of Time Magazine's "Best Inventions of 2019." Ad break audio courtesy KiloWatts.
September 9, 2020
Podcast Trailer
Wondering if The Hearing Tracker Podcast is for you? Host Steve Taddei introduces himself, and provides some background on the mission of the show.
June 23, 2020