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094 - On the Fly Mobile Captioning: The Hi There Solutions New Live Voice to Text Apps
John and Chase Prieve are a father-son duo who also happen to be co-founders of the start-up mobile app, Hi There Solutions. They sit down with Brian Taylor to discuss their motivation for creating this suite of live voice to text apps and describe how it can be used by persons with a range of hearing losses to more effectively communicate in acoustically challenging situations. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
19:43
September 27, 2022
093 - Successfully Integrating Remote Care into an Audiology Practice with Dr. Michael Valente
Dr. Michael Valente returns to discuss how remote care and remote fine tuning can help address issues of accessibility and convenience for patients. He’ll explain the importance of why audiology practices should implement these options in their service offering to differentiate their clinic in a post-OTC era. Listeners may also be interested Part 1 and Part 2 of this series by Dr. Valente: Part 1 –Running a Successful Audiology Clinic: Is a Bundled or Unbundled Approach Best?  Part 2 – Successfully Integrating OTC Hearing Aids into an Audiology Practice Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
01:28:05
September 21, 2022
092 - Breaking Down the FDA's Final OTC Hearing Aid Guidelines with Dr. David Akbari
The recent release of the final FDA guidelines on over-the-counter (OTC) and prescriptive hearing aid categories is detailed and complex.   In this episode, Amyn Amlani is joined by David Akbari, Senior Medical Science, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs Liaison at Intricon Corporation, to help breakdown the new regulations.  Dr. Akbari provides listeners with an overview of the guidelines and their potential effect on professional scope and business practice.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
50:22
September 20, 2022
091 - Hearing Aid Alternatives: Inexpensive SMARTO Device Offers Appealing Features for Patients and Professionals
Battered and bruised, stuck in a cabinet for many months, then ready for action at a moment's notice -- think of all the loved ones, spouses and companions who shouted, "Can you hear me now?"  into its bulbous black microphone, those ubiquitous pocket amplifiers had a great run.     If you haven't already, now might be a good time to ditch the old pocket amplifiers and replace them with a device that has as many features as many medical-grade hearing aids. In this episode, acclaimed audio engineer, Alexander Goldin tells us about the new BeHear SMARTO non-custom amplifier and how it broadens the appeal of amplification devices to those in your community -- people who maybe cannot wear traditional hearing aids but nevertheless need help.    According to the company, the SMARTO offers: - 70 dB of gain; no feedback - Noise reduction and directionality - Programmable for personalization** - Bluetooth connectivity - Customizable tinnitus masking - Slow down speech option - Emergency call function - Rechargeable for 40 hours of use - On-ear and in-ear headsets included ** Fitting rationale conforms to NAL-NL2 targets  More details here: https://www.wearandhear.com/product/smarto-personal-hearing-amplifier-shop/   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
26:33
September 15, 2022
090 - Animal Audiology: A Discussion with FETCHLAB™ Akron Director, Dr. Kristine Sontrsom Malowski
How do you test a dog's hearing and what exactly is Animal Audiology? This week, Heather Malyuk is joined by Dr. Kristine Sontrsom Malowski, Director of the Akron FETCHLAB™ at the University of Akron. They discuss all things animal audiology and the fascinating work being done by Dr. Sonstrom Malowski's at the Akron FETCHLAB™ to evaluate the hearing status in dogs and other animals. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
41:57
September 13, 2022
089 - Bose and Lexie Hearing Partnership Aims to Increase Hearing Aid Access in US Market: Interview with Nic Klopper & Andy Sabin
In July 2022, Bose Corporation and Lexie Hearing announced a partnership to bring Bose’s self-fitting hearing aid technology to the Lexie Hearing product line. The new Lexie B1 Hearing Aids 'Powered by Bose', allow wearers to fit, program, and control their hearing aids “with clinically proven, audiologist-quality results — without a doctor visit, hearing test, or prescription.”    In this episode, Amyn Amlani sits down with Lexie Hearing CEO, Nic Klopper, and Andrew Sabin, Research Lead at Bose, to discuss the newly announced partnership and what it means for consumers and for the two companies moving forward. They discuss their thoughts on the OTC market and how they see it developing into the future.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
26:03
September 08, 2022
088 - A Conversation with Dr. Barbara Weinstein: The Power of Subjective Outcome Measurements, Person-Centered Care, and a Multidisciplinary Approach to Hearing Healthcare
This week, host Kathleen Wallace sits down with Dr. Barbara Weinstein, Professor and Founding Executive Officer of the Health Sciences Doctoral Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Weinstein is probably best know for her role in the development of the the Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly (HHIE), a self-assessment tool containing 25 questions that are designed to assess the impact of hearing loss in the emotional and social-situational adjustments of elderly patients.  In this episode, Dr. Weinstein discusses why using tools like the HHIE are so important in audiology, as well as the importance of collaborating with other health professionals as a key part of truly person-centered care. This special episode sponsored by Tuned: https://www.tunedcare.com/ Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
50:13
September 06, 2022
087 - The Life Changing Benefits of Remote Microphones for Hearing Aid and CI Users
This week Dave Kemp is joined by audiologist, Lena Kyman, and her father Jack Kyman, who wears both a hearing aid and a cochlear implant, to discuss remote microphone technology.   During the discussion, Jack talks about his initial reluctance to use the Roger remote microphone system, but says he is now able to use it seamlessly with both his hearing devices easily and that it helps him hear substantially better in background noise compared to using his hearing technology alone without it.
21:49
August 31, 2022
086 - OTC Hearing Aids: Hearing Device Manufacturers Share Perspective on FDA's Final Regulations
In 2022 the FDA has now finally issued its final regulations for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids in the United States. Many years in the making, as part of the development of the OTC guidelines, the FDA received input from various stakeholders, including those who actually manufacture hearing devices for people with hearing loss.    After commenting on the draft regulations that were issued in early 2021, how does the industry feel about the changes that were made in the final rule issued by the FDA? Do they believe the prescriptive hearing aid market will change significantly due to OTC? What risks or concerns do they have?   In this special episode, we hear from representatives of four hearing device manufacturers:    *Dave Fabry, PhD, Starkey  *Gary Rosenblum, Oticon, Inc  *Laurel Christensen, PhD, GN Hearing  *John Luna, Nuheara   We also sought out opinions from consumers and from hearing professionals, which can be viewed below:   Consumer Perspective on OTC: https://youtu.be/91g639J7PoE Professional Perspective on OTC: https://youtu.be/5IE0TwZ54kc
38:06
August 29, 2022
085 - OTC Hearing Aids: Hearing Professional Perspective on FDA's Final Regulations
After years of debate and discussion, the FDA has finally issued its 'final rule' for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids in the United States. After hearing from numerous stakholders and thousands of comments following the publication of the draft rule in late 2021, the FDA made some changes to the previous draft version of the regulations.    How do hearing professionals feel about the changes that were made? How do they see the market developing in the United States and do they think it will have a negative impact on patient care?   In this special episode, we hear from three hearing professionals who are all also private practice owners:   *D'Anne Rudden, AuD, Longmont Hearing & Tinnitus Center  *Laura Pratesi, AuD, Citrus Hearing Clinic  *Madison Levine, BC-HIS, Levine Hearing   We also sought out opinions from consumers and from the hearing industry, which can be viewed:   Consumer Perspective on OTC: https://youtu.be/91g639J7PoE Industry Perspective on OTC: https://youtu.be/Dtk3gTT35PE
14:19
August 29, 2022
084 - OTC Hearing Aids: Consumer Perspective on the FDA Issuing Final Regulations
On August 17, 2022, the FDA issued its landmark 'final rule' to establish a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids in the United States. This will now enable consumers with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss to purchase hearing aids directly from stores or online retailers without the need for a medical exam, prescription or a fitting adjustment by a hearing professional.    In this special episode we bring the opinions of four hearing loss advocates on what OTC means for consumers and how they anticipate the new OTC hearing aid market will develop over time:   *Barbara Kelley, HLAA  *Shari Eberts  *Gael Hannan  *Andy Bellavia   We also sought out opinions from consumers and from the hearing device industry, which can be viewed here:   Professional Perspective on OTC: https://youtu.be/5IE0TwZ54kc Industry Perspective on OTC: https://youtu.be/Dtk3gTT35PE
15:53
August 29, 2022
083 - The Giants of Audiology: Interview with James W. Hall III, Ph.D.
The Giants of Audiology is a new segment on This Week in Hearing, where host Bob Traynor will be joined by some of the profession's most influential figures. For the inaugural episode of the new segment, we are joined by Dr. James W. Hall III.   Dr. Hall is one of the founders of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and has over 40 years of experience in audiology as a as a clinician, administrator, teacher, and researcher.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
46:20
August 24, 2022
082 - Successfully Integrating OTC Hearing Aids into an Audiology Practice
After last week's discussion on the essential elements of running a successful practice, such as calculating cost/hour and how this can be used in a bundled or unbundled approach to hearing aid dispensing, Dr. Michael Valente returns to discuss how audiology clinics can integrate OTC devices into their clinic offering.   In Part 2 of his presentation, Dr. Valente covers:   Impact of OTC/PSAP/DTC on Audiology   Impact of Diminished reimbursement for clinical services  Adoption rate of hearing aids   Review of 2 studies on performance of PSAPs for mild to moderate hearing loss  Creating a strategy to integrate OTC devices by offering an entry level hearing aid using an unbundled approach  Importance of counseling on difference between bundled/unbundled approach to allow patients to decide best option for themselves   A discussion on how this actually 'played out' at the Washington University clinic   Part 1 can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/yLs3BSa5qG4  Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
01:07:21
August 22, 2022
081 - Challenges and Rewards of Building a New Hearing Care Platform - a Tuned Audiology Roundtable
Heather Malyuk sits down with her audiology colleagues, Kathleen Wallace and Laura Sinnott, to discuss their experience helping develop the Tuned hearing care platform. They discuss what has surprised them about the patients and providers using the platform and how audiologists can leverage Tuned to enhance their service offerings.    To learn more about Tuned and to register as a provider, visit https://www.tunedcare.com/  Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
45:58
August 17, 2022
080 - SPECIAL - Running a Successful Audiology Clinic: To Bundle or Not to Bundle
Should you bundle or unbundle your clinic fees? How do you determine which method is best for your business and your patients?  Michael Valente, PhD, joins Dave Kemp to discuss the essential elements every practice owner or clinic manager should know to ensure the viability of their clinic. He describes how he has been able to successfully manage the audiology clinic at Washington University for years, ensuring the clinic remains viable and able to meet the needs of patients for years to come.   In this special presentation, Dr. Valente explains:   How to calculate cost/hour by extracting direct + indirect costs, costs for items dispensed from your P/L and then calculating billable hours   Complete a time analysis of all visit types involved in the dispensing process Convert cost/hour to charge/hour using my Excel spreadsheet after selecting desired profit (%) or desired profit ($) at end of fiscal year  *Important role profit plays in a practice   How to use this information to create bundled and unbundled approaches   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
01:16:40
August 16, 2022
079 - Trailblazing a Career in Music Audiology: Interview with Lisa Tannenbaum
This week, Heather Malyuk sits down with Lisa Tannebaum to discuss how she came to specialize in music audiology. Tannenbaum has more than 30 years’ experience providing ear protection and hearing devices for thousands of clients.  She established Musician’s Hearing Services in 1993—the first practice on the West Coast to focus on the audiological needs of musicians, sound engineers, and production personnel.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
48:18
August 11, 2022
078 - Fully Implanted Cochlear Implant Clinical Trial to Take Place at Mayo Clinic: Interview with Brent Lucas
Envoy Medical® Corporation recently announced that the FDA has approved its Investigational Device Exemption application to begin a clinical trial with its fully implanted Acclaim® cochlear implant. The single-center Early Feasibility Study for the Acclaim will take place at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.   In this week's episode, Brian Taylor sits down with Envoy Medical CEO, Brent Lucas to discuss the company's Acclaim CI and clinical trial.    Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
16:28
August 09, 2022
077 - Inclusivity in Audiology and LGBTQ+
In this episode, Ashley Hughes is joined by Riley DeBacker with a discussion on LGBTQ+ inclusivity in the audiology profession. They discuss how clinicians can be more inclusive with their patients and co-workers.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
27:05
August 05, 2022
076 - Being an Audiologist with Hearing Loss - Navigating School and Clinic
This week, Ashley Hughes is joined by Audrey Taylor, a clinical audiologist in Texas, to discuss her experience as a student and now as a clinician with hearing loss. Dr. Taylor helped create and develop the Student Academy of Audiology's resources for students with hearing loss, and continues to serve as an advisor to the group.    In this episode she also offers advice for colleagues and those working with people with hearing loss on how they can help support their peers who have hearing loss.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
14:37
August 02, 2022
075 - Alternative Audiology: Growing a Mobile Audiology Practice with Brad Stewart
Today, a growing number of audiology practices are looking at ways to expand and differentiate their clinic offerings. In today's episode, Heather Mayluk talks with Brad Stewart about what it takes to begin and grow a mobile audiology practice.   Dr. Stewart has extensive experience in mobile audiology, having grown a mobile practice to over seven figures in collected revenue in under 3 years, and now provides consulting services to other practice owners.   Transcript available: https://hearinghealthmatters.org/thisweek/2022/malyuk-stewart-mobile-audiology/ Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
32:58
July 26, 2022
074 - Meeting the Patient Where They Are: Interview with Onsite Hearing CEO, Hank Sarazin
The new mantra in hearing care is to meet the patient where they are. One segment of hearing care within this service delivery domain is assisted living care.    In this segment, Hank Sarazin, CEO and Founder of Onsite Hearing Care, discusses how his company has grown to be one of the largest, and most successful, providers of hearing health services to independent and assisted living communities in the Northeast.  https://onsitehearingcare.com/ Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
53:40
July 19, 2022
073 - Improving Hearing Health Through Education, Advocacy and Community Involvement
The Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC) is a non-profit organization that empowers Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and their families through education and community involvement.    NVRC does not directly diagnose and treat patients; instead, they offer a myriad of educational materials and technologies for patients, their families, and their providers.    In this episode, Amyn Amlani sits down with NVRC staff members Dr. Joan Ehrlich, Bonnie O’Leary, and Debbie Jones on their various community outreach strategies, many of which could be implemented in a traditional private practice.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
39:21
July 14, 2022
072 - MarkeTrak 2022 and HIA's new 'Hear Well' Campaign: Interview with Kate Carr
Kate Carr, Executive Director of the Hearing Industries Association (HIA), joins Brian Taylor to discuss some of the key findings in the latest MarkeTrak 2022 report.  Since 1989, HIA has been collecting data on the estimated incidence of hearing loss within the U.S., household income and education related to hearing aid use, satisfaction with hearing instruments, new user rates by age, mental and physical health effects of hearing loss, and many others. Kate also reviews HIA's new public awareness campaign, Hear Well, which can be found at: https://www.hearing.org/ Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
27:08
July 12, 2022
071 - Comparing Self Fit Hearing Aids to Professionally Fit Devices: Intricon's Clinical Trial
The ecosystem of hearing care service delivery continues to evolve as technology enables patients to self-fit their amplification intervention.   In this episode, David Akbari, AuD, Senior Medical Science, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs Liaison at Intricon Corporation shares the research methods and outcomes of Intricon’s self-fitting amplification technology called Sentibo. In particular, Dr. Akbari shares the nuances of how the Sentibo device uses a proprietary algorithm that is not based on traditional hearing prescriptive models, and yet provides optimized audibility and sound quality to the end user.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
35:20
July 07, 2022
070 - Auracast Bluetooth Audio Poised to Revolutionize Hearing & Listening Experience for Millions
Nick Hunn, the analyst who coined the term 'hearable', sits down with Dave Kemp to talk about Auracast™ Bluetooth broadcast audio and the significant implications it will have for people with hearing loss, as well as the general public once the technology becomes widely available.   Auracast™ broadcast audio enables an audio transmitter, such as a smartphone, laptop, television, or public address system to broadcast audio to an unlimited number of nearby Bluetooth audio receivers, including speakers, earbuds, or hearing devices.   Read the Bluetooth SIG announcement of Auracast™ here: https://hearinghealthmatters.org/blog/2022/auracast-audio-bluetooth-hearing-aids/  Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing 
49:04
July 05, 2022
069 - LGBTQ+ Audiologist Round Table
This special episode highlights audiologists who are members of the LGBTQ+ community and their contributions to the profession.    They discuss how their identities and careers intertwine and how to best foster an inclusive and compassionate clinical experience for LGBTQ+ providers and patients alike.   *Kathleen Wallace, Au.D. (She/her/hers) is an audiologist based in New York City. She works clinically for the largest healthcare system in New York State, virtually as the Head of Provider Education at Tuned, and in the classroom as an adjunct professor at the CUNY Graduate Center. Kathleen also dabbles with social media, running an educational TikTok called the Ear Doc of TikTok. She lives in Brooklyn with her wife, their son, and dog.  *Cassie Fuller, Au.D. (she/her) is an industry audiologist based out of Chatham, NY. She currently works as a Clinical Education specialist serving New England, Downstate New York, and New Jersey. Cassie identifies as a lesbian and lives with her wife and rescue dog. *Jonathan Neukam Au.D. CNIM (he/him) is a research audiologist based in New York City. He works in the Laboratory for Translational Auditory Research at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, focusing on the adaptation process after cochlear implantation. In addition, he is an adjunct assistant professor at the CUNY Graduate Center. Jonathan identifies as a gay man and lives with his partner Sebastian, their 19 year old cat, and two west highland terriers.  *Henry Botzum, AuD, (he/they) is an industry audiologist based in Massachusetts.  He currently works as a Regional Sales Manager for New England in the hearing aid industry following his work as lead clinical audiologist at Berkshire Medical Center in Western Massachusetts. Henry is active in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging advocacy, presenting at National and Regional conferences and serves on the DEIB and Membership committees for AAA and as the Vice President of Clinical Practice for the Massachusetts Speech and Hearing Association. In addition to audiology, Henry holds advanced degrees in Music Performance.  *L. Dawn Flinn MS CCC-A is an audiologist based in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is the owner of earEVERYTHING where she specializes in hearing conservation programs in motor sport. For the last 22 years, Dawn has worked with individual drivers, crew, safety staff, photographers and media, as well as their families. In addition she works as a contractor in industrial settings and with musicians for hearing protection and education.  *Kyle Langfitt, Au.D. (he/him) is a clinical audiologist based in Indiana. He currently works  at a mid-sized hospital in rural Indiana with clinical interests in electrophysiology and cochlear implantation. Prior to becoming an audiologist, Kyle worked for nearly a decade as an American Sign Language interpreter. In his free time, he likes to explore new hiking trails and try new recipes.
59:53
June 30, 2022
068 - Meteorologist Meaghan Thomas on Going Public with Hearing Loss and Providing Support to Those in Need
This week, host Shari Eberts is joined by broadcast meteorologist Meaghan Thomas. From the WKRN TV studios in Nashville, Meaghan Thomas speaks to nearly three million people everyday. But when the broadcast meteorologist posted recently on social media about overcoming hearing loss through her new hearing aids, her viewers spoke back. Within days, she received dozens of messages from those with hearing loss who share similar challenges in both personal and professional settings. Today, Meaghan proudly wears Signia Pure Charge&Go AX hearing aids, which utilize two split processors to "simultaneously enhance nearby sounds while de-emphasizing background noise". Meaghan says she can now hear what's necessary in the studio or at home with friends and family without picking up unnecessary sounds. In this interview, Meaghan talks about her experience as a child with hearing loss, her experience being fitted with hearing aids for the first time, her experience with Signia Pure Charge&Go AX hearing aids, and how she’s giving back to the community through her own nonprofit organization, The Heart of Hearing, to help young professionals get the hearing assistance they need. Be sure to subscribe to the TWIH YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter.
26:32
June 28, 2022
067 - The Role of Audiology in Concussion: Interview with Dr. Liz Fuemmeler
This week, host Ashley Hughes is joined by Liz Fuemmeler, to discuss the role audiologists play in evaluation and management of patients with concussions and head injury.    Dr. Fuemmeler discusses how she came to specialize in vestibular audiology, specifically related to concussion as part of an interdisciplinary team of specialists. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: This Week in Hearing: Overview | LinkedIn https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
19:11
June 23, 2022
066 - Hearing Loss and Cognition: What does the research tell us?
Over the past decade, the relationship between hearing loss and cognitive decline has been a hot topic, with much of the research in this area misinterpreted or misunderstood. Here to help us get a clearer picture of this linkage between hearing loss and cognitive decline and how hearing aids might help is Danielle Powell, PhD. She is an audiologist and epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Articles mentioned in this interview: Powell DS, Oh ES, Reed NS, Lin FR, Deal JA. Hearing Loss and Cognition: What We Know and Where We Need to Go. Front Aging Neurosci. 2022;13:769405. Published 2022 Feb 28  (open access) Powell DS, Oh ES, Lin FR, Deal JA. Hearing Impairment and Cognition in an Aging World. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2021;22(4):387-403.  (gated site) Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
31:36
June 21, 2022
065 - Life with a Cochlear Implant - Interview with Jill Rivoli and Lauren Deckard
Gael Hannan sits down with Jill Rivoli and Lauren Deckard to discuss their hearing loss journey, and what led them to pursue cochlear implants. They talk about their experience from the initial activation, how long it took to begin recognizing sounds again, things they still struggle with and what advise they have for others who might be considering a cochlear implant.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
28:44
June 16, 2022
064 - Addressing the Cocktail Party Problem: AudioTelligence's Novel Approach to Improve Hearing in Noise
AudioTelligence is a UK-based audio startup that is developing and leveraging audio technologies for social good within the consumer technologies and hearing care markets.    In this episode, Rick Radia, the Product & Partnerships Manager at AudioTelligence, shares the company’s mission and motivation in disrupting these markets with their software solution, aiso™. This software solution has the capability to improve speech understanding in noise through the use of multi-microphone devices including smartphones and hearing solutions.  For more information on aiso™, visit the company's website: https://audiotelligence.com/software-solutions/   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
20:41
June 14, 2022
063 - Cochlear Implants and the Continuum of Care: Interview with Donna Sorkin
Donna Sorkin is the Executive Director of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACIA), a multidisciplinary group that advances access to cochlear implants through research, advocacy and awareness.    In this episode of This Week in Hearing, she sits down with Brian Taylor for an interview that touches on the ACIA’s mission, the broadening cochlear implant (CI) candidacy requirements for children and adults and how CIs are an integral part of the continuum of care.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
30:52
June 07, 2022
062 - Lou Ferrigno's Life Changing Decision to Get a Cochlear Implant. His Advice to Others: DON'T WAIT
This week, host Shari Eberts is joined by fitness icon, Lou Ferrigno. While he is best known for his role in the TV series, The Incredible Hulk, Ferrigno has also for years been an inspiration to many in the hard of hearing community.  In 2021, Lou underwent cochlear implant surgery.  In this interview, Lou talks about how his experience as a child with hearing loss and being bullied help shape his life and career. Having to work harder in the face of adversity ultimately led Lou to a successful career in bodybuilding and later as an actor.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this... https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
24:58
May 31, 2022
061: SPECIAL - Future of Hearing Healthcare Panel Session: Expanding the Scope Beyond the Hearing Aid
This week’s special episode comes live from the Future of Hearing Healthcare conference, where Dave Kemp hosts a panel of audiologists to discuss different ways clinicians can thrive in the future by exploring service delivery options beyond traditional hearing aid dispensing: Heather Malyuk, AuD, Head of Audiology at Tuned Grace Sturdivant, AuD, Founder of OtoPro Technologies Joseph Sakumura, AuD, Director of Centers of Specialty Care at the American Institute of Balance Be sure to subscribe to the TWIH YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter.
01:08:17
May 26, 2022
060 - Hearing Enhancement and Personalization with Software: Interview with SonicCloud's Larry Guterman
In this week's episode, Larry Guterman joins Dave Kemp to talk about personalized audio and how it can benefit people with and without hearing loss.    Larry is the co-founder of SonicCloud, which provides a software solution that helps custom tailor the audio experience for users on both mobile and desktop devices.  https://www.soniccloud.com/  Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
43:28
May 24, 2022
059 - Improving the Quality of Life for At-risk Seniors: Interview with Andrew Hebert of Eversound Technology
Hearing industry veteran Andrew Hebert is the COO of Eversound Technology and he joins This Week in Hearing for an interview. During this conversation Andrew shares how Eversound is trying to bring better hearing to an under-served segment of the population: older adults living in residential and assisted living communities. Andrew discusses the community burden of untreated hearing loss and how Eversound is addressing this need through a subscription-based amplified headset program and through the provision of hearing aids. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
15:55
May 17, 2022
058 - How do Direct-to-Consumer Hearing Aids Compare to Traditional Devices? What Can We Learn from the Current Research?
Even though OTC devices don’t exist yet as an FDA-regulated product category, direct-to-consumer hearing devices have existed for decades. In this week’s episode of This Week in Hearing Brian Taylor interviews Professor Sterling Sheffield of the University of Florida. Sterling has authored soon-to-be-published research comparing DTC devices to medical grade hearing aids. During the interview, Sterling also shares some results that may surprise you. In addition to his studies in this area, Professor Sheffield provides valuable insights on how both hearing care professionals and consumers should approach an evolving hearing care market that includes OTC devices. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
22:40
May 10, 2022
057 - Future of Retail Hearing Care: Interview with Beltone President, Mike Halloran
This week, host Bob Traynor sits down with Mike Halloran, the president of Beltone. As the nation’s leading hearing care retailer, Beltone has been paving the way in the hearing care industry for 82 years and has a network of 1,500 locations.   Being part of the Beltone network allows owners to remain independent while also being part of something bigger. Beltone welcomes and encourages hearing care professionals to join their continuously growing network as they provide the systems, platforms, and support needed to generate leads and help owners and clinicians be more successful. Some of these perks include exclusive access to innovative Beltone technology and to the Elevate team, a group at Beltone who work closely with participating owners to help them grow in all aspects of their business and marketing.   For professionals interested to learn more about Beltone, please visit: http://www.ownabeltone.com/en-us/  Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
34:20
May 05, 2022
056 - Living Skillfully with Hearing Loss: A Conversation with Gael Hannan & Shari Eberts
This week, host Dave Kemp chats with Gael Hannan and Shari Eberts about living well with hearing loss. They discuss the motivation behind their new book, Hear & Beyond: Live Skillfully with Hearing loss, which they wrote as a how-to-guide for living successfully with hearing loss.    The pair believe it could not only benefit people in their hearing loss journey, but also add value to hearing professionals.  The book is now available for purchase - further details available here: http://hearandbeyond.com/  Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
29:24
May 03, 2022
055 - The Computational Audiology Network: A Conversation with Jan-Willem Wasmann
Computational audiology is defined as the augmentation of traditional hearing healthcare by digital methods, including artificial intelligence and machine learning.  This week, host Dave Kemp sits down with Jan-Willem Wasmann to talk about the potential of computational audiology to help more people in need of hearing healthcare service across the globe, and how it can help further improve the precision and efficiency of audiological care in general.   Interested professionals can visit the Computational Audiology Network website for more details: https://computationalaudiology.com/  Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
35:24
April 28, 2022
054 - Enabling Greater Access to Ear & Hearing Health Services: Interview with TympaHealth CEO, Dr. Krishan Ramdoo
TympaHealth, a UK-based startup, is premised on enabling people to access ear and health services quickly and efficiently. Their innovative technology enables allied healthcare professionals with an all-in-one mobile technology, Tympa System, that delivers otoscopy, micro suction wax removal, and hearing screener services. These services are then available in care settings such as pharmacies, optician offices, residential care homes, and general practitioner offices.  In this episode of This Week in Hearing, host, Amyn Amlani, chats with TympaHealth CEO and Founder, Dr. Krishan Ramdoo, about the motivation for the concept, their service delivery model, and the positive patient outcomes that their Tympa System has delivered nationally and internationally. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
20:12
April 26, 2022
053 - Cell Treatments for Hearing Loss: Interview with Brian Culley of Lineage Cell Therapeutics
This week we tackle cell and gene therapy for hearing loss. To help us better understand the potential of allogeneic cell therapy we asked Brian Culley, CEO of Lineage Cell Therapeutics to describe how it works and how these types of pharmacologic treatments could stand side-by-side existing treatments such as hearing aids and cochlear implants. Be sure to subscribe to the TWIH YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter.
13:04
April 21, 2022
052 - Challenges and Blessings of Navigating Hearing Loss in Children: Interview with Heather Thomson
This week, celebrity influencer and hearing advocate, Heather Thomson sits down with Shari Eberts to address the challenges and blessings of navigating hearing loss in children and empowering her son to own his hearing health as he enters adulthood.  Heather recently partnered with ReSound to raise awareness of the hearing loss stigma surrounding young adults and adolescents. During her time on The Real Housewives of New York City, Heather shared with fans her son Jax's health struggles, including a rare liver condition, severe food allergies, chronic lung issues, and hearing loss. Jax was recently fitted with ReSound One hearing aids and is enjoying greater hearing in all environments.   Be sure to subscribe to the TWIH YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter. About GN ReSound ReSound hearing aids, available from leading hearing care professionals, continue to set worldwide standards for quality and intuitive technology to help people with hearing loss communicate better than ever before. Take a free online hearing test at ReSound.com or contact a hearing care professional to schedule a hearing test. Take the test: https://www.resound.com/en-us/online-hearing-test
30:37
April 19, 2022
Special Episode: Virtual Facetime with Candidates for President of the American Academy of Audiology
If you are a member of the American Academy of Audiology, and you have yet to cast your vote for president-elect, this special episode of This Week in Hearing is well worth your time.    Both candidates, Bopanna Ballachandra and Rebekah Cunningham, sat down with TWIH to chat about their career paths and the vision they have for the profession.    Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:   https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
20:38
April 14, 2022
051 - What the Research Can Tell Us About Consumer-Driven Hearing Healthcare: Interview with Vinaya Manchaiah, PhD
From picking a restaurant on a Saturday night to choosing a new dentist, all of us seem to rely more and more on online reviews. In this episode of This Week in Hearing, Vinaya Manchaiah, professor at the University of Colorado Medical School talks us through the consumer on-line review research his team of collaborators have conducted over the past few years. Be sure to subscribe to the TWIH YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter. Articles cited in this episode: Bennett RJ, Swanepoel W, Ratinaud P, Bailey A, Pennebaker JW, Manchaiah V. Hearing aid acquisition and ownership: what can we learn from online consumer reviews?. Int J Audiol. 2021;60(11):917-926. Manchaiah V, Bennett RJ, Ratinaud P, Swanepoel W. Experiences With Hearing Health Care Services: What Can We Learn From Online Consumer Reviews?. Am J Audiol. 2021;30(3):745-754. Manchaiah V, Swanepoel W, Bailey A, Pennebaker JW, Bennett RJ. Hearing Aid Consumer Reviews: A Linguistic Analysis in Relation to Benefit and Satisfaction Ratings. Am J Audiol. 2021;30(3):761-768 Manchaiah V, Picou EM, Bailey A, Rodrigo H. Consumer Ratings of the Most Desirable Hearing Aid Attributes. J Am Acad Audiol. 2021;32(8):537-546. doi:10.1055/s-0041-1732442
35:42
April 12, 2022
050 - Exploring New Service Delivery Models in Hearing Care: Interview with Kim Fishman
Kim Fishman is a long time practice owner in the suburban Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. In this episode of This Week in Hearing, she shares her new business venture, which combines in-person care with an on-line store, as well as a co-op membership for consumers.  Kim also shares her passion for ethical practice and the importance of transparency. To learn more about her business, go to https://hearshearingandhearables.com/ Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
24:06
April 06, 2022
049 - Reaching More People with Hearing Loss: Interview with Anthony Florek and Chris Boven of Soundwave Hearing
In January of 2022, Soundwave Hearing announced the launch of its new self-fitting Sontro AI hearing aids and mobile app.  In this week's episode, Soundwave CEO, Anthony Florek, and company CTO, Christopher Boven, sit down with host Bob Traynor to talk about the development of the company's technology and their plans to partner with the audiology community to offer Sontro AI devices as a 'starter hearing aid' to their patients who might otherwise go untreated.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
23:52
March 29, 2022
048 - History and Evolution of Balanced Armature Receivers and Personalized Audio with Matt Skindzier of Knowles
As hearing aids and consumer audio devices converge, a wider range of people with hearing difficulties will have choices on the type of product they want to wear. At the heart of this convergence are transducers.    In this episode of This Week in Hearing, find out how Knowles Electronics, a household name in the hearing care business, has been leading innovation for more than 50 years.    Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
22:49
March 24, 2022
047 - OTC Hearing Aid Regulation - Has the FDA's Proposal Become Obsolete Before it Even Begins?
Is it possible that the FDA's proposed rule on OTC hearing aids is obsolete, even before it becomes finalized? Andy Bellavia and Dave Kemp discuss how the long-awaited regulations from the FDA may already be obsolete, five years after being signed into law.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
45:07
March 22, 2022
046 - Diabetes Management and the Role of the Audiologist: Interview with Kathy Dowd, AuD
This week, Dr. Kathy Dowd, Executive Director of The Audiology Project, joins host Amyn Amlani in discussing the connection between hearing loss and diabetes, as well as the role audiologists play in the management of patients with diabetes.   Until recently, the comorbidity of hearing loss, balance and diabetes was unknown to many agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), but that has begun to change thanks in large part to the advocacy efforts of Dr. Dowd and The Audiology Project.   Starting in 2021, the CDC now recommends a baseline hearing test at the time of diagnosis and annually thereafter.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
25:51
March 15, 2022
045 - Audiology Beyond Hearing: Opportunities in Assessment of Cognitive, Balance and Vestibular Function
In today's episode, Dr. Richard Gans, the Executive Director and Founder of the American Institute of Balance, and Tom O'Neill, the President and CEO of Cognivue, join Dave Kemp to discuss the benefits of expanding the traditional service offerings found in most audiology clinics today. They discuss how expanding beyond traditional hearing services, audiologists can not only survive, but thrive and grow their clinics by becoming a key expert and resource in their local community.  Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
46:56
March 08, 2022
044 - Promoting Hearing Health By Design - Interview with Tom Woods of Hearing Birdsong
A group in the United Kingdom has re-innovated how to test hearing sensitivity using five bird calls in a forest soundscape. The bird calls are digitized and occupy similar frequencies to that of a traditional pure-tone test. The rationale behind this re-innovation was developed using design-thinking strategies based on a patient’s story of hearing loss.  In this episode of This Week in Hearing, Tom Woods of the architecture and design practice of Kennedy Woods, joins host, Amyn Amlani, in discussing the motivation, and future application and integration of their efforts in humanizing the hearing-test experience. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/   https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
30:50
March 03, 2022
043 - Combating Chronic Vertigo: Interview with Sam Owen and Didier Depireux of Otolith Labs
Otolith Labs is pioneering the first medical wearable for the treatment of vertigo, a symptom experienced by more than 15 million Americans. Company CEO, Samuel Owen, and Chief Science Officer, Dr. Didier Depireux, join host Bob Traynor for a discussion of their promising new wearable technology under development for patients with vertigo.   The novel technology has been validated by several clinical studies, including multiple independent studies at universities and with leading automotive manufacturers. Otolith hopes to have FDA approval of their device by late 2023.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
27:14
March 01, 2022
042- App Based Tinnitus Management: Interview with Ed Farrar and Anna Pugh of Oto
This week, host Dave Kemp is joined by Dr. Edmund Farrar and Anna Pugh of UK-based startup: Oto  Oto is an app-based digital health solution for people suffering from tinnitus. Over the past year, the company has witnessed significant growth and aims to expand access to more people with tinnitus through its platform "using accessible, science-backed and evidence-based digital tools".   In January, the company announced it had raised £510,000 and was selected for the renowned Y Combinator startup accelerator program. In addition, the company recently announced a global collaboration for tinnitus support with Australian hearable maker, Nuheara.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this... https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
32:09
February 23, 2022
041 - Inclusive Communication and Services for Diverse Communities: Interview with Dr. Alejandra Ullauri
As the U.S. population becomes more diverse, it is imperative for hearing care professionals to provide patient centered care to everyone. Many clinicians around the country, however, lack the necessary tools to meet the needs of those from diverse cultural backgrounds.  Our topic today is why inclusiveness is so beneficial in today's world and how you can bring it to life in your practice. Audiologist, public health expert and entrepreneur, Alejandra Ullauri shares her great new book, Audiology Services in Diverse Communities: A Tool to Help Clinicians Working with Spanish-Speaking Patients and Families, as well as her language training service for those who want to improve their Spanish for use in a medical setting. To learn more about Dr. Ullauri’s services, mentioned in this broadcast  go to https://www.audiologyenespanol.com To purchase her book go to Plural Publishing.
32:45
February 22, 2022
040 - Redesigning Hearing Aids from Scratch: Interview with Nick Morgan-Jones and Gray Dawdy of Decibels
This week, host Dave Kemp is joined by Nick Morgan-Jones and Gray Dawdy of Decibels.   Nick has needed hearing aids since the age of 10, but was turned off by the stigma associated with traditional hearing aids.     In 2021, Nick started Decibels (originally Butterfly Audio) and video blogged his journey along the way. Working with his friend and designer, Gray Dawdy, the pair designed and tested a number of iterations along the way.  Their goal is to make their hearing enhancers available to everyone who wants to have hearing devices that look as good as they sound.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this...  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
39:07
February 16, 2022
039 - Incorporating Tinnitus Management into Clinical Practice: Interview with Jodi Sasaki-Miraglia, AuD, of Widex
This week, host Dave Kemp is joined by Jodi Sasaki-Miraglia, AuD, Director of Education & Training-West Region for Widex USA.    The pair discuss the benefits of adding tinnitus evaluation and management into a clinical practice, as well as background on the solutions currently offered by Widex, a major hearing aid manufacturer that has offered tinnitus solutions in its products for many years.
32:26
February 15, 2022
038 - Fluid In the Ear? New Imaging Technology Aims to Revolutionize Middle Ear Assessment
Young children are prone to middle ear infections. New technology is empowering front-line professionals to increase their sensitivity in identifying fluid in the middle ear. Photonicare has developed a novel, non-invasive, low-cost imaging instrument called the OtoSight Middle Ear Scope.    In this episode of This Week in Hearing, Jeff Hydar, Chief Commercial Officer at Photonicare, and Dr. Seth Pransky, a pediatric ENT discuss the development and utility of the Otosight product, and how it lends to improved patient care and treatment intervention in this population.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
38:17
February 08, 2022
037 - Using Haptic Tech to Address Hearing Loss & Tinnitus: Interview with Dr. David Eagleman
Who would have ever thought the human brain would be compared to Mr Potato Head? With its phenomenal capacity to change and re-wire itself at any age, our guest this week, the incomparable neuroscientist,David Eagleman, does just that. In this episode, Eagleman sits down with Brian Taylor to talk about sensory substitution, sensory enhancement and Eagleman's company, Neosensory, which leverages these concepts in their Buzz, Duo and Clarify technologies. It turns out the human brain is a plug-and-play apparatus just like Mr. Potato Head, after all. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
16:33
February 02, 2022
036 - Remote Hearing Care Services: Meeting Consumers Where They Are
The manner in which hearing care is delivered is changing. At the forefront of this change is Tuned, an online virtual platform that empowers both the provider and the patient to strive towards improved hearing health.    In this week’s episode, host Amyn Amlani chats with Tuned’s Danny Aronson, Co-Founder and CEO, and Heather Malyuk, Head of Audiology, about the free virtual clinic, the rationale behind this model, and how audiologists are empowered by the platform to serve patients’ communication needs—whether its consumer electronics, hearing aids, or counseling—regardless of the hearing sensitivity.
41:41
February 01, 2022
035 - FX-322 Hearing Loss Treatment: Clinical Trial Data Shows Promise in Hair Cell Regeneration
The ability of human cochlear hair cells to regenerate has been nothing more than a pipe dream – until recently. Frequency Therapeutics, a publicly traded (NASDAQ) company based in Lexington, Massachusetts, has published a series of clinical trials showing early promise that a pharmacologic agent, FX-322, regenerates human hair cells in the cochlea.    During this interview with Brian Taylor, Frequency's Kevin Franck, PhD, SVP of Strategic Marketing and New Product Planning, and Carl LeBel, PhD, Chief Development Officer, review biology of progenitor cells, their published clinical trials data and current status of a larger, blinded placebo control trial.
31:29
January 25, 2022
034 - Cheers to 50 Years! Celebrating 50 Years of Hearing Aid Fitting with Dr. Gus Mueller
This Week in Hearing co-host, Bob Traynor, is joined by special guest, Dr. Gus Mueller, to celebrate 50 years since his first hearing aid fitting as an audiologist in the US Army stationed at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C.   The pair reflect on how the methods and techniques used to fit hearing aids 50 years ago have changed and evolved over the decades.    Dr. Mueller also offers his thoughts on the current state of hearing aid fittings and the potential benefits and drawbacks of self-fitting technology.
40:10
January 21, 2022
033 - Top Audio & Hearing Health Takeaways from CES 2022
This week, host Dave Kemp is joined by Giles Tongue, CEO of Chatable, and Karl Strom, Editor-In-Chief of the Hearing Review, to discuss their recent experience at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.   They discuss the implications of the latest technology trends and some of the key takeaways for the hearing health and audio industries.
44:06
January 18, 2022
032 - Genetic Link to Vertigo? Discussion with Dr. David Jones
Nearly four out of 10 people Americans will suffer from vertigo at some point in their lives. The sensation that vertigo causes – that you or your environment are moving or spinning can be debilitating and disrupt everyday life – causing people to suffer from dangerous falls, hearing loss, excruciating migraines, and miss work and personal activities.      In a breakthrough study, the precision genomics research team at Intermountain Healthcare and deCODE Genetics have discovered the genetic link to vertigo – specifically the six genes that cause it.     These findings offer new hope to the more than 133 million Americans suffering from vertigo each year. The Intermountain Precision Genomics team, led by Dr. Lincoln Nadauld, says the discovery can already assist physicians in determining whether a patient who comes to the emergency room with cardiac-like symptoms is suffering from heart issues or vertigo and more broadly provides a new roadmap for pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs and therapies for actively treating patients with vertigo.     The discovery of the genetic link to vertigo study is part of the larger, groundbreaking HerediGene Population Study, that Intermountain and deCode are conducting. The study, which is the largest DNA collection effort ever undertaken of a single population in the U.S., is gathering genetic samples from 500,000 participating patients in Intermountain’s service area in the Mountain West.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
18:08
January 13, 2022
031 - Stumbling Into Success: The Lived Experience and Occupational Stress of Audiologists
Recent research conducted by this week’s guest, Diana Emanuel, PhD of Towson University, suggests that an astounding 60% of audiologists find their way into the profession via the “undergraduate-stumble pathway.” That is, they find audiology through a circuitous route during their first few years of college, typically changing from speech pathology to audiology.    Professor Emanuel discusses how this in-direct career pathway affects the profession. Additionally, Professor Emanuel reviews her research on occupational stress in audiologists. The three major stresses being time, patient care and administrative tasks and offers insights on how to overcome them. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
47:29
January 11, 2022
030 - How Hearing Healthcare will evolve in 2022: FULL Interview
In the first episode of 2022, Dave Kemp is joined by Kat Penno, Director of Hearing Health at Nuheara, and Andy Bellavia, Director of Market Development for Knowles Corp. They discuss the increasing sophistication of patient expectations and education, hearing device technology innovations currently underway and the evolution of hearing care service delivery models. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  This Week in Hearing: Overview | LinkedIn  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
01:11:39
January 04, 2022
029 - Signia’s Approach to Wearer Benefit in Noise: Interview with Brian Taylor
Signia, and its predecessor Siemens, has an impressive legacy of innovation geared toward enhancing the real-world performance of individuals with hearing loss. In this episode of This Week in Hearing, Bob and Brian recap many of the key milestones in the history of hearing aid technology over the past 75 years. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this...  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
22:19
December 28, 2021
028 - GN Hearing CEO Discusses Company's $95M Acquisition of Online Hearing Retailer, Lively
Last week, GN Hearing announced the acquisition of New York based Lively – a leading online direct-to-consumer hearing care retailer for approximately $95 million dollars.   GN Hearing CEO, Gitte Aabo, returns to This Week in Hearing to discuss the motivation behind the acquisition with Dr. Bob Traynor. The pair discuss how the move strengthens GN's position to better meet the needs of consumers with hearing loss by combining the online offering from Lively along with the company's network of independent professionals that can provide service in-person.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: 
14:46
December 23, 2021
027 - No News Might Be Bad News: An Analysis of Under-Reported Hearing Aid Problems
Hearing aids have never been so sophisticated, yet uptake and consistent daily use often lag behind technological innovation.   In this episode of This Week in Hearing, Bec Bennett, PhD, researcher at the Ear Science Institute in Perth Australia sits down with Brian Taylor to discuss her research on under-reported hearing aid problems and how they can be handled by clinicians.     Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
33:27
December 21, 2021
Tech Spotlight: Improving Clinical Training in Audiology and Hearing Healthcare: Interview with Rob Koch of AHead Simulations
In this week’s technology spotlight, Dr. Bob Traynor speaks with Robert Koch, the President and Founder of hearing healthcare startup, AHead Simulations. Koch's company has developed and commercialized CARL, a simulator used widely in audiology training programs across the US and Canada.  The pair discuss how simulators, like CARL, can help enhance and improve the clinical training process and how they can also be used effectively for patient education.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThisWeekinHearing https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
21:14
December 16, 2021
026 - Early Identification of Hearing Loss in Adults and the Limitations of the Audiogram
Age-related hearing loss is a common problem in adults, and it might be starting earlier than we think. Courtney Coburn Glavin, a PhD candidate, at Northwestern University sits down with Dr. Brian Taylor to review her research using DPOAEs to identify hearing loss of early onset in young adults and the clinical implications of her work.    They also discuss the limitations of the pure tone audiogram and intervention strategies for people with subclinical forms of hearing loss.    Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
27:34
December 14, 2021
The Round Table: Exploring Key Insights on the Changing Hearing Health Landscape
This Week in Hearing co-hosts, Dave Kemp, Bob Traynor, Amyn Amlani, and Brian Taylor, reflect on insights they've gained and key takeaways they've learned from more than 25 interviews with industry experts.    The lively discussion centers around the evolving landscape of hearing health - from hearing care delivery, to regulations, changing technology and the convergence with consumer audio.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
50:02
December 09, 2021
025 - Role of the Audiologist in Cognitive Screening: Physician Perspective
This special edition of This Week in Hearing is a candid discussion on the health care landscape, as provided by two accomplished and distinguished physicians: Dr. Ardeshir Z. Hashmi, Endowed Chair of Geriatric Innovation and Section Chief of the Center for Geriatric Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, and Dr. Fred Ma, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President at Cognivue, Inc.    The discussion is grounded on their experiences in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of aging persons with cognitive decline, and leads to an open invitation for audiologists to play an increased role in improving service delivery to this population in the United States.   This Week in Hearing is thankful to Cognivue for sponsoring this webcast.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/ https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
50:43
December 07, 2021
024 - Understanding the Relationship between Cognitive Decline and Hearing Loss: ADA Panel Session
The role of cognitive screenings in audiology practice has been and continues to be a topic of discussion. In this special edition of This Week in Hearing, HHTM is partnering with the Academy of Doctors of Audiology to bring our viewers a recording of the Panel Session entitled, “Understanding the Relationship between Cognitive Decline and Hearing Loss,” that occurred during the AuDacity Audiology Unleashed Conference held in Portland, Oregon on October 26th. In this session, three audiologists—Dr. Alicia Spoor, Dr. Heidi Hill, and Dr. Jill Davis—share how they incorporate and apply various cognitive screenings in their practices. The panel session is bookended by an introduction by Dr. Pam Souza on the scope and need for audiologists to consider cognitive screenings as part of everyday clinical practice, and concludes with a brief summary of varying state licensure guidelines provided by Dr. Amyn Amlani. This Week in Hearing would also like to recognize and thank Cognivue for sponsoring this event.
01:29:26
November 30, 2021
023 - Digital Therapeutics in Hearing Healthcare: Interview with Nancy Tye Murray and Chris Cardinal of Amptify
The benefits of aural rehabilitation (AR) for people with hearing loss has been well established for decades. Yet, for a variety of reasons, very few people diagnosed with hearing loss today receive any kind of AR training or support.   In this issue of This Week in Hearing, host Amyn Amlani has a conversation with one of the leading voices in AR, Nancy Tye-Murray, co-founder and CEO of Amptify, alongside her colleague Chris Cardinal, Amptify's President and COO.    The trio discuss the origins of the Amptify's platform, how it benefits clinicians and their patients with hearing loss and how the company is pioneering digital therapeutics in the hearing health industry by modeling successful strategies used in other fields. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: This Week in Hearing - YouTube  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/   https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
31:12
November 23, 2021
022 - Democratizing Access to Better Hearing: Interview with Sarah Voice of Mimi Hearing Technologies
Ever wish you could fine-tune the frequency response of your favorite electronic devices? Well, Mimi Hearing Technologies allows you to do this in products that license their software development toolkit (SDK).   In this issue of This Week in Hearing, host Amyn Amlani has a conversation with Mimi's Chief Research Officer, Sarah Voice, about their technology to test hearing sensitivity, their SDK applications, their integration with Apple Health, and a discussion on Mimi’s report on the World Hearing Index.     Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: This Week in Hearing - YouTube https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
19:15
November 16, 2021
021 - Dr. Tom Tedeschi Breaks Down FDA's Proposed OTC Hearing Aid Regulations + ADA Panel Discussion
In this special edition of This Week in Hearing, Dr. Tom Tedeschi breaks down the FDA's draft proposal for Over The Counter (OTC) hearing aids. The presentation and subsequent panel discussion was part of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, AuDacity 2021 conference in Portland, Oregon. We would like to thank Dr. Tedeschi and ADA for allowing us to publish this special edition for our audience.
48:39
November 10, 2021
020 - New Medicare Hearing Benefit and FDA's Proposed OTC Hearing Aid Regulations - Industry Perspective with Brandon Sawalich
Brandon Sawalich, President and CEO of Starkey, returns to discuss the recently released FDA proposed rule for Over The Counter (OTC) hearing aids, as well as the new Medicare Hearing Benefit currently under consideration in Congress as part of a larger spending package. In its current form, the Medicare benefit includes a provision to provide hearing aid coverage for those with severe hearing loss every 5 years.    The pair discuss the implications of both the draft OTC rule, as well as the Medicare benefit, on patients, providers and the overall industry. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThisWeekinHearing https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing  
26:48
November 08, 2021
Technology Spotlight: QuietTV Wireless Headset. Interview with Sandra Porps, AuD
In this week's technology spotlight. Dr. Bob Traynor speaks with Sandra Porps, Au.D., Head of Audiology for MDHearing. The pair discuss the company's new QuietTV wireless headset - a device designed to address a common complaint encountered in the audiology clinic: difficulty hearing television. The new QuietTV Wireless Headphones are said to utilize MDHearing’s latest technology to enhance speech and reduce background noise – improving the TV listening experience and making it easier to understand the dialogue. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/   https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
11:54
November 05, 2021
019 - OTC Hearing Aids & Self-Fit Technologies: Interview with Intricon's Delain Wright
In this week's episode, Dave Kemp interviews Delain Wright of Intricon - a company that has been a supplier to the hearing aid industry for decades.    In recent years, Intricon has shifted focus to the value segment of the hearing aid market, which has led to partnerships with UnitedHealthcare in 2012 with hihealthinnovations, and earVenture - a joint venture between Intricon and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology in 2015. The company currently supplies hearing aids to a number of direct to consumer companies.   In this episode, Dave and Delain discuss the changing landscape of the hearing industry, implications of the recently released draft regulations for Over The Counter (OTC) hearing aids, and development of Intricon's self-fit hearing aid technology.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
45:09
November 03, 2021
018 - Using Non-Custom Amplifiers and Telehealth in Audiology Clinical Practice
The practice of audiology is rapidly changing. It’s simply not enough to passively wait in your clinic for patients to show up looking for help; audiologists must become actively involved in providing care in places beyond the four walls of their clinic.    One of the pioneers in the practice of interventional audiology is Lori Zitelli, AuD of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.   In this episode of This Week in Hearing, we ask Lori how she and her team spearheaded a program that puts non-custom amplifiers on the ears of individuals seeking services in other departments inside UPMC. Additionally, Lori shares her experiences using tele-care to fine-tune and adjustment hearing aids; a topic, based on her recent articles which can be found in the March 2021 20Q at AudiologyOnline, in which she has become an expert. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
24:14
November 02, 2021
017 - Wax Removal with Push of a Button: Interview with Sahil Diwan and Jackie Phillips of Safkan Health
Cerumen, better known as earwax, is one reason that hearing aids breakdown and a hinderance to the service delivery model as some providers refer patients to other professionals for cerumen removal.    In this week’s edition of our webcast, Sahil Diwan, Co-Founder and CEO of SafKan Health, and Jackie Phillips, Vice President of Sales for SafKan Health, offer viewers with information on their novel and revolutionary product, Otoset, that removes many of the service barriers caused by earwax.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing 
41:58
October 28, 2021
016 - Addressing the Hearing in Noise Problem: Interview with Dr. Tim Trine, CEO of Noopl
In this week's episode, Dave Kemp interviews Dr. Tim Trine, CEO of Noopl. His company was recently named 'Innovator of the Year' by an international panel of judges in the 2021 Hearing Technology Innovator Awards™ for it's innovative iPhone accessory that works to provide better hearing in background noise.    The device, which clips onto the bottom of the iPhone, utilizes a three-mic array and beam steering to help focus in on speech more clearly. By using the head tracking technology built into the Airpods Pro and AirPods 3, it can detect which direction the user is facing to help better reduce background noise and enhance speech where the user is looking.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
30:37
October 25, 2021
015 - OTC Hearing Aids and Legislative Changes in Hearing Healthcare: Interview with Brandon Sawalich, President & CEO of Starkey
Brandon Sawalich, President and CEO of Starkey, sat down with Dr. Bob Traynor to discuss OTC hearing aids and other legislative initiatives impacting the hearing healthcare industry.   They discuss the new advocacy initiative, Listen Carefully, which was recently launched by Starkey with the aim of “bridging the conversation between hearing healthcare providers and lawmakers in Washington, D.C.” Interested viewers can visit ListenCarefully.org for more details.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter:  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThisWeekinHearing LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/WeekinHearing
23:23
October 20, 2021
014 - Implantable Hearing Devices: What Clinicians Need to Know. Interview with George Cire, AuD
George Cire is a true industry veteran with more than 40 years of experience, much of it involving implantable hearing devices. During his conversation with Brian Taylor, George reviews the three types of implantable hearing solutions and updates us on candidacy requirements, including the relatively new 60-60 criteria.    Dr. Cire also gives us some compelling reasons why clinicians who are not part of a cochlear implant center can still be an integral part of implantable hearing device service and support, through the Cochlear Provider Network.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter. https://www.youtube.com/c/ThisWeekinHearing https://www.linkedin.com/company/this-week-in-hearing/
35:18
October 19, 2021
013 - Hearing Aid Fitting: The Value of Customized Gain and Output Measures - Interview with Lindsey Jorgensen, AuD, PhD
Lindsey Jorgensen, AuD, PhD is a department chair, clinical director and assistant professor at the University of South Dakota. She sat down with Brian Taylor to discuss the tried and true prescriptive fitting method, used by hearing care professionals worldwide. Their discussion focuses on the limitations of manufacturer’s first-fit prescriptive fitting methods, how manufacturers and clinicians both bring something different to the table that contributes to patient benefit and how the University of South Dakota Audiology Clinic customizes gain and output in their hearing aid fittings.
40:11
October 12, 2021
Tech Spotlight: Hearables as Part of the Hearing Healthcare Journey: Interview with Nuheara's John Luna
In this week’s technology spotlight, guest host Tony Sulsona speaks with John R. Luna, Chief Revenue Officer at Nuheara. The pair discuss the changes in hearing health delivery over the past several years and how the hearables segment is becoming an important and growing part of the hearing healthcare journey - particularly among consumers younger than those typically seen in hearing clinics today.
17:53
October 07, 2021
012 - Changing Landscape of Hearing Healthcare Technology & Delivery: Geoff Cooling & Steve Claridge - FULL INTERVIEW
This Week in Hearing listeners are in for a treat, as host, Amyn Amlani, has an unbridled conversation with notable international bloggers and industry experts, Geoff Cooling and Steve Claridge. They discuss whether today’s traditional hearing aid technology has improved noticeably over products from just a few years ago. They also address the importance of customer service and the patient journey, and the importance of these factors to patient success. There are a few surprises in this part of the conversation that you will not want to miss!
01:01:48
October 05, 2021
011 - Changing Preferences in Consumer Audio: Exploring Qualcomm's 2021 State of Sound Report
In this week's episode, Dave Kemp interviews Dr. James Fielding, the Founder and Managing Director of Audeara, and Andy Bellavia, Director of Market Development for Knowles Corp. The three break down the latest Qualcomm 'State of Sound Report' and discuss the implications of the changing consumer preferences in audio and how it relates to hearing health.   Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes each week, and follow This Week in Hearing on LinkedIn and Twitter. 
34:23
September 28, 2021
Tech Spotlight: Using Nanotechnology to Treat Ear & Hearing Disorders: Interview with Otomagnetics CEO, Abhita Batra
In this week's technology spotlight, Dr. Bob Traynor speaks with Abhita Batra, CEO and Director of Otomagnetics. The company, a University of Maryland College Park spin-out, is developing a non-invasive method to deliver drugs and other therapeutic payloads to inner and middle ear compartments, to the eye, and into the skin.  The inner ear is behind the blood-labyrinth barrier – vessels that supply blood to the inner ear have walls that are impermeable to most drug molecules, and thus it is a challenge to deliver therapy to treat inner ear diseases.  Otomagnetics is developing and commercializing a magnetic injection delivery system that will be able to  safely, effectively, and non-invasively deliver therapy to targets in the body that are currently not effectively reached by the standards-of-care, or that may otherwise require surgery to reach.
16:32
September 23, 2021
010 - Public Health and Hearing Loss: What Professionals Need to Know. Interview with Dr. Nick Reed
In a 1-hour conversation, Nick Reed, AuD, PhD, discusses what hearing care professionals need to know about public health and hearing loss.  In a wide-ranging interview with Brian Taylor, Reed, who is a research audiologist and assistant professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine discusses why hearing loss of gradual onset in adults is not a benign condition and how hearing care professionals can play a more active role in improving the overall health of adults in their community. Reed provides a valuable overview of the research that is being conducted at the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health. Public Health and Hearing Loss: Interview with Nick Reed, AuD – HHTM (hearinghealthmatters.org)
53:33
September 21, 2021
009 - GN Hearing CEO, Gitte Aabo, Discusses Launch of New Jabra Elite Plus Earbuds for People with Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss
Dr. Bob Traynor talks with GN Hearing CEO, Gitte Aabo, about the company's planned launch of the Jabra Elite Plus. The pair discuss the reasons why the company is planning the launch, why they have chosen to utilize the Jabra brand instead of ReSound, and how the company envisions the devices being sold to consumers with hearing loss. 
15:58
September 14, 2021
008 - Understanding the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact: Development, Benefits and Limitations
Licensed audiologists will soon have the opportunity to practice in-person and through telepractice across state lines because of an occupational licensure compact that has been in development since 2017. The Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC) is a cooperative agreement enacted into law by participating states to facilitate the interstate practice of audiology and speech-language pathology, while also maintaining public protection. This Week in Hearing host, Amyn Amlani, discusses the interstate compact, its development, regulatory policies, provider benefits and limitations, and consumer protections with Susan Adams, Director for State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and Tracey Ambrose, Lead Audiologist at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.
22:03
September 07, 2021
007 - Hearing Healthcare: How Do We Meet Consumers Where They Are? Interview with Rick Rutter, VP Marketing at Hear.com
Rick Rutter, VP of Marketing at hear.com, is this week’s guest on This Week in Hearing. Rick is not only an industry executive, but also suffers from hearing loss. Rick provides a first-hand insight on “where do we meet the consumer?” based on his delayed journey to using hearing aids to overcome his hearing loss difficulties, along with his thoughts on topics such as barriers to treatment, direct-to-consumer products, and service provisions.
20:50
August 31, 2021
006 - Hearing Healthcare: How Do We Meet Consumers Where They Are? Interview with Kate Carr, President of HIA
“How do we meet consumer where they are?” is the theme of this week’s video podcast on This Week in Hearing. Host, Amyn Amlani, is joined by special guest, Kate Carr, President of the Hearing Industries Association, where they discuss topics such as, (i) barriers to adoption of hearing care service and technology, and (ii) legislative, regulatory, reimbursement, and service delivery factors that have the potential to narrow the gap between consumer perceptions and the professional and industry offerings available in hearing care.  This discussion is one that you will not want to miss!
38:08
August 24, 2021
Tech Spotlight: Redux. Interview with Matt Hay and Al Turri
Despite many improvements and innovations in improving the moisture-resistance of hearing devices, such as nanocoating and improved case sealing, moisture issues still remain a significant cause of hearing device malfunction for hearing aid and cochlear implant users. In this week’s Technology Spotlight, host Dr. Bob Traynor speaks with Matt Hay, director of audiology sales for Redux, and Dr. Al Turri, the Director of Audiology for The Villages in central Florida. They discuss how the Redux technology works to restore hearing aids and other electronic devices, and how this can be used in a professional setting to enhance and elevate the patient experience, as well as how it can benefit the practice by reducing admin time and clinic time.
20:33
August 19, 2021
005 - Leveraging AI for Next-Generation Hearing Enhancement: Knowles and Chatable Partnership
In recent surveys, up to 60% of hearables users said they would find conversational enhancement desirable. Such large percentages mean people who do not measure as having hearing loss also wish to hear others better in noisy situations. Meeting this need calls for AI-based speech enhancement, but until the present time it has not been possible to incorporate effective, low-latency algorithms directly into hearables. Then came twin announcements from Chatable and Knowles describing that such a system has been developed for Knowles' AISonic audio processor chip and incorporated into their new TWS developers platform. In this segment, Dave Kemp discusses the implications of this development with Giles Tongue, CEO of Chatable, and Andy Bellavia, Director of Market Development for Knowles Corp. They describe how their companies' partnership revolutionizes transparency mode in hearables to enhance hearing for everyone, and how such a system could further improve understanding in noise when incorporated into hearing aids. They also share how other features of the TWS developers kit enable hearables designers to meet popular use cases such as premium sound, hands-free voice assistant access, and more. It all adds up to a future where hearables become an increasingly useful tool in daily life.
27:17
August 16, 2021
004 - Understanding Your Value & Leveraging Collaborative Negotiation in the Audiology Workplace - Kaila Howard, AuD, Riley DeBacker, AuD & PhD, Ashley Hughes, AuD
Guests: Kaila Howard, AuD & Riley DeBacker, AuD PhD Host: Ashley Hughes, AuD  In this week's segment of This Week in Hearing, host Ashley Hughes, AuD, chats with Kaila Howard, AuD, and Riley DeBacker, AuD, PhD – two recent Audiology graduates – about the importance of collaborative negotiations throughout one's career in hearing healthcare.   During this episode, the three discuss:   1) Their own personal experiences while negotiating during their first job interviews upon graduating 2) Advice for other hearing professionals about the proper ways to negotiate 3) Specific tactics about how to justify one’s asks 4) Tips of what to do and what not to do while negotiating
28:56
August 10, 2021
003 - Hearing Aid Delivery: Leasing and Subscription Models - Jim Kothe, Dan Quall and Bob Traynor
Guests: Jim Kothe, Head of Sales for Whisper Hearing; Dan Quall, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Fuel Medical Moderator: Dr. Bob Traynor, Consultant and Professor of Audiology Dr. Bob Traynor interviews Jim Kothe, Head of Sales for Whisper Hearing and Dan Quall, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Fuel Medical, on the growing popularity of offering lease or subscription plans for patients to acquire hearing aids.  They discuss the benefits to the patients and the practices by offering these types of plans as an alternate to the traditional bundled model.
43:22
August 03, 2021
002 - Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (MAASA): How Would it Impact Professionals and Patients? - Alicia Spoor, AuD & Amyn Amlani, PhD
Guest: Alicia Spoor - Audiologist & Owner of Designer Audiology Moderator: Amyn Amlani - Audiology Professor and Consultant at Otolithic Consulting The Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (MAASA) is a bi-partisan-sponsored legislative bill—written and endorsed with a unified professional voice—that was introduced to the US House of Representatives on March 3, 2021, and to the US Senate on May 19, 2021.  In the segment, This Week in Hearing, host Amyn Amlani, PhD, chats with Alicia Spoor, AuD, about (i) the current patient journey for those Medicare listeners who experience hearing loss, (ii) the tenets of this groundbreaking bill, and (iii) how MAASA would benefit patients and audiologists.   There is also a discussion about the future role MAASA could play with predicted disruptions taking shape in the hear care space.   Register for the ADA 2021 Virtual Fly-in--MAASA Senate Sign-on Challenge https://audiologist.org/item/register...
22:00
July 28, 2021
001 - The Impact of Consumer Audio on Hearing Hearing Healthcare - Brent Edwards, Andy Bellavia & Dave Kemp
Guests: Brent Edwards, Director of the National Acoustics Lab; Andy Bellavia, Director of Business Development at Knowles Corp Moderator: Dave Kemp, Director of Business Development at Oaktree Products For the inaugural episode of This Week in Hearing, Dave Kemp interviews Brent Edwards, Ph.D, director of National Acoustic Labs, and Andy Bellavia, Director of Market Development for Knowles Corp. They discuss the blurring line between consumer audio and traditional hearing aids, and the potential impact on the hearing health industry.
29:36
July 28, 2021