In recent months, many new stakeholders have emerged within the hearing health-care system, including retail chains, hearable and PSAP companies, and technology groups (e.g., Consumer Technology Association). The emergence of these new stakeholders suggests that there will be changes to the current model of delivery of that care, and that the consumer could experience greater confusion in the marketplace given the expanded technology options available.
Topic(s): Hearing Health Care, over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid devices
Originating from the rehabilitation of noise-induced hearing losses (NIHL) incurred during World War I and II, the Department of Defense (DoD) has historically led the fields of hearing conservation and audiology (Bergman, 2002).
In fact, the earliest hearing-conservation regulations came from the military services with the Air Force in 1956. The change that the U.S. Army made to the Army Hearing Program in 2008 to make hearing capabilities rather than hearing-loss prevention the primary focus has continued this tradition of innovation and leadership.
Topic(s): Department of Defense, Hearing Health Care, hearing loss prevention, hearing capabilities, Military Health
On a recent trip to New Orleans to attend the Louisiana Academy of Audiology meeting, I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with Dr. Daniel Mochon, who will be the keynote speaker at the AAA 2020 General Assembly, sponsored by Amplifon. AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 1–4.
Topic(s): Behavioral Economics, AAA Conference, HearTECH Expo, Psychology, audiology, Hearing Health Care, Hearing Aids, Amplification, assistive-listening devices