Revolutionizing Hearing Healthcare

Revolutionizing Hearing Health with Mobile Device Technology

Hearing Health

As the old saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. Quite literally this is how the company I currently run got started. It’s a medical device business that was founded by an ENT surgeon.  He used to make twice-yearly humanitarian trips. For months before each trip, he and his team would fundraise so that they could purchase the expensive and specialized testing equipment needed while they were there. They would then donate and leave it behind at the clinics they visited. But upon each return trip, he often found this equipment damaged or missing. Or worse, it went unused because of a shortage of professionals trained on how to operate the units. Frustrated by what he saw, he thought there had to be a better way.

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Ototoxicity Monitoring in Tuberculosis Patients

Ototoxicity Monitoring in Tuberculosis Patients With SHOEBOX Audiometry and Extended High Frequency Testing

Audiology and ENT Clinics, Audiometry, Hearing Health, Humanitarian, Ototoxicity Monitoring, Research

Photo Credit: Vital Strategies
Did you know that March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day? It recognizes the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis (TB) and it is intended to raise public awareness that, even today, the disease remains an epidemic that causes the deaths of nearly 1.5 million people each year.

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Tablet Audiometry and the Evolution of Occupational Hearing Conservation

Tablet Audiometry and the Evolution of Occupational Hearing Conservation

Hearing Conservation

In the 7 years since Apple released the first iPad®, how we connect, communicate, receive and share information has changed in ways we could not have imagined. Nearly every industry – from automotive to music, retail, publishing, education, construction, even farming has taken notice. They have found ways to leverage the mobility of tablet technology and take advantage of these powerful computing devices. Even healthcare – an industry notoriously slow to adopt new technology – has found in the tablet a device that many physicians like for its portability, long battery life, and ease of use.

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Hearing Loss in Elderly Patients

Elderly Hearing Loss – It’s Riskier Than You Probably Think

Audiology and ENT Clinics, Hearing Health, Hearing Services

I think it is safe to say that most of us are familiar with the risks children face when their hearing loss goes undetected. It is well documented that they may fall behind in school, have cognitive or speech delays, feel isolated, and even suffer emotionally. These are all very serious issues, and it saddens me to think about even one child who does not have access to regular hearing health care. But lately, I’ve been thinking – and reading – about risk-of-elderly-hearing-loss.

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