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Marshall Chasin, AuD
Dr Chasin examines how less change may be more beneficial for hearing aid users who want to hear music clearly, with a special look at classical vs rock music.
Brian Taylor, AuD
Audiologist Brian Taylor explains how professionals must change in order to meet the needs of the hearing healthcare marketplace in the “just good enough” era.
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CareerCast.com, an online career resource, has named "audiologist" as the #2 job on its list of "The Best Jobs of 2015."
Quarterly net unit sales of hearing aids, with the private/commercial market shown in blue, and the VA shown in red. Overall yearly sales percentage gains/losses are displayed at the top of the graph.
Hearing aid sales in the United States during the first quarter of 2015 increased by 11.32% compared to the same period last year, with nearly identical strong sales for both the private sector and the VA.

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Dr Chasin discusses how the karate approach of balancing on your back leg for defensive moves can be a helpful strategy for practicing "defensive audiology."
Lolly Wigall, MS
This blog from Lolly Wigall discusses why audiology students need both clinical and business skills, including marketing and sales.
The book-signing queue wrapped around the Siemens booth.
Many manufacturers featured their latest products at the AudiologyNOW! AAA 2015 convention in San Antonio. Here is a peek at some of the new offerings from Siemens, ReSound, Oticon, Widex, Phonak, and more.
Marshall Chasin, AuD
Dr Chasin explains how the use of soft speech changes depending on the language being spoken, which affects hearing aid fittings for bilingual patients.
Holly Hosford-Dunn-PhD-blog
Dr Holly Hosford-Dunn examines a range of emerging ear-level devices collectively known as "hearables."
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Maurice H. Miller argues that an audiologist's dedication to long-term involvement with the hearing-impaired patient in a rehabilitative structure is essential. Without it, our future is uncertain. With it, there is enormous hope for our profession.
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To keep up with advancing technology the Hearing Review website and digital features have been updated for 2015, and you may have noticed we have a new look!
Wearable Technology
In an article in The Atlantic, a longtime hearing aid user and technology maven predicts future trends in hearing aids and other personal wearable devices.
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“Make the Connection” was the theme of Elite Hearing Network (EHN) 2015 Business Summit held at the El Conquistador hotel in Puerto Rico from January 29-31.
Mel Sorkowitz
Hearing Review interviewed Mel Sorkowitz, audiologist and owner of Royal Palm Hearing Aid Centers in Florida. His daughter and hearing instrument specialist, Elissa Sorkowitz-LeJeune, joined the discussion about finding a niche in hearing healthcare.
Angela Loavenbruck
Angela Loavenbruck, EdD, discusses the shortcomings of audiologist education programs and how future audiologists are trained.

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Several news stories have highlighted the remarkable recovery of patients who are functioning with half a brain after surgical treatment for Rasmussen's Syndrome, or Rasmussen's encephalitis.
Marshall Chasin, AuD
In his monthly column, Dr Chasin discusses the echolocation abilities of Mexican free-tailed bats and the sound-wave masking capabilities of the moths they hunt—and how this relates to the upward spread of masking and other hearing concepts.
Sivantos
The purchase of Siemens Audiology Solutions has been finalized and a name has been chosen for the newly acquired Siemens hearing instrument division: Sivantos.
The Industry Leadership Panel and Luncheon was (l to r) moderated by Scott Lau, BC-HIS, and included: Heinz Ruch, Amplifon; Anthony Florek, Beltone; Peer Lauritsen, Oticon; Jeff Newnham, Phonak; Kimberly Herman, ReSound; Scott Davis, Siemens; Brandon Sawalich, Starkey; Jason Meyer, Unitron; and Jeff Geigel, Widex.
More than ever before, the fields of audiology and hearing aid specialists need each other. A joint convention of IHS and ADA members—politically unthinkable just 10 years ago—might just be one of the revolutionary moves our industry needs.
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In its top 10 list of "The Least Stressful Jobs of 2015," the online edition of Forbes has ranked "audiologist" as the 2nd least-stressful occupation for the year.