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Staff Standpoint: Stick to Your Guns

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What hearing care professionals cannot lose sight of is that you have a proven and comprehensive solution for an extremely detrimental and debilitating (if untreated) chronic health condition: hearing loss.

Marshall Chasin, AuD

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Back to Basics: Live vs Recorded Music

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Some municipal jurisdictions may ban live music in public venues while allowing recorded music to be played, but there are some important differences when considering live versus recorded music, says Marshall Chasin, AuD.

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Blog Page: NYC Cops Forced to Retire Get Their Day in Court

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Two former New York City police officers, Jim Phillips and Dan Carione, will have a chance to prove at trial that they should not have been forced to retire because they wore hearing aids—hearing aids that the New York Police Department (NYPD) paid for.

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Figure 2. US net unit hearing instrument yearly sales, with the editor’s guess at Costco’s sales (in red, estimated at about 300,000 units this year, or about 10% of the overall market), VA sales in green, and the resulting effect on statistics for private/commercial sector sales.

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Staff Standpoint: Onward to 2015

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The hearing aid industry will top 3 million units in 2014. Here is a review of projected 2014 hearing aid sales and a perspective on what the growth of Costco represents for the overall hearing healthcare market.

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Blog: GN Store Nord Passes on Siemens Hearing Purchase; EQT Remains

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GN Store Nord has announced that it has ended its pursuit of a possible acquisition and merger (M&A) with Siemens’ Hearing, leaving EQT Partners AB as the only (known) remaining bidder. The deal could be announced as soon as tomorrow; however, Siemens could also continue its pursuit of an IPO, as previously announced.

Christopher Schweitzer

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Blog: Words Matter; May We Not Allow Them to Scatter

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Christopher Schweitzer, PhD, examines word usage, and related confusion surrounding the PSAP terminology and designation, in the hearing health industry–primarily for hearing aid consumers. Relatively recently, the term ‘PSAP’ has been introduced and circulated within the profession to represent a personal sound amplification product, leading to consumer confusion. This unfortunate outcome is perhaps the reverse effect of the FDA’s “Guidance” paper’s intent to clarify product distinctions.

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Parents of Deaf Children Need Accurate Information

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Jane Madell, PhD, says parents need current, accurate, and honest information when making important and difficult decisions about the needs of their hearing-impaired children—not information based on what might have been true 20-30 years ago.

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Letter to the Editor: Larry Revit on High Quality Monitoring for Musicians

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August Hearing Review author Larry Revit responds to a recent letter to the editor from film composer Jeff Rona about how to provide a cost-effective means for configuring off-the-shelf audio equipment to provide hearing-impaired musicians with a high-fidelity listening environment.

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