3-D printing in hearing aid technology

By Supporter Contributor Melisa Marzett [Editor’s note: DeafInPrison.com welcomes Melisa Marzett to our team as our newest supporter contributor. — BitcoDavid] 3-D printing is a technology that makes many people plunge into thoughts. Most people are surprised when they first hear about 3-D printing, and they can’t imagine how it works. The most common idea […]

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I Flunk My Hearing Test

By Joanne Greenberg I was sure that I would pass because I hear so much better than my husband, and while some people were difficult for me to hear unless I was facing them, most of them speak clearly enough for me to follow. I did the bit in the soundproof box and when the […]

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Conversation at the Supermarket

By Joanne Greenberg I was standing near the onions trying to figure out which kind I wanted, when I spotted a neighbor who greeted me. During our chat, she mentioned that her husband had new hearing aids. “They cost a mint, but he never wears them. I’m exhausted by his saying. ‘What?’ all the time […]

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How Will 3D printing Affect Our Hearing Aids?

By Supporter Contributor Marcela De Vivo Over the years, the need for hearing aids has reached a high volume. People are living longer (and thus, more people are dealing with later-life ailments) and they are more likely to listen to music at high decibel-levels. Fortunately, hearing aid technology is keeping up with the pace of such […]

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Bloomberg Reports on Business of Hearing Aid Tech

Hearing Aids can cost as much as 4,000 dollars, and apparently more and more businesses are seeking to get a slice of that pie. Bloomberg Businessweek reports: The confusion for buyers of alternative devices is pervasive: Over-the-counter analog or digital amplifiers have been available for decades. In recent years, a handful of established manufacturers like […]

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Tuscon to Become “Looped” City

This from Cronkite News. …these places have created an electro-magnetic loop with wire around the perimeter of the room, connected to an amplifier and the public address system. When a person with a hearing aid flips a tiny switch to the telecoil setting, he or she can hear what’s being said into the microphones without […]

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