Research

THE BINAURAL BROADBAND LOUDNESS SUMMATION - Why does the pure-tone audiogram explain only 30% of a hearing loss?

 
 

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© Getty Images/iStockphoto - kentarus A hearing care professional runs an audiometry test on a potential user of a hearing aid.

Loudness is one of the key factors related to overall satisfaction with hearing aids. Neither gain calculations based on audiograms nor loudness-based hearing aid fittings with narrowband signals guarantee normalisation of loudness perception for binaural broadband signals. This article reveals the great individual variabilities found in binaural broadband loudness summations, a hitherto undocumented aspect and one that is paid too little attention in practice.

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UK tinnitus leader calls it a day...but can call it a good day!

 

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Over 12 years of leadership, David Stockdale has increased the British Tinnitus Association's income by £1m, built an infrastructure for continued growth, and powered the push to create a Tinnitus Biobank. Leaving the charity this month for another position in the health sphere, this acclaimed number one spoke to Audio Infos UK.

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More than a quarter of adults self-report worse hearing since working from home, Specsavers survey finds

 
 

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New research commissioned by eye- and ear-care retailers, Specsavers, has revealed a cause and effect chain to possible hearing deterioration that starts with pandemic restrictions and leads to headphone overuse and calamitous DIY wax removal.

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Author of new study on CI benefits urges insurers to stop denying coverage of cochlear implants to deaf children with learning delays

 

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The results of a new study by Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California suggest that infants with hearing loss and severe developmental delays are better served with cochlear implants (CIs) than hearing aids.

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How has artificial intelligence use in hearing technology evolved?

 
 
 

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Advances in technology are creating better experiences for users and for healthcare professionals. BIHIMA spoke with Dr. Dave Fabry, Chief Innovation Officer at Starkey to discuss how artificial intelligence (AI) in hearing technology has evolved, how its use has changed so far, and where AI is taking us in the future.

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Study finds migraine sufferers have higher risk of Ménière's disease - and vice versa

 

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New approaches to managing Ménières disease may be facilitated by the recent work of South Korean researchers who found comorbidity and association between this confounding inner ear condition and migraine.

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Leading tinnitus charity leader to step down after successful 12-year period

 

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The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) announced Monday (April 11) that its Chief Executive, David Stockdale, will step down in June 2022. The charity has started a search for his successor.

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"Game changer" rapid genetic test will save hearing of hundreds of babies annually in the UK alone

 

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Occasionally the spreading news is good, and this is good: a 25-minute bedside test that will determine if newborns in need of antibiotic treatment have a gene that could result in permanent hearing loss if treatment is adminstered with the common emergency antibiotic, Gentamicin.

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How pupillometry can be used to improve hearing instrument user experience

 

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BIHIMA interviewed Elaine Hoi Ning Ng, Principal Researcher at Oticon, about their work in using pupillometry to measure listening effort and uncovering the unknown benefits of hearing instruments.

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New Japanese genetics study could shake up approaches to late onset hearing loss

 

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Genetic causes behind late onset sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) may be far more significant than previously recognised, as well as identifiable, important in diagnosis, and conducive to more appropriate treatment.

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