Jon Stoddard

  1. Apple Tells FCC To Pass On Cellphone Hearing Aid Rules

    Law360, Washington (February 1, 2016, 8:39 PM ET) -- Apple Inc. has asked the Federal Communication Commission not to adopt changes to its approach for ensuring cellphones are compatible with hearing aids, saying in a filing published Friday that the proposed criteria do not reflect improvements in technology engineered specifically for the iPhone. The way the FCC seeks to enforce...
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  2. FDA approval for at-home hearing test

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the green light for marketing of an over-the-counter testing system for hearing loss, reports MedDeviceOnline. San Leandro, California-based company iHear Medical has announced that it has received FDA clearance for sale of its iHearTest. The system is to be used at home to accurately and quickly determine the user’s hearing ability...
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  3. Laser Improves Hearing

    "A study of 5000 patients showed that high-dose, cold laser light can improve such hearing problems as tinnitus, oversensitive hearing, ear pressure, vertigo, and even hearing loss.4 Lutz Wilden, a medical doctor and LLLT specialist practicing in Germany (www.dr-wilden.de), said the study revealed that LLLT improved hearing loss by 20% on average, with younger patients showing improvement up to 25...
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  4. Why Do Hearing Aids Cost So Damn Much?

    Video about Why Hearing Aids Cost So Damn Much - It's an issue that has troubled Americans for decades. From home makers to office workers to high ranking politicians. It has baffled scientists and left economists scratching their heads. The Issue? "Why do hearing aids cost so damn much?" To get at the heart of a hearing aid’s cost, we...
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  5. Types of Hearing Loss

    Types of Hearing loss :  A.  Degree and B. Shape A.  Degree of hearing loss refers to the severity of the loss. The table below shows one of the more commonly used classification systems. The numbers are representative of the patient's hearing loss range in decibels (dB HL). Degree of hearing loss  Hearing loss range (dB HL) Normal    –10 to...
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  6. 4 Types of Hearing Aids - Video

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  7. Samsung Patent Reveals Plans To Release A Bluetooth Hearing Aid

    http://au.idigitaltimes.com/samsung-patent-reveals-plans-release-bluetooth-hearing-aid-112270
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  8. Change comes to hearing aid market due to big box stores, Internet sales and technological advances

    Change is the new normal for the U.S. hearing aid industry. The majority of hearing aids are still sold at brick-and-mortar stores by independent hearing aid dispensers and audiologists, and by large hearing aid chains and franchises. Hamilton County is home to nine hearing instrument specialists and 19 audiologists with active licenses, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. Neighboring...
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  9. Types of Hearing Aids

    4 Types of Hearing Aids See more at www.centuryhearingaids.com/2-free-reports OPEN FIT HEARING AIDS Open Fit Hearing Aids are a new type of Behind the Ear Hearing Aid. It is also called the mini Behind the Ear aid. It fits behind the ear, but is smaller. A very thin, almost invisible tube is used to connect the aid to the ear...
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  10. hHearing aid industry is facing stiff competition from consumer electronics

    The hearing aid industry is facing stiff competition from consumer electronics. As an example, a Google search for hearing-aid–related patents by Apple, Samsung, and Qualcomm showed zero patents 20 years ago but 816 in 2015—slightly more than half of the total patent activities by the Big Six in the same period. Patent titles such as Remotely updating a hearing aid...
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