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September 12, 2019

A woman with hearing loss contemplates her audiologists' recommendations for hearing aids; an older couple, both with hearing loss, discuss their communication strategies; two parents and their young daughter discuss her life with a cochlear implant: these videos are t...

Melanie Brand was a good swimmer who wore hearing aids for severe hearing loss. When she requested swimming for gym class in high school, the coach refused and reasoned that Melanie would not be able to hear his instructions. “Put me fifth in line, and I will follow th...

November 1, 2018

Six companies dominate the worldwide market for traditional hearing aids, with their collective share of the U.S. market over 95 percent. At the AAA 2018 conference earlier this year, senior executives from three of these market leaders—Starkey Hearing Technologies, So...

October 1, 2018

An important trend contributing to the consumerization of healthcare is the transformation of select prescription categories to over-the-counter (OTC). The OTC medicines and natural supplements market in the United States is worth $46 billion, with the cough, cold, all...

July 25, 2018

Although many hearing healthcare executives and practitioners would agree that societal stigma against hearing loss impacts consumers' decision on whether to seek care, quantifying the impact of stigma can be difficult. However, carefully examining the reasons why cons...

June 21, 2018

Alango Technologies Founder and CEO Alexander Goldin demonstrates Easy Listen while at AAA 2018.

At AAA 2018, Alango Technologies’ BeHear NOW hearable caught my attention for its game-changing hearing assessment and revolutionary Easy Listen feature, which slows down sp...

May 16, 2018

The recent AAA 2018 convention in Nashville offered some examples of how the worlds of consumer listening devices and hearing aid technology are colliding. New hearable devices—earbuds and earphones which contain the familiar functionality of streaming music and phone...

May 7, 2018

At Auditory Insight, we believe that one key method for increasing adoption is to more explicitly market the lifestyle benefits to consumer-patients of wearing hearing aids.

Recently, the largest hearing aid manufacturers—Oticon, ReSound, Sivantos, Sonova, Starkey, and...

March 26, 2018

Hearing aid manufacturers, therapeutic hearing companies, national pharmacy and big box chains, and private equity investors have a vested interest in anticipating the form, functionality, and price points of future over-the-counter (OTC) hearing devices. For an initia...

September 5, 2017

An impactful yet little understood opportunity for payers to improve member health outcomes crystallized on August 18, 2017, when President Trump signed into law the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act. For decades, hearing care has languished on the periphery of th...

August 28, 2017

Now that President Trump has signed the Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid Act into law, hearing companies are advancing towards the starting blocks for what’s shaping up to be a new race to solve hearing loss. That race most likely will include a diverse range of businesses...

July 18, 2017

"Student and professional athletes, fitness buffs, and weekend warriors with hearing loss share a strong need to engage in sports and physical fitness while wearing their hearing aids. But is today's hearing health care caught up with the specific needs of hearing-impa...

June 13, 2017

Fakers. We all know they’re out there when it comes to hearing loss. Of course, it takes a faker to know one.

A man stops my daughter and me on the street. Traffic zooms behind him, the roar rushing into my hearing aids. “Hleiof lskjafj flto Bloomfield?” he asks. I surm...

May 16, 2017

"Audiologists have a window of opportunity, before over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids hit the market, to add value to their patient offering and differentiate their practices. This opportunity comes in the form of patient-centered care, a model employed by top physici...

April 11, 2017

For every decibel that amateur pianist Joyce Morton has lost in hearing, she has gained double the wisdom about how to keep on making music despite her hearing loss. In this exclusive interview with GRAND PIANO PASSION™, she shares her top five tips about playing an in...

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