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U.S. News – OPINION – Beware of DIY Health Care

January 27, 2016 in Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

Both health and wallets suffer when people bypass medical experts in favor of do-it-yourself diagnoses and treatment for hearing loss.

U.S.News and World Report
By Jaynee Handelsman

A do-it-yourself world sounds good – in theory.

Do-it-yourself auto repairs might make sense for the savvy and mechanically inclined, while do-it-yourself electricians should probably think twice about it. But do-it-yourself health care? Probably not. Yet easy access to health information online and a culture that too often encourages speed over quality is leading Americans down a very unhealthy path.

I’ve witnessed this vividly in the world of hearing loss, where quick fixes that are “easier and cheaper” are being passed off as solutions to complex hearing challenges. There is no cookie-cutter solution to hearing health, no matter how many of these stories are published. The result we’re seeing in the world of audiology is people taking shortcuts that undermine their hearing in ways that can waste money, allow issues to fester and ultimately harm their quality of life.

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Audiology Devices Market Is Expected to Be Worth $9,542.3 Million By 2020

January 30, 2015 in Community News

 

 

NASDAQ – Report By Grand View Research, Inc.

San Francisco, California, Jan. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global market for audiology devices is expected to reach USD 9,542.3 million by 2020, growing at an estimated CAGR of 5.0% from 2014 to 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Introduction of technological advancements such as wireless devices, acceptance of these devices by the geriatric population along with increase in demand of cost-effective and efficient devices are some of the major drivers of this market. In addition, presence of untapped growth opportunities in emerging countries such as India, Brazil and China and the increasing health awareness are expected to serve this market as future growth opportunities.

Access full research report on the Global Audiology Devices Market: http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/audiology-devices-market

Hearing aids dominated the overall market in terms of revenue share at 64.1% in 2013. High comfort rendered by these products, enhanced connectivity and enhanced user friendliness are some of the factors attributing to its high usage rates and subsequently large market share.

Further key findings from the study read more . . .

– See more at: http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/01/29/701075/10117642/en/Audiology-Devices-Market-Is-Expected-to-Be-Worth-9-542-3-Million-By-2020-New-Report-By-Grand-View-Research-Inc.html#sthash.kyeI1pME.dpuf

 

NVRC Fact Sheets

July 5, 2011 in Education & Outreach

NVRC Fact Sheets are downloadable PDF documents. 

Hearing Loss

Hearing Aids

Caregivers and Parent Resources

Hearing Dogs

Cochlear Implants

Assistive Listening Devices and Technology

How to File a Closed Captioned Complaint

Interpreters and Transliterators

The following Tip Sheets are from the ADA Information Center:
           www.adainfo.org and the DOJ’s ADA website:

The following Standard Practice Papers are from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID):

Technology Fact Sheets

Phones

  •  Ameriphone VCO
  • CapTel Phone
  • Clarity Cordless Phones
  • Crystal Tone Phone

Signaling Devices

  • Alert Master Combination 
  • Baby Crying Signaler
  • Ringmax Amplified Ringer
  • Shake Awake Vibrating Alarm Clock
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Sonic Alert Door Bell Signaler
  • Sonic Boom Alarm Clock and Bed Shaker

Amplifiers

  •  In-Line Amplifier for Phones
  • Portable Telephone Amplifiers
  • UniVox 2A+ Home Cushion Loop Amplifier 
  • PockeTalker

Music and Television

  • Music Link
  • Music Link Dual
  • Neck Loop and T-Links
  • Television Devices

TTY Devices

  • TTY Ultratec Superprint
  • Uniphone TTY and Amplified Phone

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