Hearing

Hearing Topic Hub

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This is the topic hub where we collect the results of our explorations and research relating to hearing. The theme is seeking tools and gadgets that can postpone the time at which hearing issues get in the way of living life.

 

As we grow older, hearing often deteriorates. If left unaddressed, hearing issues can make it harder to interact with others, and can lead to social isolation and even to depression.

Luckily, there are various tools and assistive devices that can help compensate for imperfect hearing, including hearables, amplifiers, hearing aids, hearing apps, and a variety of more or less complex hearing devices.

This work is designed to complement any advice you may receive from your audiologist. Please start by consulting a medical professional to help understand what specific hearing issues apply to you.

 

Featured Content: Hearing

 

DIY Technology Solutions to Things Bothering My Aging Relatives

My relatives and their friends are in their 70's and 80's and 90's now, and I am finding they have some recurring "problems" that get in the way of life being as enjoyable as I think it should be. I have come up with a variety of DIY "Tech Solutions" to these problems that I have implemented for them. I hope they will be useful for you too.


 


 

Featured Explorer Discussions: Hearing

Hearing: TV or Movies

By: tel-editors

Ever have trouble understanding what TV or movie characters are saying over the background music? Know anyone who turns the TV up so loud that it is annoying?

We are exploring gadgets that can help in situations like this. Ideally without being ugly, stigmatizing, or super expensive — if... Read More. Add your Opinions


 

Audiology and Hearing Healthcare Technology @ Providence

Dr. Sarah Caldwell, a clinical audiologist in private practice, led a very informative presentation dealing with the latest technological advances in audiology, with a particular focus on hearing isssues for older people. Along the way she covered the physiology of hearing, the measurement of hearing with audiogram reports, the role of all participants in a conversation to make it work well, and even a little advice about video communication in a time of physical isolation for many of us. 

 


 

Passavant explorers evaluate "TV Ears"

The Test Pilots/Passavant Community Longevity Explorers Circle evaluated the product "TV Ears" at their October 2019 meeting. Here are the results.

 


 

Cochlear Implants: My Experience

Cochlear Implant and other hearing aids were described and discussed. 

 


 

Bleeding Edge Hearing Aid: "It's Fantastic"

Explorer Don reports to the group about EarLens, a hearing aid using a new technology to transmit sound.

 


 

Hearing aid batteries hard to change

In this conversation our circle agreed it was quite challenging to change the small batteries in the hearing aid of one member. The group came up with several possible solutions, including a potential new product concept for a "tool".

 


 

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Last Updated: April 20, 2021.