January 2010 - Volume 63 - Issue 1
pp: 4-48

Twenty years later: A NEW Count-The-Dots method

Killion, Mead C.; Mueller, H. Gustav

Hearing Journal . 63(1):10,12-14,16-17, January 2010.

In 1990, The Hearing Journal published a quick and easy way for clinicians to calculate from a patient's audiogram what percentage of speech sounds the person could hear. The “Count-The-Dots” Method caught on quickly, and is used all over the U.S. and beyond. This month, the creators of the original “Count-The-Dots” Method are back with an updated version reflecting what has been learned in the past 20 years about the contribution of speech cues at 6000 Hz and above to understanding.

MarkeTrak VIII: Consumer satisfaction with hearing aids is slowly increasing

Kochkin, Sergei

Hearing Journal . 63(1):19-20,22,24,26,28,30-32, January 2010.

Based on more than 3000 responses from hearing aid wearers to the eighth MarkeTrak survey, Better Hearing Institute Executive Director Dr. Sergei Kochkin determined that 74% of hearing instrument users in 2008 were satisfied with their fittings. That was significantly higher than the 68% satisfaction rate found by MarkeTrak VII in 2004 and the best ever recorded.