October 2010 - Volume 63 - Issue 10
pp: 4-60

From the Editor

Hj Report

Over the Wire

Manufacturers News

MarkeTrak VIII: The efficacy of hearing aids in achieving compensation equity in the workplace

Kochkin, Sergei

Hearing Journal . 63(10):19-24,26,28, October 2010.

Analysis of MarkeTrak survey data shows that people in the work force with untreated hearing loss typically have annual incomes tens of thousands of dollars below those with normal hearing. But those data also show that hearing aids cut that income gap by anywhere from 65% to 100%, depending on the degree of hearing loss

Peak clipping revisited: Turning distortion to listener advantage

Schweitzer, H. Christopher; Smith, Desmond A.

Hearing Journal . 63(10):29,32-35, October 2010.

Peak clipping in hearing aids has long had a bad name when it comes to sound quality. However, the authors describe a new kind of controlled clipping that they say eliminates distortion and improves audibility of soft signal elements.