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

From the Editor


Hj Report


Over the Wire


Manufacturers News



Blogging, anyone? It's easy to do and it's win-win for your practice

Hosford-Dunn, Holly

The Hearing Journal. 63(10):10,12-13,16, October 2010.

Blogging is a great way to keep in touch with your patients. The author, who edits two blogs—one for her practice and one for The Hearing Journal—talks about the hows and whys of this 21st-century communication medium.


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

Kochkin, Sergei

The 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.

The 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.

A new method for wireless connectivity in hearing aids

Galster, Jason A.

The Hearing Journal. 63(10):36,38-39, October 2010.

An explanation of Iris, a new wireless hearing aid technology that offers long-distance audio streaming and binaural signal processing without need for an intermediate device.

Improving hearing aids through listening tests in a virtual sound environment

Minnaar, Pauli; Favrot, Sylvain; Buchholz, Jörg M.

The Hearing Journal. 63(10):40,42-44, October 2010.

Increasingly sophisticated laboratory facilities are enabling manufacturers to measure and optimize how products under development will perform in the real world.