March 2008 - Volume 61 - Issue 3
pp: 4-82

How TELEGRAMs can help patients “Reach out and touch someone”

Thibodeau, Linda M.

The Hearing Journal. 61(3):10-17, March 2008.

The author discusses a tool that assesses how hearing-impaired patients are coping with eight important communication challenges.

Practitioners give high marks for user benefit to open-canal mini-BTEs

Johnson, Earl E.

The Hearing Journal. 61(3):19-28, March 2008.

Response to a section in our annual dispenser survey reveal why open-canal mini-BTE hearing aids are catching on in a big way.

Prescribing maximum hearing aid output: Differences among manufacturers found

Mueller, H. Gustav; Bentler, Ruth A.; Wu, Yu-Hsiang

The Hearing Journal. 61(3):30-36, March 2008.

In view of the importance of maximum output on the satisfaction of hearing aid wearers, those who fit them should bear in mind that different manufacturers prescribe very different maximum outputs for hearing aids programmed for the same hearing loss.

Inquiry into online hearing test raises doubts about its validity

Kimball, Suzanne H.

The Hearing Journal. 61(3):38-46, March 2008.

In the first of a three-part series on a study of hearing aids purchased online without the involvement of a hearing professional, the author compares the results of an online hearing test with those obtained in a hearing test suite.