Since the beginning of time, the quest to overcome hearing loss has existed.
The tools to achieve better hearing may have started with a cow horn and eventually an ear trumpet, but as time went on, the technology majorly advanced, bringing us to today’s modern hearing aids.
Sleek, tiny, and highly intricate, they now come packed with impressive capabilities, including full digitization, smartphone connectivity, and special features like remote assist.
Of course, manufacturers are always looking to develop the next best thing and top their current product.
Like ReSound and their new ReSound ONE hearing aids. Many hearing aid industry experts expect this latest offering to take their wearers’ hearing experiences to a whole new level.
Why This Device Might Be Revolutionary
A small group of our patients is currently trialing the ReSound ONE to test whether its performance is as good as its manufacturer promises.
We feel it’s important to find real-world evidence to back up these claims, but so far, the feedback from this new technology has been very positive.
Part of this results from its advanced design.
Unlike most hearing aids, which capture sounds via a microphone located behind the ear only, the new device places a third microphone and a receiver inside the outer ear canal.
Therefore, the ReSound ONE closely mimics the way people hear naturally by using the outer parts of their ears to register the position and frequency of different noises.
The devices also feature an advanced processor for increased clarity.
To find out more about the ReSound ONE, simply phone us at (410) 944-3100, and we can set you up with a free trial to experience the difference firsthand.
Updates from The Office
In late August, Dr. Melissa Segev presented a live online training about the developments in the world of better hearing. She shared some of the misconceptions about hearing loss and explained the steps of treating a hearing loss.
You can view her presentation here.
In other news, it is with great sadness that we let you know that Charlie Osborne, our equipment sales manager/service technician, passed away on September 12th.
He was such a special person and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Charlie’s wife and his extended family.
Charlie worked at AAI for 21 years and is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jennifer Quinn. Charlie was well known and respected by his peers in the audiology community spanning from as far south as southern Virginia to as far north as New Jersey.
He was dedicated to providing honest sales approaches and the best quality support services that would oftentimes result in a good old-fashioned handshake type of deal.
Charlie was an interesting man and will be remembered for his smart, dry sense of humor and the authentic Philly hoagies he would bring the staff when he came to visit.
We are all devastated and heartbroken. It was a pleasure working with him all these years. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
We will miss Charlie very much.
How One Filmmaker Overcame His Hearing Loss
A hearing loss can feel like one of the most defining challenges of your lifetime, especially if it’s integral to your career.
But deaf filmmaker Chase Burton pushed all these obstacles aside so that he could realize his dreams.
While working on music for his latest film, Burton teamed up with California tech company Not Impossible Labs, who designed a suit letting him “feel” different sounds rather than hear them.
Made up of twenty-four vibrating points, positioned from the top of his back to the bottom of his ankles, it let him know the intensity of various noises while on the set.
And what about beyond filmmaking? “I see technology as a real opportunity to bring deaf and hearing audiences together and create a new kind of experience,” Chase told CNN.
To learn more about Burton’s development, click here.
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