Today, we proudly introduce our new Phonak Audiology Blog!
Under audiologyblog.phonakpro.com, you will find information about the latest topics in audiological research, scientific evidence and clinical best practice as well as an opportunity to interact with the global blog community.
We will be regularly uploading short and easy-to-read blog posts in six different categories: Family-Centered Care, Pediatrics, Evidence, Technology, Clinical Practice and Other. The posts will contain links to more in-depth information, such as journal articles, scientific evidence and interviews for those interested. The blog is also optimized for mobile use, allowing you to keep up to date even on the go.
We hope that you find this new channel useful and look forward to receiving any feedback.
We would be delighted if you would become a contributor to the blog and share your insights and experience with your fellow audiologists. The world of Audiology at Phonak is bustling. Below is just a snapshot of all the good things happening.
Hearing aid adoption and influence of significant other
Hearing aid adoption is significantly greater when patients attend audiology appointments with a significant other (63.8%) compared to when attending alone (50.6%). For people with a mild hearing loss, it is a staggering 96% higher. Nearly 70,000 patients records were investigated in the recent study "Social Context and Hearing Adoption" by Gurjit Singh and Stef Launer, to better understand the factors of help seeking and hearing aid adoption.
Did you know that Phonak Target supports your efforts in integrating family in your practice?
In Phonak Target 5.0, the Benefit Demonstrator is a counseling tool which helps you to easily demonstrate the benefits of amplification for the significant other by using standard headphones.
Studies and findings
This recently published article by Lori Rakita from PARC (Phonak Audiology Research Center) provides insights into how AutoSense OS automatically steers and adapts to the listening situations providing a seamless listening experience.
Click to read "Automatic Feature Steering and Adaptation for Seamless Listening Experiences" >
The world of audiology gathering in Vancouver
Phonak recently participated at the 33rd World Congress of Audiology in Vancouver, where 1400 audiologists from 41 countries gathered to share and discuss research, clinical practice and the future of audiology.
Press Release: Phonak at the 33. World Congress of Audiology
What’s new at Phonak
A new Audiology Online video featuring Phonak US President Jan Metzdorff as he shares what’s new at Phonak, his take on our relationship with hearing care providers in an ever-changing marketplace and our commitment to the industry moving forward.
View "Partnering for success in a dynamic marketplace" >