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Dr. Magilen discusses how the noises in our environment affect the ability of individuals to under stand speech and conversations.
The importance of diagnostic and fitting strategies for clinical amelioration of hearing loss using digital hearing aid technology.
Dr. Magilen explains why the FDA oversight of hearing aid technology should be strengthened not weakened. Read more.
View the innovative patent held by Dr. Gil Magilen about a unique system to test hearing loss and hearing aid fittings.
Dr. Gil Magilen explains the best way to maximize sound quality and audibility with hearing aids, so patients receive the great results.
Read Dr. Gil Magilen's strong held and thoughtful views on the hearing healthcare industry and hearing aids.
Dr. Gil Magilen explains why the basis of hearing aid wearers' dissatisfaction with their technology and what to do about it.
The Guided Selection Method is to optimize the individual's quality of hearing, to provide a natural hearing experience with optimal understanding.
The Hearing System Special is a knowledgeable, responsible guide, who helps the patient select the best amplification to optimally fulfill their needs.
Dr. Gil takes an in-depth look at the hearing aid industry during the early 1990s and where it needed to improve.
Current generation hearing aids are capable of dramatically increasing a hearing impaired individual's ability to understand speech under a wide range of listening conditions, but only if they are properly programmed. (See Missing Link (2005) publication)
Practitioners need to be trained in the skills and knowledge required to achieve optimum hearing benefit from today's state-of-the-art digital hearing aids. (See: Proposal to the FDA (2004)
Be cautious and informed prior to purchasing hearing aids. The best way to verify the benefit hearing aids provide is to take them off in each of your listening situations. How do you perform compared to the normal hearing people around you? (See: Dr. Gil's Whisper Test , Dr. Gil's Hearing in Noise Test)
The marketing of hearing aids appeals to cosmetics, price and the illusion that newer means better. The newer hearing aids provided with the standard "hearing loss" prescriptions do not improve speech intelligibility in noise better than older technology. (See: Missing Link (2005) publication)
Detailed programming (fitting) of hearing aids is extremely important to achieve optimal benefit. Small changes in the presentation of sound have dramatic effects on speech intelligibility and the ability to separate speech from noise. (See: Effect of Small Changes of Acoustic Energy on Real World Performance with Hearing Aids)