Category Archives: Hearing Instrument Technology

Dispensing audiologists: about 50% would probably offer PSAPs and OTC hearing aids

As an audiologist who used to dispense hearing instruments, I often wonder how I would logistically react to the disruption currently taking place in the hearing industry.  If I were still in clinical practice, would I offer PSAPs and/or OTC … Continue reading

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Hearing Aids Gave Me My Youth Back – guest blog post by Anne Walker

My name is Anne Walker and I have been employed at Oaktree Products as a customer service representative since January 2008. Getting hearing aids was one of the best things I ever did for myself and I wanted to share … Continue reading

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When Your Hearing Aid Patient Needs Help with Business Phone

So, you successfully fit your patient with a high-end hearing aid with a streamer and all is wonderful in the world until they go to work.  They would like to have their business phone conversations streamed directly to their hearing … Continue reading

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Free app turns smart phone into ALD for TV listening

As previously mentioned in a guest post submitted for my colleague Gyl Kasewurm’s blog (see Hearing industry: rose bush full of thorns or thorn bush full of roses?), the hearing industry has been undergoing a drastic change, bringing the independent private … Continue reading

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Gift of Listening with HeardIT! – guest post by Liz Alessi

Listening is a learned skill and just like any muscle of the body, it is beneficial for individuals to exercise their “listening muscles”. This is particularly important for individuals with hearing loss, a condition that can lead to social isolation … Continue reading

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Seven Must-Have Items Every Hearing Aid Patient Needs

Oaktree Products is now offering a great new item perfect for hearing instrument wearing patients called the Hearing Aid Care Kit (Item# HAC-Kit). Based on feedback from customers, the kit includes seven essentials for the hearing instrument wearer: 1) an … Continue reading

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HI-PRO Boxes Available Through Oatkree Products

Looking for a Hi-Pro test box at a reasonable price? Oaktree Products now offers both the HI-PRO USB and the HI-PRO 2 test boxes. The HI-PRO USB (cream color) is an updated version of the HI-PRO that meets newer industry … Continue reading

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Help Patients Get a Grip on their Hearing Aids

We all have a few hearing instrument wearing patients who could use a little assistance with hearing instrument insertion. The Gator Grip is a new hearing aid insertion tool that makes it easier and faster for BTE, RIC, and open fit users … Continue reading

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