CONSUMER RESOURCES FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY

Over the past couple of months we’ve written a lot about new hearing healthcare technology. We’ve discussed localization technologyPhonak technologyHypersound, and more. And though we’ll be returning to new and upcoming technology over the coming months, we want to provide you with a list a resources you can explore on your own. There’s a lot of exciting new technology out there, more than we could ever explain.

1. Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

This is a great resource for individuals, families, and professionals. It’s a pretty encompassing site. Their assistive technology page is a good place to look for general overviews and specific products.

2. Healthy Hearing

Another great overview site. Their free consumer guides cover everything from hearing aids to assistive listening devices.

3. Manufacturer + Company Websites

A good place to look for new technology is directly on the manufacturer’s website.

Phonak and Oticon have great accessory pages, in addition to their hearing aid pages. Companies like Starkey and Widex have in depth pages for their hearing aid products.

4. National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders

Hearing loss health resource where you can find news and up to date info on the latest. This is also a good site if you want to know your rights.

5. The ASHA Leader

Though geared more towards professionals, the ASHA leader is a good place to learn what’s going on in the hearing healthcare world.

Monthly publication, but their blog is a good place to stay updated. You can even sort it through different keywords (such as “technology”).

There are a lot of resources on the internet you can look into, and though it can be difficult to know which one(s) to trust or listen to, these sites should get you started.