‘The Audiologist’ is a podcast series created by Phonak to offer audiologists and people interested in audiology new perspectives on hearing health topics. As the world’s leading hearing aid manufacturer, we regularly collaborate with top audiology experts from around the world. We launched this podcast to share their inspiring views and insights from the industry and the latest on research and learning. You will learn from the very best in their respective fields. So, join us and our guest speakers for a fascinating journey reflecting on the past, present and future of audiology.
The stigma of hearing loss
22:52Despite the incredible advances in hearing aid technology over the last several decades, stigma still exists around hearing loss and hearing aids. In this podcast, Davina Omisore, Audiology Manager at Phonak HQ Switzerland, and Dr. Gurjit Singh, Senior Research Audiologist at Phonak Canada, discuss why this stigma still exists and what can be done to help normalize hearing loss and hearing aid adoption.
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Unlocking the ear's great potential with Phonak Audéo Fit™
14:55Scientific literature has discovered that hearing loss is associated with reduced physical activity. People with hearing loss tend to move less and less well than their normal hearing peers. In this podcast, Michael Preuss, Audiology Manager at Phonak, and Emily Urry, Research Scientist in Health and Innovation at Sonova, discuss how physical activity can improve your overall well-being and how the new Phonak Audéo Fit can help with motivating and tracking exercise.
Auditory skills training tools in the HearingSuccess portal
16:13Over 65,000 individuals already using listening practice tools. Learn more about the offering in the HearingSuccess portal by listening to this podcast with Lisa Bacic, Rehabilitation Manager at Phonak and Valeri LeBeau, Senior Rehabilitation Manager at Advanced Bionics.
A researcher’s perspective on auditory skills trainings
9:32The World Health Organization recently acknowledged that auditory training helps people to better use hearing in all situations. So how can audiologists better integrate these methods into their own practices? In this podcast, Lisa Bacic, Rehabilitation Manager at Phonak and Dr. Maren Stropahl discuss the impact and benefits of auditory skills trainings and how they can be used as a tool in aural rehab. Visit www.hearingsucccess.com to learn more.
The real world performance of Audéo Life
13:22Audéo Paradise Life is the world’s first waterproof rechargeable hearing aid, combining the hearing performance of Audéo Paradise with a robust new housing that provides additional protection from water and sweat. Sound too good to be true? In this podcast, Chase Smith, Sales Audiology Manager and Anne Miller, Research Audiologist, talk about how Audéo Life was put through its paces in the real world by a group of athletic study participants.
CROS and Unilateral Hearing Loss - the evidence!
13:57Poorer overall well-being and increased loneliness are a few challenges clients with Unilateral Hearing Loss can experience. So, how can CROS and BiCROS solutions provide much needed help? Jane Woodward, MSc, Audiology Manager, Phonak HQ, and Elizabeth Stewart, AuD, PhD, Research Audiologist, PARC U.S., discuss in this podcast episode.
Don’t just ask what they do, ask what they have stopped doing.
18:13For clients with severe to profound hearing loss, it is crucial to regularly measure outcomes even if their audiogram is stable. In this episode of our podcast series on severe and profound hearing loss, audiologist Judith Bird talks about the importance of ongoing care. As a clinical scientist at Cambridge University Hospitals in the UK and contributing author to the recently published guidelines for best practice in the audiological management of people with severe and profound hearing loss, Judith introduces the so-called PROMs, aided speech tests, and further aspects of ongoing care.
“There isn’t just one type of tinnitus patient or intervention”
13:20In this episode of our podcast series based on the new guidelines for best practice in the audiological management of severe and profound hearing loss, Bernadette Fulton, audiology manager at Phonak HQ, talks to Neuropsychologist Dr. Maren Stropahl about tinnitus and how to treat it. A researcher at Sonova HQ and an expert in the field of Audiological Health Service Delivery, Maren knows all about effective tinnitus treatment approaches, depression and anxiety as potential contributing factors, and the correlation between tinnitus and the degree of hearing loss.
"You can lose your hearing frighteningly quickly or cruelly slowly." Lord Jack Ashley of Stoke
22:52In this episode, Dr. Lorraine Gailey, tackles the importance of including communication partners in audiological care. As previous CEO for Hearing Link, a rehabilitation service for adults with severe and profound hearing loss, Dr. Gailey knows that there are not many people who really understand what a person with severe and profound hearing loss must bear. This is why it is particularly important for hearing care professionals to provide the support needed to reduce the social isolation of these clients.