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Podcast Ep 6 | The Next Frontier in Hearing

Qualified Audiologist Daniel Gerace shares with us how the latest research on the impact of hearing loss is guiding clinical care. He shares how technology such as invisible hearing aids, Bluetooth enabled devices, connectivity to smartphones and TVs is helping people feel empowered to take control of their hearing and experience the world in full sound!

In this episode, you will learn

1.18 | How is the latest research actually implemented in client care?

2.07 | What advancements can we expect in the future of hearing devices?

4.30 | How you can stream a phone call directly to your hearing aid

11.45 | What are ‘hearables’

13.49 | Why you shouldn’t just put your hearing aids in a drawer

16.03 | What options are available for people treating hearing loss

This podcast provides information of a general nature and does not constitute medical advice.

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Resources mentioned

Maidment, D. W., Ali, Y. H., & Ferguson, M. A. (2019). Applying the COM-B model to assess the usability of smartphone-connected listening devices in adults with hearing loss. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 30(05), 417-430.

Livingston, G. et al. (2020). Dementia prevention, intervention, and care: 2020 report of the Lancet Commission. The LANCET 396, 413-446.

Simpson AN, Matthews LJ, Cassarly C, Dubno JR. Time from hearing aid candidacy to hearing aid adoption: a longitudinal cohort study. Ear and Hearing. 40(3):468-476; 2019. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000641

Ferguson, M., Brandreth, M., Brassington, W., Leighton, P., & Wharrad, H. (2016). A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the benefits of a multimedia educational program for first-time hearing aid users. Ear and hearing, 37(2), 123.

D, Gianopoulos I. 2007. Acceptability, benefit and costs of early screening for hearing disability: a study of potential screening tests and models. Health Technol Assess, 11, 1-294.\

Hearing Care Industry Association. Hearing for life: The value of hearing services for vulnerable Australians Deloitte Access Economics, Canberra, Australia. 2020.

About Daniel Gerace

After completing his Bachelor of Science, Daniel began gaining experience in the areas of cardiovascular science and exercise science. However, after realising his growing interests in patient centred rehabilitative care and hearing aid technology, Daniel decided to pursue a career in audiology, graduating with a Master of Clinical Audiology with Distinction in 2019 from the University of Western Australia. He has been working as a clinical audiologist at Lions Hearing Clinic since 2020, focusing on adult rehabilitation.

Daniel also has a profound interest in translational audiological research, and in addition to his clinical work, he also operates as a research assistant at Ear Science Institute Australia. Daniel is passionately committed to helping people with hearing loss overcome their communication barriers using evidence-based, individualised care in order to promote healthy ageing and address the psychosocial aspects that can come with hearing loss.

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