In this episode, Scientist and Chief Operating Officer of Research at Ear Science David Sly will share with us the latest research on the phenomenon of Hidden Hearing Loss. Every day clients walk into hearing clinics around the world concerned about their hearing, yet hearing tests show that they have ‘normal’ hearing; why is this?
In this episode, you will learn
What is Hidden Hearing Loss
Common causes of Hidden Hearing Loss
Why it is so important to know about Hidden Hearing Loss
The latest research on the phenomenon of Hidden Hearing Loss.
The treatments available for Hidden Hearing Loss
Dr David Sly, Scientist and COO of Research at Ear Science Institute Australia
Dr David Sly is the Chief Operating Officer of Research at Ear Science Institute Australia. He is an auditory neuroscientist and innovator experienced in leading large teams of engineers and scientists in developing medical and auditory-related technology.
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