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Jacoti Publications

August 2022

Home-based audiometry with a smartphone app: Reliable results?

Hazan, A., Luberadzka, J., Rivilla, J., Snik, A., Albers, B., Méndez, N., Wack, N., Paytuvi, O., Zarowski, A., Offeciers, E., & Kinsbergen, J. (in press). Home-based audiometry with a smartphone app: Reliable results? American Journal of Audiology.

Initial validation results suggest that thresholds obtained with DuoTone are comparable to clinical audiometry (4 frequencies tested). The hearing app provides reliable hearing thresholds between 15 – 80 dB HL (12 frequencies tested) with a test-retest reliability comparable to clinical audiometry.

American Journal of Audiology
March 2022

Patient-Provider Healthcare Communication in the Hospital Setting. A Pilot Quality Improvement Project

Silverman, C. A., Chan-Leveno, T. V., Frerich, E., Montano, J. J., Ruivivar-Khan, R., Silverman, A. K., & Einhorn, R. Patient-Provider Healthcare Communication in the Hospital Setting. Canadian Audiologist, 9(2).

The vast majority favorably judged the technology to be efficacious in enhancing provider-patient communicative interactions and easy to use. The beneficial effects of the smartphone technology were observed in both Spanish- and English-speaking patients.

Canadian Audiologist
October 2017

Can Apple AirPods Be Used As Hearing Aids?

Einhorn R. Can Apple AirPods be used as hearing aids? Hearing Review. 2017;24(10):24-25.

The short answer: No, but the situation is complex. As this article explains, the key problem with the wireless Bluetooth protocol is latency—or the amount of time it takes to capture, process, amplify, and convey the signals wirelessly to the earbuds.

The Hearing Review

Related publications

April 2020

Efficacy of a Smartphone Hearing Aid Simulator

Ho, C. Y., Li, P. C., Young, S. T., & Lai, Y. H. (2020). Efficacy of a Smartphone Hearing Aid Simulator. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, 40(4), 496-504.

The main purpose of this study is to develop an HA-simulator and investigate the possible fitting range of this smartphone-based PSAP app equipped with a commercial headset, and to evaluate whether the aided outcome provides reasonable benefits for individuals with hearing loss by analyzing the Speechmap and speech intelligibility index.

Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering
February 2020

Earphone Models for iPhones: Surprising Results When Used with a Hearing App

Medwetsky L, Kelly K, Bakke M. Earphone models for iPhones: Surprising results when used with a hearing app. Hearing Review. 2020;27(1):22-25.

his study revealed that for some individuals with a mild-to-moderate high frequency hearing loss, the use of an amplifier app can result in enhanced listening performance—and even performance within normal limits in background noise.

The Hearing Review
January 2020

The role of smartphone applications in clinical practice: a review

Wallace, J., & Kanegaonkar, R. (2020). The role of smartphone applications in clinical practice: a review. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 134(2), 96-103.

The number of medical mobile phone applications continues to grow. Although otorhinolaryngology-specific applications represent a small proportion, there are exciting innovations emerging for the specialty. This article will assess the number of applications available and review how they may be used in clinical practice.

The Journal of Laryngology & Otology
February 2018

Wireless Voice Transmission using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on Android Platform

Shinkar, D., Shinde, A., Goswami, P., & Shinde, S. (2018). Wireless Voice Transmission using WIFI and Bluetooth on Android Platform. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 3(2).

In this paper, we propose a Smartphone-based hearing assistive system to facilitate speech recognition for various target users, who could benefit from enhanced listening clarity in the classroom.

International Journal of Advance Scientific Research and Engineering Trends
June 2017

A Smartphone-Based Multi-Functional Hearing Assistive System to Facilitate Speech Recognition in the Classroom

Chern, A., Lai, Y. H., Chang, Y. P., Tsao, Y., Chang, R. Y., & Chang, H. W. (2017). A smartphone-based multi-functional hearing assistive system to facilitate speech recognition in the classroom. IEEE Access, 5, 10339-10351.

In this paper, we propose a Smartphone-based hearing assistive system to facilitate speech recognition for various target users, who could benefit from enhanced listening clarity in the classroom.

IEEE Access
April 2014

Technology for hearing loss – as We Know it, and as We Dream it

Clark, J. L., & Swanepoel, D. W. (2014). Technology for hearing loss–as we know it, and as we dream it. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 9(5), 408-413.

Proliferation of innovative technology and the advent of greater access to global connectivity are providing an opportunity to identify and harness new resources that may change current audiological service delivery methods to maximize access, efficiency and impact.

Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 9(5), 408-413

Others

June 2016

Music, Sound Quality, and Hearing Aids: An Interview with Brian Moore and Richard Einhorn

Beck DL. Music, Sound Quality, and Hearing Aids: An Interview with Brian Moore and Richard Einhorn. Hearing Review. 2016;23(7):38.

A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with Brian Moore, PhD, and Richard Einhorn regarding multiple factors which influence the perceived quality of live versus recorded music.

The Hearing Review
October 2016

Counterpoint: OTC Hearing Aids: Facts, Figments, and the Unfounded Fear Frenzy

Taylor, B. Counterpoint: OTC Hearing Aids: Facts, Figments, and the Unfounded Fear Frenzy.

A closer examination of the facts and evidence surrounding the NASEM recommendations demonstrates that, while audiologic care remains the ideal standard of care for hearing impaired adults, the risks associated with self-management of hearing problems may be significantly lower than the risks of allowing them to go untreated.

The Hearing Review
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Jacoti Hearing Suite included in the Statement of ADA supporting the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017

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