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‘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.

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‘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.

    Don’t just ask what they do, ask what they have stopped doing.

    Don’t just ask what they do, ask what they have stopped doing.

    For 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.

    • 18 Min.
    “There isn’t just one type of tinnitus patient or intervention”

    “There isn’t just one type of tinnitus patient or intervention”

    In 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.

    • 13 Min.
    "You can lose your hearing frighteningly quickly or cruelly slowly." Lord Jack Ashley of Stoke

    "You can lose your hearing frighteningly quickly or cruelly slowly." Lord Jack Ashley of Stoke

    In 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.

    • 22 Min.
    A life-changing decision: Starting the conversation

    A life-changing decision: Starting the conversation

    Cochlear implants can be life changing for clients with severe and profound hearing loss. But what if the client is hesitant to get a cochlear implant? And which clients are candidates for a cochlear implant? Audiologist Judith Bird, Head of Audiology and Emmeline Centre for Hearing Implants at Cambridge University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust UK, provides answers to this and further questions around cochlear implants in this episode of our podcast series. In her conversation with Bernadette Fulton, audiology manager for severe to profound hearing loss at Phonak HQ, Judith encourages audiologists to start discussing cochlear implants with their clients before their hearing aids fail.

    • 19 Min.
    “It becomes important to know exactly what the patient is receiving through their hearing aid.”

    “It becomes important to know exactly what the patient is receiving through their hearing aid.”

    People with severe and profound hearing loss have different needs in terms of their application than those with mild to moderate loss. In this episode of our podcast series, Bernadette Fulton, audiology manager for severe to profound hearing loss at Phonak HQ, talks to Pamela Souza, Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Knowles Hearing Center at the Northwestern University in Illinois, US, about the benefits of wide dynamic range compression, the importance of the noise reduction algorithm, and the contribution of adaptive digital microphones to speech understanding in noise for this group.

    • 15 Min.
    “There are so many tools in our toolkit” when fitting hearing aids

    “There are so many tools in our toolkit” when fitting hearing aids

    People with severe to profound hearing loss face different challenges and issues. How can hearing aids help to balance these out? Pamela Souza, Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Knowles Hearing Center at the Northwestern University in Illinois, US, provides answers to this and many further questions in this episode of our podcast series. As Pamela not just conducts research and lectures on severe and profound hearing loss, but is also a contributing author to the recently published guidelines for best practice in audiological management of severe and profound hearing loss, she has in-depth knowledge on the possibilities and limits of hearing aids and what these mean for fitting and counselling of her clients.

    • 15 Min.

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