About the Blog. The Akoio team includes writers, researchers, audiologists, and other industry experts who focus on hearing loss and hearing wellness. Akoio members can access even more content, including guides for talking about hearing loss with younger teens and older parents, and a guide for how to find a good audiologist.
Why I’m grateful for my hearing loss: sound and wellness
This year, I am thankful for the continued journey of discovery in the area of sound and wellness. Our soundscape changes everything, and managing our soundscape can impact our mental and physical health.
The Akoio Soundscape Journal — what I learned about sound and noise
Akoio developed the Soundscape Journal to help you identify sounds in your environment and how they affect you. In just one week, Leah learned about positive sounds that enhance her mood and identified noises she did not even realize were bothersome. With greater awareness comes empowerment to make changes.
Taking Greater Control Over Our Personal Soundscapes
Proactively managing our soundscapes can be a difficult task. In fact, sometimes, the very same sounds can be both comforting and distressing in different situations. New Akoio staff writer, Leah Pruitt, shares her adventures trying to control her personal soundscape during a recent vacation.
DOBE Perfect Pitch Challenge: Semifinal honors for Akoio CEO, Bill Schiffmiller
Akoio is honored to be a certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE). The certifying body, DisabilityIN.org, returned the honor by making Bill Schiffmiller, CEO of Akoio, a semifinalist in its 2022 DOBE Perfect Pitch Challenge.
Managing Your Soundscapes: A New Akoio® Guide Series
Akoio recognized the need for education in this area. Akoio created a new series of hearing guides called “Managing Your Soundscapes”. This series educates and supports people in their ability to actively control their soundscapes. Like our “Talk About Hearing Loss” series, Akoio makes these guides free to the public.
OTC Hearing Aids – A Game Changer for Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss
Akoio conducted a survey that examined the public’s general knowledge of OTC hearing aids and its attitude towards them. The results were published in an informative white paper exploring consumer responses to the new FDA rule regarding OTC hearing aids.