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Managing Your Personal Soundscapes As an audiologist and speech-language pathologist, I routinely talk to patients about ways to optimize the sound environment for communication and ease of listening. People often do not realize how many different sounds are contained in their personal soundscapes. What’s more, they may not know how those sounds can impact their day-to-day lives, either positively or negatively. Environmental noises can significantly affect many aspects of functioning in daily life, such as the ability to communicate effectively, relax, or concentrate. Environmental sounds impact various aspects of life in a variety of ways. Many people do not know…
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.
This year, 2021, transformed me in ways I didn’t imagine possible. For one, I’m much more aware of how sound plays a significant role in my happiness. My hearing loss used to be a point of contention in my life, but now I see (once again) that my hearing ability has been a blessing beyond measure.
Akoio encourages everyone to make hearing health a priority. Delaying diagnosis and treatment for hearing loss can affect a person both mentally and physically.
Bluetooth has an upgrade in sight! LE Audio allows multi-streaming audio between an array of devices and businesses can set up their own location-based Bluetooth broadcasts similar to a radio station.
Akoio founder Bill Schiffmiller sat down with Wade Brill, a Certified Professional Mindfulness Coach and host of the podcast Centered in the City, to discuss hearing wellness and inner peace.