15-52 Segment 1: Hurdles to hearing aids

 

Synopsis: Only about a fifth of people who could use hearing aids have them. Reasons include stigma, high cost, and poor training of people who actually get hearing aids. An audiologist, hearing aid manufacturer, and hearing aid user discuss solving these issues.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Mark Hammel, psychologist and hearing aid user; Dr. Cynthia Compton-Conley, Director, Consumer Technology Initiatives, Hearing Loss Association of America; Shawn Stahmer, Vice President of Business Development, Sound World Solutions

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