Readers Comments Taken from the 1/15/14 edition of the NEW YORK TIMES blog featuring the CS10 :
It is marvelous that technology is moving to
offer health-related benefits to people who would never define
themselves as "techie". And also marvelous that hearing assistance is
becoming accessible to people where financial considerations don't have
to be overwhelming.
Sarasota, FLAudiologists rely on the quality of patient
feedback. These new ideas rely on the quality of patient feedback. They
make sense. Bring 'em on!
Hearing aid sufferer
Quoting Mr Borton “High quality hearing aid
fittings by audiologists involve verifications by various electronic
measures and validation.” This is specifically not true. You would
think that an audiologist, as a common practice, would be able to give
you a hearing test with your hearing aids in place, after to fitting you
with hearing aids, to make sure they are working well. I have never
found an audiologist that has the means for such a test. They just ask
you to go away for a week and come back and tell them how you think it
is working. The fact that audiologists do not or can not verify the
fittings they make reveals what an overpriced non-performing activity
getting a hearing aid involves. The FDA is simply a shill to protect
the oligopoly that controls hearing aid manufacture as it actively tries
to limit the hearing support available in the new technologies as
described in this article.