Recent Webinars & Podcasts
Hosted by Andrew Bellavia or guest appearances
This Week in Hearing, September 2023
MindMics has developed technology that allows users to monitor heart rate and other health characteristics acoustically, using the ear canal as a microphone. Dr. Anna Barnacka, the founder and CEO of MindMics, explains that their technology utilizes sound waves generated by the body to provide insights into health, making it a non-invasive and promising method for health monitoring.
This Week in Hearing, September 2023
Andrew Bellavia is joined by Deaftronics co-founder, Tendekayi Katsiga, whose company Deaftronics designs and manufactures affordable hearing aids that utilize solar power while promoting awareness and accessibility to hearing care solutions in underserved regions, and Georgia Tech professor Dr. Saad Bhamla, whose lab has been working towards creating a $1 hearing aid.
This Week in Hearing, August 2023
Andrew Bellavia is joined by two researchers from the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Nicholas Reed, AuD, and Kening Jiang, MHS, discuss their research into the complex relationships between hearing loss, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive decline.
This Week in Hearing, July 2023
Fellow co-hosts Dave Kemp and Andrew Bellavia sit down for a conversation about recent rumors that Apple is planning to get further involved into the hearing space and whether or not the company would actually consider producing an OTC hearing aid. Due to Apple’s massive size and cultural influence, they discuss how the company could positively influence societal perceptions around treating hearing loss and address stigma.
This Week in Hearing, June 2023
Intel’s Head of Accessibility, Darryl Adams, joined host Andrew Bellavia to discuss Intel’s commitment to improve accessibility for individuals with hearing loss and other disabilities including their collaboration with 3DP4ME, utilizing 3D printing tech to develop custom-fitted hearing aids in developing countries. Another area of focus is improving alternative communication for nonverbal people, an outgrowth of their work with Stephen Hawking.
2023 Longevity Venture Summit, June 2023
Industry analyst Laurie Orlov hosted a panel discussion including Andrew Bellavia to share thoughts and discuss the role AI will play in maintaining or improving quality of life in older adults. Andrew touched on several topics related to hearing, communication, and cognition.
Future of Hearing Healthcare, May 2023
Andrew Bellavia moderated an international panel with three globally-recognized people working to deliver hearing care around the world. In this video originally aired as part of HHTM's Future of Hearing Healthcare event, they shared what works, what needs to be done, and what barriers still exist to fully realize the WHO's goal of "hearing care for all!"
This Week in Hearing, April 2023
Win Cramer, CEO of JLab, a growing top-5 headphone brand globally, joins host Andrew Bellavia to discuss their hearing health products launched at CES in January. JLab is the first major consumer audio brand to focus on hearing loss prevention and treatment. Given their sheer size and popularity with a younger demographic than that of traditional hearing aid companies, JLab’s entry into the hearing space has the potential to make a big impact.
This Week in Hearing, March 2023
Andrew Bellavia hosted Dave Fabry, the Chief Innovation Officer at Starkey, to dig deep into the features & tech behind their new Genesis AI hearing aid and how it improves both the patient and clinician experience. We also discussed future trends in hearing aids as processors become more powerful and efficient.
Hearing Matters Podcast, March 2023
Having spoken many times on the need to address the global pandemic of untreated hearing loss, I was delighted that the WHO chose the theme "Ear and hearing care for all! Let's make it a reality" for World Hearing Day 2023. In this podcast I share my my thoughts on why it's important and how we could get there when many parts of the world have little or no access to hearing care professionals.
This Week In Hearing, January 2023
Host Dave Kemp is joined by Andy Bellavia, Founder of AuraFuturity, and Kevin Liebe, President and CEO of HHTM, to discuss their recent experience at CES, where a number of audio and hearing-related technologies were on display. They discuss the implications of the latest trends and key takeaways for the hearing health and audio industries.
FuturEar Radio, September 2022
For episode 100, Dave sat down with 15 past guests to get a sense of what's on each of their radars and what's exciting about their area of focus. As the first guest, I discussed the potential global impact on hearing care accessibility that could result from the recently finalized OTC rule in the US.
ListenUp! Podcast, June 2022
I discussed my own journey, how professional and personal experiences merged to define my path. We had interesting conversation on the reasons why people delay hearing care, and at the end I shared my answer to the question Dr. Syms asks all his guests: What is my favorite sound.
This Week In Hearing, January 2022
In this far-ranging discussion Kat Penno, Director of Hearing Health at Nuheara, and I spoke with host Dave Kemp on topics including the increasing sophistication of patient expectations, device innovations, and the evolution of hearing care service delivery models. Link is to part 1, the second half is available from there.
Knowles and Seltech, September 2021
In this webinar I shared how the infrastructure is coming together to deliver mobile HD audio streaming through TWS earphones and examples of devices that deliver the sound quality consumers are now demanding. Increasingly popular streaming music compensation for age-related hearing loss, often called hearing personalization, was discussed at some length.