Amplification and Assistive Devices (AAD)
Instructional Level: Fundamental
Stigma continues to be a deterrent to pursuing amplification for people with mild to moderate hearing loss. The hearing aid adoption rate is poorer for younger groups because of this stigma. Previous attempts at reducing stigma with new hearing aid form factors have sacrificed hearing aid features or performance to the detriment of the patient’s listening needs. Styletto offers a solution that is stylish while maintaining features that are necessary for optimum speech understanding, sound quality, and listening comfort.