Audiology, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearing Healthcare, Longevity Economy

What If Treating Hearing Loss Mitigates Cognitive Decline? (Part 2) (Future Ear Daily Update 7-12-19)

There have been a number of studies conducted in recent years to try and understand if there is a link between hearing loss and cognitive decline, and the research continues to indicate that there is a correlation between the two. The question that researchers are now trying to answer is whether people with hearing loss can… Continue reading What If Treating Hearing Loss Mitigates Cognitive Decline? (Part 2) (Future Ear Daily Update 7-12-19)

Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Longevity Economy, VoiceFirst

Nearly Half of Adults 60+ Use their Smart Speaker Daily (Future Ear Daily Update 6-25-19)

Building the Daily Habit Voicebot released some data findings last week, and one stat that really caught my eye was that 46.6% of adults aged 60 and older use their smart speaker daily. It should be noted that this same cohort, adults aged 60+, only comprise 20% of the total smart speaker ownership base, but… Continue reading Nearly Half of Adults 60+ Use their Smart Speaker Daily (Future Ear Daily Update 6-25-19)

Essays, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, Longevity Economy, VoiceFirst

The Unexpected #VoiceFirst Power Users

In-The-Ear Assistants There was a really good post published last week in the #VoiceFirst world by Cathy Pearl, the author of the book, "Designing Voice User Interfaces." In her post, she goes through  some of the positive effects that smart assistants are having on the disabled and elderly communities. The unique and awesome thing about the… Continue reading The Unexpected #VoiceFirst Power Users