World of Sound Blog

The March issue of Health After 50 featured a good article on affordable hearing choices, including a highlight of our CS50+ product. Read the entire Health After 50 article here.  

Bipartisan push for OTC hearing aid legislation

Shawn Stahmer - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

As we noted late last year, there is bi-partisan support on legislation designed to help make hearing care more affordable and accessible. Today, that effort took a step forward with the re-introduction of a bill co-sponsored by Senators Grassley (R-IA), and Warren (D-MA), and now joined by Senators Hassan (D-NH), and Isakson (R-GA). A companion bill was introduced in the House by Representatives Kennedy (D-MA) and Blackburn (R-TN).  

Researchers make progress on gene therapy for hearing loss

Shawn Stahmer - Tuesday, February 07, 2017

From BBC News, a story on researchers and their continued progress on the use of gene therapy to help with hearing restoration. We'll keep you posted on progress, and in the meantime, are here to help with your hearing needs. You can read about the latest progress here

Consumer Reports continues to cover the issue of hearing loss and the need for affordable hearing care options. The March issue includes one of those articles, with a review of our CS50+ product. You can read the full story here

How the human ear works

Shawn Stahmer - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ever wonder exactly how the ear works and helps us to hear? Here's a great little three minute video that does a nice job of explaining the process. Click below to see the video. 

FDA moves to make hearing aid purchases easier

Shawn Stahmer - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Another notable development in the push for more affordable and accessible hearing care. Today, the FDA took a step toward making the purchase of hearing aids easier, and reaffirmed their commitment to pursue a new category of Over-The-Counter (OTC) hearing aids. You can read more about the details here.  

Bipartisan bill to create OTC hearing aids

- Monday, December 05, 2016

As we noted in early November, there is a bi-partisan effort to introduce legislation designed to help make hearing care more affordable and accessible. Late last week, that effort took a step forward with the introduction of a bill co-sponsored by Senators Grassley and Warren. We look forward to watching the progress of this bill and will keep you posted on that progress. You can read the details about the bill here.  

Bipartisan plan to create new OTC hearing aid category

Shawn Stahmer - Wednesday, November 09, 2016

It can be challenging to find anything that Americans agree on these days, but it seems that affordable hearing care is one of those things. While this probably didn't make it onto most people's newsfeed, it is good news indeed. With bipartisan sponsorship from two high profile Senators, this bill has the chance to help a lot of people. We'll keep you posted on the bill's progress. 

We are happy to be featured in a nice, in-depth article on low cost hearing solutions that was just published by Fast Company, a technology publication. 

Sound World Solutions invited to the White House

Shawn Stahmer - Friday, September 23, 2016

We were honored to be invited to a special event at The White House last week, the Design for All Showcase. Our Founder and CEO, Stavros Basseas, represented Sound World Solutions at the gathering. The event celebrated those individuals and organizations working to provide solutions incorporating inclusive design, assistive technology, and prosthetics. We are proud of the work that we do, and grateful for the recognition that the work is providing value to many.