WASHINGTON, DC—When the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) holds both its biennial Hearing on the Hill and its annual meeting here this week, the trade association will be focused on passage of the Hearing Aid Tax Credit bill (S. 315). Although similar legislation introduced in the past several sessions of Congress has never been […]
The Journal @ HHTM
The Journal @ HHTM offers free access to hearing-related research posters, a service made possible by Etymotic Research.
Pathways @ HHTM
Pathways, overseen by Frank Musiek, PhD, is both a Website that covers topics related to CAPD and Neuroaudiology, and a society for people interested in central auditory disorders that regularly meets to discuss these issues.
Hearing loss isn’t funny. Not to the person who has it, anyway. Some hearing loss moments can spark a smile or a giggle or even a laugh–although most of us will laugh later—like two months or so. That’s when you’ll tell the story of being in a group conversation and someone says “I just hate […]
Last week, we discussed situations where it is reasonable to perform monothermal (one temperature, two total) caloric irrigations instead of the traditional bithermal (two temperatures, four total) irrigations. I also posed the question, “When is it okay to skip calorics?” This is not as easy to answer as the monthermal versus bithermal question, but […]
Hearing Economics is pleased to announce Brian Taylor as a new columnist. Dr. Taylor plans to help us get to core concepts in a series of bimonthly discussions entitled “Signal & Noise.” Today’s post marks his debut column, describing actual data to bear on outcomes from available ear-level amplification technologies. Welcome, Brian, and thanks for […]
By Lolly Wigall When I first went into private practice in audiology, I remember being excited about promoting the “May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month” campaign. I had purchased my practice in August 1989, and I was planning on going all out for May 1990. Being a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing […]
Sound Localization – Time-of-Arrival Differences at the Ears Time-of-arrival of sound at the two ears is an important contributor to sound localization. In this continuation of a series on binaural hearing, special attention is given to the second major contributor to sound localization, that of time-of-arrival of the sound […]
The next in our series of syndromes that hearing loss may help identify is Alport Syndrome. The areas that are affected most in Alport are kidney disease, hearing loss, and eye abnormalities. Kidney disease in of itself is linked to hearing loss as described in an earlier post, but those with Alport syndrome […]
Audiologists have long known that noise damages the auditory mechanism and that high level noise over 85-90 dBA for a long period of time can cause deafness. But what does it take in sound levels to produce a truly damaging weapon? If you actually wanted to kill someone with a sonic weapon, there isn’t […]
This week’s post is written by my good friend and colleague Dimity Dornan. Dr. Dornan is the Executive Director and Founder of Hear and Say, an auditory verbal center in Brisbane, Australia. Her degrees and certifications are as follows: AO, Associate Professor UQ, PhD UQ, HonDUniv USQ, BSpThy, FSPAA, CpSp, LSLS Cert AVT […]
I recently attended the 40th annual National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) convention in New Orleans. The meeting was quite interesting, and not just because it took me to New Orleans, a city I had never visited before and where, after 5 days of eating raw oysters and jambalaya, I was dying for something […]
par Carole Willans Tout récemment, j’ai découvert une nouvelle façon d’entendre. J’ai une profonde déficience auditive bilatérale depuis un accident qui s’est produit alors que j’avais quatre ans. Je n’ai aucun souvenir d’avoir entendu normalement et j’ai porté deux puissants appareils auditifs depuis aussi longtemps que je me souviennes. En décembre dernier, j’ai vécu un […]