• Trial Begins This Week for Former Starkey Executives
    by Brian Taylor on January 16, 2018 at 12:12 PM

    In Minneapolis, jury selection is scheduled to begin today for two former executives of Starkey Hearing Technologies on charges of fraud and embezzlement. As HHTM readers will recall Starkey’s longtime former president Jerry Ruzicka, chief financial officer Scott […]


  • Status of the Independent U.S. Hearing Aid Retail Market
    by HHTM on January 9, 2018 at 9:48 PM

    by Wayne Staab, PhD Historically, we think of the U.S. hearing aid market being served primarily by independent dispensers.  Following the very early years of hearing aid franchises, sales were made mostly by what we now refer to as independent hearing aid dealers […]

  • Hitler’s Hearing Loss, Part II
    by Robert Traynor on January 16, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    This series of posts at looks at Hitler’s hearing impairment.  This is the second posting in this series and it is certainly not a tribute, but an interesting discussion of a hearing loss that was accumulated over a lifetime by an historical figure. This series […]

  • A HoH’s Trip List: Hearing Essentials
    by Gael Hannan on January 16, 2018 at 4:11 PM

    The Hearing Husband and I seem to get antsy if we’re in one place for too long.  Maybe we just get bored with too much togetherness and decide we need to ‘see the family’, hit the open road and climb a few hills. This means we’re frequently […]

  • Eargo Unveils Eargo Max Hearing Aid
    by HHTM on January 15, 2018 at 6:47 PM

    Silicon Valley-based hearing aid maker, Eargo, announced an all-new hearing device: Eargo Max. The company, which recently received a $45 million dollar investment, has been manufacturing and selling rechargeable, direct-to-consumer hearing devices since 2015. The new Eargo […]

  • Shields, Screens, and Baffles
    by Marshall Chasin on January 16, 2018 at 7:27 PM

    This blog was originally published in WWW.CANADIANAUDIOLOGIST.CA, Vol. 1, Issue 3, 2014 which is the official e-journal of the Canadian Academy of Audiology.  We thank the publishers for permission to reprint. Sandra Teglas holds BM, MM, and PhD degrees from […]

  • Hearing Loss and Vision Problems Go Together as We Age
    by HHTM on January 9, 2018 at 6:25 PM

    Preliminary research from Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco suggests certain vision problems in older adults is associated with a 50% higher risk of hearing loss.  Here is a summary of the research by Marilyn Schneck and colleagues:   446 […]

  • A Question of Loyalty
    by Mike Metz on January 16, 2018 at 9:50 PM

    Even though it is a work of fiction, Fredrik Backman, in his recent book Beartown (Artria Books, New York, NY, 2016), considers an interesting concept. There are few words that are harder to explain than “loyalty.”  It’s always regarded as a positive […]

  • Read All About It!!
    by Jane Madell on January 9, 2018 at 1:23 PM

    Today’s blog, about a topic I consider critical (literacy), is written by my friend Krista Heavner, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT. Krista is a Cochlear Implant Consumer Specialist for Advanced Bionics, providing support and education for cochlear implant candidates and […]

  • The Internal Auditory Meatus (IAM): It’s neuroanatomy & comment
    by Pathways on January 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    by Frank E. Musiek   Introduction The internal auditory meatus (IAM) is a canal in the temporal bone that extends from the bony cochlea medially to an opening in the posterior aspect of the petrous portion of the temporal bone. This structure is germane to audiologists […]

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