ALEXANDRIA, VA—The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Foundation has published an extensive, evidence-based clinical practice guideline to improve the diagnosis and management of tinnitus. The guideline, the first of its kind, appears as a supplement to the October 2014 issue of the journal Otolaryngology–Head and […]
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.
By Lolly Wigall Humans are designed to have relationships. People are raised in families who communicate with each other. Language is a beautiful creation. Sharing life’s experiences, both the joys and sorrows are part of living. Becoming friends with our neighbors is part of life. Attending public meetings such as religious and civic organizations has […]
Tom J. Northey gives us the second half of his ACO and Audiology post today. In his current forecast of what’s ahead for Audiologists in the changing healthcare market place, he’s introduced us to the ACO (accountable care organization) model, electronic medical records (EMR), and health information exchanges (HIE). It’s time to take those acronyms […]
Additional Historical Information Related to Fitting Hearing Aids Using Otometry Test Equipment Otometry was based on sound pressure measurements and a damped wavetrain signal (DWT). Because of this, instruments had to be devised to make these measurements. An instrument was required to generate and deliver the damped wavetrain signals […]
Last week at Hearing International we reviewed the history of Reflexology. While the procedure has been around since ancient times, until recently there has been minimal research data on whether it works for various disorders, and specifically the auditory system. I became concerned about this area due to the testimonial […]
Do you ever feel that your hearing technology is talking to you, that it’s trying to tell you something? My mother used to say things like that. “Gael, your clothes are trying to tell you something”, meaning they were past due for the laundry, or my outfit didn’t ‘go’ (God help you if you wore […]
This following story is true, and it happened to me. It has now been more than a year since this sad episode occurred, and I would like to say I have recovered. But if truth be told, this case has changed my life forever. Some wounds go very deep. Sarah and I worked together for […]
vHIT refers to relatively new technology to assess the high-frequency Vestibular Ocular Reflex (VOR). vHIT stands for video head impulse test, and theoretically allows the examiner to find VOR deficits that would not be visible under standard examination techniques. This may allow less experienced examiners to detect obvious deficits, and allow more experienced examiners […]
Welcome to the final part of a three-part series. It was originally published as part of an article I wrote for the May 2013 Hearing Review. Part 1 of this blog series dealt with standing waves, which are as important for behind-the-ear hearing aids as they are for our vocal tract and musical instruments. Part 2 dealt […]
I spent last weekend at the CARE Project teens and tweens retreat at Bald Head Island in North Carolina. The CARE Project provides support to families of children with hearing loss. Until now, the retreats have been for families with young children,but this one was the first directed at families with older children. […]
Guía Para oír Mejor, Capitulo 2, Cómo Funciona el Oído El sistema por el que el oído transforma la energía de una onda sonora en señales eléctricas en el cerebro, es extremadamente complejo. Si exceptuamos el cerebro, posiblemente sea el oído el órgano más complicado y menos entendido. Las secciones de este libro, en español, se […]