• HHTM Editor, Jane Madell, Among AAA Award Honorees for 2017
    by Brian Taylor on February 20, 2017 at 4:29 PM

    RESTON, VIRGINIA — On February 9th the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) announced its 2017 honorees. These distinguished professionals are being recognized by AAA for the significant impact to the audiology profession or hearing sciences. They will be honored at […]


  • US Hearing Device Patents for January 2017
    by Holly Hosford-Dunn on February 14, 2017 at 10:01 PM

    US Patent #9544700 by inventors Sunil Puria and Rodney Perkins, was awarded to EarLens Corp. on January 10, 2017.  Coming in at 22 pages and 12 illustrations (c.f., feature image),  “Optically Coupled Active Ossicular Replacement Prosthesis,” is what […]

  • Hearing Aid Rechargeable Batteries – Part II
    by Wayne Staab on February 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Barry Freeman, Ph.D.* A previous post on this subject suggested that a new era is being entered where consumers no longer have to deal with the hassles of replacement disposable batteries.  Instead, the trend will be to hearing aid rechargeable batteries. This is a […]

  • Sign Language Translation Devices
    by Robert Traynor on February 20, 2017 at 2:40 PM

    Occasionally, there will be a manual deaf person that comes to the clinic seeking services and while not totally lost, it is always a challenge for most of us.  The deaf are so very kind to us and want to learn what we must say, but it is difficult to get our messages […]

  • Changing Cochleas, Part 2: “A Perfect 1 & 1/2 Turns”
    by Gael Hannan on February 14, 2017 at 8:52 PM

    The Big Day—Before, During and After   Are you one of those people who never looks back, who never second guesses a decision?  Well, I’m not. In the 14 months between saying let’s do it and actually having my cochlear implant, I did not regret my […]

  • Nuheara IQbuds, After CES Launch, Will be Soon be Available to Public
    by HHTM on February 15, 2017 at 4:37 PM

    Australian audio-wearable maker, Nuheara, launched their flagship IQbuds™ hearable at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The production of the IQbuds are the result of a highly successful 2016 Indiegogo funding campaign, which saw […]

  • Gratuitous Self-Promotion
    by Marshall Chasin on February 14, 2017 at 11:14 PM

    Being Canadian, we tend to be more subtle in our self-promotion.  It’s true that we invented penicillin, time zones, insulin, put the first person on the moon, and of course, the internet.  But sometimes being subtle goes right past a person! So please […]

  • Audiologist as Incrementalist
    by HHTM on February 14, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    by Barbara E. Weinstein, Ph.D. Today’s post is an opinion piece contributed by Dr. Weinstein, who usually writes “Downstream Consequences” at Hearing Economics. I recently completed an excellent piece in the New Yorker titled “The Heroism of […]

  • Vestibular Dysfunction After Cochlear Implantation
    by Alan Desmond on February 7, 2017 at 2:16 PM

      In my relatively new position running a Balance Disorders program at a large teaching hospital, I am exposed to a very different patient population than what I encountered in my private practice. One example of this is being exposed to patients that have recently […]

  • Auditory Skills Needed for Classroom
    by Jane Madell on February 7, 2017 at 4:33 PM

    For children with hearing loss to succeed in classroom they need a variety of skills. And learning those skills needs to start when hearing loss is identified – hopefully within the first few weeks. So lets talk about what we think needs to be learned.   […]

  • Cuidado Y Mantenimiento Del Audífono
    by Wayne Staab on February 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Cuidado Y Mantenimiento Del Audífono Guía Para oír Mejor,  Capitulo 16, Cuidado Y Mantenimiento Del Audífono – Parte 1 Las secciones de este libro, en español, se publican una vez al mes en hearinghealthmatters.org. El […]

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