By David H. Kirkwood This post was updated on July 31. CENTENNIAL, CO—People with hearing loss have long complained that Medicare doesn’t cover the cost of hearing aids. Now, older Americans who need help with their hearing face the loss of coverage for another type of treatment, osseo-integrated (or bone-anchored) devices, such as the Cochlear™ […]
By Kevin Liebe, AuD Last fall, I had the distinct pleasure of attending a really fantastic audiology conference that included nationally renowned experts on business and leadership. One of those experts, Jim Collins, challenged some of our core assumptions on why certain businesses flourish while others perish and why some leaders are highly effective. […]
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.
How many readers remember Tom J. Northey, The One That Got Away? Mr. Northey is a ghost guest contributor this week, not because he’s deceased but because he came to Audiology, he saw the future, and he left for greener pastures. In 2000, he wrote a monumental forecast of our profession, published in audiologyonline. […]
Changes to the ear canal occur resulting from the aging process. Additionally, there are issues that must be considered when placing auditory (or other) devices into the ear canal. This is the last in the eight-part series on the human ear canal. Ear Canal Physiology – General Previous posts have […]
“What’s that sound?” I ask the Hearing Husband. “A dog barking down the street”, he replies. “What’s that?” “The fridge coming on.” “What’s that?” “A car alarm going off.” “What’s that?” “The cats play-wrestling.” “What’s that?”
Most patients have some problem or a concern about their hearing aids when they return to our office for a follow-up visit. Sometimes, we can quickly remediate their problem by unplugging a sound tube or changing a battery. Other times there is something in the fitting that needs adjusting or we can help the patient […]
Working with a Pioneer This week’s blog is a little bit about me and my path, but mostly about a pioneer in our field who helped me along that path. I think this may be interesting because this pioneer was neither an audiologist, neurologist or ENT specialist. In fact, he was not a physician. […]
Internal machinery noise levels are probably one of the most ignored aspects of any testing paradigm. In the most-simplest of cases- sound field audiometry- internal noise is governed by the environmental noise level in the audiometric test booth. For very low frequency sounds, the audiometric test booth attenuation ability is quite limited. One would nee
With newborn hearing screening, early identification, and improvements in technology, the great majority of children with hearing loss can successfully use listening and spoken language and are educated in the mainstream. Since more than 95% of children with hearing loss are born into families with normal hearing, they may be the only person with hearing los
Par Gael Hannan Le fondement du Programme: Parler avec les enfants, non pas leur parler Fondamentalement, l’approche Oui à l’ouïe est une conversation sur la façon dont les jeunes peuvent « Ménager leurs oreilles pour la musique ». Gael déclare, « Tous les jeunes ont à coeur d’écouter la musique – et la perspective pour […]