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New PBS Video Sheds Light on Meniere’s Disease
ELMHURST, ILLINOIS — The American Hearing Research Foundation (AHRF) announced that it has partnered with PBS to sponsor a 5-minute video, “Spotlight on Hearing and Balance”. The purpose of the video is to […]
My Hearing Loss: One Fork in the Road after Another
By Ruth Ilean Fox My life with hearing has been an interesting adventure with many twists and turns. Hearing loss started at birth, 70 years ago, and progressed from mild to profound over 25 years. My speech […]
What’s In A Name: A New Audiology Name Game!
In my continued search for all things audiology and international, my travels recently took me to Bismarck, North Dakota. Yes, I know, North Dakota is part of the U.S., but the city was named after the German, Otto Von […]
Person and Family Centered Care in Audiology: How are we Doing?
by Barbara Weinstein, PhD A guiding principle of work with older adults is patient-centered care (PCC) where patient preferences guide the decision-making process. Three domains of behavior govern shared decision-making. […]
US Ear Device Patents in June 2018
The patent list continues to lean in on ear devices that use the ear as a conveyor belt for things far beyond what audiologists used to think of as hearing “better.” They raise Artificial Intelligence (AI) and […]
Bizarre Looking Glasses Developed By French Car Maker Said to Offer “Cure” for Motion Sickness
French automaker, Citroën, has taken a significant departure from automotive manufacturing with it’s latest innovation: Seetroën glasses. While the strange looking spectacles seem particularly odd coming from […]
Why Kids Need Boom Mics
I have recently returned from a workshop I did for the staff at Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln Nebraska. The room was packed with teachers of the deaf, speech-language pathologists, audiologists and school administrators. […]
Vestibular Schwannoma, Acoustic Neuroma: Common Findings for an Uncommon Diagnosis
As audiologists providing both vestibular and hearing assessment, we evaluate individuals with a variety of hearing and/or dizziness related symptoms. We frequently encounter the same common diagnoses. For instance, a […]
A Northwestern University study on Diplacusis
Lauren Ervin is a current graduate student working towards her Master’s in Communication Disorders at Northwestern University. Her current research is focused on the phenomenon of diplacusis (or false pitch […]
Counseling and PSAPs
by Mike Metz As PSAPs come into the marketplace, and as clinicians decide how to deal with them, there arises an issue of the need to addressing patient counselling. Most hearing aid fittings come with recommendations […]
The Growing Influence of Third Party Administrators and Hearing Aid Referral Networks
Editor’s Note: Due to the significant growth of Third Party Administrators and Hearing Aid Referral Networks in recent years, there has been increasing interest in this topic among hearing professionals. Today Alyson […]
Congenital and Acquired Amusia as Categories of CAPD (Part 1)
Carrie M. Clancy, B.A., M.M. Graduate Student, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona Commonly called “tone deafness”, amusia is defined as the inability to recognize or […]
Hearing Aid Sales Pushing the Big Three Fear Motivators
Hearing aid sales, along with advertising and promotion seems to have locked onto the Big Three (cognition, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease) great fear motivators. (Not all hearing aid advertising, but a […]
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