By David H. Kirkwood WASHINGTON, DC—As part of an ambitious, two-year study to identify ways to make hearing health care (HHC) for adults more accessible and affordable, a 13-member ad hoc committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) will hold a daylong open session on Monday, April 27. IOM, the health arm of […]
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.
As a person with hearing loss, my life changed immeasurably for the better when I connected with other people dealing with the same issues. Through the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association and the Hearing Loss Association of America, I learned how to communicate better and to live more successfully and happily. Recently, I gave a presentation to […]
Polypharmacy is a term used to describe the act of taking several medications. While there is no standard, it is generally considered that taking 4 or more prescription medications daily qualifies as polypharmacy. Taking 4 or more medications is not necessarily a problem, but it adds an element of “unknown” to the equation. An […]
The last post described future ear-level devices as conduits for highly personalized, exquisitely targeted, near and far-field individual communication systems that work in real time. Such a vision combines past and ongoing R&D efforts in Hearables, Hearing Aids, and Augmented Reality (AR). As the media hypes it, these will not be your grandfather’s […]
By Angela Loavenbruck, Ed.D. Commoditization is one of those words you suddenly realize you are hearing over and over in convention presentations, white papers, letters to the editor and other commentary. Commoditization refers to the process by which buyers of products and services reduce their buying decision to price alone. Audiology is most certainly not […]
Current to Alternative Directional Microphone Technologies III Aart van Halteren, M.Sc., Chief Technical Officer, Sonion, The Netherlands. Ann-Marie Sänger, Senior Product DevelopmentEngineer, Sonion, The Netherlands In last week’s post a microphone module was introduced (M20) that combined superior directional equivalent input noise with a design that is very robust for temperature and […]
A hearing aid is unlike any other medical device, and the highly complex process involved in learning to use it is also unique. The uniqueness of the fitting process makes it difficult to explain to new patients. There is no “average” or “typical” fitting that you can point to as an example. Hard-of-hearing people come […]
Since the inception of the Hearing International blog, we have visited the topic of Beethoven’s hearing loss a number of times. First it was to outline the artist and his career, then to discuss his hearing impairment and theories on the specifics of the disorder that could have caused his hearing loss, studies
Many years ago, I had the good fortune to have David Luterman as my mentor. He had been my undergraduate professor at Emerson College and taught me how exciting pediatric audiology could be. I went off to the University of Wisconsin to earn a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and then returned to […]
This is the first of a seven-part blog series about music and hearing aids. Part 1 of this series defines the problem. This is not a new topic and has been covered at least a dozen times over the last several years in this blog. Part 2 in this series describes some clinical strategies that […]
La technologie aide les personnes malentendantes à rester « BouClées » http://www.cbc.ca/news/credit.html” CBC News (reproduit avec permission) Les défenseurs des droits des personnes malentendantes espèrent qu’une technologie qui diminue radicalement le bruit de fond pour les personnes malentendantes trouvera sa place dans les lieux publics partout au Canada. La technologie, appelée « boucle auditive » […]