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  • Is the human ear canal a cylinder or a cone? Part 2
    Posted by Marshall Chasin on August 24, 2016 at 1:24 AM

    In part 1 of this blog series, we looked at why a clarinet sounded different than a soprano saxophone. Both are “closed” at the mouth piece end and “open” at the end of the bore. Both are identical lengths, yet one functions as a quarter wavelength […]

  • Ear Impression History – From Teeth to the Ear
    Posted by Wayne Staab on August 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Earmolds for hearing aids have been a staple for many years, made from impressions of the ear. Although considerable information exists about the earmold, the finished product, early ear impression history is murky. What we do know is that ear impressions took their lead […]

  • I Got a Cochlea Tattoo!
    Posted by Gael Hannan on August 30, 2016 at 12:12 AM

    If there’s one thing you don’t need when you have hearing loss, it’s another reminder that you have it. We get plenty of reminders throughout the day—every day—with sounds we can’t quite understand, people mumbling, and captioning […]

  • Migraine/Meniere’s Overlap
    Posted by Alan Desmond on August 9, 2016 at 10:06 PM

     The two most common causes of recurrent episodes of prolonged vertigo (lasting at least 20-30 minutes) are Vestibular Migraine and Meniere’s disease.  Most practitioners make the distinction between the two by considering symptoms that accompany the vertigo […]

  • The Shorthanded Giant
    Posted by Robert Traynor on August 24, 2016 at 11:18 PM

    Historically, shorthand or “short writing” dates back to the ancient Egyptians and many forms have developed over the centuries. It is basically a  system that, depending upon the language and culture, uses phonetics […]

  • Back to School
    Posted by Jane Madell on August 23, 2016 at 3:41 PM

      Explain the effects of hearing loss to teachers and other school staff Most people think that once you fit a child with hearing aids the hearing loss should be cured. Hearing aids are not like eyeglasses. They help a lot but they do not solve all listening problems. […]

  • Hunting, the Holy Grail of Fall
    Posted by Judy Huch on August 23, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    By Patty Tillman Johnson   From the HHTM Editor:  Today’s post continues the series on noise in a variety of forms.  Please welcome Patty Tillman Johnson, AuD, as this week’s guest writer; her article on noise exposure from hunting firearms and […]

  • A talent for teaching is a terrible thing to waste
    Posted by David Kirkwood on August 23, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    By David H. Kirkwood All of us can look back to our childhood and remember teachers who made a positive and permanent difference in our lives.  I was fortunate to have quite a few, including Miss Lamb, my first grade teacher, who not only taught me to read, but also […]

  • Loudness Recruitment: A Commentary
    Posted by Pathways on August 3, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Frank E. Musiek, Ph.D. University of Arizona   Auditory loudness recruitment at one time was a popular phrase among audiologists. In fact, in some of the early books devoted to clinical audiology, chapters about measuring recruitment, were often a focus (see Katz, […]

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