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David Kirkwood @ Hearing News Watch

David Kirkwood @ Hearing News Watch

  • A rising IntriCon will provide hearing aids to the UK’s National Health Service December 17, 2014
    By David H. Kirkwood ARDEN HILLS, MN—Hearing care providers are familiar with the world’s “Big Six” hearing aid manufacturers, or at least their flagship brands. That’s only natural, as together Sonova, William Demant, GN Store Nord, Siemens, Starkey, and Widex account for over 90% of the devices sold in the U.S. and Western Europe. However, […]
The Journal @ HHTM

The Journal @ HHTM

The Journal @ HHTM offers free access to hearing-related research posters, a service made possible by Etymotic Research.
Pathways @ HHTM

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.

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Angela Loavenbruck & Lolly Wigall @ Hearing Views
  • Who Knows the Right Hearing Aids for Me? December 15, 2014
    By Lolly Wigall Browsing the web is so easy today. While I was listening to a podcast I heard a statistic that was staggering: Seventy percent of Americans now have a smart phone. In 2007, the iPhone was introduced. It has changed how we use our phones, listen to music, listen to […]
Holly Hosford-Dunn @ Hearing Economics

Holly Hosford-Dunn @ Hearing Economics

  • Peeling the Onion December 17, 2014
    Hearing Economics readers, please welcome Harvey Abrams to the ranks of regular writers at HearingHealthMatters.  Dr. Abrams has graciously agreed to assume the post of monthly columnist at Hearing Economics.  Today’s post marks his debut in a series he’s dubbed “peeling the onion.”  What he means by that will become clear with his monthly contributions. […]
Wayne Staab @ Wayne's World

Wayne Staab @ Wayne's World

  • Call Them Customers December 16, 2014
    Call Them Customers My last three posts may have caused some anxiety among professional hearing aid dispensers, especially when they read the obituary of the hearing aid.  Some readers of this post may think these comments are extreme.  I ask readers to read this with their minds, not their emotions or from […]
Bob Traynor @ Hearing International

Bob Traynor @ Hearing International

  • “Mozart Ear”: Does it Explain the Great Composer’s Untimely Death? December 17, 2014
      It is well known that Mozart had an ear for music.  What is not so well known is that he also had a condition of the pinna that has, over the centuries, become known by the eponym “Mozart Ear”. According to Yamashita et al. (2011), Mozart Ear is an auricular deformity characterized […]
Gael Hannan @ The Better Hearing Consumer

Gael Hannan @ The Better Hearing Consumer

  • Happy Holidays for HoHs December 16, 2014
    Whoo hoo!  Christmas is almost here—and so are Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the Winter Solstice!  The excitement and sparkle, the food and wine, the gifts, the spirituality, the music!  Activities to share, beauty to both see  and hear…. Sheesh, it was all good until that last point—the bit about hearing. The season is supposed to be one […]
Judy Huch & Bob Martin @ Hearing Health

Judy Huch & Bob Martin @ Hearing Health

  • How Listening Programs Can Greatly Improve Your Patients’ Hearing December 16, 2014
    The greatest joy that our profession brings us is to help people hear well. People come to the office hearing poorly. They leave hearing better. They leave happy. And they leave us with a deep sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Today I want to add another tool to your toolbox. It a hearing aid feature […]
Alan Desmond @ Dizziness Depot

Alan Desmond @ Dizziness Depot

  • Mystery of Meniere’s –Part II December 16, 2014
    When the Research Studies Disagree Last week’s post about the difficulty inherent in making the diagnosis of Meniere’s disease is only further complicated by two recent studies, both from some of the best researchers in the business. As vestibular testing technology improves, researchers are working to apply those tests to various diseases, and see if […]
Marshall Chasin @ Hear The Music

Marshall Chasin @ Hear The Music

  • Is there someone in my town who can work with musicians? Part 2 December 17, 2014
    In part one of this two-part series, I made a call for those hearing health care professionals who are interested in working with musicians and those in the performing arts. In part 2, I suggest a curriculum of topics that would delineate a minimum requirement for working with musicians. I have listed these […]
Jane Madell @ Hearing And Kids

Jane Madell @ Hearing And Kids

  • Assessing School Services December 17, 2014
    How do parents know if their children with hearing loss are receiving enough assistance? I frequently hear from parents who are concerned about how their children are performing. The parents report that they have done what has been recommended but their children do not seem to be doing as well as they think they are […]
HHTM In Translation @ Have You Heard?

HHTM In Translation @ Have You Heard?

  • Cuando No Oímos Bien December 10, 2014
    Guía Para oír Mejor,  Capitulo 3, Parte 2. Cuando No Oímos Bien   La pérdida auditiva se clasifica de 3 maneras complementarias: por el tipo, el grado y la configuración. - El tipo refiere a la parte del sistema auditivo que está afectado. - El grado y la configuración son […]

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