• Reports Claim Apple to Release Upgraded AirPods in 2018 and 2019
    by HHTM on February 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA — According reports from Bloomberg and others, Apple is reportedly planning to release new hardware and software upgrades to its popular AirPods. The company’s wireless earphones (AirPods) have been a significant success story for Apple […]


  • The Preferred Hearing Aid?
    by HHTM on February 14, 2018 at 5:33 AM

    What Would be a Preferred Hearing Aid Performance?   Would a consumer select the same hearing aid performance as was recommended by an audiologist if given a choice among different signal processing schemes? Results show that there is not agreement, at least for four […]

  • The 110 Hz Phenomena
    by Robert Traynor on February 13, 2018 at 4:36 AM

    An old Soap Lake High School (Soap Lake, Washington) buddy, Mike McNamara had just watched a History Channel episode on the 110 Hz phenomena.  Knowing the HHTM blog and my interest in strange things relative to hearing, sound and audiology, he asked me if I had ever […]

  • A Hard Truth About Hearing Loss and Employment
    by Gael Hannan on February 20, 2018 at 4:37 PM

    Eyra Abraham,  this week’s guest writer, has fought against several ‘hidden’ hiring stigmas, including hearing loss. Eyra works in marketing and technology and  is an avid traveler who has explored the outdoors and culture of 10 […]

  • The Hidden Hearing Loss Controversy
    by Marshall Chasin on February 16, 2018 at 1:43 AM

    Hidden hearing loss, also known as “cochlear synaptopathy”, is a phrase used to refer to neural dysfunction where there is still good cochlear (or sensory) function.  It is the sensory function that typically yields the measurement of hearing sensitivity on […]

  • Key Tips on How to Communicate Better Despite Hearing Loss
    by HHTM on February 14, 2018 at 6:22 PM

    By Joel Curtis   While it may be more difficult to interact with others if you have hearing loss, that doesn’t mean it is impossible to engage in a conversation with them. You don’t necessarily need a hearing aid to improve communication with others, what […]

  • New Rules: Problems of the Past, Part 1 of 4—Legal battles
    by Mike Metz on February 13, 2018 at 8:43 PM

    Changes of all types during the past 10-15 years should have provided Audiology with some valuable lessons. But the rationale that helped shape things in the past may no longer apply. Old people and ideas may need to move out of the way. Audiologists should consider a […]

  • Olympic Skaters and Dizziness
    by Alan Desmond on February 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    Although I struggle to understand or be entertained by many of the events in the Winter Olympics, I can appreciate the dedication and athleticism required to compete in some of them. I grew up in New England where I developed a strong aversion to anything snow related, and […]

  • Why Do Children Reject Technology?
    by Jane Madell on February 20, 2018 at 9:06 PM

      For children with hearing loss who are using spoken language to succeed they need to wear their technology all walking hours. If technology is appropriately set children should be willing to wear their technology. But occasionally children reject technology. When […]

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