PULLMAN, WA—If you’ve ever been startled from your sleep by the loud sound of non-existent noises, you are not alone. In what may have sounded like an early April Fool’s Day hoax to some but was not, Washington State University (WSU) issued a press release on March 30 reporting that researchers there […]
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.
My guest writer this week is the dynamic Alison Graham, whom I met many years ago through the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and young daughter. By Alison Graham, Hearing Instrument Practitioner It is not uncommon these days to encounter hearing health care professionals who use […]
Your Brain on Vestibular Neuritis There was a commercial many years ago where you see an egg and a voice-over says, “Here is your brain.” The egg is cracked and dropped in a hot frying pan and the voice-over continues, “This is your brain on drugs.” This week, we want to explore the brain’s […]
Recent patent and Hearables posts alluded to augmented reality (AR) without defining the term. Audiologists think of “AR” as a professional activity called Aural Rehabilitation, not a recreational activity like Augmented Reality. If we think of augmented reality at all, it’s as an iTunes app to beam us off the transporter pad with William Shatner. […]
By Angela Loavenbruck, Ed.D. Over the past several months, the Crabby Audiologist has been doing a little historical review of Audiology’s transition from a tiny, barely known profession to one that’s made it onto the 10 Best Jobs List the last several years running. In that transition, no one can deny the importance of […]
Note: For those expecting to find the continuation of Directional Microphone Mismatch, as mentioned in last week’s post, please note that some recent information has been presented that will relate to improving the robustness of matching two omnidirectional microphones to create a directional listening experience. As a result, the second part is being […]
In this last of the series of syndromes that started in the January 20 post on early identification of syndromes using hearing loss, we come to Pendred Syndrome. Pendred Syndrome derives its name from the physician Vaughan Pendred who first described its symptoms in the late 19th century. This genetic disorder causes early […]
The National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom (UK) was launched in 1948. It was borne out of a long-held ideal that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth, a principle that remains central to its mission. With the exception of some charges, such as prescriptions, optical and dental […]
At the recent Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EDHI) meeting there was, as always, a lot of hallway discussion about auditory-verbal therapy vs sign language. Some of the deaf participants said that, in their view, asking deaf kids to use listening was an indication that the parents (and professionals) did not accept the children as […]
From time to time, we would like to glean some additional information about a hearing aid or a consumer product such as an earphone for an MP3 player that is not on the specification sheet. Usually we just call up an engineer-friend in the back office and that’s the end of it. Or perhaps a […]
Guía Para oír Mejor, Capitulo 5, Parte 2, Los Tests Auditivos y La Audiometría Las preguntas siguientes están diseñadas para evaluar su habilidad para oír en diferentes circunstancias. Sus respuestas le ayudarán a apreciar mejor el estado de su audición. Las secciones de este libro, en español, se publican una vez al […]