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  • Frequency Transposition for Music: Revisited
    Posted by Marshall Chasin on April 27, 2016 at 1:05 AM

    Recently I wrote a blog about why frequency transposition (compression or shifting) should never be used with music. Although the reasoning was quite technical, it was based on the fact that in the higher frequency region, speech mostly has a “continuous […]

  • Earwax and Glands
    Posted by Wayne Staab on April 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Earwax: Sweat and Cereumen Glands: Part 3   Glands of the Skin of the Ear Canal Earwax is the result of the action of sweat and cerumen glands in the skin lining of the outer portion of the ear canal (Figure 1).  The dermis of the skin of the cartilaginous [... […]

  • A HoH’s To-Do List
    Posted by Gael Hannan on April 26, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    It’s Monday, the beginning of the week, and time to update my hearing loss To Do list. Because hearing losss is what I have as well as what I do, my list never changes much from week to week—nor does it ever quite get done.   Call the audiologist to […]

  • Downbeat Nystagmus on Rising: Part I
    Posted by Alan Desmond on April 26, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    Last week we reviewed a post discussing the occasional finding of downbeat vertical nystagmus when bringing the patient back up to the seated position after performing canalith repositioning (AKA the Epley maneuver) for posterior canal BPPV. Well, last week, I saw […]

  • The World’s Shortest Audiology Course
    Posted by Gael Hannan on April 26, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Editor’s Note:  This article first appeared in the Better Hearing Consumer section of HearingHealthMatters.org on August 15, 2015.   By Gael Hannan   Hearing care professionals believe they know what people need in order to hear better.  After all, […]

  • The Graying of Bell’s Telephone Patent: Part II
    Posted by Robert Traynor on April 26, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    The invention of the telephone seems to be a worldwide mess in terms of who first invented the device.  There seems to be great financial disparity between who invented it and those that patented it. It’s an interesting story of those who had nothing, coming up […]

  • Hearing Aid Battery Dangers
    Posted by Jane Madell on April 19, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    Dr. Lisa Klop is an Educational Specialist for Sivantos, Inc. She is responsible for training customers and sales staff on the company’s current technology and products. She conducts training sessions in customers’ offices, remotely, via webinars, and at […]

  • Neural Auditory Effects of Hansen’s Disease (Part 11 and final)
    Posted by Judy Huch on April 26, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    HHTM Staff: The leprosy series comes to an end today with a look at what is known of leprosy’s effects on the vestibulocochlear nerve (VIIIn) and into the brain.  Sensorineural hearing loss without vestibular symptoms is associated with leprosy, independent of […]

  • The Rising Cost of AuD Education
    Posted by HHTM on April 26, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    By Patricia Gaffney, AuD   Student loan debt has become a considerable concern for students in audiology. Many students have had to take out federal and private loans to pay for their education. The rising cost in higher education is well known and student loan debt […]

  • Sound Localization in Split-brain Subjects
    Posted by Pathways on April 6, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Renata Filippini, PhD. Post-doctoral researcher at the University of Arizona and University of Sao Paulo   The construction of an accurate spatial map is key for localization of sound sources not only for communication, but also for survival. Being able to figure […]

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