• OTCs: The End is Near
    by Holly Hosford-Dunn on July 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    “Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD. It appears that the creation of an FDA-sanctioned category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids is a fait-accompli  (which is a French-Audiology expression meaning “The End is […]

  • OTC Hearing Aid Standard
    by Wayne Staab on July 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Both PCAST1 (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) and NAS2 (National Academies of Sciences) have recommended that OTC (over-the-counter) hearing aid sales be permitted for mild-to-moderate hearing losses. Additionally, the SB 9 Over-the-Counter […]

  • World Listening Day – July 18
    by Robert Traynor on July 18, 2017 at 12:25 PM

    Think of the favorite sounds of summer.  The pulsing cadence of cicadas, creaking chorus of pond frogs, or clicking whirr of grasshoppers are common sounds heard in regions across the United States, but there are other favorite sounds from other places that make each […]

  • Why I’m a HoH
    by Gael Hannan on July 23, 2017 at 9:57 PM

    I’m a HoH. That’s pronounced ho. If I were to say that out to a person who doesn’t know me, I’d expect their face to turn a fine shade of shock, disbelief and horror – after all I’m no spring chicken and why am I telling them this? So I […]

  • OTC: Debate in Europe On the Situation in the US
    by HHTM on July 18, 2017 at 4:55 PM

    By Bruno Scala, Audio Infos France   On May 27, the European Association of Hearing Aid Professionals (AEA) organized a mini-symposium on the topic that has inflamed the debate around audiology the other side of the Atlantic: the unrestricted sale of hearing aids and […]

  • Emotion, Speech, and Music
    by Marshall Chasin on July 26, 2017 at 1:46 AM

    Rachel Hottle is the guest contributor to this week’s blog at HearTheMusic.  Rachel is a fourth-year undergraduate at Swarthmore College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she is studying music and biology. This summer she is volunteering as a research […]

  • Ramsay Hunt: A Focused Attack on the Ear, Hearing and Balance
    by HHTM on July 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Today’s post continues a Shingles series that started with an obscure link to Red Ear Syndrome.  That link lead to posts on shingles in general and shingles in the ear.  The latter co-mingles with the specifically-named Ramsey-Hunt syndrome, […]

  • Meclizine for BPPV?
    by Alan Desmond on July 17, 2017 at 1:22 PM

    It’s not dead yet! Reading over a recent article published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine that compares the effectiveness of meclizine versus diazepam for treating vertigo (including BPPV), I was reminded of that cliché scene in so many horror movies. The […]

  • Thirty Million Words
    by Jane Madell on July 25, 2017 at 8:07 PM

    Dr Dana Suskind, a pediatric otolaryngologist at the University of Chicago Medical School wrote the wonderful book Thirty Million Words – Building a Child’s Brain, She is Director of the 30 million words initiative at the University of Chicago Medical School […]

  • Anatomy of Acoustic Neuroma
    by Pathways on July 5, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Elissa H. Kawamoto, B.S. Graduate Student, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Science, University of Arizona   In order to develop strong diagnostic and clinical skills, one must have a deep understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the entire […]

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