DURHAM, NC–One drawback of wearing a cochlear implant (CI) is that it creates complications for CI wearers who need to undergo an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Doing an MRI scan of the head with the CI in place can prevent an accurate scan from being produced. Worse yet, scanning any part of the body with […]
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.
By Lolly Wigall I was reading a professional magazine this morning while I was drinking my coffee. I have to admit that I generally do not read professional magazines. I see all the research articles with the wonderful graphs and statistics and my eyes glaze over. I may read the intro and the conclusion. But, […]
Ear-level electronic devices are on shifting ground. FDA aside, what defines a “hearing aid” these days? They are sophisticated, computer-based, ear-level, binaural, Bluetooth-enabled devices with storage and automatic programming capability. They’re poised for far more than amplification, noise reduction, and feedback control. If you accept that functional definition of today’s hearing aids, what’s left to […]
The last two posts have provided information about the reasons for the disappearing volume control on hearing aids, and on research studies that have investigated consumer desires for such a control. It appears that close to 35% of those who wear hearing aids wish they had some kind of user-adjustable hearing […]
Charles Bell left his position as a surgeon at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and, in 1804, moved with his brother John to London, where they set up a private school of surgery and anatomy. While John did not have to deal with the jealousy and arguments with his Edinburgh colleagues, Scottish medical people were not very highly thought of in […]
Note: Person with hearing loss = hard of hearing person = HoH She did it again—she started talking to me from another room. His baseball cap shades his eyes, and I always have to ask him to take it off. People with hearing loss complain that other people don’t accommodate us, or […]
There are many different ways a hard-of-hearing person can use a telephone with their hearing aids. The three most common are: (1) Holding the telephone near the microphone on the hearing aid. (2) Using a telecoil (T-coil), holding the hearing aid against the phone, and (3) Connecting the hearing aid to the telephone by means […]
I recently saw a patient referred for the generic complaint of “Dizziness.” When he got up from the chair in the waiting room, he had an obvious gait disorder and used both a cane and a family member’s arm to make it back to the examining room. He did not complain of vertigo or […]
Naomi Croghan is a classical musician and a Research Audiologist at Cochlear Americas. Her research interests focus on improving music perception and speech perception in complex environments with cochlear implants and hearing aids. During the holiday season, I began reading a book called Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life, by Joshua Fields […]
We all know that technology is terrific. It really is. Hearing aids, cochlear implants and BAHA’s provide great access to speech and other auditory stimuli. BUT, we also know that there are a lot of situations in which a child with hearing loss cannot hear well. Hearing aids, cochlear implants and BAHA’s work well when […]
Norsk oversettelse: Stein Thomassen, 29 desember 2014. Link til original: http://hearinghealthmatters.org/hearthemusic/2014/hearing-aid-parameters-can-allow-musician-self-adjust/ Translated by Stein Thomassen Jeg blir ofte spurt av musikere som kommer for å justere høreapparatene sine, om de kan ha konrtoll over mine databaserte justeringsverktøy når høreapparatene deres skal justeres. Da ser jeg vanligvis over brillene mine, og med mitt […]