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Chris Smith, head of Cochlear Americas, named to top job at world’s largest CI manufacturer
Posted by David Kirkwood on May 26, 2015 at 1:43 PM

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–Chris Smith, who has been head of operations in North America for Cochlear for more than a decade will become CEO of the Australian-based parent company, Cochlear announced on May 25. He will succeed Chris Roberts, who has been CEO of Cochlear, the […]

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Cryoloop Cooling: A Research Advance with Clinical Implications
Posted by Pathways on May 6, 2015 at 4:00 PM

By Barrett St. George, Diane Cheek, Alyssa Everett & Frank E. Musiek, PhD The University of Arizona, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences   Introduction Occasionally there is a breakthrough in science, basic or clinical, that […]


Hanging Out with the HoHs
Posted by Gael Hannan on May 26, 2015 at 12:18 PM

There’s nothing like an intimate gathering of 150 people with hearing loss. A little bit on the noisy side, but that’s what exhilaration sounds like: people—whose sole, mutual goal is to communicate—connecting to and understanding what’s being […]

Short Form Dizziness Questionnaire
Posted by Alan Desmond on May 26, 2015 at 2:08 PM

  I am constantly looking for ways to make the path a little easier for the patient complaining of dizziness, and for the health care practitioners trying to help them. I have discussed on this blog in the past that it is imperative that the description go beyond […]

Who’s at the Center of Your Practice – You or Your Patient?
Posted by Holly Hosford-Dunn on May 26, 2015 at 12:00 PM

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD.  To date, “Peeling the Onion” has focused on a rehabilitative approach to audiologic treatment to include such concepts as the Health Belief and Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) models. The primary […]

Communication Is the Key to Relationships
Posted by Lolly Wigall on May 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM

By Lolly Wigall Learning to listen to others is an art.  It takes patience and practice to figure out our feelings and thoughts.  With our busy lifestyles, we may tend to just talk off the top of our heads.  Most of us have little time to stop and think about our thoughts. Most […]

RIC Hearing Aid Acoustic Considerations
Posted by Wayne Staab on May 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Acoustic Application for Successful Hearing Aid Acceptance and Satisfaction A successful RIC hearing aid fitting, like many hearing aid fittings, is not necessarily related to any specific fitting formula, but is based on user satisfaction – the ability to hear, understand, and wear the […]

Girls Who Code: Why It is Important
Posted by Judy Huch on May 27, 2015 at 1:00 AM

  This is the second in the series of three which started a couple of weeks ago. The Women’s Presidents Organization focuses on propelling women forward in all fields for equality in jobs and pay. Reshma Saujani was a Keynote speaker who drove my thinking in this […]

Auditory Hallucinations And ‘Voice Hearing’ for Audiologists
Posted by Robert Traynor on May 26, 2015 at 1:11 PM

My first clinical encounter with auditory hallucinations was during an early 1980s tinnitus study while Director of Aural Rehabilitation at the University of Northern Colorado.  At the time, we were experimenting with biofeedback in the clinic to […]

May Is Better Speech and Hearing Month
Posted by Jane Madell on May 19, 2015 at 12:09 PM

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month. What does that mean we should be doing? I want to use this opportunity to help kids understand about hearing: why it is important, what do we need to do to protect it, and what do we need to do to make things easier for our friends […]

The Fourth of Many Technical Innovations- part 6 of 7
Posted by Marshall Chasin on May 27, 2015 at 1:06 AM

Post 16 bit architectures There is a great formula for the calculation of the dynamic range based on bits.  It is 20nlog2.  You can use this to impress your friends, and even (if done properly), to make you the hit of the party.  Where else can you hear […]

Je n’ai Jamais pensé Que J’avais un problem d’audition… Ça N’a même Jamais traversé mon esprit
Posted by Marshall Chasin on May 20, 2015 at 1:34 AM

par Connor Quinn reprinted Courtesy La Vie Aud Gordie Howe est un membre du Temple de la renommée du hockey ainsi qu’ue membre de l’Ordre du Canada et a remporté la Coupe Stanley à quatre reprises. Il a parlé récemment avec […]

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