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Timely information and lively insights for everyone who cares about hearing loss.

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The Journal @ HHTM

The Journal @ HHTM

The Journal @ HHTM offers free access to hearing-related research posters, a service made possible by Etymotic Research.
Pathways @ HHTM

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.

EDITORS

Gael Hannan @ The Better Hearing Consumer
  • The Birth of a Hearing Loss Support Group April 21, 2015
    As a person with hearing loss, my life changed immeasurably for the better when I connected with other people dealing with the same issues.  Through the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association and the Hearing Loss Association of America, I learned how to communicate better and to live more successfully and happily.  Recently, I gave a presentation to […]
Alan Desmond @ Dizziness Depot

Alan Desmond @ Dizziness Depot

  • Polypharmacy and Dizziness April 21, 2015
    Polypharmacy is a term used to describe the act of taking several medications. While there is no standard, it is generally considered that taking 4 or more prescription medications daily qualifies as polypharmacy. Taking 4 or more medications is not necessarily a problem, but it adds an element of “unknown” to the equation. An […]
Holly Hosford-Dunn @ Hearing Economics

Holly Hosford-Dunn @ Hearing Economics

  • Tech Giants Eye Hearing Device Industry as Target for Rape and Plunder April 21, 2015
    The last post described future ear-level devices as conduits for highly personalized, exquisitely targeted, near and far-field individual communication systems that work in real time.  Such a vision combines past and ongoing R&D efforts in Hearables, Hearing Aids, and Augmented Reality (AR).  As the media hypes it, these will not be your grandfather’s […]
Angela Loavenbruck & Lolly Wigall @ Hearing Views
  • Commoditization – New/Old Kid on the Block April 21, 2015
    By Angela Loavenbruck, Ed.D. Commoditization is one of those words you suddenly realize you are hearing over and over in convention presentations, white papers, letters to the editor and other commentary. Commoditization refers to the process by which buyers of products and services reduce their buying decision to price alone. Audiology is most certainly not […]
Wayne Staab @ Wayne's World

Wayne Staab @ Wayne's World

  • Directional Microphone Mismatch April 22, 2015
    Current to Alternative Directional Microphone Technologies III Aart van Halteren, M.Sc., Chief Technical Officer, Sonion, The Netherlands. Ann-Marie Sänger, Senior Product DevelopmentEngineer, Sonion, The Netherlands In last week’s post a microphone module was introduced (M20) that combined superior directional equivalent input noise with a design that is very robust for temperature and […]
Judy Huch & Bob Martin @ Hearing Health

Judy Huch & Bob Martin @ Hearing Health

  • Why Purchasing Hearing Aids Is Like Buying a Wedding Dress April 22, 2015
    A hearing aid is unlike any other medical device, and the highly complex process involved in learning to use it is also unique. The uniqueness of the fitting process makes it difficult to explain to new patients. There is no “average” or “typical” fitting that you can point to as an example. Hard-of-hearing people come […]
Bob Traynor @ Hearing International

Bob Traynor @ Hearing International

  • Beethoven’s Hearing Loss…..Was It Genetic? April 21, 2015
    Since the inception of the Hearing International blog, we have visited the topic of Beethoven’s hearing loss a number of times.  First it was to outline the artist and his career, then to discuss his hearing impairment and theories on the specifics of the disorder that could have caused his hearing loss, studies
Jane Madell @ Hearing And Kids

Jane Madell @ Hearing And Kids

  • Improving Hearing Tests for Little Ones April 21, 2015
    Many years ago, I had the good fortune to have David Luterman as my mentor. He had been my undergraduate professor at Emerson College and taught me how exciting pediatric audiology could be. I went off to the University of Wisconsin to earn a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and then returned to […]
Marshall Chasin @ Hear The Music

Marshall Chasin @ Hear The Music

  • Music and Hearing Aids: The problem – Part 1 of 7 April 22, 2015
    This is the first of a seven-part blog series about music and hearing aids.  Part 1 of this series defines the problem.  This is not a new topic and has been covered at least a dozen times over the last several years in this blog.  Part 2 in this series describes some clinical strategies that […]
HHTM In Translation @ Have You Heard?

HHTM In Translation @ Have You Heard?

  • La technologie aide les personnes malentendantes à rester April 22, 2015
    La technologie aide les personnes malentendantes à rester « BouClées » http://www.cbc.ca/news/credit.html” CBC News (reproduit avec permission) Les défenseurs des droits des personnes malentendantes espèrent qu’une technologie qui diminue radicalement le bruit de fond pour les personnes malentendantes trouvera sa place dans les lieux publics partout au Canada. La technologie, appelée « boucle auditive » […]

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