• Writer Recounts Her Struggles with Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome
    by HHTM on January 20, 2017 at 3:11 AM

    Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCDS) is a balance condition that involves a tear in the uppermost semicircular canal. According to the literature, the condition was first described and defined in 1995 by clinicians at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. It is believed to […]


  • US Hearing Device Patents for December 2016
    by Holly Hosford-Dunn on January 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    The number of hearing device patents granted annually to the Big 6 manufacturers tripled in the last decade (see feature image above), peaking in 2012 and leveling off since then, by Hearing Economic’s estimation.1   The 2012 peak is mainly due to a flurry of patents […]

  • Evolution of Electroacoustic Measures of Hearing Aids
    by Wayne Staab on January 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    H. Christopher Schweitzer, Ph.D. Dr. Schweitzer is Director, HEAR4-U International and Technical Consultant for IMH Corporation.   In a previous post, Dr. Schweitzer discussed accuracy and reliability of hearing threshold measurements, describing the inaccuracies and […]

  • The Incredible Hearing of Wax Moths
    by Robert Traynor on January 19, 2017 at 3:26 PM

    Most audiologists know that humans hear from about 20 Hz to 20 kHz and as we age our frequency range might go down somewhat, according to some sources, to about 12-15 kHz.  It is, however, no fun to know the same things as your colleagues.  For your next audiological […]

  • When I Walk Into the Hearing Clinic…..
    by Gael Hannan on January 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    The news station on TV in the hospital waiting room wasn’t captioned.  I wasn’t terribly interested in the news as I waited for my cochlear implant surgery but still, I felt the familiar emotion:  “Oh for heaven’s sakes, how do they expect people with hearing loss […]

  • The acoustics of the acoustic pillow
    by Marshall Chasin on January 18, 2017 at 1:14 AM

    Recently I have become involved in the development of an acoustic pillow.  This is a rather interesting project and here is the story: When people lay down to watch television on the couch, the ear against the pillow is plugged up.  People lose the normal binaural […]

  • Driven to Extremes by Noise and Silence
    by HHTM on January 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Audiologists counsel patients on a variety of noise-related situational topics and they do so repeatedly and repetitively.  Here are some common talking points in audiology offices, as well as a quick look at noise in the extreme.   Realistic Assessments   […]

  • A Very Modified Dix-Hallpike
    by Alan Desmond on January 8, 2017 at 3:39 PM

      BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) is the most common cause of vertigo and dizziness complaints. It is generally easily treated once identified, as long as it happens to affect the posterior canal. In fact, it seems that many people are self diagnosing and going […]

  • Audiologists Are Key for Kids with Hearing Loss in Schools
    by Jane Madell on January 10, 2017 at 9:42 PM

    More than 80% of kids with hearing loss are educated in mainstream settings. For them to succeed, they need to be able to participate in every aspect of school activities. THEY NEED TO HEAR!!!! Newborn hearing screening has resulted in really early identification. Kids with […]

  • Las Preguntas De Los Nuevos Usuarios De Audífonos
    by Wayne Staab on January 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Guía Para oír Mejor,  Capitulo 15, Las Preguntas De Los Nuevos Usuarios De Audífonos – Parte 3 Las secciones de este libro, en español, se publican una vez al mes en hearinghealthmatters.org. El Autor – El Dr. Staab Capitulo 15 (Parte 3) “Mi audífono parece […]

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