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David Kirkwood @ Hearing News Watch

David Kirkwood @ Hearing News Watch

  • New MED-EL cochlear implant can be used with MRI, FDA finds January 26, 2015
        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

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.

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Angela Loavenbruck & Lolly Wigall @ Hearing Views
  • Why Don’t Universities Teach Students to Sell Hearing Aids? January 27, 2015
    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, […]
Holly Hosford-Dunn @ Hearing Economics

Holly Hosford-Dunn @ Hearing Economics

  • Shifting Sands of Hearing Aids and Hearables January 27, 2015
    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 […]
Wayne Staab @ Wayne's World

Wayne Staab @ Wayne's World

  • User-Adjustable Hearing Aid Volume Control January 27, 2015
    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 […]
Bob Traynor @ Hearing International

Bob Traynor @ Hearing International

  • Sir Charles and His Journey to Discover a Palsy – Part 2: From Expressions to Palsy January 13, 2015
    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 […]
Gael Hannan @ The Better Hearing Consumer

Gael Hannan @ The Better Hearing Consumer

  • What a HoH Needs to Know (to Explain Hearing Loss) January 26, 2015
    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 […]
Judy Huch & Bob Martin @ Hearing Health

Judy Huch & Bob Martin @ Hearing Health

  • How to Program Hearing Aids for T-Coil Use January 27, 2015
    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 […]
Alan Desmond @ Dizziness Depot

Alan Desmond @ Dizziness Depot

  • Cerebellar Dysfunction and Chronic Alcohol Abuse January 27, 2015
    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 […]
Marshall Chasin @ Hear The Music

Marshall Chasin @ Hear The Music

  • Music and Hearing Devices: A Minimalist Perspective January 21, 2015
    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 […]
Jane Madell @ Hearing And Kids

Jane Madell @ Hearing And Kids

  • Helping Kids Connect January 27, 2015
    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 […]
HHTM In Translation @ Have You Heard?

HHTM In Translation @ Have You Heard?

  • Hearing Aid Parameters that I will allow a musician to self adjust- a Norwegian Translation January 28, 2015
    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 […]

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