COPENHAGEN–GN ReSound, which last February became the first manufacturer to offer a hearing aid, the ReSound LiNX, that allowed wearers to stream audio directly from their Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to their hearing aid without need for a separate intermediary device, has introduced a new hearing […]
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.
If you have hearing loss, you need hearing access. And if you want hearing access, you have to ask for it. Most people—grocery cashiers, flight attendants and National Park rangers—are not going to look at you, recognize your issue and say, “Here, person with hearing loss, let me make this easier for you.” Systems might […]
Variables in Vestibular Compensation We have been discussing the process of vestibular compensation where the brain responds (or adapts) to a change in labyrinthine function and works to resolve the conflict between the two labyrinths and to restore visual clarity while moving. This describes only the impact on the Vestibular Ocular Reflex (VOR), but […]
A previous post floated the idea that ear-level amplification processing, including cochlear implants, represents the first and most advanced wearable Augmented Reality (AR) available to a widespread consumer market to date. It also noted that AR is considered an “emerging” field in which many psychoacoustic thoughts and hearing aid components are being rediscovered and rethought […]
By Michael Collins, AuD In a post earlier this year, I discussed what I believe to be audiology’s greatest enemy: Ourselves. One commenter, who seemed to agree with the overall premise of my post, quoted Karl Strom in response: “More than ever before, the professions of dispensing audiology and hearing aid specialists […]
Current to Alternative Directional Microphone Technologies II By Aart van Halteren, M.Sc., Chief Technical Officer, Sonion, The Netherlands. and Ann-Marie Sänger, Senior Product DevelopmentEngineer, Sonion, The Netherlands In a previous post, the authors illustrated how speech intelligibility in noisy situations can be improved for the hearing aid user by providing directional […]
This is a quick update from previous blogs on manufacturers of Bluetooth (or like) accessories and the specs for Pacemakers. As I have written in the past, we as a profession have many issues to watch, and this one is of personal interest to me. We need to monitor how things interact on our […]
A few years ago (2011) at Hearing International we visited the topic of acupuncture and hearing loss (Part I and Part II). At the time, we were reviewing the procedure as it related to curing hearing loss and tinnitus. Acupuncture, of course, has been around for centuries and […]
Today’s blog is written by Stacey Lim, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A. Dr. Lim, a licensed audiologist, is an assistant professor of audiology at Central Michigan University. She was identified with hearing loss at the age of 10 months and was fitted with her first pair of hearing aids a month later. She received a cochlear implant at […]
This may sound like the title of a science fiction novel or a movie with Bruce Willis (or was that the “Fifth Element”?), but this is all about that one last piece of the puzzle to optimize a hearing aid for music. The last several years have seen a remarkable improvement in a hearing aid’s […]
Guía Para oír Mejor, Capitulo 6, Las Causas de la Pérdida Auditiva ¿Què le pasa a mi audición? Siendo la audición un proceso complejo, muchas cosas pueden fallar. A cualquier edad, la audición puede verse dañada, bien gradual, bien repentinamente. Las deficiencias auditivas no tienen un limite de edad: mayoritariamente, una pérdida auditiva es progresiva e indolora, y se desarrolla a un ritmo tan lento […]