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David Kirkwood @ Hearing News Watch
  • Ian Windmill is voted AAA president-elect; three new directors elected February 25, 2015
    RESTON, VA—American Academy of Audiology (AAA) members have elected a future president and three new members of the board of directors, all four of whom practice audiology in medical centers. In month-long voting that concluded on February 17, Ian M. Windmill, PhD, who is clinical director in the Division of Audiology at Cincinnati […]
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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Gael Hannan @ The Better Hearing Consumer
  • A Story of Hearing Loss February 23, 2015
    My name is Shari Eberts and I have a hearing loss. This is a simple statement, but one that is 20 years in the making. It has taken me some time to accept my hearing loss, and to stop hiding it. I have now come full circle and consider myself a hearing health advocate! I […]
Alan Desmond @ Dizziness Depot

Alan Desmond @ Dizziness Depot

  • Monothermal Caloric Testing February 24, 2015
    Caloric testing has long been the standard for determining chronic labyrinthine asymmetry and dysfunction. With the advent of active and passive tests of the vestibular ocular reflex (VOR) such as vHIT, Active Head Rotation and Rotational Chair, caloric results have become a less critical as part of an overall picture of vestibular function. At […]
Holly Hosford-Dunn @ Hearing Economics

Holly Hosford-Dunn @ Hearing Economics

  • Rehabilitative Audiology: Hearing Loss as a Chronic Health Condition February 24, 2015
    “Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD. In last month’s post, I discussed the influence of our profession’s early history on our current self-perception of audiology as a medical model of care and suggested that we may want to consider reframing our profession as a rehabilitative discipline.  In fact, there […]
Angela Loavenbruck & Lolly Wigall @ Hearing Views
  • With Friends Like These – A Strange Saga of “Teamwork” February 24, 2015
    By Angela Loavenbruck, Ed.D. Crabby audiologists had a field day in 2001 during the presidency of Dave Fabry. Early in his term, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) was approached by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) to join its America’s Hearing Healthcare Team Initiative (AHHTI). The “team members” envisioned […]
Wayne Staab @ Wayne's World

Wayne Staab @ Wayne's World

  • How Important Is Sound Localization? February 24, 2015
    Part II of a Series on the Use of Two Ears for Hearing In a recent post, I wrote about hearing with two ears, and listed the following among the major phenomena involved: Head shadow effect Sound localization Loudness squelch Facilitation in noise (masking level difference) Binaural summation
Judy Huch & Bob Martin @ Hearing Health

Judy Huch & Bob Martin @ Hearing Health

  • Patients Will Enjoy Helping Design a Listening Program Just for Them February 16, 2015
    This week, in our continuing series of posts about creating and using listening programs, I would like to talk about helping hearing aid wearers hear better in “fun” places, such as bowling alleys. Many years ago, when remote controls first came onto the market, I had a patient who wanted to hear when she went […]
Bob Traynor @ Hearing International

Bob Traynor @ Hearing International

  • Binaural Beats February 25, 2015
    Heinrich Wilhelm Dove was born in 1803 in Liegnitz, Prussia (now Poland) at the beginning of the Napoleonic Wars. He came from a prosperous family of apothecaries (early 19th century pharmacists) and merchants. Unspecified health problems led young Heinrich to choose an academic career instead of following the family profession. He was an […]
Jane Madell @ Hearing And Kids

Jane Madell @ Hearing And Kids

  • Evidence for the Effectiveness of Auditory-Verbal Therapy February 24, 2015
    This week’s post is written by my good friend and colleague Dimity Dornan. Dr. Dornan is the Executive Director and Founder of Hear and Say, an auditory verbal center in Brisbane, Australia. Her degrees and certifications are as follows: AO, Associate Professor UQ, PhD UQ, HonDUniv USQ, BSpThy, FSPAA, CpSp, LSLS Cert AVT   […]
Marshall Chasin @ Hear The Music

Marshall Chasin @ Hear The Music

  • Sounds of Silence February 25, 2015
    The U.S. National Park Service, using some interesting computer projections and simulations, has recently come out with a “noise map” of the entire continent.  And the winner is… Well, I am not sure that it’s the “winner”, whatever that may be.  But the Eastern part of the United States in noisier than the Western part. […]
HHTM In Translation @ Have You Heard?

HHTM In Translation @ Have You Heard?

  • En Première Ligne February 25, 2015
    par Carole Willans Tout récemment, j’ai découvert une nouvelle façon d’entendre. J’ai une profonde déficience auditive bilatérale depuis un accident qui s’est produit alors que j’avais quatre ans. Je n’ai aucun souvenir d’avoir entendu normalement et j’ai porté deux puissants appareils auditifs depuis aussi longtemps que je me souviennes. En décembre dernier, j’ai vécu un […]

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