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  • Mapping Out Solutions to Hearing Loss
    Posted by HHTM on May 24, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Editor’s Note: Today’s news post comes from Canadian journalist Michelle Leslie who discusses some innovative solutions to address global hearing loss.   Google.org, the charitable arm of the world’s largest search engine, is […]

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  • A 3 year old Russian drummer prodigy
    Posted by Marshall Chasin on May 25, 2016 at 1:01 AM

    There is a 3 year old Russian drummer who seems to be defying the rules of neuroanatomy. There just isn’t enough neural maturation to be able to play this well, and he appeared equally able to hit with his right hand as his left hand- except for dropping the drum […]

  • Earwax – Getting the Gunk Out
    Posted by Wayne Staab on May 25, 2016 at 7:38 AM

    Earwax – Getting the Gunk Out – Part 7   The past several posts (Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) have been dealing with earwax, or as it is most properly termed – cerumen. While the issue of cerumen tends to present [... […]

  • If I Were A Hearing Person (Revisited)
    Posted by Gael Hannan on May 24, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    Two years ago, I wrote about what it might be like to not have hearing loss—to hear perfectly, unaided by either technology or other people. We all dream, from time to time, about living a different life. And there’s nothing wrong with that, as long as […]

  • False Negative Dix-Hallpike for BPPV
    Posted by Alan Desmond on May 25, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    False Negative Dix-Hallpike for BPPV This is a subject I have covered before, but two recent studies call for a little review. I have been preaching for years that a negative Dix-Hallpike exam does not rule out BPPV. In a patient with an otherwise normal exam and symptoms […]

  • Barriers in the US Hearing Aid Market, post script
    Posted by Holly Hosford-Dunn on May 25, 2016 at 12:48 AM

    Since its inception, Hearing Economics has toiled persistently, if not rigorously, to infuse basic economic thinking and its lexicon into the audiology world. The goal is to broaden our view, giving us more opportunities to strengthen our grip on our profession. In that […]

  • PCAST, PSAPs, and Likely Possibilities
    Posted by Gael Hannan on May 24, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    By Michael Metz   On May 12th, Brian Taylor placed a post on this website about Samsung and Apple perhaps influencing the hearing aid field.  By now, everyone can probably discuss disruptive innovation.  If you don’t know about this concept and its […]

  • The Man of a Thousand Faces
    Posted by Robert Traynor on May 25, 2016 at 1:35 AM

      The story begins with the founding of the Kansas School for the Deaf by Philip A. Emery, a deaf man who had been a student and teacher at the Indiana School for the Deaf until 1860. Emery had come to Kansas to start a new life in a [... […]

  • It’s Better Hearing and Speech Month
    Posted by Jane Madell on May 17, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Since I started in school studying speech and hearing (Emerson College, 1961), I remember hearing about Better Speech and Hearing Month. BHSM was started by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in 1927 , when they were known as the American Speech and […]

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
    Posted by Judy Huch on May 24, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    HHTM Staff The Plot An audiologist reported that a patient of long standing suddenly appeared for an appointment with pressure ventilation tubes (PE tubes) placed in both ear drums. He is over 90 years of age and has a 30+ year history of severe bilateral hearing loss, so […]

  • Assays of the Caudal Efferent Auditory System: Part I
    Posted by Pathways on May 4, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Spencer B. Smith Au.D./Ph.D. student at the University of Arizona   *Please note: This article is Part I of a two-part series. Part II will be published as next month’s featured piece, so please be on the look-out!   Introduction: Much of what is […]

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