DAYTONA BEACH, FL—When 52-year-old Edward P. Miller of Port Orange, FL, failed to respond to a plainclothes officer’s instructions because of his deafness, the officer, Volusia County sheriff’s deputy Joel Hernandez, fired at him through the windshield of the SUV where Miller was sitting, killing him. So said Miller’s 25-year-old son, also named Edward, to Frank […]
Jerry Northern continues his analysis of the New Hearing Aid Consumer, a newcomer with more expectations and sophistication than buyers of the past. Today, Dr. Northern concludes his series by covering the dizzying array of technological features confronting those consumers as they attempt their due diligence and points to issues that dispensing audiologists must […]
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.
International Coffee Day, September 29, is when Economists and entrepreneurs give it up to openly worship Productivity by coffee proxy. Services are open to all Audiologists. Hearing Economics’ annual coffee celebration commences today by ferreting out caffeine/coffee connections to our pursuit of Audiology success and prosperity, saving health and happiness for next week. Success and […]
The Origin of Scientific Prescriptive Fitting In the late 1950s, while audiologists were recommending hearing aids to be sold by and fitted by hearing aid “dealers,” a fitting approach was introduced that was based on science rather than on historical practice, supposition, and trial and error. It was called otometry. […]
Sea turtles can be found all over the world. In some parts of the world looking for Sea Turtles is part of a vacation and the sighting of these creatures is the highlight of a day at the beach or in shallow water. Most species of sea turtles prefer tropical or […]
Recently, my HearingHealthMatters colleague Dr. Bob Martin wrote a blog with a suggestion for his fellow hearing care practitioners: have clients write down notes on their hearing aid experiences, so that questions and concerns can be addressed in the next clinical appointment. This great idea got me thinking about what someone bringing home their […]
Airline pilots always use checklists to land and take off. Regardless of how many years of experience they have or how confident they are in their abilities, they still consult checklists to make absolutely certain they do not deviate from their standard routine. In an emergency or other difficult situation, following a checklist helps keep […]
1. Vestibular (inner ear) Disorders –Vestibular disorders can cause dizziness, vertigo, or loss of balance with certain movements and in certain environments. 2. The use of multiple prescription medications – When a patient is taking four or more prescription medications, the chance of an adverse reaction increases, and the ability to predict interactions between […]
In the study of the human hearing mechanism there has been an historic tendency, rightly or wrongly, to divide the auditory system into peripheral (or “just the cochlea”) and central processing. Central processing refers to all of the manipulation of a speech or music signal by the nerves and other central “way-stations”. The central processing […]
With today’s technology, almost every child has the ability to learn to listen. No matter what communication strategy a family chooses, listening can be a useful component. For families who choose listening and spoken language, the ability to listen is critical. Even for families who choose to use sign language, a child who can listen […]
La audicion es pues uno de nuestros sentidos mas valiosos: con ella, nos podemos comunicar con nuestra familia y amigos, y nos mantiene en contacto con los sonidos de la vida que nos rodea las 24 horas del día. Su Audicion Y Su Bienestar, Spanish Chapter 1 (PDF)