Hearing Health & Technology Matters
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Phonak Announces Launch of Accredited Family-Centered Care Program
Phonak announced the launch of a newly accredited eLearning program for hearing professionals this week on Family-Centered Care (FCC). The FCC approach to hearing healthcare is one that recognizes the essential role the […]
What? Why Me? Some First Questions About Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is so out of the closet these days. Twice last week I received flyers in the mail asking in big colorful letters – “DO YOU HAVE HEARING LOSS?” You’ve wasted this 50-cent flyer on […]
What’s In A Name: A New Audiology Name Game!
In my continued search for all things audiology and international, my travels recently took me to Bismarck, North Dakota. Yes, I know, North Dakota is part of the U.S., but the city was named after the German, Otto Von […]
Person and Family Centered Care in Audiology: How are we Doing?
by Barbara Weinstein, PhD A guiding principle of work with older adults is patient-centered care (PCC) where patient preferences guide the decision-making process. Three domains of behavior govern shared decision-making. […]
A Comparative Analysis of Repaying the AuD Student Loan Debt
By Amyn Amlani, PhD According to a recent Forbes report,1 US student loan debt is the second-ranked consumer commitment, trailing only mortgage debt. Several factors2 contribute to the rising costs associated with higher […]
A Discreet Solution to Single-sided Hearing Loss
by Lisa A. Perhacs, AuD, Sivantos, Inc Hearing loss doesn’t always affect both ears in the same way. In fact, millions of Americans have single-sided or unilateral hearing loss, meaning they have diminished or total […]
Why Kids Need Boom Mics
I have recently returned from a workshop I did for the staff at Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln Nebraska. The room was packed with teachers of the deaf, speech-language pathologists, audiologists and school administrators. […]
Common Errors in Vestibular Management
Disorders of the inner ear are, for the most part, not visible through imaging and are not detected through blood tests. We get a limited and indirect view of inner ear function by evaluating the Vestibular-Ocular Reflex […]
Musicians should not retire on my watch!
Recently there have been news reports about famous musicians who can no longer perform their music and choose to retire. By hook or by crook, that should not happen! There are a multitude of strategies and […]
Attention and Listening Skills: A Dynamic Approach
By Robert Castleton Wormus I retired from a successful, wonderfully fruitful, forty year career in audiology.1 I have ridiculously good health, and a seemingly infatigable love of Life, Nature and Science. […]
Consumer News: What Hearing Aids Actually Do
by Cliff Olson, AuD “Hearing aids just amplify all sounds.” “I turn up the volume on the tv an I still can’t hear it clearly so hearing aids won’t work for me.” “I purchased a […]
Congenital and Acquired Amusia as Categories of CAPD (Part 1)
Carrie M. Clancy, B.A., M.M. Graduate Student, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona Commonly called “tone deafness”, amusia is defined as the inability to recognize or […]
Hearing Aid Sales Pushing the Big Three Fear Motivators
Hearing aid sales, along with advertising and promotion seems to have locked onto the Big Three (cognition, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease) great fear motivators. (Not all hearing aid advertising, but a […]
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