LAS VEGAS–Rachel Otto and Efoe Femi Nyatepe-Coo, doctor of audiology students at Northwestern University, were named the winning team here earlier this month in the second annual ADA Student Business Plan Competition, sponsored by EarQ. The two fourth-year students were honored during the 2014 Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) Convention. They received […]
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.
This article, the final of three installments, discusses the relationship between various health effects and our current understanding of the processing of infrasound by the ear and brain. By Jerry Punch, PhD, and Richard James, INCE, BME As noted in the second installment of this series, Dr. Geoff Leventhall, a co-author of […]
Grant Smith returns to finish his post series on selling practices. Last post was focused on the psychological considerations that precede all sales, where owners must recognize and weigh the opportunity cost of the choice to sell. Without addressing those considerations early and thoroughly, owners run the real and literal risk of dying to sell, […]
ADA: A Bad Day at Black Rock or A Good Day at Red Rock? Many years ago Spencer Tracy starred in a film as Macreedy, a one-armed man who came by train to the sparsely populated and isolated desert town of Black Rock in the Southwest United States. It was the first time in […]
Those of us who do clinic each week often have to answer the question for our patients, “Are Q-Tips really that bad?” This week’s Hearing International discussion investigates that question. The current thought is that most attempts to clean the ears by using cotton swabs only result in pushing the wax further into […]
Turning 60 has its benefits. 1954 was clearly a bumper year for babies, including Oprah Winfrey, John Travolta and, more importantly, me and my friends. I don’t know how John and Oprah celebrated their big Six-Oh, but I’m sure they didn’t have as much fun as my group of girls who, born in different months […]
Today’s advanced hearing aids offer lots of features that consumers may find pretty amazing. As a result, hearing care providers may be tempted to parade these high-tech wonders in front of their patients to get them excited about what they offer. In my opinion, this is a huge mistake! If you promise too much, the […]
This week we have a contribution from Ken Stallons, a Meniere’s patient who also just happens to be an audiologist. I would describe this as an anecdotal report of treatment efficacy, specifically related to salt restrictions as a conservative treatment option for Meniere’s disease. A couple of years ago, I did a multi-part series […]
For listening to music through hearing aids there seem to be two rules of thumb(s): One is that less change is more, and the other is that music settings are not all that different from speech (in quiet) settings. There are no thumbs left for the other side of the issue: Music settings are more […]
Everyone needs a superhero – someone you makes you believe that you can be who you want to be. Until recently, most superheroes were male. I remember when Wonder Woman came out. Every girl I knew felt stronger. On Halloween, lots of girls dressed as Wonder Woman. While this was a big step forward for […]
Guía Para oír Mejor, Capitulo 3, Parte 1. ¿Qué Oímos? Las personas con audición normal están continuamente expuestas a ruidos y sonidos, y éstos cambian según la situación, aumentando o disminuyendo en intensidad con relación a la fuente de ruido. Fuera de casa, los sonidos y los ruidos son más fuertes, añadiendo […]