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.
The 2014 updated list of research findings on the effects of caffeine and coffee on our health is here, with new findings highlighted in red. Even though the “benefits” column far outweighs the “risks” column these days, not everyone is on board when it comes to endorsing coffee/caffeine as a health supplement. But the […]
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. […]
Young Robert’s father was a Baptist minister in Arab, Alabama, a poor, primitive, fundamentalist place, and he used his deaf son frequently in his sermons around a circuit to illustrate the wrath and mercy of God. Young Robert said, “I couldn’t understand but people in the congregations would cry and they told me I would hear […]
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 […]
I am trying to be a reformed news junkie. But I find myself back in my old habits of scanning FOX, CNN, BBC, NPR on my smartphone so I know what is happening in the world. Most of the time it just brings me down or makes me mad. But every once in a while […]
Romberg testing (also spelled Rhomberg) is frequently used and too often misunderstood as a screening test for standing balance. It is performed by having the patient stand with the feet together, arms either folded across the chest or at the sides. In a clinical setting, if the patient is able to maintain […]
A city is a noisy place. The Canadian Hearing Society in … Canada… (bet you couldn’t guess that one?!) has some hearing loss prevention promotional material that says that “noise levels are doubling every decade”. While this sounds alarmist, there are some data to support this. It is a headline that is sure to grab […]
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 […]
Par le liberated learning Consortium Le Liberated Learning Consortium (Consortium Apprentissage libéré) et l’Association des malentendants canadiens utilisent la reconnaissance de la parole pour promouvoir l’accessibilité et l’indépendance. Le Consortium est un regroupement d’universités, de collèges et d’organismes sans but lucratif qui promeuvent l’apprentissage accessible par le biais de la reconnaissance de la parole. Il […]