Hearing Health & Technology Matters
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National Guideline Standards for Hearing Aid Specialists Reinstated by US Labor Department
On May 24th, the United States Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Apprenticeship, announced it has reissued to the International Hearing Society (IHS) its Certificate for new National Guidelines for Apprenticeship […]
A HoH’s Guide to Common Sounds
In this week’s edition of What’s That Sound?, we’re talking about sounds we don’t understand, new ones that are weird, startling, and just plain incomprehensible – and that turn out to be […]
Meniere’s Disease on the Moon
While cochlear implants and other surgical procedures are life-changing miracles within themselves, another story of miraculous success that was the result of an astronaut’s grounding in 1964. The […]
Navigating the Road Ahead, Part 3: What is a Mild or Moderate hearing problem?
In Part 3 below, the authors take their forward-thinking views on hearing healthcare, which they shared with readers in Part 1 & Part 2, and apply them to the clinical realm. by Terry Mactaggart and Errol Davis […]
Technology-assisted lead generation for hearing clinics: Novel marketing approach successful in generating qualified leads
By Nick Ramdass, SHOEBOX Audiometry Hearing loss is a serious problem globally. The World Health Organization estimates that there are almost half of a billion people suffering from disabling hearing loss — a number […]
Listening Fatigue for Children with Hearing Loss (CHL)
Today’s blog is written by Hilary Davis, AuD; Ben Hornsby, PhD, Stephen Camarata, PhD, and Fred Bess, PhD from Vanderbilt University. This is an important topic and they are doing wonderful research in this area. […]
Mal de Debarquement -Update
This post will be an update of two previous posts regarding Mal de Debarquement syndrome (MDD). This is prompted by a recent visit from a patient that had already been diagnosed with MDD, but came to us wanting to know the […]
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 […]
iHear Medical to Launch OTC Hearing Devices in Pharmacies Across US
Earlier this month, iHEAR Medical announced its plans to launch over-the-counter (OTC) hearing solutions in major drugstore chains and independent pharmacies across the United States. According to the announcement, iHear […]
Five Things Your Audiologist Should Tell You (But Probably Doesn’t)
Whether you are a regular at the audiologists office, or it’s your very first visit, there are some things your audiologist should tell you, but probably won’t. Being diagnosed with a hearing loss can be a time […]
Three PSAP Scenarios
Things in the hearing field are changing. No matter what your opinion on these potential changes, consideration of all the issues and potential impacts would seem judicious. The following three scenarios might […]
Origin of the 7 year old threshold for CAPD Testing
Frank E. Musiek A popular discussion for some time has been why can’t children under 7 years of age be tested for CAPD? Many audiologists and speech pathologists argue that much could be done for these children if only […]
Binaural Loudness Summation
The phenomenon of binaural summation is considered one of the practical advantages of hearing with two ears. Binaural loudness summation (binaural additivity) has a long history of experimentation. This includes binaural […]
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