• Ignore Listening in Quiet Hearing Aid Setting?
    by Wayne Staab on August 16, 2017 at 6:04 AM

    Hearing-impaired individuals, and especially older adults, find it difficult to perceive speech, especially in noise conditions.  Many turn to hearing aids to help resolve this difficulty. However, when they receive their programmed devices, the primary setting is for […]

  • Is “Brain Hearing” Just Marketing?
    by Robert Traynor on August 16, 2017 at 12:45 AM

    Audiologists in various parts of the world have heard of Brain Hearing due to hearing aid marketing materials and training and continuing education programs.  This concept, now called by various marketing names, is beginning to become part of many hearing aid […]

  • Stand Back – I’ve Got Hearing Loss!
    by Gael Hannan on August 15, 2017 at 9:27 PM

    It happened again the other day. What I didn’t hear almost caused an accident. I was walking briskly along a trail path when I stopped suddenly to look at something. A man right behind me – on a bike – almost plowed into me.  “Oh, I’m […]

  • And the Winner Is ….(Part 3)
    by Marshall Chasin on August 16, 2017 at 1:19 AM

    If you have been reading earlier parts of this blog series, I had only promised to write a 2-parter.  Well, here is part 3! The reason for this rogue insertion of yet another installment to this series is the number of emails that I have received about how hearing […]

  • Comments on the FTC Hearing of April 18, 2017
    by Mike Metz on August 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    It would have been unrealistic for most audiologists to have attended or listened to the entire FTC hearing on April 18th involving over-the-counter and self-fit hearing devices.  Without attendance, many might be left with incomplete summaries or biased […]

  • VEMPs: What are they good for?
    by Alan Desmond on August 15, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    This is Part II of a post by my doctoral student, Brady Workman, B.S. Last time he described what VEMP’s are actually measuring. This week, he focuses on clinical applications, basically, “What are they good for?” (VEMP) Vestibular Evoked Myogenic […]

  • After Hearing Screening – What?
    by Jane Madell on August 8, 2017 at 1:43 PM

    The Joint Commission on Infant Hearing has set guidelines requiring that newborns be screened by one month, diagnosed by 3 months, and receive intervention by 6 months. With all the new data about the earlier the better, the Joint Commission is considering moving from the […]

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