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  • In Search of Negative Gain
    Posted by Marshall Chasin on February 10, 2016 at 1:45 AM

    From time to time we see clients clinically who have very significant sensory, and possibly neural, damage. The question always arises in my mind whether to amplify the sound reaching that ear, or to remove the ear from the auditory environment.  There is no clear test […]

  • My Hearing Aid Battery Doesn’t Last Long
    Posted by Wayne Staab on February 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    My Hearing Aid Battery Doesn’t Last Long, So What Can be Happening?   My post last week suggested that when advanced hearing aid features are activated (adaptive noise cancellation, adaptive directionality, etc.), while they seemed to have essentially no […]

  • When I Get a Cochlear Implant, I Shall Wear Feathers
    Posted by Gael Hannan on February 9, 2016 at 12:09 AM

    When I get a cochlear implant, I shall wear feathers, I think. I haven’t made up my mind exactly, because it’s still a long way off, Within a year. I hope. I shall choose equipment to be white like my hair. Is that boring? Why not spice it up, flaunt it, […]

  • Vestibular Brain Droppings – Part III
    Posted by Alan Desmond on February 9, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    It’s time again for some disorganized thoughts that surface periodically. Hopefully, one of them will be helpful. In Which Ear Do You Have Meniere’s? There is nothing simple about Meniere’s disease. It is the least understood, most debilitating, and least […]

  • The Contrarion: Locked Into What?
    Posted by Gael Hannan on February 9, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    Michael Metz is back with The Contrarian, a monthly column that invites considered opinion and informed debate within the Audiology profession.           Locked into What?   Consider this situation:  a physician prescribes specific […]

  • The Culture of Earrings for Men
    Posted by Robert Traynor on February 9, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Over the past few years men have begun to wear earrings.  While that may have seemed strange a few years ago, it is commonplace now and seems to have some historical, cultural, and social basis. There are artistic and written references from cultures around […]

  • What Makes A Good Pediatric Audiologist?
    Posted by Jane Madell on February 9, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    This past week I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the University of Wisconsin, where I went to grad school, and to meet with the graduate students to talk about what makes a good pediatric audiologist. In preparation for this talk I asked colleagues in audiology, […]

  • Hansen’s Disease and Hearing Loss; Part 1
    Posted by Judy Huch on February 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    HHTM Staff Today begins a discussion of Hansen’s disease (aka leprosy) as a continuation of HHTM’s series on insidious, successful diseases of long-standing.  Malaria was covered in multiple posts earlier.   The purpose of this series is to uncover […]

  • The PCAST Report and How it Could Harm Patients — Part 3
    Posted by HHTM on February 9, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Editor’s Note: Today’s post concludes the discussion by Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, PhD, and Brad Stach, PhD, on why they believe the recommendations of the PCAST report could actually harm, rather than help, hearing impaired patients.   […]

  • Algunos Consejos Prácticos Para Usuarios de Audífonos
    Posted by Wayne Staab on February 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Guía Para oír Mejor,  Capitulo 13, Parte 1: Algunos Consejos Prácticos Para Usuarios de Audífonos Las secciones de este libro, en español, se publican una vez al mes en hearinghealthmatters.org. El Autor – El Dr. Staab […]

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