By David H. Kirkwood RESTON, VA–The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) has selected a new executive director, Tanya Tolpegin, to take over the leadership of its professional staff effective October 6. Tolpegin, whose appointment will be announced to the academy membership on September 2, will succeed Cheryl Kreider Carey, who was dismissed as […]
What Is Oxidative Stress? What is Nrf2 function? Can It Affect My Hearing & Balance? What Can I Do About It? By Larry G. Martin, AuD As a recently retired Doctor of Audiology who has worked in the hearing health care industry for nearly 30 years, I would never have guessed there would come a […]
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.
Astute readers may have noticed Hearing Economics’ attempts to slip in Economics education on the sly. Today’s post fits right into the Economics 202 series, initiating a discussion of how interest rates affect the economy (a macro concept) and our very own practices (a micro concept). Craig Castelli (bio below) describes the situation for […]
Speech Perception to Speech Recognition Hearing but not understanding is the general theme of this post. Acoustic characteristics of speech that lead to “hearing” have been the subject of the last two posts. However, being able to “hear” does not necessarily translate to “understanding.” This post will conclude the acoustic characteristics of […]
Welcome back to Hearing International‘s continuing series honoring the Cochlear Explorers, those who first described aspects of cochlear anatomy and physiology that later were named after them. Week XI’s Cochlear Explorer is the only American in the group, Irving Hardesty (1866-1944), who considered the tectorial membrane as the vibrating mechanism within
Based in Denmark, the Ida Institute is a think-and-action tank for hearing care professionals. Although funded by a grant from Oticon, the institute is an independent non-profit that aims to make client-centered care the standard of hearing health. Ida’s mission is to ‘foster a better understanding of the human dynamics associated with hearing loss’. Among
Patients and their families want to know how they can improve the quality of hearing aid fittings. Our topic for today, “Patient Notes,” is one way we can markedly improve all aspects of the experience our patients have with the hearing aids we give them. Written notes help ensure that we do not miss or […]
Last week’s post described an experiment we did that showed us that home exercises for suspected BPPV were very effective. What, then, is the benefit of undergoing in-office Canalith Repositioning (CRP) treatment? Before we begin, I think it’s important to discuss the natural course of BPPV. It is a self-limiting condition, meaning that over […]
Once upon a time (actually a month ago), I had a client who wanted to get custom silicon earplugs for his in-ear monitors. Of the many “connectors” for in-ear monitors, the most common is a stem that is on the order of 2.5 mm in diameter and extends about 8-10 mm in length. There is […]
School is about to start for a lot of kids. Kids and parents are excited. New clothes, new books, new backpacks. What can we do to make this easier for children with hearing loss as the new year starts? Preparing the children If possible, children with hearing loss should have the opportunity to go […]
GUÍA PARA OÍR MEJOR Dr. Wayne J. Staab Las secciones de este libro, en español, serán publicadas una vez al mes en esta página de internet. El Autor El Dr. Staab es un lider en el campo de la salud auditiva, reconocido internacionalmente. Obtuvo su […]