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  • To vent or not to vent. That is the question – Part 3
    Posted by Marshall Chasin on July 20, 2016 at 2:22 AM

    In parts one and two of this blog series, the creation of a vent-associated resonance, called an inertance, was discussed. Venting can reduce the echoey, back pressure sensation with hearing protection for musicians, especially for brass players, some reeded woodwinds, and […]

  • Rational Tinnitus Drug Treatment, part 3: Theory and Practice
    Posted by Wayne Staab on July 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Why Aren’t the Pills Working?, by Carol Bauer, MD In Part 3 of this series on rational tinnitus drug treatment, I will review the advantages and limitations of using animal models to understand this seemingly simple, yet intractable disorder.  Part 1 […]

  • Speech-Body-Reading: A HoH’s Secret Skill
    Posted by Gael Hannan on July 25, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    Don’t mess with a speechreader!  This is a person with hearing loss—sometimes also known as a HoH (hard of hearing)—who secretly scans faces and body language to help them communicate. A recent article on interpreting body language by Travis […]

  • Thoughts on Migraine Hypersensitivity
    Posted by Alan Desmond on July 18, 2016 at 10:14 AM

      As the director of a balance and vestibular clinic, I see many patients with complaints of dizziness, disorientation, and motion sensitivity related to migraine. We work closely with our neurology colleagues in managing these patients. The International Headache […]

  • Price Functions in the US Wholesale Hearing Aid Market
    Posted by Holly Hosford-Dunn on July 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    This series now steps into the dark and murky realm of manufacturers’ wholesale pricing of product to see how the market has changed since 2013.  The caveats remain the same: Big assumptions:  Categorical lines separating Economy, Premium, and […]

  • The Fantasies of CEUs
    Posted by Gael Hannan on July 19, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    Mike Metz takes a sharp-eyed look at the Continuing Education system for hearing health professionals.   For many years, Bob Sandlin and I provided continuing education courses throughout California, bringing various “authorities” to annual meetings in […]

  • Living with Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome
    Posted by Robert Traynor on July 18, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    by Philippa Thomson Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCDS) is a rare condition compared to other causes of dizziness.  Hain (2016) has diagnosed 46 patients compared to several thousand with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).  Thus, SCDS […]

  • The LOCHI Studies And What They Teach Us
    Posted by Jane Madell on July 13, 2016 at 12:35 AM

    The National Acoustics Laboratory in Australia under the supervision of Dr. Teresa Ching has conducted the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study over a period of years. In Australia, all children with hearing loss are followed by Australia […]

  • Noisy Hospitals…and a New Role for Hospital Gowns?
    Posted by Judy Huch on July 19, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    HHTM Staff: Most of us have been hospitalized overnight at some point and ALL of us can report that hospitals are noisy places. We didn’t need research to tell us that, but there is now research confirming hospital noise, providing noise level data, and measuring […]

  • How Hearing Aid Technology Has Evolved in Society, and Why — Part X
    Posted by HHTM on July 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    Editor’s Note: Today’s post continues the discussion by Abigail Farmer and Bruno Sarda on the evolution of hearing aid technology.   However laudable the goal of encouraging medical evaluation might be, one result of this lack of insurance/Medicare coverage […]

  • Un emploi intéressant- section 3
    Posted by Marshall Chasin on July 13, 2016 at 1:26 AM

    Continuation de 22 de Juin et July 5, 2016 Par Mark Wafer Discours principal de l’assemblée générale annuelle de la SCO Il y a quelques mois, j’ai eu l’occasion de m’entretenir avec Randy Lewis, vice-président de la […]

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