Hearing Health & Technology Matters!

Timely information and lively insights for everyone who cares about hearing loss.

David Kirkwood @ Hearing News Watch

David Kirkwood @ Hearing News Watch

  • Boston cop who says she’s heard well with hearing aids for 15 years, is forced out April 23, 2014
    By David H. Kirkwood BOSTON—Boston Police Detective Delores Facey is the latest cop to be forced into retirement because of hearing loss, even though she insists that with hearing aids, which she has worn for the past 15 years, she is fully capable of performing her duties. The officer, a 19-year veteran of the department, […]
Kevin Liebe @ Hearing Views Op-Ed

Kevin Liebe @ Hearing Views Op-Ed

  • Three Ways Food Allergies Are Like Hearing Loss April 23, 2014
    By Kevin Liebe, AuD When my two year old daughter was diagnosed with a peanut allergy last summer, it came as quite a surprise. Considering that our family is very careful about what we eat and what we feed our children (and no family history of food allergies), we were left wondering how and why this could […]
The Journal @ HHTM

The Journal @ HHTM

The Journal @ HHTM offers free access to hearing-related research posters, a service made possible by Etymotic Research.
Pathways @ HHTM

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.

EDITORS

Holly Hosford-Dunn @ Hearing Economics

Holly Hosford-Dunn @ Hearing Economics

  • I’ll Take That Bet and Raise You April 22, 2014
    Our profession was treated last week to a timely and balanced discussion of unbundling by Robyn Cox PhD.  She is one of audiology’s most reasoned thinkers, test creator extraordinaire, talented researcher, and a nice person to boot.   Dr. Cox addressed concerns being raised in policy-making circles that traditional hearing aid dispensing models are pricing [
Wayne Staab @ Wayne's World

Wayne Staab @ Wayne's World

  • Hearing Aid Evolution: II April 21, 2014
    Hearing Aid Evolution: Technology and Techniques – Part II Last week’s post was the first part of a three-part series on the “Evolution of Hearing Aid Technology and Techniques – A Ride Through History.” Last week focused first on factors that drive hearing aid development and then highlighted some of the major developments […]
Bob Traynor @ Hearing International

Bob Traynor @ Hearing International

  • Children of a Lesser God April 22, 2014
    On the frozen tundra and farmland in northeast North Dakota lies what the Sioux Indians called the “sacred water“.  Devil’s Lake, as it’s called these days, is high in saline and not fit to drink, but home to some of the best ice fishing in the country.  This was also […]
Gael Hannan @ The Better Hearing Consumer

Gael Hannan @ The Better Hearing Consumer

  • 10 Sound Reasons to Use a Hearing Aid or CI April 21, 2014
    Listicle – my new word of the day.   List + article = listicle.  You’re reading one right now – a hearing loss listicle (go ahead, say that tongue-twister out loud) – about  the little sounds we can hear thanks to amplification. Sometimes a simple sound can make me pause, grateful and surprised, “I wouldn’t be able to hear […]
Judy Huch & Bob Martin @ Hearing Health

Judy Huch & Bob Martin @ Hearing Health

  • Fun Facts about Hearing April 22, 2014
    The American Academy of Audiology and Hearing Loss Association of America have put together in separate documents some interesting facts about hearing loss. Beth Benites, AuD, compiled a list to bring some of these facts to our attention. They can be used for all ages! Sitting close to loudspeakers at concerts (which can […]
Alan Desmond @ Dizziness Depot

Alan Desmond @ Dizziness Depot

  • Vestibular Reimbursement – Part V April 21, 2014
    How is a code valued? There are many more detailed explanations for those interested, but I will keep this post short and related to vestibular codes. The first step, as mentioned last week, is to proceed from a category III to a category I code once data is collected regarding usage and effectiveness. The […]
Marshall Chasin @ Hear The Music

Marshall Chasin @ Hear The Music

  • Stonehenge and musical notes April 23, 2014
    I was helping a friend move over the weekend and actually ended up lifting couches that were almost as heavy as one of the rocks from Stonehenge.  There were two differences between my weekend experience and those of 3500-5000 years ago when the stones for Stonehenge were moved to their current location. One […]
Jane Madell @ Hearing And Kids

Jane Madell @ Hearing And Kids

  • Using Analogies in Patient Education April 22, 2014
    Having a child identified with a hearing loss or any other disability can be very stressful. Some parents can deal with the depression and move ahead at the same time, but others cannot. Every pediatric audiologist has experienced the problem of helping parents move ahead while trying not to be too pushy. My mentor, David […]
HHTM In Translation @ Have You Heard?

HHTM In Translation @ Have You Heard?

  • L’inclusion et l’accès pour toutes les personnes malentendantes April 16, 2014
    par Ruth Warick Notre association nationale, l’Association des malentendants canadiens, est une force directrice au sein de notre organisation internationale soeur, l’International Federation of Hard of Hearing Persons (IFHOH).  Dr Marilyn Dahl a été la première Canadienne à assurer la présidence de l’IFHOH, de 1992 à 1994. Dr Charles Laszlo l’a suivie de 19