• Phonak’s Newest Custom Hearing Aid Uses 3D Printed Titanium Shell
    by HHTM on February 27, 2017 at 7:24 PM

    STAEFA, SWITZERLAND — For years, custom hearing aid shells have traditionally been made using acrylic material, whether made by hand or by 3D printer. However, in an industry-first, Phonak has announced an all-new custom hearing aid that utilizes a 3D printed titanium […]


  • Supply and Demand in the Audiology Labor Market, Part 4
    by Holly Hosford-Dunn on February 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    The Audiology Labor Force series showed a stationary, or possibly decreasing, audiology workforce from 2000-2015, despite a median nominal wage increase of $2100/year over the same period (see feature image).  Does this mean that our profession lacks career appeal? […]

  • Hearing Aid Motivator – Fear?
    by Wayne Staab on February 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Hearing aid advertising and news stories recently have reached a pinnacle in motivating purchasing behavior by referencing disabilities that are certain to scare hearing-impaired individuals (intentionally or not) if hearing aids are not worn.  And, this fear is a […]

  • Sign Language Translation Devices
    by Robert Traynor on February 20, 2017 at 2:40 PM

    Occasionally, a signing deaf person comes to the clinic seeking services and while not totally lost, it is always a challenge for most of us.  The deaf are so very kind to us and want to learn what we must say, but it is difficult to get our messages across. The […]

  • Changing Cochleas, Part 3: Horns, Hisses & Hugs (Activation)
    by Gael Hannan on February 21, 2017 at 4:31 PM

    On January 12, 2017, I received my cochlear implant (CI) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.  This article is the third in a series, “Changing Cochleas”, in which I share this new segment in my lifelong pursuit of better communication. (Read […]

  • 100 years of Jazz
    by Marshall Chasin on February 21, 2017 at 10:11 PM

    Well, this month (February 2017) marks the 100th year anniversary of Jazz, and I must admit, that from time to time, I still don’t get it. I frequently look in awe at those around me who are listening to what I am thinking is a mere cacophony of sound and they seem to […]

  • A Changing Ethical Structure
    by HHTM on February 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    by Mike Metz, PhD A friend of mine spoke often on ethical and legal behavior. He repeatedly said that if Audiology wished to be considered a true healthcare profession, its practitioners would not base their ethical decisions on some examples found in medicine (and some […]

  • Acute Vertigo -Benign versus Stroke
    by Alan Desmond on February 21, 2017 at 4:07 PM

     This week, we will review an article by Dr. David Newman-Toker. Dr. Newman-Toker has been a leader in the movement to change the way patients with sudden onset acute vertigo are evaluated. The primary concern of the physician evaluating these patients is to determine, […]

  • Hear’s to Fashion!
    by Jane Madell on February 21, 2017 at 12:42 PM

    Today’s blog is written by Stacey Lim, AuD. PhD, CCC-A. Stacey  is an assistant professor of audiology at Central Michigan University. Her areas of specialty are pediatric and educational audiology, cochlear implants, and aural rehabilitation. Stacey is […]

  • Manipulación del Audífono
    by Wayne Staab on February 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Temperatures extremas, manipulación, el polvo y la suciedad (la limpieza) cerumen, pilas Guía Para oír Mejor,  Capitulo 16, Cuidado Y Mantenimiento Del Audífono – Parte 2 Las secciones de este libro, en español, se […]

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