• New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Task Force to Study Hearing Loss Services
    by HHTM on December 13, 2017 at 7:43 PM

    TRENTON, NEW JERSEY — Lawmakers in the New Jersey state Assembly approved a proposal late last week to establish a task force to examine state services and support offered to residents that are deaf and hard of hearing. The measure had been previously approved by the […]


  • Personal Favorite Posts: Silly and Superficial Does It
    by Holly Hosford-Dunn on December 12, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    As 2017 ends, editors at HHTM were tasked with finding their all-time favorite posts and republishing them. I opted for the silly posts because they were the most fun to write. Among many silly posts, two stood out and tied for all-time silliest. The winners are amended, […]

  • Self-Fitting of Hearing Devices – Part I
    by Wayne Staab on December 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Self-Fitting of Hearing Devices – Part I   Self-fitting of hearing devices is an inherent feature of OTC or DTC (over-the-counter; direct-to-consumer) hearing aids.  What can we expect now that this is becoming an active feature of hearing aid sales? The […]

  • “Who the Hell is Ken Dahlberg?”
    by Robert Traynor on December 14, 2017 at 6:37 PM

    Toward the end of the year many of the Editors at HHTM are presenting the best post of the year.  One of the best for 2017 at Hearing International was the discussion of Ken Dahlberg, a giant in our industry.  The posting on Ken generated many comments and emails […]

  • My Favorite Post: If I Were a Hearing Person
    by Gael Hannan on December 12, 2017 at 11:02 PM

    As we close off the year, the Better Hearing Consumer and other Hearing Health Matters editors are posting our favorite and most popular posts. The following article is from November 2013, and remains one of the most personal pieces I’ve written. I hope you enjoy it. […]

  • Neurofeedback to Treat Tinnitus? New Study Results Show Promise
    by HHTM on December 12, 2017 at 6:06 PM

    According to the results of a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), neurofeedback training, using functional MRI (fMRI), has the potential to reduce the severity or even eliminate tinnitus. Real-time fMRI neurofeedback is […]

  • Top Post of 2017 for Hear the Music
    by Marshall Chasin on December 12, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    Speech is not a broadband signal… but music is We tend to be biased, both in our training and in our technologies that we use. We tend to look at things based on spectra or frequencies.  Phrases such as “bandwidth” and long term average speech […]

  • Best of 2017: The Johns Hopkins Study on Hearing and Cognition
    by HHTM on December 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    This post was originally published on September 6, 2017.  Starting in 2010 Dr Frank Lin and colleagues commenced publishing results of studies of hearing loss and dementia, arriving at essentially the same conclusions using two paradigms and two different, large […]

  • Defend Our Audiology Profession
    by Mike Metz on December 12, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Editor’s note: Today we bring an opinion piece from Amit Gosalia, AuD, and Judy Huch, AuD, regarding the purpose behind a recent petition being circulated in the audiology community. They share their perspective with us today.   by Amit Gosalia and Judy Huch What […]

  • Cervical Vertigo
    by Alan Desmond on December 5, 2017 at 3:27 PM

    Brady Workman is back this week with a post inspired by a patient we saw last week. Dizziness and vertigo are common symptoms of patients within primary care clinics, with dizziness accounting for 2.5% and vertigo for around 1% of all patient visits. The majority of these […]

  • Helping Extended Families Deal With A Child’s Hearing Loss
    by Jane Madell on December 13, 2017 at 12:52 AM

    Today’s blog is written by my colleague Elizabeth Rosenzweig. Elizabeth Rosenzweig MS CCC-SLP LSLS Cert. AVT is a speech-language pathologist and Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist in private practice. You can find more of her writing at Auditory Verbal Therapy. […]

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