By David H. Kirkwood ARDEN HILLS, MN—Hearing care providers are familiar with the world’s “Big Six” hearing aid manufacturers, or at least their flagship brands. That’s only natural, as together Sonova, William Demant, GN Store Nord, Siemens, Starkey, and Widex account for over 90% of the devices sold in the U.S. and Western Europe. However, […]
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.
By Lolly Wigall Browsing the web is so easy today. While I was listening to a podcast I heard a statistic that was staggering: Seventy percent of Americans now have a smart phone. In 2007, the iPhone was introduced. It has changed how we use our phones, listen to music, listen to […]
Hearing Economics readers, please welcome Harvey Abrams to the ranks of regular writers at HearingHealthMatters. Dr. Abrams has graciously agreed to assume the post of monthly columnist at Hearing Economics. Today’s post marks his debut in a series he’s dubbed “peeling the onion.” What he means by that will become clear with his monthly contributions. […]
Call Them Customers My last three posts may have caused some anxiety among professional hearing aid dispensers, especially when they read the obituary of the hearing aid. Some readers of this post may think these comments are extreme. I ask readers to read this with their minds, not their emotions or from […]
It is well known that Mozart had an ear for music. What is not so well known is that he also had a condition of the pinna that has, over the centuries, become known by the eponym “Mozart Ear”. According to Yamashita et al. (2011), Mozart Ear is an auricular deformity characterized […]
Whoo hoo! Christmas is almost here—and so are Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the Winter Solstice! The excitement and sparkle, the food and wine, the gifts, the spirituality, the music! Activities to share, beauty to both see and hear…. Sheesh, it was all good until that last point—the bit about hearing. The season is supposed to be one […]
The greatest joy that our profession brings us is to help people hear well. People come to the office hearing poorly. They leave hearing better. They leave happy. And they leave us with a deep sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Today I want to add another tool to your toolbox. It a hearing aid feature […]
When the Research Studies Disagree Last week’s post about the difficulty inherent in making the diagnosis of Meniere’s disease is only further complicated by two recent studies, both from some of the best researchers in the business. As vestibular testing technology improves, researchers are working to apply those tests to various diseases, and see if […]
In part one of this two-part series, I made a call for those hearing health care professionals who are interested in working with musicians and those in the performing arts. In part 2, I suggest a curriculum of topics that would delineate a minimum requirement for working with musicians. I have listed these […]
How do parents know if their children with hearing loss are receiving enough assistance? I frequently hear from parents who are concerned about how their children are performing. The parents report that they have done what has been recommended but their children do not seem to be doing as well as they think they are […]
Guía Para oír Mejor, Capitulo 3, Parte 2. Cuando No Oímos Bien La pérdida auditiva se clasifica de 3 maneras complementarias: por el tipo, el grado y la configuración. - El tipo refiere a la parte del sistema auditivo que está afectado. - El grado y la configuración son […]