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hi HealthInnovations’ hearing test: Will it steer patients to or away from hearing professionals?
Posted by David Kirkwood on May 20, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    By David H. Kirkwood MINNETONKA, MN—Hearing care providers have long believed that a recommendation from a primary-care physician (PCP) is one of the most compelling factors in motivating people to get help for their hearing loss. That’s why for […]

The Journal
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Cryoloop Cooling: A Research Advance with Clinical Implications
Posted by Pathways on May 6, 2015 at 4:00 PM

By Barrett St. George, Diane Cheek, Alyssa Everett & Frank E. Musiek, PhD The University of Arizona, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences   Introduction Occasionally there is a breakthrough in science, basic or clinical, that […]

EDITORS

Mama-Nana-HoH!
Posted by Gael Hannan on May 19, 2015 at 1:25 AM

I am delighted to offer this article from my good friend Teri Wathen, a Hearing Resource Specialist in Houston, Texas. By Teri Wathen   We are a family of HoHs—the insider term for people who are Hard of Hearing. I wear two cochlear implants and my husband Ray […]

Blood Pressure and Dizziness Revisited
Posted by Alan Desmond on May 18, 2015 at 6:41 PM

As you may noticed in the last few blog posts, I am going back to some earlier topics and seeing if the evidence, or general consensus, has changed over the two or three years since the posts were written. I did a series on Blood Pressure and Dizziness about three […]

Ear Devices to Anticipate Your Every Need: How Would Don Draper Handle This?
Posted by Holly Hosford-Dunn on May 19, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Q: What if the hearing aid industry  designed its own auditory augmentation “facilitory system” to compete with existing visions on the drawing boards of giant software and consumer electronics companies? That rhetorical question, posed previously, envisioned an industry-wide […]

Our Place in the Sun: Value Added Audiology
Posted by Angela Loavenbruck on May 20, 2015 at 1:00 AM

By Angela Loavenbruck, Ed.D. This week I thought I would reflect a bit about the audiology culture I tried to create in my own private practice. It certainly is a culture that evolved over time, but there were essential kernels present from the very beginning. The “beginning” was […]

Hearing Aid History – Remote Sidenote
Posted by Wayne Staab on May 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM

The Mafia, Whitey Bulger, and the Hearing Aid Industry: What Is the Connection? The story related here is true, but is a story with no happiness to it.  This might seem a rather strange post for an Internet site devoted to issues related to hearing. However, one of the purposes of […]

Heed Your Professional Instinct
Posted by Bob Martin on May 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM

We spend years in school to earn a professional degree. We study long hours. We read trade journals. We attend continuing education classes. All of these forms of learning are critically important. But, they may not be our greatest professional asset. Instinct, […]

Cultural Differences in Hearing Aid Use
Posted by Robert Traynor on May 20, 2015 at 12:45 PM

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) (2015) these are the current facts on deafness and hearing loss around the world: 360 million people (328 Million and 32 Million children) worldwide have disabling hearing loss (40 dB or greater for the better ear for […]

May Is Better Speech and Hearing Month
Posted by Jane Madell on May 19, 2015 at 12:09 PM

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month. What does that mean we should be doing? I want to use this opportunity to help kids understand about hearing: why it is important, what do we need to do to protect it, and what do we need to do to make things easier for our friends […]

The third of many technical innovations- part 5 of 7
Posted by Marshall Chasin on May 20, 2015 at 1:12 AM

Analog compression before the A/D and digital expansion afterwards: The ducking-under-the-bridge metaphor discussed in part 1 of this blog series is apropos for this blog entry.  For those who may not remember the first blog entry in this series, either go to that […]

Je n’ai Jamais pensé Que J’avais un problem d’audition… Ça N’a même Jamais traversé mon esprit
Posted by Marshall Chasin on May 20, 2015 at 1:34 AM

par Connor Quinn reprinted Courtesy La Vie Aud Gordie Howe est un membre du Temple de la renommée du hockey ainsi qu’ue membre de l’Ordre du Canada et a remporté la Coupe Stanley à quatre reprises. Il a parlé récemment avec […]

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