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  • Canadian Province to Expand Newborn Hearing Screenings for All
    Posted by HHTM on October 10, 2015 at 3:54 AM

    WINNIPEG, MANITOBA — the Canadian province of Manitoba has announced that it will expand newborn hearing screening to all babies born in the province. The announcement comes a year after a study indicated “serious shortcomings” in the country’s […]


  • NIHL- Some History – Part 1
    Posted by Marshall Chasin on October 7, 2015 at 1:05 AM

    From time to time, I am asked either by a referring physician, a union, or a local Workers Compensation Board (sometimes referred to as the Worker’s Safety and Insurance Board) whether a particular worker has a hearing loss that could have been caused by his or her […]

  • HyperSound
    Posted by Wayne Staab on October 6, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    HyperSound   Preface:  New entries into the hearing rehabilitation discipline occur on a regular basis.  Many are improvements to existing applications/systems, and those who are hearing impaired and/or work with them are grateful for improvements. […]

  • Sounding Out the New House
    Posted by Gael Hannan on October 6, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    They say that moving into a new house is high on the stress list—packing, physical exertion, excitement about a new place and yearning for the old, figuring out which way the cupboard doors open or what light a switch turns on, etc. And then there’s getting used […]

  • Clinical Practice Guideline for Acute Vertigo ? It’s Time
    Posted by Alan Desmond on October 6, 2015 at 2:48 AM

    There is no current Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for acute vertigo, but I think there should be. Based on published research, there are several things that should be done, and some current practices that need to be reconsidered. Disclaimer: A true CPG involves many […]

  • Can We Talk? About Beltone Fraud?
    Posted by Holly Hosford-Dunn on October 6, 2015 at 7:00 AM

    “The biggest news item in this morning’s press release was that GN’s VP of Finance at its Beltone distribution network in the US– who wasn’t identified–has been accused of accounting fraud between 2012 and 2014 and dismissed.  The […]

  • Business of Hearing Healthcare: Setting Up The PPC Campaign
    Posted by HHTM on October 6, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Editor’s Note: Today’s post is part two of Geoff Cooling’s PPC for Audiology Practices When you are designing an online ad, there are some elements you need to consider. They include what the advert is for, the keywords you want to target, […]

  • The Hearing of Fossils
    Posted by Robert Traynor on October 6, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    How did the early human beings hear?  What were their frequency ranges?  Were they able to hear speech?  These are questions that anthropologists seek to answer.  This week’s Hearing International looks at the studies of human hearing […]

  • Hearing Aids and Audibility
    Posted by Jane Madell on October 7, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    What Makes for Success? We know that there are lots of many things which contribute to success for children with hearing loss. To name a few of the things we know: Early identification Early and appropriately fit technology Language stimulation provided by parents Academic […]

  • Report Cards for Hearing Aids and Hearables, part 3
    Posted by HHTM on October 6, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    The Hearing Disruptions series seeks to cover the rapid changes taking place in hearing healthcare. Today’s post is culled from recent topics presented to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Committee on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care for […]

  • CART et VRI
    Posted by Marshall Chasin on October 7, 2015 at 1:35 AM

    Traduction en temps réel des communications (CART) Les services CART consistent à transcrire professionnellement, mot pour mot, un discours en texte en temps réel, afin d’offrir aux patients et aux membres du personnel sourds, malentendants et […]

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  • Some Random Thoughts on Frequency (Pitch) and Duration Patterns
    Posted by Pathways on October 7, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    by Frank Musiek, Ph.D., University of Arizona   In pondering about an article for Pathways I began to think about frequency and duration patterns referred to from now on in this article as FP and DP. The FP test was originally conceptualized by Marilyn Pinheiro and […]

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