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Will Another Year of Disruption Lead to Unity Among Hearing Professionals? Not Likely, But it Should!

By Michael Collins, AuD   My fellow hearing professionals, disruption is at our doorstep. I doubt that most of you would have thought just a few short years ago that our industry would be turned on its head in such a short amount of time by the likes of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS),…

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Geary A. McCandless (1930 -2017), Audiologist and Renaissance Man

by Jerry L. Northern, PhD and Darrel L. Teter, PhD Audiology lost an illustrious leader from the Golden Age of Audiology (1960 – 1990) with the passing of Geary McCandless on January 4, 2017.  Those who knew him recognized his talents as a modern Renaissance man, i.e., a cultured person who is well informed, educated,…

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Hearing Fitness-for-Work Protocols

by Mike Metz Compensation for hearing-impaired workers has been sort of on the back burner for many years.  Audiologists are occasionally called upon to measure and compute the hearing disability associated with hearing injuries resulting from workplace noise exposure.  A potentially larger issue of workplace hearing loss involves “fitness for duty” decisions.   Audiologists are…

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