Wayne Staab, Hearing Health Matters

In January 2018, Wayne Staab, Founding Member and an Editor-In-Chief of HHTM, retired his blog, Wayne's World. However, the content Dr. Staab developed and published over the years in this section remains a rich resource that deserves to be discovered by new readers and referenced by earlier readers. Comment Policy


Hearing Aid Sales Pushing the Big Three Fear Motivators

Hearing aid sales, along with advertising and promotion seems to have locked onto the... Read More

July 4th – Celebrate Safely

The Fourth of July and fireworks are traditional in the US, and go together... Read More

OTC Hearing Aids in the United States: How Did We Get Here?

Last month, Dr. Wayne Staab was invited to present on OTC developments in the... Read More

Binaural Loudness Summation

The phenomenon of binaural summation is considered one of the practical advantages of hearing... Read More

How Stiffness and Mass Impact the Audiogram

A number of years ago, an article was published describing the importance of the... Read More



Hearing Aid Fears

In a previous post, I referred to the “Big Three” motivators of current hearing... Read More


Visual Guide to Critical Distance for Sound

Understanding how distance affects the transmission and intelligibility of sound is important to hearing... Read More

PSAP Standard Review

Legislation recently passed in the U.S. House of Representatives1 and expected to be passed... Read More

An Upper Limit to Sound?

The answer is yes – there is an upper limit to sound.  But this... Read More

Sound Quantification

Instruments that take sophisticated and precise measurements of sound are taken for granted today. ... Read More

Doppler Effect Animated

A previous post described the Doppler effect in a simplified manner as it relates... Read More