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


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

Earwax – Current State of Knowledge

What is Earwax?   It has been called earwax, cerumen, gunk, cat earwax (Japan),... Read More

Hearables – Wearables – Earables?

Ah – Nothing like a neologism Hearing Aids, Hearables, Wearables, Earables – Evolving, But... Read More


OTC Hearing Aids and PSAPs

This post continues the comments by many hearing professionals expressing concerns that OTC hearing... Read More


Hearing Aid Fears

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


Doppler Effect Animated

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

Sound Quantification

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

PSAP Standard Review

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

Sound Branding

Last week’s post chronicled the story of Harley-Davidson, the motorcycle manufacturer, attempting to get... Read More

An Upper Limit to Sound?

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