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


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

The Preferred Hearing Aid?

What Would be a Preferred Hearing Aid Performance?   Would a consumer select the... Read More

Localization: Is it More Important Than Word Recognition?

Sound Localization – Time-of-Arrival Differences at the Ears   Time-of-arrival of sound at the... Read More


3D Printing – Part 2

A previous post opened a conversation about 3D printing.  This technology is currently being... Read More


Hearing Aid Fears

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

Loudest Sound

How loud can sound get?  Could loud sound kill you?  Are there limits, and... Read More

Doppler Effect Animated

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

Sound Branding

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