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


Binaural Loudness Squelch

Studies have reported that listening with two ears is better than listening with one,... Read More


Hearing Aid Fears

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


Loudest Sound

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

July 4th – Celebrate Safely

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

Sound Branding

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

Sound Quantification II

This post continues a series on the origins  of initial sound quantification.  Last week’s... Read More

Sound Quantification

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