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


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

Hearing Aid Selection: Consumer vs Hearing Aid Dispenser

Hearing Aid Selection: Consumer vs Hearing Aid Dispenser    This post is directed at answering... Read More

Status of the Independent U.S. Hearing Aid Retail Market

by Wayne Staab, PhD Historically, we think of the U.S. hearing aid market being... 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