Hearing Health & Technology Matters
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- UCSF Scientists Translate Brain Signals into Speech Sounds
In a study, recently published in the journal Nature, scientists used brain signals recorded from epilepsy patients to program a computer to mimic natural speech — an advancement that could one day have a profound […]
- Visiting The Family (with Hearing Loss)
By Kathi Mestayer Visits with my family are always a challenge, to varying degrees. All of the adults who share DNA are hard-of-hearing. Dad, who is 93 now, has a cochlear implant in one ear and the other ear is deaf. […]
- The Deaf Prince of the US Civil War
Neuilly-sur-Seine is a French commune just west of Paris, in the department of Hauts-de-Seine. A suburb of Paris, Neuilly is immediately adjacent to the city and is composed of mostly wealthy, select residential […]
- Mindful Counseling
At the end of any interview with a potential new provider, I ask whether they have any questions for me. Many have none, some ask about hours and other working conditions, some ask about clinical protocols. The […]
- US Ear Device Patents in March 2019
People know, without conscious thought, that you can’t talk to someone if they’re asleep. Likewise, we naturally go to sleep or at least zone out if we don’t want to hear someone talking. These are examples […]
- Oticon Medical Introduces the Ponto Trial Companion App
SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — Oticon Medical has introduced the new Ponto Trial Companion App, which the company says is a “simple-to-use app that provides an easy way for patients to evaluate whether bone anchored […]
- 5 Strategies to Help Patients Find Your Audiology Practice Online
by Nick Fitzgerald If you ask any online marketer, they’ll tell you that the majority of your future customers are going to be found online. If you’re feeling doubtful, consider that 290 million Americans were […]
- Making Story Books for Children
Books are critical parts of learning. When babies are born I always give books – even if I am giving other presents. And I include a note with the books telling baby to ask parents to read at least 10 books a day. A […]
- “Just Say No” to a Code for vHIT
Think you want a code for vHIT? Think again. Currently there is no code for vHIT, but I frequently hear from practicing Audiologists that there should be. Most of the procedures we use for the diagnostic evaluation of […]
- Best of 2018: Musicians should not retire on my watch!
Recently there have been news reports about famous musicians who can no longer perform their music and choose to retire. By hook or by crook, that should not happen! There are a multitude of strategies and technologies […]
- The Relationship Between Hearing Loss and Dementia
Over the past few years, multiple studies have found a link between hearing loss and an increased risk for dementia. Whether it’s a causational or correlational relationship is still being researched, but the […]
- Give P1 a Chance!
Frank Musiek, Ph.D. This commentary is one that is consistent with the mission of the Pathways column. It brings attention to topics that perhaps have been underplayed in the audiology community. This Pathways article will […]
- The Loudest Sound
How loud can sound get? Could loud sound kill you? Are there limits, and if so, what are they? How are such things determined? All of these are interesting questions and an attempt will be made to […]
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