Hearing Health & Technology Matters
Timely information and lively insights for everyone who cares about hearing loss.
- World Health Organization Attempts to Make Listening Safer with New Guideline
According to the World Health Organization, nearly 1.1 billion young people worldwide between the ages of 12 and 35 are at risk of hearing loss due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud sounds. This figure includes […]
- My Hear-Abulary is Growing!
One of the joys of getting brand new hearing aids or getting a cochlear implant (CI) is the new sounds that come on your radar. As a hearing aid user, I loved how sounds popped up out of nowhere, shooting new information to […]
- Working with Tinnitus Is More Than Masking
All of a sudden there is lots of talk and ads by audiologists about tinnitus on television and in the mailbox, where did that come from? Audiology is highly competitive these days and in the 2019 US marketplace the […]
- Facilitate a New Conversation
Many hearing professionals are uncomfortable about taking their counseling into the realm of anything approaching “therapy” or interpersonal counseling. They feel ill-equipped to delve into these more […]
- Utilizing Risk Preference to Quantify Patient Purchase Intent of Audiological Services and Technology
by Amyn M Amlani, PhD A few weeks back, I spent the afternoon shopping for clothes with my 14-year-old daughter. As we made the rounds at the local mall, I was surprised at how elaborate a consumer my daughter had […]
- Widex Enhances Evoke Hearing Aid Performance with Release of Updated Machine Learning Feature
HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK — Hearing aid manufacturer, Widex, has announced the release of its second generation machine learning feature, SoundSense Learn. Users of the company’s Evoke hearing aids will be “able […]
- Pediatric Audiology Requires a Degree of Competence
I have had three upsetting experiences in the last few weeks about pediatric audiology. All involved incompetence. I will confess right from the start that I am not tolerant of incompetence. If you ask people who have worked […]
- Bogus Balance Billing Busted in Brooklyn
Last week I attended a meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) where we were tasked with redefining and re-valuing the code for Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CPT 92548). The proceedings surrounding the […]
- 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 […]
- Tele-audiology offers great promise in reaching underserved people globally
Editor’s Note: This post, first published on August 23, 2011, ended with a hearkening of the future that is becoming a reality for audiology services as we enter 2019. It bears republication as a reminder of the […]
- 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 […]
- Can Cortical Auditory Evoked Potentials Demonstrate An Electrophysiological Release From Masking In Noise?
Andrew Stuart1 & Sarah P. Faucette2 1Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 2Department of Otolaryngology & Communicative Sciences, The University of […]
- 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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