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Nov. 07, 2018

Aircraft Noise Reduction During WWII

Robert Traynor
Over the past few weeks at Hearing International the bomber crew noise exposure series has had some real attention from audiology colleagues, WWII buffs, and those that actually suffered the noise exposures themselves, their relatives, and the current pilots of these magnificent planes.  I was reminded by a colleague, Dr. Jont Allen, that much of the research on early aircraft
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Oct. 02, 2018

WWII Bomber Crews and Hearing Loss: Part II

Robert Traynor
Over the past couple of weeks I have been investigating the noise levels within the Bombers used in WWII.  After some preliminary research, it appears that there is not a lot a of data relative to these levels.  Of course, no one was that concerned about noise levels at that time….when you are being shot at and not sure you
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Sep. 10, 2018

WWII Bomber Crews & Hearing Loss: Part I

Robert Traynor
Imagine being about 20 years old, a short time ago in high school, working on the family farm, the local gas station, or grocery store.  As the United States joined the allied forces in WWII many of these young men enlisted the Army Air Corps to do their part in the defeat of first Germany, then Japan.  For the most
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Aug. 13, 2018

Auditory Hallucinations

Robert Traynor
One of my first encounters with patients that had voices in their head was as a young audiologist running subjects in a biofeedback study.  At the time, we were looking at the therapeutical benefits of biofeedback for tinnitus patients. One of our perspective subjects, a 92 year old woman, reported that her tinnitus was hearing voices. Of course, with the
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Aug. 01, 2018

Caring For Deaf Dogs

Robert Traynor
A few years ago at Hearing International we had a post about the aural rehabilitation of deaf dogs,  We discussed some of the breeds that are prone to deafness.  Additionally, we presented how dogs were tested for deafness and a bit about how to care for them.  This was 6 years ago and the evaluation of dogs and other animals by
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Jul. 10, 2018

What’s In A Name: A New Audiology Name Game!

Robert Traynor
In my continued search for all things audiology and international, my travels recently took me to Bismarck, North Dakota. Yes, I know, North Dakota is part of the U.S., but the city was named after the German,  Otto Von Bismarck, Chancellor of the German Empire.   I just had a sense something audiologic might appear. I couldn’t find Otto, but
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Jun. 27, 2018

Youth at Risk for developing Lifestyle Induced Hearing Loss

Robert Traynor
This week’s Hearing International features guest authors from the Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Amity Medical School, Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon, India. Archana Dass, Himanshu Kumar Sanju, and Arun Kumar Yadav have conducted an interesting study of young adults and their exposure to noise and other environmental sounds that could lead to hearing loss.  The following is their report………RMT —————————————————————————————————————————————-
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Jun. 12, 2018

Huey’s Bad News

Robert Traynor
No matter where you live in the world you would have had to be asleep for the past 30 years not to know Huey Lewis & the News.  Since the 1980s they have entertained us with the music of our times…..Huey Lewis, (Click to see the David Letterman Video), the group’s lead singer and harmonic player has been involved with
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Jun. 06, 2018

Audiology Australia Holds 50th Anniversary Conference

Hearing Health & Technology Matters
by Professor Bob Cowan, Conference Committee Chair Held at Sydney’s state-of-the art International Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour, Audiology Australia’s 50th Anniversary National Conference 2018 – entitled “Harbouring holistic hearing health” attracted over 1500 delegates to its 4 days of scientific and clinical presentations, and associated Workshops and Instructional Courses.     Post-congress feedback from international and Australian delegates
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May. 15, 2018

Meniere’s Disease on the Moon

Robert Traynor
While cochlear implants and other surgical procedures are life-changing miracles within themselves, another story of miraculous success that was the result of an astronaut’s grounding in 1964.  The astronaut’s 1968 triumph over the disease was due to the personal attitude of the individual and the medical genius of the surgical inventor and innovator, Dr. William House.  While the endolymphatic sac
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