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Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Reflections on Audiology Practice

Barbara Weinstein’s “Downstream Consequences of Aging” appears bi-monthly at HearingHealthMatters.org. Today’s post is part 2 of a series on reframing the clinical conversation with older adults.   The hearing healthcare delivery landscape is in transition with the emphasis being placed on affordability and access.  President Trump’s signing of the 2017 Food and Drug Reauthorization Act, guarantees…

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The 3rd Era of Audiology

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD.   About 18 months ago, I came across an interesting letter to the editor in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The author was Donald Berwick.For those of you unfamiliar with this distinguished health care policy expert, Dr. Berwick is a former…

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Avoiding Clinical Blind Spots with Good Audiology

by Brian Taylor, AuD “Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD.   Over the past two years, since the now infamous PCAST report calling for the creation of a category of products sold directly to consumers, there has been seemingly non-stop chatter and deliberation about the roles and responsibilities of audiologists in…

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US Hearing Device Patents for September 2017

Hearing aid patents continue to offer excitement, especially for audiophiles in pursuit of “natural” sound. The simple act of sticking something in the ear, whether occluding or not, has measurable effects at the ear drum. Patent #9769575 looks at those effects with the intent of correcting distortions of magnitude and phase (Fig 1). Magnitude effects…

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Audiologists Not Immune to Dunning-Kruger Effect

When everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.  Gen. George Patton If you’re the smartest person in the room, find another room. Michael Dell (Forbes magazine) “As God has said, and I think he’s right…”  Margaret Thatcher   Dunning and Kruger were the first to systematically investigate unconscious incompetence and report their findings in the…

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