EUHA

  Now it is official in Germany, the approximately 14,500 German Hörgeräteakustiker have become designated as Hörakustiker. These long-respected experts in hearing and hearing aids are now officially sanctioned as hearing care professionals by the German Federal Council. As such, the “equipment” portion of their title is no longer part of the name for their…

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Auditory Hallucinations and ‘Voice Hearing’ for Audiologists

My first clinical encounter with auditory hallucinations occurred during an early 1980s tinnitus study while I was Director of Aural Rehabilitation at the University of Northern Colorado.  At the time, we were experimenting with biofeedback in the clinic to facilitate relaxation that, in some patients, seemed to reduced their tinnitus.  One of our patients was an 89-year-old woman who…

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