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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The Connection of Hearing Instruments and Dementia

Lately, there has been a lot of “hype” about the use of amplification and Dementia.  At least in the US, the ads hocking hearing instruments from many of the manufacturer-owned, hearing aid sales operations lead patients to believe that if they purchase hearing instruments they will cure dementia, and even Alzheimer’s Disease.  Too bad that this is not true as it…

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