Hidden Hearing Loss

Each day we all experience sound in the environment.  Many of these sounds are low intensity, satisfying, and others are the mundane sounds of life, such as television, radio, household appliances, cars running, traffic, etc.  Most of these sounds are at very safe levels and do not cause any danger to hearing.  We also know…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: New Research in Early Diagnosis

 According to the National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) (2016), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by repetitive and characteristic patterns of behavior and difficulties with social communication and interaction. A diagnosis of ASD now includes several conditions that use to be diagnosed separately:  Autistic Disorder,…

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