The Hearing Loss of Desmond Tutu

This past week the world was saddened by the passing of a truly historic figure and the “father of his country,” Nelson Mandela. As this is prepared at Hearing International, President Obama and four former US presidents, Jimmy Carter, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush  are on their way to Johannesburg, South Africa, for the memorial ceremonies. Archbishop emeritus…

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Seeing With Your Ears – Echolocation Part II

Last week we introduced Echolocation and this week we will focus on how this procedure has been used with visually impaired humans.   Since bats, dolphins and others are able to use echolocation, it is possible to see with your ears.  Although most audiologists understand the physics of sound and its echoing possibilities, it is still foreign to consider that humans could actually navigate…

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