Hearing Health & Technology Matters

HHTM names Wayne Staab editor-in-chief, as David Kirkwood retires; Brian Taylor joins blog as news editor

  TUCSON, AZ—Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) has named Wayne Staab, PhD, a founding partner of the popular blog, as Editor-in-Chief effective today (June 1), succeeding David H. Kirkwood. Kirkwood, who was also a founding partner of HHTM, has retired after 42 years as an editor, including 25 years covering hearing health care. He…

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Angela Loavenbruck and Lolly Wigall take over as co-editors of Hearing Views

By David H. Kirkwood TUCSON—Two accomplished audiologists, with a combined experience of more than 60 years in private practice, have joined the editorial team at HearingHealthMatters.org. On October 6, Angela Loavenbruck, EdD, and Loleata “Lolly” Wigall, MS, became co-editors of Hearing Views, which every week offers a fresh and original opinion, perspective, or commentary on…

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Looking to hire or be hired? Pay a visit to the HearingHealthMatters.org Career Center

Since its founding in April 2011, HearingHealthMatters.org (HHTM) has quickly emerged as one of the most widely read and most influential publications in the hearing field. I use the term “hearing field” advisedly, since, unlike nearly all the other print and online publications concerned with hearing, ours is written not only for hearing care providers,…

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Science is moving fast in addressing genetic causes of deafness

NEW ROCHELLE, NY—“Over the next decade, most of the variant genes responsible for deafness will be identified, and such knowledge will lead to the development of practical treatments.” So predict four scientists from the University of Miami writing in the June 2013 issue of Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers (GTMB). In their paper, “Next-Generation Sequencing…

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Dr. Bob Martin, a prominent columnist, joins HearingHealthMatters.org

SAN DIEGO–Robert L. Martin, PhD, whose lively, down-to-earth articles have been informing, encouraging, and entertaining hearing care professionals for nearly a quarter-century, has joined HearingHealthMatters.org. Starting today (November 28), Bob Martin will be writing a bi-weekly post on theHearing Health blog, where he will be co-editor with Judy Huch, AuD. From 1989 through this year, Dr.…

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Hearing Health & Technology Matters Starts a New Journal

TUCSON, AZ–In the 18 months since the launch of The Blogs@Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM), the popular online publication has published well over 1000 posts and reached 90,000 separate readers, who have viewed more than 215,000 pages. HHTM has also quickly established an international reputation as an authoritative source of valuable information and insights…

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Hearing View author’s book offers inspiration for overcoming hearing loss

Melissa K. Rodriguez, BC-HIS, who wrote the April 4 Hearing Views post at Hearinghealthmatters.org, is the author of the newly published book Hear Your Life: Inspiring Stories and Honest Advice for Overcoming Hearing Loss. Rodriguez, the daughter of a Beltone dispenser, obtained her license to fit hearing aids soon after graduating from high school, and earned her…

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Hearing Professional of the Year to blog for Hearinghealthmatters.org

TUCSON, AZ—Hearinghealthmatters.org has named C. Scot Frink, a prominent audiologist and hearing instrument specialist, as its newest contributing editor. Last month, he was selected by Rayovac as National Hearing Professional of the Year for 2011. Scot, who is president of Salem Audiology Clinic, grew up in hearing care. His father, Norman Frint, was one of…

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