Perfect Storm: The Unraveling of Hearing Healthcare Delivery

Dr. Jerry Northern is today’s guest editor. As one of the most active and respected advocates for the profession of Audiology, Dr Northern is well suited to take the long view of where we’ve been and where we are headed. His title says it all.  When he says our survival is at stake, it’s time for everyone…

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Free Radicals, Stress, and Hearing Disorders

Today we conclude with Part 2 of Dr. Martin’s discussion of Oxidative Stress and Hearing Disorders   By Larry G. Martin, AuD We have been taught for many years now that if we eat foods high in antioxidants that we will reduce our risk factors for disease processes caused from free radical damage. More recent studies…

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What’s Stress Got to Do With it?

What Is Oxidative Stress? What is Nrf2 function? Can It Affect My Hearing & Balance? What Can I Do About It?   By Larry G. Martin, AuD   As a recently retired Doctor of Audiology who has worked in the hearing health care industry for nearly 30 years, I would never have guessed there would come a…

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Unbundling Service Delivery: Start with the Customer’s Viewpoint

By Brian Taylor, AuD If you’ve been keeping up with the professional listservs over the past year or so, you’ve probably heard the chatter about unbundling or itemizing various audiological services. There are many valid economic arguments for unbundling service from the selection and fitting of the device, and it’s ultimately the decision of the…

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