The kids are all right: Universal Newborn Hearing Screenings

David Kirkwood first published this post in June of 2011. In 2016, we are still working to have universal newborn hearing screenings across the world. Nearly everyone would agree that there is never a good time for a baby to be born deaf or with a significant hearing loss. And children who suffer hearing loss…

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Beware the Black Market for Hearing Aid Parts

By Lolly Wigall I don’t shop on eBay much, but there are lots of people who do.  I have an account and over the years I have purchased flower seeds for my garden and sunscreens to cover patios, but that’s about it.  I just rarely check the website.  But after a recent experience, I have…

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Perfect Storm: The Unraveling of Hearing Healthcare Delivery: Part II

Dr. Jerry Northern returns as guest contributor this week to review a number of converging factors that threaten the viability of Audiology as a profession. The factors emanate from the rapid transition of hearing aid distribution from a medical model toward the electronic commodity market, as he discussed last week. Specific solutions are in short supply,…

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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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