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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Unison Could Be the Catalyst for Lasting Change

By Michael Collins, AuD In a post earlier this year, I discussed what I believe to be audiology’s greatest enemy: Ourselves. One commenter, who seemed to agree with the overall premise of my post, quoted Karl Strom in response: “More than ever before, the professions of dispensing audiology and hearing aid specialists need each other. A…

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Wise advice, totally ignored

By David H. Kirkwood Recently, audiologist friends shared with me a letter that the executive director of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), Cheryl Kreider Carey, e-mailed last month to some of her group’s members. It included an excerpt from James Jerger’s April 1989 keynote address to the first convention of the academy that he…

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Want to avoid moving back in with your “parents”? Get on the path to independence

By Brian Taylor According to a recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau, 15.8 million adults over the age of 18 live with their parents. Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 represent two-thirds of this population. This is a whopping 2.25 million increase between 2007 and 2010. The profession of audiology is a…

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