Attention and Listening Skills: A Dynamic Approach

By Robert Castleton Wormus   I retired from a successful, wonderfully fruitful, forty year career in audiology.1  I have ridiculously good health, and a seemingly infatigable love of Life, Nature and Science. Simply put, I’m blessed.   I’ve known it all my life, and yet, I’ve done very little to ‘pay it forward’; this is…

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How Much “Transparency” is Necessary?

by Mike Metz If you know a better way of functionally describing transparency than by stating “one can see through it clearly”, let me know.  I would also like to have an alternative definition for “sterile”, “truthful”, “correct”, and “perfect”.  These words imply a state that is not compromised. Semi-truthful doesn’t mean almost the truth,…

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A New Perspective on Audiology

By Robert Castleton Wormus In 2004, at the age of 62, I retired from a long and wonderful career in audiology. I truly believe it was fate that brought me to this little-known field. I loved every minute of my time spent in audiology. I was able to balance work and play, (albeit with a bit…

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A Lesson from Uber? Maybe

An article in the New York Times on March 20, 2018 by David Leonhardt presents (tangentially, I admit) an interesting issue.[1]  His piece concerns the recent tragedy of a pedestrian being hit by an Uber car in Arizona.  The Uber was operating in “automatic” mode with a driver in back-up command.  Uber halted testing of…

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