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Earl Harford, 1929 – 2016

Earl Harford, Ph.D. died September 24, 2016 at his home in Tucson, Arizona.  Dr. Harford was well known for his professional and academic career in Audiology which began at McGill University. He then spent seventeen years at Northwest­ern University where he taught, mentored, and published with luminaries in our profession including Raymond Carhart, Jim Jerger,…

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The Rising Cost of AuD Education

Editor’s Note: Today’s post by Patricia Gaffney, AuD, continues the ongoing discussion over the cost of audiology education that has been addressed in multiple posts at HHTM over the years, including a 4–part series in Hearing Economics in 2013. In today’s post, Dr. Gaffney brings us some interesting data to consider and provides a look at how student loan amounts carried…

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Audiologists: Don’t Shoot the PCAST Messenger

Editor’s note:  As public policy recommendations continue to fan the flames of hearing healthcare disruption, stakeholders of all persuasions enter the fray and take positions.  In today’s post, Michael Metz, PhD (a self-confessed contrarian) suggests that hearing healthcare providers should look to errors and excesses of our profession when assigning blame, rather than shooting the…

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Winning the War Against Hearing Loss, part 8: Enabling the Almost Deaf to Hear

The articles in this continuing series are all about miracles. Previously, I told you about Kim, David, Dr. Judy, Sam, and Michael & Ann. Our story today is about Sandy, a design engineer who works for a large manufacturing company. She has no functional hearing in her left ear and a profound hearing loss in…

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Hearing Screening and Early Identification of Syndromes

By Judy Huch, AuD and Carly Copeland, AuD Genetic hearing loss can be associated with hidden potentially life threatening diseases if they go undiagnosed. Hearing loss is often the first clue to detecting these serious syndromes. Most babies with these diseases look healthy at birth and have no family members affected with the disease. Four…

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