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Will Another Year of Disruption Lead to Unity Among Hearing Professionals? Not Likely, But it Should!

By Michael Collins, AuD   My fellow hearing professionals, disruption is at our doorstep. I doubt that most of you would have thought just a few short years ago that our industry would be turned on its head in such a short amount of time by the likes of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS),…

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Geary A. McCandless (1930 -2017), Audiologist and Renaissance Man

by Jerry L. Northern, PhD and Darrel L. Teter, PhD Audiology lost an illustrious leader from the Golden Age of Audiology (1960 – 1990) with the passing of Geary McCandless on January 4, 2017.  Those who knew him recognized his talents as a modern Renaissance man, i.e., a cultured person who is well informed, educated,…

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How to Keep Your Cochlear Implant Working Safely

by Roy Rasmussen   Use of cochlear implants is on the rise. By the end of 2010, approximately 219,000 people worldwide had received a cochlear implant, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Approximately 40 percent of children born profoundly deaf were receiving implants by the end of 2014, a rise of 25 percent…

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