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Boundary Areas Between PSAPs and Hearing Aids, Part 1

This is first in the Device Disruptions series edited by Richard Einhorn. Editor’s Note:  In the 70’s, Mead Killion, PhD, ScD (hon), urged high sound quality for hearing aids when hardly anyone else cared, let alone understood, its crucial importance. He is the inventor of the legendary K-Amp, the Digi-K, the QuickSin, some of the…

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A Closer Look at Pendred Syndrome

In this last of the series of syndromes that started in the January 20 post on early identification of syndromes using hearing loss, we come to Pendred Syndrome. Pendred Syndrome derives its name from the physician Vaughan Pendred who first described its symptoms in the late 19th century. This genetic disorder causes early hearing loss in children…

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Let There Be MORE Light

  I have headlamps, fiber-optic otoscopes, and light bars in all my treatment rooms. You would think that would be enough light–but it’s not. There are times, say, when I’m at the front desk changing an internal filter on a RIC or doing some other task that requires extra-high visibility. That means I need more…

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Jervell Lange-Nielsen Syndrome

Jervell Lange-Nielsen syndrome is the highlight of this week’s post. There are times when a failed hearing screening in the hospital is the first indication that there may be other health concerns for a newborn as discussed in our post a couple of weeks ago.  Jervell Lange-Nielsen syndrome has not only hearing loss, but another…

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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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Playing with your children and errors in word lists

By Marshall Chasin, AuD   The following post was first published in Hearing Review in July 2014 and is republished here by permission. You should always make time for family, and one thing I have learned as a father is to always do things with your children. Several years ago, I approached my daughter CJ…

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