Does Medicine Need Audiology? Part 1

By Mike Metz A friend recently asked me for an audiology referral because he had a unilateral hearing problem along with some other rather vague symptoms.  I sent him on but then began thinking of the differences in audiology now versus audiology in years past. Many audiologists work in a medical office setting, overseen by…

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Hearing Loss Solution

The past weeks’ posts from ‘Down Under’ by Dr. Elaine Saunders have described an innovative approach to managing the unmet needs of hearing-impaired individuals – a hearing loss solution model she feels can have universal application.  This post, the final of a four-part series written by Dr. Saunders, describes the model followed to manage these issues. by:…

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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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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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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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