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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What do spondees, math (and music) have in common?

By Marshall Chasin  This post, which was originally published in the April 2014 Hearing Review, is republished here with the permission of Hearing Review. It is almost as if music has something in common with everything- psychology, physiology, acoustics, engineering, most areas of the arts, and now the lowly spondee. Recently I have been reading a…

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Loudness and Intensity

By Marshall Chasin The following post originally appeared in the March 2014 issue of The Hearing Review and is published here by permission of that journal. Actually, we should be discussing “loudness and sound level” and not “loudness and intensity.” Intensity is a rarely used concept in our field because both the amplitude (sound level) and the…

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What is “Soft”, “Medium”, and “Loud” for Speech and Music?

By Marshall Chasin, AuD This post was originally published in the February 2014 issue of The Hearing Review and appears here with the permission of that publication. Modern hearing aid technology has the capability to be responsive to varying levels of inputs.  A hearing aid will generate significant amplification for soft level inputs, less amplification…

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LRADs, trumpets, and loudspeakers

The following is our Monthly selection from Marshall Chasin’s article published in the Hearing Review.   By Marshall Chasin Several years ago I was asked to be an expert witness by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, which was contemplating an action against the local police services board regarding an upcoming G20 meeting in Toronto.  The…

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Back to Basics: The limitations and the benefits of a flared tubing

Our Editor of @Hear the Music, Marshall Chasin is writing a monthly column in The Hearing Review.  With permission we will be posting Dr. Chasin’s  articles in our @HearingHealth section. The science of flared or belled tubing is something that many of us were more aware of in the 1980s than we are today.  In…

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