What is the best musical instrument for my hard of hearing child?

From time to time I am asked about the best musical instrument for someone’s... Read More

Readers’ Choice 2021: Three distinct programs for music?  So… what does the literature say?

Dear Readers: During this holiday season, the editors at Hearing Health & Technology Matters... Read More

What did Skinner and Miller have to say about hearing aid fittings?

It is rare to have a column about a review of an article, especially... Read More

What did Skinner and Miller have to say about hearing aid fittings?

I recall meeting Margaret (Margo) Skinner at a conference back in the early 1980s... Read More

We are now up to 109 dB…

The input-related dynamic range of modern hearing aids (also known as its input “Headroom”)... Read More


Well, I was wrong

Well, maybe not completely wrong,  but maybe partly wrong.  In previous blogs I delineated... Read More

The Musician as an Advocate

I recall doing some media events as far back as the 1980s, usually in... Read More

The Musicians’ Dividend

Just prior to the Christmas break I blogged about the lack of cost effectiveness... Read More

How can the Weber Law help us counsel musicians?

The Weber Law (pronounced VEY-ber) has been around for about 175 years.  Also called... Read More

The Occlusion Effect with Musicians’ Earplugs – Part 2

In part 1 of this blog series, some characteristics of the occlusion effect were... Read More


Hearing conservation: Federal or local policies?

I recently attended the 40th annual National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) convention in New Orleans. ... Read More

The Musician and Worker’s Compensation Boards

Traditionally, occupational noise exposure has been the “diagnosis of choice” for the hearing loss... Read More

And The Winner Is….(Part 1)

Whenever I fit hearing protection such as Musicians’ Earplugs, I verify the function using... Read More

Emotional effects of music exposure- part 1

This is a great video clip.  Even the bassoonist downwind jerks his head, and... Read More

The NRR and Musicians’ Earplugs – Part 1

Whenever one measures the attenuation of hearing protection, it is different for every frequency. ... Read More