Non-Auditory Effects of Environmental Noise

by Marshall Chasin, AuD, for the Canadian Academy of Audiology  Reprinted with permission of... Read More

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


The audiogram is really quite silly.

I am constantly amazed by how similar the hearing of an 85-year-old who has... Read More

My rant about the iPhone 7

I only recently switched from my old Blackberry which I have been using since... Read More

Reverberation Time and Wallace Sabine, Part 2

After trying to contact Dr. Wallace Clement Sabine’s spirit for several nights, we were able to re-establish... Read More

a, i, and sometimes y

Well, not “y” but it sounded better that way.  Y is actually a confusing... Read More

The acoustics of the acoustic pillow

Recently I have become involved in the development of an acoustic pillow.  This is... 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

Towards Performing Arts Regulations

I just returned from Quebec City- one of the earliest settlements in Canada.  It’s... Read More

Why otoacoustic omissions are useful and one thing NOT to do with them…

Since David Kemp’s seminal article in 1978 on “Kemp’s echo”, otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) have... Read More

Working with musicians is fun

We don’t normally get up in the morning, go home to get a change... Read More

Why are audiologists afraid of working with musicians? Part 3

This series of blogs covers a number of areas about why audiologists would rather... Read More