We are now up to 109 dB…

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

Woodwinds, strings, and brass instruments- GOOD.  Vocalists- BAD

In this time of Covid-19, and going forward into our annual flu seasons, it... Read More

Three distinct programs for music?  So… what does the literature say?

First, I must declare a conflict of interest!  I have a book coming out... Read More

FAQs from – part 10

Over the next months, I will be uploading some commonly viewed FAQs from ... Read More

FAQs from – part 9

Over the next months, I will be uploading some commonly viewed FAQs from ... Read More


Speech is not a broadband signal… but music is.

We tend to be biased, both in our training and in our technologies that... Read More

He removes his hearing aid for music

This is from an August 14, 2011 article written by Mike Kepka of the... Read More

Mindfulness and tinnitus- part 2.

In my previous post I talked about mindfulness and how it may be useful to... Read More

Working with musicians is not cost-effective

This is a comment I hear frequently from my colleagues and is used as... Read More

Use it or lose it… what musicians can teach us.

“Older musicians experience less age-related decline in hearing abilities than non-musicians” is the reported... Read More


Goldfish and in-ear monitors

The last thing that one would expect a goldfish to ask is something about... 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

The musician as an athlete

Athletes and the arts  is a collaborative initiative of American College of Sports Medicine... Read More

The Ear Gets Tough- part 2

This is a continuation of something that is possibly similar to the phenomenon mentioned... Read More

Emotional effects of music exposure- part 3

Parts 1 and 2 of this blog series discussed some research about the negative emotional... Read More