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


The musician as an athlete

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

Music and the PCAST Recommendations: Part 1

Most of my blog entries are not particularly political. They can, and do touch... Read More

In-ear monitors : one, two, or three,…, or five

In-ear monitors are personalized monitors that many musicians are now using.  They look like... Read More

A quick test to see if your favorite hearing aid can handle music

In the December 2006 issue of The Hearing Journal (go to, click on... Read More

Towards Performing Arts Regulations

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


Guitars and Rock/Blues Vocalists- information Sheet part #I

This is the first is a list of 6 fact sheets that can be... Read More

What does TTS tell us about PTS?

In the first course about noise exposure that any audiologist takes, they are confronted... Read More

Does taking a break from loud noise or loud music really work? Part 1

There have been a number of studies over the years trying to gauge the... Read More

Earmold impressions for in-ear monitors- Part 1

On the acoustics advice from the world’s leading cat audiologist, Dr. Snicker’s McFeline, it... Read More

Justin Bieber is free!

In the summer of 2010 a complaint was registered with the US District Court... Read More