Music and the PCAST Recommendations -Part 4

So…. when is a hearing aid prescription a hearing aid prescription? Hearing aid prescription is a regulated act in many jurisdictions around the world. Regulation is not an issue unto itself- the important issue is why did local jurisdictions want hearing aid prescriptions to be regulated in the first place.  Yes, regulations can change, but…

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NIHL- Age Corrections – Part 3

In many state or provincial worker’s compensation boards there is a “correction factor” that may be applied to a calculated noise induced hearing loss. In many cases, this is a “presbycusic” correction and may amount to subtracting 0.5 dB off of the calculated average hearing loss for each year over the age of 60. On…

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