Is more necessarily better?

Custom hearing aids, whether they are in-the-ear, canal, CIC, or IIC, have acoustic pathways between the receiver and the end of the bore that are on the order of 10 mm (or less). This is also the case with occluding RIC style hearing aids. And this is also the case with in-ear monitors that musicians…

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Masking and Music – Phase – part 4

This 4-part series of blogs overviews the phenomenon of masking and is written for the musician, not the audiologist.  The first three parts (upwards spread of masking, downwards spread of masking, and temporal masking) relate to the function and structure of the cochlea and associated neural structures, whereas this last part (phase) refers to the…

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