Evidence based research and what actually works

Recently the Performing Arts Medicine Association (www.artsmed.org) and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) have collaborated on hearing health for the performing artists.  These documents have just been placed on the NASM web site for administrators, faculty and students.  This is an important step in the communication of evidence-based health care topics relevant…

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Musicians, our medical colleagues, and the dose…

I just returned from the Performing Arts Medical Association (www.artsmed.org) conference in Snowmass, Colorado, and I was the only audiologist there.   Of the hundred or so people, there were physiotherapists, occupational therapists, orthopedic surgeons, rehab. medicine/physiatry specialists, family doctors, and quite a few musicians and musician educators.  The conference underscored our duty to educate our…

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