Audiology Communications: A Historical Commentary on Two Journals

Frank Musiek, Ph.D.   As in any discipline, journals play a critical role in disseminating information. Currently there are several journals including The Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (JAAA), Ear & Hearing, The International Journal of Audiology (IJA) and The American Journal of Audiology (AJA) among others that carry the message of audiological…

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Hidden Hearing Loss  & Diabetes

Editor’s note: We are fortunate to have a commentary this month by Kathy Dowd, Executive Director of The Audiology Project (TAP) which has been front and center for involving Audiology in diabetes related hearing loss – a much needed movement. by Kathy Dowd,  Executive Director of The Audiology Project (TAP), Charlotte NC The common phrase…

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The Unsatisfying IEP (Individual Educational Placement) and CAPD: An Instructive Commentary

Cydney Fox, AuD, Audiology Solutions LA, Los Angeles, CA Why are IEPs so difficult? Supposedly, a time when the child’s educators sit with other contracted professionals, determine the student’s educational path, and make recommendations and accommodations, which always result in successful academic achievement. Right?? WRONG. It’s a meeting of education vs science. The educators often…

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The Frequency (Pitch) Pattern test @ 50 years: Remembering Marilyn Pinheiro

Frank Musiek, PhD This year marks 50 years since the original article on the frequency or pitch pattern test was published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA). The authors of that article were Marilyn Pinheiro, a post doc student, and Paul Ptacek, a professor, both at Case Western Reserve University. The…

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