Hunting, the Holy Grail of Fall

By Patty Tillman Johnson   From the HHTM Editor:  Today’s post continues the series on noise in a variety of forms.  Please welcome Patty Tillman Johnson, AuD, as this week’s guest writer; her article on noise exposure from hunting firearms and remedies for the same, will have follow up posts.    It’s that time of…

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Is Noise the New Sugar?

HHTM Staff: We mention at HHTM that Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is so much a part of the everyday life of Audiologists that we tend to take it for granted, assuming that everyone knows how bad Noise is for your hearing.  This thought has prompted some self evaluation which will produce more posts on…

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Missing the Obvious: Why Audiologists Cannot Take Short-Cuts

We like to keep it light and easy here at HHTM, if for no other reason than getting older and not hearing well is hard sledding, so why make a visit to an audiologist any harder than it has to be?  But, like the proverbial duck floating smoothly on the surface, there’s a whole lotta…

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Missing the Obvious and the Occult: Why Audiologists Can’t Take Shortcuts

HHTM Staff All of us have taken shortcuts on the calculated risk that the odds are on our and the patient’s side. Short cuts are just that — they save time and eliminate sidetracks.  In the case of hearing loss, shortcuts allow the clinician to cut to the chase and fit hearing aids so the…

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Audiology and Skin Cancer

By HHTM Staff Writer   Tucson is the world center for Melanoma and skin cancer, which is nothing to boast about.  That dubious title gives those of us in health care in Tucson an extra burden of care when working with patients. Audiologists are not dermatologists or physicians of any type.  We are hearing communication…

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