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Diving Deep Into The Ida Institute

by Harvey Abrams, PhD A recent post  in this section referenced the Ida Institute in an appeal to have us refocus our efforts on the patient rather than on the technology.  The post provided an excellent overview of Ida, its mission (to foster a better understanding of the human dynamics associated with hearing loss) and its…

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The Audiologist’s Lament

  “Years ago, I worked in a Ear Nose Throat (ENT) clinic where my opportunity to explain audiological results and make recommendations to the patients was limited. It occurred during the short walk down the hall from the sound booth to the exam room, where I handed the patient off to the ENT doctor. Often, the patients wanted to ask…

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Life, Longevity,Cognitive Decline, Hearing Loss… More Connected Than We Used to Think

HHTM Staff: For several years, we’ve been reporting on correlations linking hearing loss and Alzheimers, depression, cognitive decline, social isolation, general health, and Quality of Life (QoL) measures.  Correlation does not imply causality, but the data keep coming, forging stronger links between healthy hearing and healthy living.  November is also National Alzheimer’s Awareness month and…

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Noise — the Bad Boy of Sports and Audiology

Noise has been topic of many past posts.  we’re tired of it and readers probably are too.  So why keep posting about noise?   Because noise:  is controversial  is everywhere annoys and distracts is harmful to overall health damages hearing, starting in childhood brings on tinnitus plays into intellectual elitism may disrupt cognition alerts us to environmental…

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Noise versus Silence

Noise will continue to be the star at HHTM, in many guises:  sounds of a bat, rude cell phone use, and elitist intellectual-profiling.  Silence emerged as the white knight of tranquility, civil behavior, superior intellect, and upper class entitlement.  It’s an interesting and entertaining juxtaposition of Good and Bad, especially considering our mainly urban lifestyles and…

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