Noise and Urban Encroachment

HHTM Staff: Last week’s post was supposed to be the absolute final post in this multi-month Noise series.  After getting the low-down on electronic earplugs, a new angle arose in the form of legislation to outfit firearms with noise suppressors (aka “silencers”).  The rationale for suppressors was ably supported by Knox Williams (President, American Silencer Assoc) last…

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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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The Patient is the North Star: The Importance of a Level Playing Field

Last week’s post described people with hearing loss who compensate by dominating conversation. Today’s post considers silence on the part of those with hearing loss who come to our practices for hearing help. The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.  Fran Lebowitz Silence is argument carried out by other means.…

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