This Old House: Noises You Need to Hear

HHTM Staff: Do we discuss the sounds that people need to hear?  There are times in the office people will state they don’t need to hear those annoying softer sounds, but here we highlight and pass along some areas we don’t normally think of.   What’s Your House Saying to You? My soft water conditioner…

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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 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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Noisy Hospitals…and a New Role for Hospital Gowns?

HHTM Staff: Most of us have been hospitalized overnight at some point and ALL of us can report that hospitals are noisy places. We didn’t need research to tell us that, but there is now research confirming hospital noise, providing noise level data, and measuring noise effects on sleep.  Read on for this and our…

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Smoke Detectors & Alarm Clocks: Can Clients Hear Them?

When we are providing hearing health to our clients, do we consider their hearing loss and the smoke detectors in their homes? Did you know that the standard signal emitted by most commercially available residential smoke detectors falls between 3,000-4,000 Hz? Furthermore, the majority of residential fires occur between 11pm and 7am when most people…

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