Wayne Staab, Hearing Health Matters

In January 2018, Wayne Staab, Founding Member and an Editor-In-Chief of HHTM, retired his blog, Wayne's World. However, the content Dr. Staab developed and published over the years in this section remains a rich resource that deserves to be discovered by new readers and referenced by earlier readers. Comment Policy


RIC Hearing Aid Acoustic Considerations

Acoustic Application for Successful Hearing Aid Acceptance and Satisfaction A successful RIC hearing aid... Read More

The OTC Hearing Aid Consensus Statement: An Opposing View

In August, 2018, a Consensus Paper from hearing care associations was published relative to... Read More

Do Hearing Aids Meet ANSI Standards?

Measuring a hearing aid to ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Standards should be a... Read More

Hearing Aid Sales Pushing the Big Three Fear Motivators

Hearing aid sales, along with advertising and promotion seems to have locked onto the... Read More

July 4th – Celebrate Safely

The Fourth of July and fireworks are traditional in the US, and go together... Read More



Hearing Aid Fears

In a previous post, I referred to the “Big Three” motivators of current hearing... Read More


Sound Branding

Last week’s post chronicled the story of Harley-Davidson, the motorcycle manufacturer, attempting to get... Read More

Visual Guide to Critical Distance for Sound

Understanding how distance affects the transmission and intelligibility of sound is important to hearing... Read More

Doppler Effect Animated

A previous post described the Doppler effect in a simplified manner as it relates... Read More

Sound Quantification II

This post continues a series on the origins  of initial sound quantification.  Last week’s... Read More

Loudest Sound

How loud can sound get?  Could loud sound kill you?  Are there limits, and... Read More