History of Audiology – BC to the Renaissance

As originally used, the term “audiology” concerns itself with hearing assessment.  The more “modern” aspects grew from the collaborative efforts of physics, physiology, experimental psychology, and otology.  There seems, however, to have been a continuous thread that represented a logical sequence even as early as 1550 BC, long before our “pioneers” in modern-day audiology were…

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Eardrum Rupture – At What Pressure?

Ruptured eardrums are not uncommon, but when they occur, they are traumatic to the person involved.  However, there seems to be little knowledge among professionals working with the hearing impaired as to the actual pressure levels required to rupture the eardrum (tympanic membrane) even though they know that this can happen. There are many causes…

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