Short Quiz on the History of Audiology

Five Question Quiz on the History of Audiology   A number of hearing professionals have commented to me that many current hearing personnel appear to have little knowledge of the history of audiology, especially of individuals and the events that founded what we have become.  Here is your chance to prove them wrong.  (Answers follow after the…

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A Case for Mid-frequency Amplification?

Most individuals with hearing loss are affected mostly in the high frequencies. And, because consonants–those phonemes (distinctive speech sounds) that are believed to enable humans to differentiate one word from another–are high-frequency sounds, hearing aid fitting formulas universally call for high-frequency amplification. This continues to be a take-off of the old “audiogram fitting” approach (although with less…

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