Category Archives: Audiology Trends

Do Seniors Use Smartphones?

While Smartphone usage among people age 65+ is still relatively low, it is on the rise. According to Pew Internet, “Some 18% of Americans age 65 and older now own a smartphone, compared with 13% in February 2012.” Younger adults—regardless … Continue reading

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Aural Rehabilitation

When a person newly diagnosed with hearing loss is sitting in my office, there are many different responses that can occur. It can be negative or positive, a “let’s do this” attitude or an “it’s not that bad” mindset. Continue reading

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Participate in a Virtual Think-Tank

Do you have questions that you’d love to ask other hearing healthcare professionals?  Perhaps you have some great tips to share with others?  Here’s your opportunity to participate in a virtual audiology think-tank hosted by ReSound. Here’s how it works: … Continue reading

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Beyond Hearing – Other Functions of the Ear

In humans and animals, the ear actually serves other functions beyond hearing. Echolocation – Some blind people can learn to navigate using echoes of the sounds they make themselves.  That’s why you will see blind people tapping their sticks on … Continue reading

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Do You Play the French Horn?

If so, you might want to think about protecting your hearing.  A research study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene has found that only 18% of people that play the French horn actually wear hearing protection.  Furthermore, … Continue reading

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Hearing Loss – What We Can Learn From a Fruit Fly

University of Iowa researchers say that we can learn a lot about noise-induced hearing loss by studying the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. The reason: The molecular underpinnings to its hearing are roughly the same as in humans. Continue reading

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How Industry Can Support Academia

By Erica Koehler, Au.D. Take a moment to imagine all of the professionals that you encountered during your time as a student, and beyond.  Now think of all of the pieces of advice, tricks of the trade, and bits of … Continue reading

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