Marc Fagelson writes about how awareness and consideration of the special needs of patients with PTSD – the increased need to monitor the acoustical environment, manage exaggerated startle response to sound, decreased sound tolerance, and tinnitus – will enhance the role of the audiologist in their care.
Courtesy our friends at Starkey, Jason Galster and Daniel Warren give us the latest on "Uncovering the Complexity of Micro-Electronic-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Microphones.
Hearing Aids – From Here to Eternity and Beyond”: An Article Written for the Hard of Hearing Consumer and Their Families
In the past 5 years or so, digital hearing aid technology has caught up and in most cases, surpassed the old analog hearing aid technology. This article discribes some of the things that modern digital hearing aids can do that could not be done (easily) with hearing aids of the past.
For some people exposed to loud noises symptoms can develop including hypervigilance, anxiety, depression, insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This symptom cluster following unexpected noise exposure through telecommunications equipment became known as acoustic shock injury, acoustic shock disorder, acoustic shock syndrome or simply acoustic shock.
Janine Verge explains how, when it comes to personal disclosure, you will have to balance several values with every patient: what is best for the patient, being consistent/truthful with your own personal values, and your own professional and personal safety.
Glynnis Tidball give us The Quick and Dirty on Hyperacusis and tells us how we can help our clients to understand their reaction to sound and, with the right tools, help them to increase sound tolerance and enjoy the world of sound again.
Have you been thinking that you would like to offer something for your patients with balance disorders but are not quite sure what to do? Have you considered Tai Chi?
Gael Hannan wonders if people with hearing loss have unrealistic expectations with friends and love ones when it comes to remembering their communication challenges.
Peter recently had the pleasure of chatting with an audiologist who has incorporated speech perception in noise testing as part of her regular clinical protocol.
Via the fine blogs at HearingHealthMatters.org, Calvin Staples discovers just how much larger and even more is fascinating audiology really is.
Wayne Staab explores the possibility to overcoming hearing aid power disadvantages by extracting (harvesting) energy from either the human or the environment involved.
Dr. Neil Bauman breaks out the audiology time machine and takes us on a fascinating look at the “Hearing Aids of Yesteryear.”
In this issue’s From the Centre Out, Kim Tillery fills us in on some of the excellent CAPD current resources available.
After 12 years there is now a new version of CSA Standard Z94.2 “Hearing protection devices Performance, Selection, Care, and Use.” Alberto Behar and Tim Kelsall bring us the highlights.
In this issue’s Science Matters, Kasey Jaikien and Frederick Gallun suggest that if even when the audiogram is normal that it may be worthwhile to investigate a potential central auditory processing (CAP) deficit.
Marshall Chasin has all the (audiology) answers on how to evade a bat’s echolocation signal and come up with a survival strategy.