Marshall explains how easy it was, when the idea of this issue honouring the life’s work of Mike Valente was conceived, to get so many people to agree to contribute.
Dave has had the distinct pleasure of working on many research projects with Dr. Mike Valente over the years and his experience in collaborating over nearly 25 years’ time has been that Mike is unswervingly deadline-driven, clinically relevant, evidence-based, incredibly efficient, and radically candid.
Robert explains why Mike Valente has earned the universal respect of his peers.
Francis Kuk explains why Mike is one of the driving forces behind the evidence-based practice movement in audiology.
After overcoming an initial erroneous introduction, Gus looks back on the past 35 years where he and Mike have worked together on research projects, articles, book chapters, journal editing, and various committees.
Roeser and Hosford-Dunn explain why Mike is perfect as defined by having all the desirable qualities or characteristics that make you want to hang out with someone. He’s as good as it is possible to be.
Faced with a pressing issue, in need of some quick advice, and with her go-to mentor out of the country, AU Bankaitis cold-called Dr. Valente. She looks back on where that cold call took them as friends and colleagues.
There is picture of Mike next to the word mentor in the dictionary…or at least there should be. When you are an early graduate student, you don’t understand the importance of a mentor until you have a great one and for some students they had the best, Mike Valente.
Mike Valente is one of the rare audiologists to accomplish an audiology “hat trick” He’s improved hearing and communication for people with hearing loss through teaching, research, and clinical service.
Pam Millett explores the changing needs of students with severe to profound hearing loss.
Alberto writes about how fit testing helps workers understand the importance of proper usage of their hearing protectors.
Reflecting on the pace of change in audiology speculating on where we will be 30 years from now. Bob asks the question, What will your job be like by the time you retire?
Gael Hannan encourages people with hearing loss to putting one foot in front of the other, seek out some help when needed, and embrace an occasional self-slap or even better, an I-Love-Me moment.
In her final post for “Grand Central Station,” Kelly writes about the new free app that allows people to use GPS to locate sound environments based on user-generated loudness.
So, next time you hear the word impedance, and your eyes start to glaze over, don’t panic! substitute “equivalent volume” and note that it is larger for lower frequencies and smaller for higher frequencies.
In 1965, Harford and Barry were credited for the first accessible published description of across-head fitting. However, Wullstein and Wigand had published results on an almost identical across-head arrangement three-years earlier. Were these the first CROS hearing aids?