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Volume 4

Post-Secondary Case Studies

This third article in the series presents some case examples of students with hearing loss currently studying in university and a link in how the 3 pillars for success played a role.

From the Audimeter to the Audiometer

Wayne takes a fascinating look at how today’s audiometer is a far cry from what it was more than one hundred years ago, not only visibly, but also in technology.

20Q: Frequency Lowering Ten Years Later – New Technology Innovations

Courtesy of our good friends at AudiologyOnline, we’re pleased to reprint their September 2016, 20 Questions interview with Joshua Alexander.

Volume 3

The Wired Audiologist

In his last column, Peter discussed candidacy for wireless microphones. In this issue, he shares some personal strategies he uses in challenging listening situations.

Let’s Hear It for Old Technology

The world has changed almost out of recognition in the last hundred years, yet we still depend on technologies that were introduced so long ago that their age is somewhat uncertain. The earliest ploughs (plows) date from before 5000 BC, while the earliest transport wheels date from around 3200 BC. Where would we be today…

A Counterpoint to the PCAST Recommendations

The author believes that OTC/DTC hearing aids have their place. However, for the majority of adults with mild-to-moderate age-related hearing losses, a guided process including fitting verification and auditory rehabilitation is needed to achieve maximum benefit with amplification. In this paper, the author gives a point-by-point argument against the PCAST’s recent conclusions and recommendations.

Volume 1

The Wired Audiologist

Peter Stelmacovich writes about his personal interest in understanding the differences between verification as opposed to validation and in better needs assessment tools to determine which treatment options should be used with particular patients.

Improve Client Satisfaction and Build Your Practice

Nick Hobbs writes about how audiologists are uniquely positioned to recommend a simple well-established technology that can improve their clients’ satisfaction with hearing aids, improve their communities, and, in doing so, build their practices.

Treatment Plans in Audiology

Advice on deciding which communications devices are needed to assist patients in their activities of daily living before developing a treatment plan.