Programming Hearing Instruments to Make Live Music More Enjoyable
Neil Hockley et al., write that while concentrating clinical efforts on the perception of speech in many different environments, hearing healthcare providers may sometimes overlook other signals, such as music, that may be very meaningful to the patient.
A Hearing Aid Solution for Music
Marshall Chasin writes about how True Input technology from Widex is allowing musicians, and those who like to listen to music, to receive an amplified signal that is effectively distortion free.
The Use of a High Frequency Emphasis Microphone for Musicians
Marshall Chasin and Mark Schmidt tell us about the HF microphone as a low-tech solution for performing musicians and “ultra-audiophiles.”
Hearing Aids Made for iPhone®
Jennifer Groth tell us how ReSound is using MFi (made for Apple) technology and the low energy feature of Bluetooth to provide direct connectivity between hearing aids and Apple devices.
Shields, Screens, and Baffles
Sandra Teglas examines the use of acoustic shields, screens and baffles to aid in hearing protection for musicians.
Music and Hearing Loss: What Works for Me
17-year-old musician Kyle McVea tells us what works for him when it comes to performing with hearing aids.
Accessibility Victory for Deaf Citizenship Applicants
Silent Voice’s Paul Smith writes about the recent changes to language requirements in citizenship applications as it applies to culturally Deaf permanent residents.
Back to Basics
Marshall Chasin tell us What is “Effective Quiet” for Music and Noise.
From the Centre Out
Kim Tillery shares some thought on how to work with individuals with a diagnoses which may interfere with a reliable CAPD evaluation.
The Way I Hear It
Gael Hannan shares her dream of being able hear, understand, and enjoy music the way the hearing people do.
Alberto Behar explains why sound levels are expressed, most of the time, in dBA, sometimes in dBC, and never in dBB.
Guest columnists Claude Alain and Benjamin Rich Zendel review studies that have investigated the role of musical training as a mean to mitigate age-related decline in difficulties understanding speech in noise.
Stories from Our Past
Harry Teder returns to give us the inside story on Adaptive Compression.
The Wired Audiologist
Peter Stelmacovich discusses the importance of playing a musical instrument for people with hearing loss.
Wayne Staab tells us why hearing may be the most influential sense of them all.
Other People's Ideas
For this issue, Calvin Staples’ selects some of the best music-themed blogs from HearingHealthMatters.org.