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Interview with Earl Harford

In recognition of his many accomplishments and recent passing, we’re reprinting an interview with audiology pioneer Earl Harford.

Establishing Clinical Normative Data for Wideband Tympanometry Measurements

For Wideband Tympanometry Measurements (WBT) to be more widely implemented in clinical settings, normative data that are collected from specific clinical populations are needed. The primary goal of this study is to establish WBT normative data for the population served at University of the Pacific Hearing and Balance Center in San Francisco, US.

Implementing an Effective Hearing Conservation Program for Dental Students

Of the 10 million individuals with hearing loss living in the United States many have developed noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) from exposure to occupational noise. This paper by Monika Sharma and colleagues looks at one specific occupation at risk for NIHL, the field of dentistry.

Is there a Role for Evoked Potentials in the Hearing Aid Fitting?

Although hearing aid technology has improved dramatically, some problems persist and hard to predict leading to poor hearing aid acceptance. Samira Anderson’s hypothesis is that the lack of hearing aid acceptance may be due in part to age- and hearing-related changes in the central processing of sound in the auditory nerve, brainstem, or cortex that affect the neural representation of the speech signal.


The Wired Audiologist

Hearing in the car is a challenging listening environment for people with hearing loss. Peter Stelmacovich provides us with some possible technological solutions.

Other People's Ideas

Courtesy of our friends at, Calvin Staples explores the latest blogs on Meniere’s disease.

The Way I Hear It

In this issue’s instalment, Gael Hannan tells us about the magic that can happen with the right kind of HoH meets the right kind of Pro.


The “Trends” column returns with a tale of “The Mysterious Cartilaginous/Bony Ear Canal Junction.”

Science Matters

Do you know how loud ballons can be? If you don’t know the answer, this article by Bill Hodgetts and Dylan Scott may surprise you.

Back to Basics

Marshall Chasin explains that if you’re using Google Translate during your basic audiology assessment, you have to remember that translations may not be entirely accurate.

Striking the Right Balance

In this edition of "Striking the Right Balance," two audiology students interview two private practice physiotherapists in an effort to learn more about including vestibular rehabilitation in audiology practice and how the two professions overlap when managing vestibular patients.
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