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Hearing and Hearing Aid Journals – Gone But Not Forgotten

Aside from textbooks, a variety of journals related to hearing, hearing aids, and associated topics have been used by hearing professionals to educate themselves in methods and procedures to better identify and manage hearing loss. This article recalls a few of the periodicals that no longer exist, or if they currently exist, are now available under another name.

HHTM Releases Results of Fall 2020 Audiologist Survey

Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM), a leading online resource for hearing professionals and consumers with hearing loss, has released the results of its November 2020 Audiologist Survey of audiologists in the United States conducted between November 20th to 30th, 2020.

Cochlear Excitotoxicity 101

This article is about cochlear excitotoxicity, a topic that has recently become of interest to us in audiology because of its involvement in inner hair-cell synaptic damage (synaptopathy) caused by acoustic overstimulation.

Standards for “Safe Listening”: Past, Present, and Future

The “Make Listening Safe Workgroup” is an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the framework of the World Hearing Forum, and is committed to create a world where nobody’s hearing is put in danger due to unsafe listening. This article focuses on standards for safe listening in the industry for personal music players and for personal amplifiers.

Mysteries of the Hearing Brain

Many of the tests used in the standard auditory processing battery require the ability to maintain attention or to retain a certain number of auditory items in memory. Alternatively, they may be affected by deficits in receptive or expressive language. Therefore, objective tests that do not require a behavioral response may be useful in diagnosing and managing children with auditory processing deficits.

Striking the Right Balance

In this edition of “Striking the Right Balance,” Adam Goulson, AuD and Devin McCaslin, PhD write about how their clinic is using artificial intelligence to help triage and manage their chronic dizzy patients.


Volunteer Subjects Wanted for Online Research is pleased to provide a new service for our readers where interested audiology clients can be referred for an on-line experience to be a volunteer subject in an experiment/survey being run by researchers at Canadian universities. The first issue’s column highlights volunteers needed by Dalhousie University and McMaster University.

Issues in Accessibility

Hearing health advocate Shari Eberts encourages audiologist to ensure some recently discovered communications tools and workarounds will transition to post-pandemic normality.

Noisy Notes

Reverberation is one of the essential qualities of an auditorium, concert hall, and any other site intended for listening to speech and/or music and is a starting point for the designer of a room or venue.

The Way I Hear It

Audiologists, do you accept that some (or many) of your clients need to use captioning? If so, are you helping them access it?

Audiology in the Classrooms

Classrooms are dynamic listening environments and we need to continually evaluate whether we have appropriately matched the needs of the student with the recommended technology (and pivot when necessary).

Industry News

Industry News January 2021:
1. WS Audiology appoints André Marcoux as VP Audiology and Product Management
2. Hearing Aid Pioneer Cy Libby Dies at 98
3. Remote vs In-person Hearing Services
4. New Israeli Study Suggests COVID-19 Does Not Damage Auditory System
5. About the Providence Health Care/Island Health Remote Cochlear Implant Mapping Program
6. Lee Pigeau appointed to Canadian Hard of Hearing Association as National Executive Director

CAA News

CAA News January 2021:
1. Call for Proposals for 2021 Ida Institute Research Grants
2. Temporary Hearing Loss Test App – Now Free!
4. Call for Clinical Educators / Supervisors
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