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I know that I have more difficulty hearing noise than my younger students and relatives. I often ask them to repeat what they or others have said. So perhaps my hearing ability is normal for my age, but not normal relative to younger listeners. So, what exactly is “Normal Hearing”?
In the history of audiology, many new ideas and methods have come and gone. Some things that were once new, are now gone and some brilliant methods to evaluate hearing, such as the Bekesy audiometry and the tone-decay test, appear to have been abandoned. I don’t know why because they were so informative.
We must establish conventions for physiological testing (devices and signal processing) and adopt them internationally; conduct additional thoughtful experiments; implement tighter controls (age, biological sex, occupation); and because the effects of hearing damage on physiological function are likely small, drastically increase the sample sizes of studies. No matter the outcome, at a minimum, patients with tinnitus will likely require assessment beyond the conventional audiogram for clinicians to better understand the status of the ear.
Real Ear to Coupler Difference (RECD) Corrected Thresholds in Children: How Accurate is the Standard Audiogram Results?
Paul Hong and colleagues explore the increased recognition that the standard audiogram is not always the most accurate method of measuring true levels of hearing.
Marshall Chasin asked a few colleagues in the industry and in the clinic to provide their thoughts (some may consider these as “rants”) about what they would change if they could. These colleagues have been practicing long enough to see many changes in technology and professional service delivery and kindly offer their perspective as to what we might change, if only we could.
Hosted by Drs. Manohar Bance and Steve Aiken, the Canadian Hearing and Auditory Research Translation (CHART) group held its first workshop in Halifax NS for leaders in audiology, otology, and hearing science from across the country to discuss priority research questions and form plans to address them.
The goal of this research was to investigate a new method of converting between audiograms and speech perception measures to demonstrate their equivalence or otherwise with a goal of increasing the understanding of the connection between speech perception performance and hearing loss.