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Volume 8

Conspiracy Theories, Fake News, Wind-Turbines, and Infrasound

We live in a very disturbing world where scientific evidence is sometimes called “fake news,” truth and lies are interchangeable, and a significant number of citizens believe conspiracy-theories, spread by social media. Sound familiar?

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.

Volume 7

Knowledge Translation from Research Labs to the Audiology Clinics: A Flow or Just a Trickle?

Bob Harrison muses about how the gap between audiological science and clinical audiology has not narrowed as much as he would have liked during his (45 year) career.

50 years of Audiology Research. Who Could Ask for Anything Moore?

Brian wrote his PhD thesis in 1971 and he is retiring at age 75? That would be 50 years worth of new knowledge to the field of audiology. Well done! Who could ask for anything Moore?

The Virus and Hearing Loss

With the whole world fixated on the viral epidemic, it is timely to remind ourselves about viral infections that can cause hearing loss.

Wind Turbine Noise is NOT Damaging to Health

Dr Bob Harrison helps hearing health professionals, audiologists be aware and be prepared to answer questions about health effects of wind turbine noise.

Happy 20th Birthday for a Landmark Audiology Milestone in Canada

Bob shares his thoughts on how far we have come in recent years in our diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss in children.

Volume 6

From the Labs to the Clinics

Bob Harrison gives us a review of the many aspects of audiology where terminology is an issue. Sometimes important terms are misused, ambiguous or even lost!

Predatory Journals and Fake News in Audiology

Robert Harrison warns us that if predatory journals persist there is a possibility that “entire fields of fake science will be able to thrive, and we will lose the ability to tell the difference”.

Imposing a Functional Framework on Tinnitus Spectrum Disorder

If we can properly subdivide tinnitus into homogeneous categories, and can associate these subtypes with specific brain mechanisms, then we will be on the road to devising effective therapeutic interventions.