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Volume 8

Risk Factors Associated With Environmental Pressure Changes on Tympanic Membrane Rupture and Ear Damage

A first concern when presenting pressure into the ear canal that involves the tympanic membrane relates to risk – will it be uncomfortable, could it rupture the tympanic membrane (eardrum), could it cause other damage to the external auditory canal, or have other side effects? This rational question must be answered about any product that results in pressure changes in the ear canal.

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.

Volume 6

Sound Branding

Wayne Staab ponders the question, “Can a sound can be branded?”

HOG’s Sweet Sound

Wayne Staab explores why many people seem to enjoy the loud sounds of their beloved “Hog.”

Movies Too Loud? Still?

Wayne Staab explores the question of whether the high loudness levels of many movies help to tell the story or intended to cover a weak story?

Volume 5

Part 1: Hearing Aid Battery – Where Are We?

In this issue’s installment, Wayne Staab takes a two-part look at the evolution of the hearing aid battery.

Vintage Hearing Aid Batteries

Wayne Staab take us through a look back at some of the commonly used batteries and cells of yesteryear, but which are not generally found today.

Volume 4

Stories From Our Past

A recently found box of “old hearing aids” left Wayne Staab to muse about how old some of these might be, and if there were any interesting features/design characteristics. And, why did he keep them?

From the Audimeter to the Audiometer

Wayne takes a fascinating look at how today’s audiometer is a far cry from what it was more than one hundred years ago, not only visibly, but also in technology.

RANTS! Some Things We Would Change—If We Could

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.