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The study of non-auditory effects of everyday environmental noise such as sleep disruptions and annoyance are not traditionally part of audiology. Most of the researchers are not audiologists, and the journals, while well-respected and peer-reviewed, are not mainstream audiology publications. This white paper is a primer for this important area of study and will also appear on the Canadian Academy of Audiology website at www.CanadianAudiology.ca.
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.
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.
Wayne Staab ponders the question, “Can a sound can be branded?”
Wayne Staab explores why many people seem to enjoy the loud sounds of their beloved “Hog.”
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?
In this issue’s installment, Wayne Staab takes a two-part look at the evolution of the hearing aid battery.
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.
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?
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.