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- AirPods Get New Spatial Audio and Personal Amplification Features in iOS 14
Today marked the start of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) where updates to the operating systems that run the iPhone, iPad and various other Apple products are typically revealed. Last year, the company […]
- I Hear What I See: The Mask-Hearing Loss Dilemma
I met and became friends with Anne Sjökvist on a 2018 trip to Scandinavia, where I was giving presentations. Anne is a passionate advocate and works as the Communication Director of the Swedish association for hard of […]
- Redux: A Totally New Concept in Moisture Removal
We know that most electronic devices, including hearing aids, are tested to be moisture resistant, some are even said to be “waterproof”. Hearing care practices in high humidity locations, routinely […]
- An Unexpected Object Lesson in Effective Counseling
Bear with me as I relate a brief true story. One of the projects I decided to take on during the enforced hiatus of our global pandemic is to go through my Dad’s old slides to digitize them. The first box […]
- Hearing: The Social Sense
There is something very unique about the sense of hearing that sets it apart from every other sense we possess. Simply put, your hearing does not belong to you. At least, not entirely. This is the reason people get so […]
- AllClean UV-C?: A New Standard for Clinical Headphone Care
While good hygiene practices have always been important in the office and clinic, the arrival of COVID-19 has amplified that need to a much greater extent. Since 1992, Ear Technology Corporation has been the market leader […]
- How Should Hearing Care Professionals Distinguish Themselves from Others?
What can, or rather, should a hearing care professional do to distinguish themselves from others? Oliver von Borstel, the face of Non-Manipulative Ethical Selling, offers his advice: “Stop selling, start helping! […]
- We MUST do Speech Perception Testing
I just read an article about using speech perception testing to validate hearing aid outcomes for adults. The article has a large box on the front page which says that it is not customary to do speech perception testing […]
- Dizziness and COVID-19
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has changed society as we know it. We have social distancing requirements and stay at home in orders in place. This is a new world that none of us are accustomed to. This virus is now […]
- FAQs from MusiciansClinics.com- part 3
Over the next months, I will be uploading some commonly viewed FAQs from MusiciansClinics.com. This is the website of the Musicians’ Clinics of Canada, and was completely updated over the last Christmas holidays. I […]
- How important is it for a doctor to wear a face mask if a patient can’t understand what they are saying?
What’s more important for the patient who has hearing loss, preventing the spread of COVID-19 or being able to communicate effectively with their doctor? Is there another way to have both? Today, most guidelines call […]
- The Thalamo-cortical Pathway
Frank Musiek, Ph.D. The term thalmo-cortical pathway (TCP) is an anatomical one and one of import to audiologists. However, it seems to be a term that is not commonly used in neuroanatomy or audiology. Therefore, […]
- The Loudest Sound
How loud can sound get? Could loud sound kill you? Are there limits, and if so, what are they? How are such things determined? All of these are interesting questions and an attempt will be made to […]
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