To commemorate the World Health Organization’s 10th annual World Hearing Day, we collected 10 topical audiology posts on the Leader Blog from the past year.
The River School specializes in the oral education of young children with hearing loss. But unlike other programs, the private school developed an inclusive, mutually beneficial program that urges literacy and speech skills in deaf and typically hearing students at the same time.
American Pharoah sprinted to win the first Triple Crown in 37 years with his signature brown ear plugs firmly in place. Horses have a wider range of hearing sensitivity than humans. We typically hear from 20 Hertz out to 20,000 Hertz. Horses hear out to 35,000 Hertz.
Audiologist David Luterman shares his most poignant clinical insights gathered during his more than 50-year career. Luterman founded the Thayer Lindsley Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers at Emerson College.
You’re in the business of helping people, but you still need enough business to keep your practice up and running. If you need to grow your practice and increase your patient list, these four tips might help.
UK-based audiologist Joan McKechnie believes the development of gene therapy will enable many individuals who lose hearing due to the damage or loss of hair cells to regain some hair cell functioning and reduce their hearing loss.
Written by ASHA Chief Staff Officer for Audiology Neil DiSarno, an op-ed in Roll Call responds to legislation introduced in Congress that would allow technicians—such as hearing aid specialists—to independently attend to veterans’ hearing needs. DiSarno calls attention to the need for audiologists to continue serving the nation’s veterans who return from deployment with hearing loss or tinnitus.
How best do we confront potential cognitive loss associated with hearing problems? The simplest response is to fit patients with a hearing aid, which can eliminate or reduce what Hope College professor David Myers described to attendees at last year’s American Psychological Association Annual Convention as the “anger, frustration, depression and anxiety (that) are all common among people who find themselves hard of hearing.”
One of the joys of the holidays is the chance to see extended family. However, at these multigenerational celebrations, it’s not unusual for older relatives to struggle to hear. Up to a third of adults between 65 and 74 years old, as well as half who are older than 75, struggle with some degree of hearing loss. Try these tips to keep family members of all ages engaged in group conversations.
With the universal acceptance of communications via email, texting, online messaging and video calls, people with hearing loss can access information with fewer barriers. However, keeping up with this useful technology offers challenges. Audiologist Tina Childress—who herself deals with hearing loss—offers advice on how to keep up with the latest and greatest tech for your clients.
In 2006, Gallaudet University—a school with a long tradition of embracing innovative design—took its attention to architectural details to a new level and created the concept of DeafSpace. Abundant natural light, walls painted in colors to contrast with the flesh tones of gesturing hands, a built-in horseshoe-shaped bench, roomier hallways and entryways with curved corners, open spaces with long sightlines, and ramps instead of stairs all facilitate easier communication.