“Can we get to the point where hearing aids, like glasses, are the symbol of a solution, rather than a problem?” Dennis Van Vliet, AuD ponders that question in the August 2014 Final Word column.
Some innovative and practical tricks and tips for trouble-shooting common problems associated with the performance of hearing aids when listening to (or playing) music.
In this article, a performing musician, sound engineer, and audiologist reports on an audio system built around a unique wide-band, high-fidelity in-ear-monitor system that has binaural microphones imbedded in the earpieces.
Audio producers and engineers seek SNR optimization, have the luxury to use audio equipment with exceptionally high specifications running on AC power, and avoid extensive signal processing. This provides an amplified sound signal with stunningly realistic fidelity.
Bernath was a prominent figure within the International Hearing Society (IHS), serving as its treasurer and as the first Canadian governor. She was well known for her dedication to raising educational standards and establishing educational programs for hearing aid specialists in both the United States and her native Canada.
Knowles Corporation announced the shipping its two millionth MEMS microphone for hearing instruments.
A team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a tiny low-power device that mimics a fly’s sensitive hearing mechanism.
High-fidelity hearing protectors preserve the sound quality of music and voices, and are the best choice for most musicians’ hearing protection needs.
Intriguing research continues to focus on music, the brain, and music’s potential in honing auditory acuity, including speech-in-noise performance and the enhancement of listening abilities. Drs Nina Kraus and Samira Anderson explain why these exciting findings may have big implications for auditory training and aural rehabilitation.
Musicians can be a hearing care professional’s worst nightmare and, on occasion, their greatest teacher. The Hearing Review’s August edition guest editors Douglas Beck, AuD, & Marshall Chasin, AuD, provide an overview of this fascinating and challenging area of hearing healthcare.