Four current audiology students at the University of Texas at Dallas have hearing issues that bring an extra understanding when relating to clients during their daily work. Just 3 to 5 per cent of audiologists experience a degree of hearing loss, according to Audiology Today but supervisors and peers now agree that these insights are
Biologically, our (human) ears are made to talk to each other – to identify sounds, to lower interfering sounds, prioritise vital sounds and locate the source of a sound. This sound apportioning happens via a neural reflex that links the cochlea of each ear via the brain’s auditory control centre – to balance hearing between
Children who have hearing difficulties can find listening all day in school and classes to be exhausting work, according to an article in the May 2015 edition of The Hearing Journal. Defining The Challenge The author, Dr Ryan McCreery, of Boys Town National Research Hospital Omaha, writes: Specifically, the task of understanding and processing speech degraded
There’s a new generation of born-deaf people growing up as a technically hard-of-hearing subgroup (with their hearing-devices) – who identify with hearing culture and must educate on daily assumptions made by others. Mainstreamed with hearing-devices Jillian Ash, writer of this piece, wore hearing-aids since infancy, and moved to a cochlear implant at age 9. She
IDK presented on ‘Sound Effects’ at CESI‘s 2014 conference on Galway’s GMIT campus, with this year’s theme of ‘Spark The Imagination‘. This presentation explored how certain aspects of sound are experienced similarly, regardless of a person’s hearing level, and particularly now that digital hearing-devices can be mapped to a wearer’s specific hearing-levels. Sound fields were also discussed
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