Hearing Loss and Military Service: A Muffled Epidemic

Hearing Loss and Military Service: A Muffled Epidemic

Hearing loss among military vets doesn’t get much respect, as injuries go. No one hugs overseas-bound soldiers at the airport saying, œJust make it back home with all your hearing, you understand? Maybe they should. According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, hearing loss and tinnitus are the two most common service-related disabilities among…

Hearing, Listening and Your Brain

Hearing, Listening and Your Brain

“There is a distinct difference between hearing and listening,” writes Woodbury, N.Y. audiologist Diana Callesano in the January/February issue of Hearing Loss Magazine. “Listening incorporates a variety of cognitive skills that hearing alone does not require.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Neurotone’s LACE (Listening and Communication Enhancement) training was designed to sharpen up…

Starkey found a 40% drop in their return-for-credit rate using LACE
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Starkey found a 40% drop in their return-for-credit rate using LACE

Interview with Melody Martin, Au.D., Ph.D., Owner, Martin Audiology Originally published in Audiology Online Topic: Texas Jam, EarStore and LACE Paul Dybala: Welcome, everybody. This is Dr. Paul Dybala with Audiology Online and today I have the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Melody Martin of Martin Audiology. She’s agreed to talk about some interesting and exciting…

Latest Study Proves Speech-in-Noise Training Works!
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Latest Study Proves Speech-in-Noise Training Works!

The authors concluded that “naturalistic training” that combines sensory and cognitive elements can enhance the central nervous system’s ability to encode acoustic cues, based on their empirical findings. Song et al report “…LACE training generalizes to standardized clinically utilized measures of speech-in-noise perception—a critical factor if (auditory) training is to have an impact on real-world…

You Don’t Need to Have a Hearing Loss to Benefit from LACE
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You Don’t Need to Have a Hearing Loss to Benefit from LACE

By Frank Butts, Ph.D.; Co-owner of Hearing Clinics of Virginia I am a bit out of the ordinary in the world of Audiology and dispensing of hearing aids, having earned my Audiology Ph.D. with a specialization in temporal masking, a form of central auditory processing, focusing on the aging auditory system. We have three offices in…

Dr. Sweetow Wins Distinguished Award in Audiology
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Dr. Sweetow Wins Distinguished Award in Audiology

Robert W. Sweetow, PhD, a clinical professor of otolaryngology and director of audiology at UCSF Medical Center since 1991, and co-developer of LACE has received the 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Academy of Audiology. Sweetow received the award on April 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The announcement of the award appeared in the American…