How Does Nature Construct an Ear?

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How Does Nature Construct an Ear?

This short essay concerns not constructing an ear in the sense of ontogeny (development of the individual), but that of evolution (emergence of new structures and species).

Research Project: Hidden Hearing Loss in Music Students

This interesting pilot study by some students at the University of British Columbia, under the guidance of Dr. Navid Shanaz examines a range of typical audiometric measures, as well as some that are designed to examine more central areas of possible dysfunction.

Striking the Right Balance – Vestibular Migraine

In this edition of “Striking the Right Balance,” Dr. Jamie M. Bogle of the Mayo Clinic Arizona highlights the current knowledge and offers important information on vestibular migraine.

Audiologic Considerations for People with Normal Hearing Sensitivity yet Hearing Difficulty and/or Speech in Noise Problems

This paper examines a common scenario and reminds audiologists that it is important to listen to their patients’ complaints and be ready to help them find solutions for their HDs.

Columns

The Way I Hear It

Gael explores the relationship between people with hearing loss and the close people in their lives.

From the Labs to the Clinics

Bob takes a look at the different qualifications that are needed to practice audiology in different jurisdictions around the world.

Issues in Accessibility

In this edition of “Issues in Accessibility,” audiologist Janine Verge along with Dalhousie University audiology students, Vincent Chow, Saidah Adisa, and Sylvia  Ciechanowski discuss universal design and the benefits of captions in post-secondary institutions.

The Mysteries of the Hearing Brain

Hearing problems in older people may not be related to audibility but rather to the decreased temporal processing that accompanies aging.

Noisy Notes

Noise expert Alberto Behar looks at the recent developments of “Scalpel-Free Surgery Using Everyday Acoustics”

Audiology in the Classrooms

Pam Millet lets us in on “What We Don’t Know About Canadian Students with Hearing Loss”

Stories from Our Past

Robert Traynor takes a look at huge noise exposure among the air crews in bombers and fighter planes in WWI.
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