April 2008 - Volume 61 - Issue 4
pp: 4-72




How loud is allowed? It's a three‐peat!

Mueller, H. Gustav; Bentler, Ruth A.

Hearing Journal. 61(4):10,12,14-15, April 2008.

In case readers missed it before, the authors still believe that when it comes to fitting hearing aids, more attention should be paid to loudness measures and hearing aid maximum output selection. And now they have more evidence than ever.


Quest for a cure: Recent findings advance scientists' understanding of hearing loss

Pallarito, Karen

Hearing Journal. 61(4):17-18,22-24, April 2008.

While researchers are moving closer to curing or preventing sensorineural hearing loss, it seems probable that we're still a decade or two away from accomplishing that goal. The author provides a progress report.

TAKING ON TWO TOXINS: AGE AND NOISE TRAUMA

Pallarito, Karen

Hearing Journal. 61(4):20, April 2008.

While researchers are moving closer to curing or preventing sensorineural hearing loss, it seems probable that we're still a decade or two away from accomplishing that goal. The author provides a progress report.


Making earmold impressions at home: How well can untrained consumers do it?

Kimball, Suzanne H.

Hearing Journal. 61(4):26,28,30, April 2008.

In the second of her three-part series on purchasing hearing aids online without help from a hearing professional, the author reports on a study comparing ear impressions made by untrained consumers with those made by a team of audiologists and AuD students.

Criteria for evaluating the performance of linear frequency transposition in children

Auriemmo, Jane; Kuk, Francis; Stenger, Patricia

Hearing Journal. 61(4):50,52-54, April 2008.

Linear frequency transposition may improve speech recognition of children with a highfrequency hearing loss that is either unaidable or unreachable by conventional amplification.