Last week, Hearing Review Editor Karl Strom published the Editor’s Top-10 Articles for 2014, as judged by reader interest and website traffic. This week the focus is on the top news articles, columns, and commentary during the past year.

2014 Editor’s Picks: Hearing News Stories

  1.  Siemens Purchased by EQT and Strüngmann Family
  2. Audiology Legend Marion Downs Passes Away
  3. CMS Will Maintain Coverage for Bone-anchored and Certain Auditory Implants
  4. First-Ever Clinical Practice Guideline for Tinnitus Published by AAO-HNSF
  5. Dr Frank Lin Details Consequences of Age-related Hearing Loss and Future Avenues at ADA Convention Keynote
  6. Hearing Aid Sales Rise 5% in 2013; Industry Closes in on 3M Unit Mark
  7. Audiology Patient Choice Bill (HR 5304) Introduced by Representatives Jenkins and Cartwright
  8. FDA Approves First Cochlear Implant Hybrid Hearing Device for Adults
  9. Sonova Completes Acquisition of Comfort Audio
  10. Sleep Apnea Tied to Hearing Loss in Large Study

2014 Editor’s Picks: Columns and Commentary

  1. Parents of Deaf Children Need Accurate Information, by Jane R. Madell, PhD
  2. The Importance of 1.059 in Music (and Audiology), by Marshall Chasin, AuD
  3. The RIC as a Disruptive Technology, by Karl Strom
  4. Survival of the Fittest Audiologists, by Holly Hosford-Dunn, PhD
  5. Nitty-gritty Tips from a Hearing Aid User, by Gael Hannan
  6. Soundhawk Unveils Its “Smart Listening System”, by David H. Kirkwood
  7. Final Word: Price vs Service…and The NY Times, by Dennis Van Vliet, AuD
  8. Disruptive Technology and Changes in Hearing Aid Distribution Can Also Bring Opportunity, by Dennis Van Vliet, AuD
  9. Loudness and Intensity: Two More Tricks to Help Conserve a Musician’s Hearing, by Marshall Chasin, AuD
  10. Back to Basics: You Want Me to Put My Loudspeaker WHERE? By Marshall Chasin, AuD

Passings in 2014