The following are Hearing Review Editor Karl Strom’s Top-10 article picks for 2014, as judged by reader interest and website traffic, as well as a dozen more “must reads” in case you missed them in 2014.

  1. Music Benefits Across Lifespan: Enhanced Processing of Speech in Noise (August 2014 HR), by Nina Kraus, PhD, and Samira Anderson, AuD, PhD
  2. Interventional Audiology, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, (November 2013, and July & December 2014 HR), by Brian Taylor, AuD, Bob Tysoe, and J.N. Bakke, MD
  3. An Independent Practice’s Guide to Battling Big Box Retail and Commoditization in Hearing Healthcare (July 2014 HR), by Gyl A. Kasewurm, AuD
  4. Right Product; Wrong Message (April 2014 HR), by Douglas L. Beck, AuD, and Curtis J. Alcock
  5. What Is Your Customer Loyalty Quotient (CLQ)? (September 2014 HR), by Sergei Kochkin, PhD
  6. It May Be Mild, Slight, or Minimal, But It’s Not Insignificant (April 2014 HR), by Barbra Timmer, MACAud, MAudSA, MBA
  7. A Comparison of Consumer Satisfaction, Subjective Benefit, and Quality of Life Changes Associated with Traditional and Direct-mail Hearing Aid Use (January 2014 HR), by Sergei Kochkin, PhD
  8. Issues in Tinnitus: 2014-2015 (October 2014 HR), by Douglas L. Beck, AuD, Christine DePlacido, PhD, and Colin Paxton, MA
  9. Consumer Perceptions of the Impact of Inductively Looped Venues on the Utility of Their Hearing Devices (October 2014 HR), by Sergei Kochkin, PhD; Juliëtte Sterkens, AuD; Cynthia Compton-Conley, PhD; Douglas L. Beck, AuD; Brian Taylor, AuD; Patricia Kricos, PhD; Mary Caccavo, PhD; Alice Holmes, PhD, and Thomas A. Powers, PhD
  10. The “Best Hearing Aid” for Listening to Music: Clinical Tricks, Major Technologies, and Software Tips (August 2014 HR), by Marshall Chasin, AuD

And a dozen more you shouldn’t miss…

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