In this episode of the Hearing Horizons podcast, The Hearing Review’s Chief Editor Melanie Hamilton-Basich is joined by audiologist and author Duncan Floyd to talk about why the Optimized Method of masking can be so helpful in audiometry. They discuss what the method is, when to use it, and why he thinks more hearing care professionals should make use of it in their practice.

 Further reading: Masking for Audiometry: Robert Turner’s Optimized Method

Duncan Floyd, MSc AuD, Reg. Audiologist, has been an audiologist for almost 30 years and has practiced in Canada, China, and the USA. He has clinical experience with both pediatric and adult caseloads and has worked in an ENT environment for over 20 years. For over a decade, Duncan was the clinical coordinator for audiology and a lecturer at Dalhousie University’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders in his home province of Nova Scotia, Canada. He currently works in Halifax, Nova Scotia in an ENT clinic, is an adjunct professor at Dalhousie teaching acoustic immittance measures, and is co-owner of Accessible Hearing Solutions. He is author of The Masking Handbook (for Audiometry). 

Book Review: The Masking Handbook (For Audiometry)