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The Musicians’ Clinics of Canada Launches New Website

MusiciansClinics.com is a resource for those seeking information on a variety of topics related to hearing and hearing loss in musicians. Developed by audiologist-musician Marshall Chasin, AuD, the website offers a large range of resources for guitarists, bass players, violinists, woodwind players, school band teachers, and more.

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Toward Standardization of Basic Tinnitus Services by Audiologists

Audiologists should at least offer assessment of tinnitus patients and provide basic intervention for tinnitus through hearing aids and other devices, the provision of accurate tinnitus-care information, and/or referrals to other providers for tinnitus-related services. Here’s an easy-to-understand protocol for patients with tinnitus from Dr James Henry and colleagues.

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Asymptotic Hearing Loss: When Is a Metaphor Just a Metaphor?

Like all healthcare fields where the clinician needs to explain complex concepts to the lay public, metaphors are used. In the optical field, “nearsighted” and “farsighted” are actually good metaphors despite their simplicity and academic inaccuracy. In the field of audiology, we have the description of the audiogram with the piano keyboard across the top; a good explanation, but limited in that it’s only the right hand side of the keyboard and musical notes are not pure-tones.

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We’re Almost There for Music…

Over the past several years, the hearing aid industry has responded to the need for improved hearing aid processing for the listening to, and the playing of, music. Better-configured A/D converters and a number innovations have provided great solutions. Marshall Chasin explains why emulating a single-channel processor might be the next “big step” forward for audiophiles with hearing aids.

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Notes from an Early-Deafened Musician

The typical image of a musician with hearing loss is someone like Beethoven, who lost his hearing long after spending a lifetime learning, playing, or composing aural music. What is lost in this image is the fact that there are individuals like myself, who acquire significant hearing loss shortly after birth or in early adolescence, yet fall in love with aural music during this same period in their lives.

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

Hearing care professionals often encounter people who complain of hearing difficulties and trouble hearing in noise, but when tested, present with hearing sensitivity and thresholds that are within “normal limits.” This article reviews the audiological evidence regarding this unique population and makes the case for educating them about sophisticated technology options—including hearing aids and wireless technology such as remote microphones—which have been proven to be extremely useful for enhancing their communication and quality of life.

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