Tag Archive: Audiology

March 15th, 2015 by | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

About four years ago, I first met Nicole, whose mother and mine are good friends. Nicole and I instantly hit it off and became fast friends. Every now and then our mothers, Nicole, my sister, and […]

December 10th, 2014 by | Tags: , , | Comments Off

There are a lot of reasons, research, and rationale to support the need for bilateral amplification for people with hearing loss.  It’s pretty much a “given” at this point in our field, though, sadly, there are still […]

November 10th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Common “knowledge” says that hearing happens with the ears and speech happens with the mouth, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.  In reality, the loop between our ears, brain, and mouth creates an […]

October 22nd, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

“When you get a cochlear implant, all of your natural hearing is destroyed.” This used to be the common wisdom: get a cochlear implant, forgo any residual hearing (hearing that you have without the use of hearing devices). […]

October 20th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

When you meet someone new, one of the first questions we tend to ask is, “What do you do?”  When I tell people that I teach children with hearing loss to listen and speak, it’s […]

September 1st, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

The day you’ve been waiting for is finally here!  After the process of candidacy assessments, choosing a device, and surgery, it’s finally time to activate the cochlear implant.  I’ve written before about what to expect in the first few […]

July 2nd, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

In this recap: Complicated Cochlear Implant Cases and Evidence Based Data to Support Early Cochlear Implantation   Complicated Cochlear Implant CasesTed Meyer, M.D., Ph.D.Meredith Holcomb, Au.D., CCC-A  Meyer, a surgeon, and Holcomb, and audiologist, both […]

July 1st, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Maximizing Brain Adaptability: Enhancing Listening for Language Development, Speech Perception, and Music Appreciation  Beverly Wright, Ph.D., Northwestern University, School of Communication  Kate Gfeller, Ph.D., University of Iowa, School of Music Pamela Souza, Ph.D., Northwestern University, […]