Do you ever daydream about living in Hawai'i? Are you curious if there would be opportunities for audiologists in this tropical paradise? If so, you may be interested in a recent article by Shaikh et al (2017) titled "Hearing and Balance Disorders in the State of Hawai‘i: Demographics and Demand for Services."
The World’s Most Powerful Pair of Glasses—Part 2 of 3
We asked if you had been to seen the movie Finding Dory last week. Our specific interest was the marvelous capability of Bailey the beluga to use sound to locate objects. This bio sonar capability in toothed whales and dolphins has evolved to be so sophisticated that dolphins can detect a steel plate 1 square inch in size 100 meters away. After extolling the virtues of the use of bio sonar in these animals we left the readers with a puzzle.
The World’s Most Powerful Pair of Glasses—Part 1 of 3
Have you seen the movie Finding Dory yet? In one of the many exciting sequences in the film, the protagonist Dory needs the help of Bailey the humpback whale to navigate through a maze of pipes. In a later, and even more exciting, sequence Bailey helps Dory keep track of a moving truck in which Dory’s friends Nemo and Marlin have become inadvertently captured.
Two University of Washington (UW) undergraduates have recently (April 2016) won a $10,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for gloves that translate sign language into text or speech. The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize is a nationwide search for the most innovative undergraduate and graduate students.
So your audiometer decides to call it quits all of a sudden and you have a full schedule of patients to see. What do you do? Well, if you happen to be in Death Valley or a few select other sandy places in the world you have your back up right outside the door. Just walk out to the nearest sand dune, climb to the top, and start a mini avalanche by pushing some sand down. Soon you will have the entire dune humming a low frequency tone around 500 Hz.