The year 2020 has been unlike any other. California’s fire season, spanning from August to November, now logs 8,834 fire incidents, 31 fatalities, the loss of 10,488 structures, and an estimated 4,149,345 acres burned—an area larger than the state of Connecticut (CA.gov, 2020 and Wigglesworth, 2020).
Topic(s): Cochlear Implants (CI), audiology, Hearing Aids, Deaf, Hearing Loss, Hearing Conservation, Occupational Hearing Loss
The American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) is proud to present the 16th Annual Marion Downs Lecture in Pediatric Audiology at AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana, on April 3, from 10:15 to 11:45 am.
Topic(s): Pediatric, AAA Conference, HearTECH Expo, Annual Marion Downs Lecture in Pediatric Audiology, Pediatric Audiology, Hearing Loss, speech-language pathology, Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss (OCHL), language outcomes, auditory experience, digital noise reduction (DNR), directional microphone, Frequency Lowering, Research, remote-microphone system
It is 2:00 am. I am searching through my house to find the smoke alarm that is running out of battery. Why does it always seem to go off at 2:00 am?! This sound is familiar to many of us; however, most alerting devices (alarm clocks, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, weather monitors, etc.) have one thing in common: alerting users with a high-pitch auditory signal. This raises a significant concern. Patients who are deaf or are hard of hearing may not be able to hear an alerting signal unaided, which puts their lives at risk and can make them less independent.
Topic(s): Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, safety