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Close-up photo of Kumbuka.

An Encounter with Kumbuka

Sumit (SD): Thank you, Ms. Christine Cook and Dr. Marissa Ramsier, for agreeing to answer a few questions about your recent experience evaluating the gorilla Kumbuka’s hearing and other issues related to primate hearing. Our publication is read primarily by audiologists and others associated with hearing health care. Your expertise and experience will be of great interest to our readers. I am also pleased to report that this conversation about Kumbuka’s evaluation will be accompanied by a web feature about primate hearing in general.

Topic(s): pediatric audiologist, biological anthropologist, Kumbuka, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, gorilla, hearing screening, otoacoustic emmissions, auditory brainstem response (ABR)

Newborn Hearing Screenings and Follow-Up: Essential During a Pandemic?

By Shelley Moats and Liza Creel

The primary objective of local, state, and federal response to COVID-19 is to minimize mortality and mitigate explosive demand for acute health-care services related to COVID-19 complications, especially those that require care in intensive care units. 

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Booth Safety: COVID-19 and Beyond

All recommendations are made with the best current information and in the context of a multifaceted safety program. When a variety of safety measures are put in place, our chance of protecting our patients and colleagues increases.

All safety recommendations assume that

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Man operating ShoeBox app on phone

ON TREND | Modern Approaches for Reaching a Broad Audience of Potential Customers

As a clinician or clinic owner, you may rely on traditional marketing to generate awareness for your business. Things like print and digital advertising can generate interest in your clinic, but they are typically expensive and hard to execute. 

Online hearing screeners have been used as a tool to bring awareness to hearing loss, but they are notoriously unreliable. Working for a company that manufactures audiometers, I get tested regularly. I have excellent hearing. I’ve tried many online screeners and almost all have indicated that I have hearing loss. 

Topic(s): Marketing, screenings, hearing screening


Publication Issue: Audiology Today May/June 2020