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  • Montgomery Advertiser: Academy member Dr. Bettie Borton is interviewed in this article. (July 30, 2008)
  • Leavenworth Times: Academy member Dr. Mary Dutton discusses hearing loss and the importance of seeing an audiologist in this article. (June 9, 2008)

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On Words, Abbreviations, and Consciousness

Opinion Editorial by Douglas L. Beck, AuD

Board Certified in Audiology

American Academy of Audiology

Web Content Editor

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Consciousness Undefined: Opinion Editorial by Douglas L. Beck, AuD, Web Content Editor

I have no idea how to define consciousness. Then again, even if I could define it, there’s roughly a zero percent probability we’d all agree. Since the beginning of time, humans have tried to figure it out. It seems important to understand the difference between being conscious and being unconscious, particularly as audiologists get more involved with brains and neuroscience, fMRI, neuroaudiology, and cognition.

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Professional Reminders: Interacting with People and Patients

In an opinion editorial by Douglas L. Beck, AuD, learn more about the importance of basic professional attributes and simple good manners.

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Consciousness Undefined: Opinion Editorial by Douglas L. Beck, AuD, Web Content Editor

I have no idea how to define consciousness. Then again, even if I could define it, there’s roughly a zero percent probability we’d all agree. Since the beginning of time, humans have tried to figure it out. It seems important to understand the difference between being conscious and being unconscious, particularly as audiologists get more involved with brains and neuroscience, fMRI, neuroaudiology, and cognition.

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Audiology in the United Kingdom 2008: Interview with British Academy of Audiology President

Interview with Mark Lutman, PhD, President, British Academy of Audiology (BAA), and Professor, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, United Kingdom


By Douglas L. Beck, AuD

Board Certified in Audiology

Web Content Editor

American Academy of Audiology


July 22, 2008

Academy/Beck: Good morning, Mark. Thanks for your time.

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Common Good and Terrific Progress: An Interview with the Academy’s Past President Alison Grimes

Interview with Alison M. Grimes, AuD, Past President (2007-2008), American Academy of Audiology


By Douglas L. Beck, AuD

Board Certified in Audiology

Web Content Editor

American Academy of Audiology


July 24, 2008

Academy/Beck: Good morning, Alison. Thanks for meeting with me.

Academy/Grimes: Hi, Doug. Always nice to chat with you.

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From Musician to Neuroscientist: An Interview with Daniel Levitin, PhD, author of This Is Your Brain on Music

Interview with Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, neuroscientist, McGill University, and author of This Is Your Brain on MusicThe Science of a Human Obsession and The World in Six SongsHow the Musical Brain Created Human Nature

By: Douglas L. Beck, AuD
Board Certified in Audiology
Web Content Editor
American Academy of Audiology

August 11, 2008

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Academy President Patrick Feeney, PhD, Discusses His Vision: Humanitarian Efforts, Ethics Guidelines, Translational Research, and More

Interview with Patrick Feeney, PhD
President of the American Academy of Audiology
By: Douglas L. Beck, AuD
Board Certified in Audiology
Web Content Editor
American Academy of Audiology

September 11, 2008

Academy/Beck: Hi, Pat. Thanks for your time today.

Academy/Feeney: Hi, Doug. Nice to chat with you.

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Science, Philosophy, and Human Enhancement: An Interview with Brian Clegg, Scientist and Author

Learn more about Clegg's ideas on the written word, human memory, and the future of implants.

By Douglas L. Beck, AuD
 

Academy/Beck: Good Morning, Brian. It’s an honor to meet you.

Clegg: Thanks, Doug. Nice to meet you, too.

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