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The CROS Hearing Aid: Ends and Beginnings

In the first part of this unique feature, Marshall Chasin pens an obituary regarding the recent “death” of the CROS Hearing Aid. In the second part of this feature, Dr. Neil Bauman explains, that while Harry Teder patented this concept back in 1964, in actuality, CROS hearing aids had already been in use for 10 years by this time without anyone even realizing it!

Student Poster Presentations

Presentation from the 2015 CAA Conference. In this issue we give you, “Fact or Myth: Pregnancy Affects Otosclerosis” By Rachel Dingle, MSc, PhD, MCl Sc and Zinc Effectiveness in Tinnitus Treatment” By Rajeet Lindhar, MClSc.


The Wired Audiologist

While there may be many things in life worth complaining about, Peter Stelmacovich explains why his hearing loss isn’t one of them.

Other People's Ideas

To reflect on 2015, Calvin Staples has chosen a nice potpourri of entries from our good friends over at

The Way I Hear It

Gael explores her feelings about being recommended for a cochlear implant.

Science Matters

In this issue’s entry, Samidha Joglekar provides a basic overview of wireless technology in hearing instruments, and touches upon some of the research areas being examined with the implementation of this wireless technology.

Striking the Right Balance

In this edition of “Striking the Right Balance,” Patrick Thompson, physiotherapist  with LifeMark Health at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, discusses his clinical experience with vestibular assessment and rehabilitation for symptoms following a concussion.


Wayne Staab explores the question of what is the gain/response target of optimal hearing aid amplification.

Stories from Our Past

Courtesy our newest contributor, Robert Traynor, we are about to find out “Who is the Real Father of Audiology?”

From the Centre Out

Kim Tillery returns and looks at “Comparing Test Performances for Attention and Fatigue Influences.”

Noisy Notes

In modern life there are noise sources that may not cause hearing loss but are highly annoying. Alberto Behar gives us his “hit list” of the worst offenders.

Back to Basics

Marshall Chasin tells us about “The Final Element.” That one last piece of the puzzle to optimize a hearing aid for music.
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