8 Audiology Jobs Audiologists Should Know About

Some may think of audiologists as people who fit the elderly with hearing aids. While this may be partly true, it is a vast simplification of what audiologists actually do. 

Audiology is a varied and complex profession requiring in-depth anatomical and physiological knowledge. It is demanding and requires commitment to quality patient care, empathy, careful counseling and patience.

Read More 8 minute read

The Truth Behind Bone-conduction Vibrator Placement

Just over 70 years ago, Georg von Békésy’s experiments laid the foundation for bone conduction (BC) testing. Over 50 years ago, Raymond Carhart researched and wrote about the clinical applications of BC assessment. Ever since the earliest testing using tuning forks, the assessment of bone-conducted hearing sensitivity has been an essential part of audiological assessments and remains so today.

Read More 7 minute read

How to Read an Audiogram

You just did an audiometric test and your results are in front of you - what do you do now? In this article, you will understand how to accurately read an audiogram report. Hopefully this will help you make appropriate and effective management decisions.

It goes without saying that audiometry is one of the most powerful diagnostic tools in medicine. In order to treat hearing impairment effectively, its precise cause, nature and extent must be determined by the clinician. 

Read More 8 minute read

Ambient noise attenuation: the key to reliable hearing assessment

Have you ever experienced loud interfering background noise during testing? Has it ever been so loud that testing had to stop?  Well, you are not the only one.  Background noise, also known as ambient noise, is a huge concern as not only can it affect the quality of your results, but can also create a knock on effect for the patient.

Traditionally the go-to solution for blocking ambient noise has been the sound booth.

While tradition has its place, it is not always practical nor possible. Rural and remote areas have little to no access to sound booths, and it is impractical to transport a whole sound booth to these areas. As a result access to hearing-related services is scarce if anything.

Read More 7 minute read