6 reasons insert earphones should be the audiometry standard

“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why.’’ - Bernard Baruch. As clinicians, we often follow the same protocols and procedures we learned in university. These procedures become a habit, we are so used to them that we don’t even think about them anymore. It’s just the way we do it, the way we have always done it.

This reminds me of a story a colleague shared with me a while ago.

The pot roast story. It goes like this...

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Tinnitus, what's all the noise about?

Imagine having a constant whistling, buzzing or ringing in your ears - all day. You can never escape it, it’s always there. It may seem better or quieter during the day, while watching the television, or while you’re on your favorite ride at the theme park.

But as soon as you lay your head on the pillow, in the quiet of your room, there it is - the annoying sound that won’t go away.

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Health 4.0: The Healthcare Revolution will be Digitized

The second wave of technological disruption is well underway. Like a tsunami headed for the shore, the fourth industrial revolution is not losing momentum. This second wave doesn’t seem as disruptive as the one before it, but it’s one not to be underestimated.

As mentioned in the previous post on Industry 4.0, optimization of computer systems and automation are at the core of this revolution. Bots now display abilities that simulate human behavior with an intelligence never thought of before. Systems in manufacturing are also being improved, accelerating the quantity and quality of their output. Incredible isn’t it? Not only can more be done in less time, but more can be done with less resources spent. 

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