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10/3/2015

New Drug for Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Over the past few years Kathleen Campbell, Ph.D., an audiological researcher at Southern Illinois University, has been researching the use antioxidants to treat noise induced hearing loss.  Her research involves the use of D-Methionine to reduce or eliminate the free radicals in the cochlear structure.  In noise induced hearing loss, the noise presented to the

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8/12/2015

Vacuum Tube Hearing Aids

It was quite awhile before vacuum tube hearing aids caught on.  Although a much better sound there two big batteries, a very fragile tube and large size that kept it out of the market for quite awhile.  Although invented in the 1919 by Earl Hansen, it did not begin to sell very well until the

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8/12/2015

The First Electronic Hearing Aid

The first electronic hearing aids were designed and patented by by Miller Reese Hutchinson in 1895.  He later set up a hearing aid company that later became Acousticon Hearing Aids, which lasted until about 1984 when they went out of business for not keeping up with the technology of the time.  For the full story

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8/12/2015

The Acoustic Throne

As hearing aids go quite a bazaar device.  Commissioned by a Portuguese King in the early 1800’s, the Acoustic Throne remains one of the worlds most interesting devices and quite remarkable technology for its time.   Check it at the following link: The Acoustic Throne The link goes to the story of Joao’s Acoustic Throne,

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7/31/2015

The Hearing of Adolf Hitler

For many years Dr. Traynor has studied the hearing capabilities and the hearing losses of famous individuals.  By studying their ailments and their behaviors, often the hearing impairment can be estimated.  There is a great story by Dr. Traynor about Hitler and his hearing loss that is in three parts at Hearing Health and Technology

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Robert M. Traynor, Ed.D. MBA is the owner and senior audiologist on staff. Dr. Traynor has treated patients in Greeley for more than 40 years and is a widely published expert, audiology professor, and advisor to many leading hearing companies. Learn more about Dr. Traynor.