Before becoming a research audiologist with the NHT, I was a clinical audiologist for several years. One of my favorite roles with the NHT is talking to people in person or on the web about hearing health.
The purpose of this blog is to provide information about the NHT, hearing loss, and its impact on your life. I’ll be discussing a wide variety of hearing health related topics such as types and causes of hearing loss, rehabilitative strategies for hearing loss, and how to protect your hearing.
I’m looking forward to lively discussions and encourage you to ask questions or suggest new topics. The team here at NHT also has a number of researchers in hearing and cognitive science, speech science, statistics, and mathematics with whom I regularly consult in order to give you well-researched and informed posts and answers to your questions.
The NHT is a screening for hearing loss taken over the telephone. It was developed by scientists from Indiana University, VU University Medical Center in the Netherlands, and a company specializing in the development of testing and training software, Communication Disorders Technology, Inc., located in Bloomington, IN. The test was validated at Indiana University and at three hearing clinics operated by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (the VA). The test development and validation with the support of the National Institute for Deafness and other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health, under Grant No. 3R43DC009719. The mission of the NHT is to provide a convenient, private, scientifically validated and inexpensive hearing screening.