A Trip to the Audiologist

Birders tend to notice hearing loss before other people. I’ve been concerned about my own ears recently. [Read more]

Spectrograms on the iPhone

An email from Denise Wight alerted me to the Spectrogram application for the iPhone, which is a pretty neat little app indeed. It uses the iPhone’s built-in microphone to create realtime scrolling spectrograms of any sound you’re hearing. Now those with hearing loss can see the sounds that their ears can’t hear! [Read more]

Hearing Loss and Bird Sounds

In honor of Earbirding’s first birthday (yes, it was a year ago today that we went live), I’m posting today on the topic of getting older — and losing your hearing as you age. [Read more]

SongFinder Review

I know I said I’d be gone for a couple more weeks, but that was before I got this great guest post by Mel Goff reviewing the SongFinder by Nature Sound Electronics, a device intended to help birders with high-frequency hearing loss. As I suffer a little bit from that malady already (and will likely suffer much more in years to come), this is a topic of great interest to me, and I hope others will benefit from Mel’s review. [Read more]