Dr. Gus Mueller – The Crucial Practice of Hearing Testing
As an audiologist for more than 50 years, Dr. H. Gustav “Gus” Mueller is an acclaimed figure in the industry and has served as a researcher, lecturer, and editor. He currently has a private consulting practice located on an island west of Bismarck, ND.
Dr. Mueller runs multiple monthly journal columns and has appeared on “Page Ten” in The Hearing Journal. He has co-authored 12 textbooks on diagnostic audiology and hearing technology.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- The different methods of finding the right hearing aids
- Why so many patients have underfit hearing technology
- Following what surveys say about hearing aid perception
- Manufacturer’s fit and what we can learn from it
- The follow ups and checks for new hearing aid users
- Considering the labor and materials for hearing treatments
- Does brand really matter for hearing aids?
- Probe microphone measurements and how they changed audiology
- The technology behind probe microphones
- Why being above or below 3 decibels is the sweet spot
- Capturing the nuances of soft sounds on hearing aids
- Profiling aided loudness and what it means for patients
- How hearing is different in the real world
- The popularity of probe microphone measurements
- Real ear to coupler differences and what it means for children
In this episode…
Fitting people with hearing aids is a beautiful blend of subjective and objective, science and personal experience. Patients need trained doctors to ensure their hearing technology suits them best. The reality, however, is far more complicated. There is a tremendous amount of research being performed on how to properly measure hearing loss and how to treat it properly. Few people are more knowledgeable on these subjects than Dr. Gus Mueller.
Dr. Mueller has spent 50 years in audiology, working in research, lecturing, writing, and even private consulting. His blend of academia and real world experience has made him a pioneer in the subject of hearing aids. His insights have helped shape the audiology landscape, and now he’s here to share with you.
In this first installment, Dr. Mark Syms has a powerful interview with Dr. Gus Mueller to discuss the state of hearing aids and hearing measurements. They talk in-depth on the history of these subjects, how to help patients most effectively, and which practices are most useful. They also dive into detail on the science behind hearing and its real-world application. Hear all of this and much more on this episode of the ListenUp! podcast.
Resources mentioned in this episode
- Arizona Hearing Center
- The Listen Up! website
- Listen Up!: A Physician’s Guide to Effectively Treating Your Hearing Loss by Dr. Mark Syms
- Dr. Mark Syms on LinkedIn
- Dr. Gus Mueller
- Ron Leavitt on LinkedIn
- Hearing Aid Programming Practices in Oregon: Fitting Errors and Real Ear Measurements by Ron Leavitt, AuD, Ruth Bentler, PhD, and Carol Flexer, PhD
- MarkeTrak Surveys
- Differences in Word and Phoneme Recognition in Quiet, Sentence Recognition in Noise, and Subjective Outcomes between Manufacturer First-Fit and Hearing Aids Programmed to NAL-NL2 Using Real-Ear Measures by Michael Valente, Kristi Oeding, Alison Brockmeyer, Steven Smith, and Dorina Kallogjeri
- Profile of Aided Loudness by Dr. Gus Mueller and Dr. Katherine Palmer
- 20Q: Real-Ear Probe-Microphone Measures — 30 Years of Progress? by H. Gustav Mueller, PhD
Sponsor for this episode…
This episode is brought to you by the Arizona Hearing Center.
The Arizona Hearing Center is a cutting-edge hearing care facility providing comprehensive, family-focused care. Approximately 36 million Americans suffer from some sort of hearing loss, more than half of whom are younger than the age of 65. That’s why the team at the Arizona Hearing Center is focused on providing the highest-quality care using innovative technologies and inclusive treatment plans.
As the Founder of the Arizona Hearing Center, Dr. Mark Syms is passionate about helping patients effectively treat their hearing loss so that they can stay connected with their family and friends and remain independent. He knows first-hand how hearing loss can impact social connection and effective communication. By relying on three core values—empathy, education, and excellence—Dr. Syms and his team of hearing loss experts are transforming the lives of patients.
So what are you waiting for? Stop missing out on the conversation and start improving your quality of life today!
To learn more about the Arizona Hearing Center, visit https://www.azhear.com/ or call us at 602-307-9919. We don’t sell hearing aids—we treat your hearing loss.