Whistles may harm hearing, study shows
A study by audiology graduate student Nathan Williams and Professor Gregory Flamme shows that referees were much more likely to report symptoms of ringing in the ears and trouble hearing than people of the same age in the general population. The study, "Sports Officials’ Hearing Status: Whistle Use as a Factor Contributing to Hearing Trouble," was published in January in The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.
Professor Hyter honored as American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Fellow
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology Professor Yvette D. Hyter was honored as a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at the association’s 2013 convention in November.