Welcome to the blog that, through education, awareness and advocacy, could change your future. Hearing loss, audiology, and auditory health are all areas of health that the general public may not have knowledge on. Therefore, use the blog as a starting point, as a basis for your knowledge on auditory health so you can avoid preventable hearing loss and be aware of the field of audiology in case you ever encounter hearing issues.
But first, why Ear Audities? Here is a simple dissection of the blog name:
ear: the organ of hearing and balance in humans and other vertebrates
audities: a homonym combination that combines the words oddity (an odd characteristic or trait; peculiarity) and audiology (science that studies hearing, balance, and related disorders).
Now that we’re past that. Who am I to be telling you stuff about auditory health?
As far as the field of audiology goes, no one…yet! I am currently a graduate student in audiology at Purdue University and in a number of classes where I’m learning the foundations of the field. Therefore, I’ll be learning with you.
Be prepared for a (semi) constant stream of information of important, critical, public health information.