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Dr. Jane Madell Brings Expertise in Pediatrics to Her New Blog at Hearinghealthmatters.org

Tucson, AZ - Jane R. Madell, PhD, one of the nation’s pre-eminent pediatric audiologists, has begun blogging at Hearinghealthmatters.org

In Hearing and Kids, Dr. Madell shares with audiologists and with the parents of pediatric patients a wealth of knowledge and experience derived from 30 years of treating children with hearing loss. 

Dr. Madell is currently director of Pediatric Audiology Consulting in New York City. Previously, she was director of the Hearing and Learning Center and co-director of the Cochlear Implant Center at The Ear Institute, New York Eye and Ear infirmary/Beth Israel Medical Center. She was also Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 

In addition to being an audiologist, she is a certified speech-language pathologist and LSLS auditory verbal therapist.


In Hearing and Kids, the latest addition to The Blogs @ Hearing Health and Technology Matters, Dr. Madell covers the full range of issues related to managing hearing loss and other auditory disorders in children, including diagnosis, technology, auditory development, language and literacy, intervention, counseling, and support for kids and families. 

Holly Hosford-Dunn, PhD, editor-in-chief of Hearinghealthmatters.org, describes Jane Madell as “an informed and fearless champion of all things Audiology. She is one of our profession’s earliest activist for pediatric audiology. Like any good activist, Jane takes strong positions. But she also welcomes dissenting opinions and data and encourages dialectic discussion as an important means of furthering our profession.”

Dr. Hosford-Dunn adds, “I have often disagreed with Jane, but I have always emerged from the discussions as a better informed, more fully formed audiologist. I value Jane’s views and welcome her with open arms to our pages.”

The new blog editor’s clinical and research interests have been in the areas of evaluation of hearing in infants and young children; management of pediatric hearing loss; selection and management of technology, including hearing aids, cochlear implants, and FM systems; assessment of auditory function; and evaluation and management of auditory processing disorders.

Jane Madell has published four books, and numerous book chapters and journal articles. She is a frequent presenter at professional and parent meetings.

This latest appointment adds another prominent name in hearing care to the roster of well-known editors at Hearinghealthmatters.org.

Also posting weekly at the independent blog are Dr. Holly Hosford-Dunn, editor-in-chief; David H. Kirkwood, associate editor; and contributing editors Dr. Wayne Staab; K. Ray Katz; Dr. Marshall Chasin, Dr. Bob Traynor, Dr. Alan Desmond, Dr. Judy Huch; Gael Hannan; Fred Cohen, LLM; and Scot Frink, MS.