Back in 1990, Gus and Mead Killion were lamenting that while the AI was certainly important, there just had to be a simple way for clinicians to do the calculations. Chas Pavlovic has just published a a four-frequency approach, but Gus and Mead thought that they could do better—enter the 100-Dots-Audiogram, which became more widely used than ever imagined. Twenty years later, it was revised to accommodate the new SII standard. The 2010 audiogram, available below, is NOT copyrighted. Enjoy.
Speech Recognition Testing—Let’s just agree to do it right!
In 2020, Gus and Ben Hornsby wrote a 20Q (actually 40Q) review article on speech recognition testing. While most of what they said had been known for decades, it rapidly became the most read article ever published at AudiologyOnline, with over 3000 audiologists (and still counting) obtaining CEUs and writing reviews.
The need for real-ear verification
Something that Gus has been writing about since the 1980s. Here are some more recent articles that sum up his thoughts, complete with a review of the supporting evidence.
Tribute articles for Robyn Cox and Mike Valente
Marshall Chasin, editor of the Canadian Audiologist, has done a great job of putting together special issues for Robyn Cox and Mike Valente. Gus has contributed to both.
The KEMAR tells all in this exclusive interview
Now nearing 50 years of age, in this exclusive interview from 2006, the world-renowned manikin shares his memories. It’s the only known record of the KEMAR story “in his own words.” An appearance at www.earTunes.com followed shortly after.
Famous audiologists tell humorous stories about themselves
A few years back, Marshall Chasin and Gus were sitting around a cocktail table, having a few beverages, and as usual starting telling humorous stories about their life as an audiologist. And as usual, they started repeating what they remembered of stories that they had heard from other audiologists. And then, a moment of clear thinking prevailed . . . Why not put all these stories into one article? They did.
Gus makes the best of his limited hobbies
Some funGus interviews from over the years
Over several glasses of port, Paul Dybala and Gus go back to the 1960s
Talking with Carolyn Smaka: A few more stories
This Week In Hearing: Gus and Bob Traynor talk about 50 years of hearing aid fitting