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1993    "The Americans with Disabilities Act:  How will it impact you?"  WTAE radio program "Dimitri - Live" (July, 1993)

1994    "Aural Rehabilitation Interactive software saves time, enhances quality of service" Advance Magazine (Zarrella, S.), 4 (29), 4, 7.

1995    “The Wide Wired World of Hearing Care:  Travels on the info superhighway” The Hearing Journal, 48, 18-20.

1995     “Americans with Disabilities Update”  North Hills News Record, January, 1995.

1995    "Audiologists seek etiology, intervention for nonstimulation" Advance Magazine (Zarrella, S.), 5 (6), 13, 17.

1996     "Our Healthy Community" Earl Belle Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S., host, WCXJ/AM (1550).

     “Swimming safety and children”  Ralph Iannoti, reporter, KDKA (TV 4).
    "Hearing Aids and Alzheimer Disease" Terri Taylor, talk show host, WQED (TV13), Health

             News show.

1999    "High-tech hearing aids" Focus on Health in the Jewish Chronicle, Ben Wecht, Freelance Writer, subscription of 12,000, March 18, 1999.

1999    "The American with Disabilities Act:  Is it really helping the hearing impaired?" interviewed and quoted for the cover story of The Hearing Journal (February 1999).

1999     "Clinician Focus" Physician's Practice Digest, Vivian Smith, Freelance writer, June 1999.

"Simpler, smaller, smarter:  New advances in hearing aid technology"  Alive and Well Program, sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Station Square Sheraton,

             Pittsburgh, PA (54 attendees), May, 1999.

1999     "People the Times"  University Times, July 22, 1999, p.11.

1999    "Sensory systems and aging."  Aging Today, journal of the American Society on Aging, Claudia Miller, Freelance writer, August, 1999.

"Hearing Aids Help Alzheimer's Patients and Caregivers" News Flash-Research Periscope

             in Pitt Magazine, Amy Notarius, Staff Writer, August, 1999.

1999    "Experts debate key fitting issues:  LDLs, kneepoints, and high frequencies", The Hearing Journal, H.Gustav Mueller, October, 1999.

1999    “Soundfield systems for our schools” Philadelphia Inquirer, Mary Ann Uhlman, writer, (October, 1999).

1999    “Assistive Listening for the Hearing-Impaired”  Health Focus with Mary Rob Jackson on the 5 o’clock news, KDKA (TV 4).

1999     "Campus Newsmakers", Pitt Magazine, Staff Writer, December, 1999.

2000    "Members tell us why they became audiologists" The Hearing Journal, David Kirkwood, Editor, March, 2000.

2000    "Can Aerobics be Hazardous to Your (Hearing) Health?"  Zenith Woman, Lora Garrick, Freelance writer, February, 2000.

2000    "Telephone hearing screening"  Focus on Health in the Jewish Chronicle, Freelance Writer, April, 2000.

"Questions and Answers about Hearing Loss - May is Better Speech and Hearing Month", B94 radio, Infiniti Broadcasting, Shellie Duffie Sunday Morning Health Show, May, 2000.

2000    “Disposable hearing aids for mild hearing loss now available” Physicians News Digest (October, 2000, v.6 (3), p.16).

2000    “Disposable aids for mild losses” UPMC Presbyterian Physician (November, 2000, v.9 (11), p.8)

“The Woman Doctor’s Guide to Health and Healing” (Elizabeth Shimer, author)

2002     Interview with Greg Coy, Philly/Tri-State Cable station.

Post Gazette, staff reporter, “Implantable Hearing Aids” (March 20, 2002)
Ivanhoe Broadcast News, “Hearing Aid Advances” (March 2003)

2003    Physician’s News Digest, “Clinical trials assess impact of directional hearing aids” (March, 2003)

2003    The Canada Council for the Arts (, Natural History Radio; The Natural History of Sound Documentary Series (April, 2003)

2003    Announcing the Musician’s Hearing Center, Post Gazette, City Paper, WTAE (TV 4)

2003    Hearing Protection for Musicians with Mary Anne VanDeVelde, WPXI (September, 2003)

Becoming an Audiologist, interview with K. Fenton from Center Stage

2004    Ask and Expert Column: Do hearing aids help in noise?, New Pittsburgh Courier (July, 2004)

2005    How to Save Your Ears, (,21770,1012179,00.html)

            Real Simple Magazine, Nina Willdorf, p. 38 (February 2005)

2005    Ivanhoe Broadcast News, “Hearing Protection for Instrumentalists” (April 2005)

2005    WJAS, one hour interview regarding the Musician’s Hearing Center (May, 2005)

2005    UPMC Health Journal (Radio: 60):  Hearing Loss. (August 2005)

2005    Classes, new devices can help, Tribune Review (October 2005)

2005    UPMC Health Journal (, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (October 30, 2005)

2006    Stick it in your ear!  Popularity of wireless ear pieces lessening the stigma of hearing aids, Post-Gazette (Linda Wilson Fuoco, January 25, 2006)

2006    Do iPod earbuds cause problems?  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Timothy McNulty, February 8, 2006)

2006    Being a Steeler Fan can be Good for Your Health,  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (February 2006)

2006    What is new in hearing aids?  Jewish Chronicle (March 2006)

2006    Speaking Up: Baby boomers aren’t suffering hearing loss in silence (Bob Karlovits) Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (March 26, 2006)

2006    The din of dinner. (Marlene Parrish) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (August 20, 2006)

2006    Checkups, Woman’s Day Magazine (November, 2006)

2007    Connected:  New device changes life of hearing-impaired, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (October 9, 2007).

2007    Danger of Loud Toys, WTAE (December, 2007)

2007    NIHL Prevention for Student Musicians, Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, 18(7), 7-9.

2008    Interview related to school-based program for musicians in the Advance for Audiologists (March, 2008)

2008    Danger of MP3 players, Channel 11 with Stacia Erdos (May 29, 2008)

2008    Understanding hearing health care, Post Gazette (July 30, 2008)

2008    Relearning How to Hear, Post Gazette by Pohla Smith (September 3, 2008)

2008    Hearing protection for student musicians: Pittsburgh School Program Works with Musicians’ Hearing Center (Naquin Shafer), ASHA Leader, 13(13), September 23, 2008

2008    The Pittsburgh Educator (description of the hearing protection program in the schools) vol.1, no. 1 (Fall, 2008).

2008    Interview in InTune Magazine (Musicians’ Center) (December, 2008)

2008    Interview in Upper St. Clair Magazine (Musicians’ Center) (December, 2008)

2009    Training Yourself to Listen More Quietly in Men’s Health (with Maria Masters) (May, 2009, p.80)

2009    Women’s Health Magazine Interview (12/09, page 69).

2009    Training yourself to listen to quieter music, Men’s Health Magazine interview (July, 2009)

2009    G-20 Summit: Polic use acoustic warfare to disperse crowds. 1001/US Acoustic.warfare.protesters/

2009    The Art of Medical Cooperation. (X,31, 11/16/09)

2009    Steeler Super Bowl Tips, Protecting your hearing during the game, Shelley Duffy, KDKA (January 2009)

2010    WTAE Radio Interview with Jim Cunningham, “Beethoven’s Hearing.”

2010    CareADvantage: Alzheimer Magazine for Caregivers “Is it hearing loss? Only testing can tell.” (Winter/Spring 2010, p.22-26)

2010    Focus on Hearing Protection, July/August 2010 Hearing Review Products, page14 (interview by Judy O’Rourke

2010    Noise-Induced hearing loss is completely preventable (Post Gazette, Katie Falloon, Wed, June 23, 2010).

2010    Facets Magazine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, interview about promoting community health through the Musicians’ Hearing Center (interview by Lindy Kravec)

2011    On Topic:  UPMC Center for Audiology


2011    KDKA Morning Show with Larry and John. Radio interview about noise induced hearing loss and children. (April 2011).

2011    Participated in the Eye and Ear Foundation Development Video focused on Hearing and Balance (April-May 2011).

2011    MP3 players and damage to the ears, story in the Greensburg Tribune-Review, interviewed by Stacey Federoff (November 24, 2011).

2011    TV interview for Channel 33, Mercer County, PA. (December 2011)

2012    MERP and UPMC Center for Audiology and Hearing Aids partner with Quota International of Hermitage to help prevent hearing loss in music students.  Press release (January 2012)

2012    What? MERP is recycling hearing aids?  Article appeared in the Greenville Record Argus, May 15, 2012.

2012    “Band told of harm to hearing” Sharpesville Herald, Mercer County (Joy Leiker reporter). August 21, 2012.

2012    “What we take for granted” Views and Voices, November 2012.

2012    “Sound Decision” Greenville News, September 2012.

2012    “Do you hear what I hear?” Sharon Herald, September 11, 2012.

2012    “The sound of freedom” Life and Times, September, 2012.

2012    Radio Interview on Froggy 95.1 (one hour talk show), September 13, 2012.

2012    Radio Interview on WPIC (1/2 hour talk show), September 13, 2012.

2013    Tribune Review, Firefighters exposed to harmful noise (Adam Brandoff), April 23, 2013

2013    New York Times, When Hearing Aids Won’t Do (Judith Graham), June 12, 2013

2013    “Promoting interventional audiology” UPMC Marketing Video (December 10, 2013)

2013    UMass Alumni Newsletter, Remembering the NAIADS, December 6, 2013

2014    “Hearing Loss and Musicians” Rocket to the Stars (January, 2014)

2014    Pittsburgh Sports, interview (1/28/14) about the impact of hearing loss in the NFL (story focused on Derrick  Coleman and the Super Bowl)

2014    Post Gazette, story about new “iPhone” hearing aids (April , 2014)

2014    City Paper, Musician’s Health (June 18, 2014)

2014    San Jose Mercury News (Heather Somerville, reporter). Article on the Soundhawk ,hearing improvement technology (June 2014)

2014    Post-Trauma Interdisciplinary Outpatient Clinic with audiology featured:

2014    Tribune Review, story about Pitt Football Player with hearing loss (Jerry Dipaola) http:/ (September, 2014).

2014    Union Town Herald Standard (9/30/2014) interview about selecting hearing aids, being an educated consumer

2015    New Courier and Community PARTners, Esther Bush. Hearing…Don’t take it for granted. (February 25, 2015).

2015    Medtech Insight, Heather Lindsey. Trends and technologies in hearing aids. (March 10, 2015).

2015    Post-gazette “High-fidelity earplugs preserve hearing by Laura Byko. -earplugs-perserve-hearing/stories/201504060017 (April 21, 2015)

2015    Advance Magazine, Valerie Neff Newitt, What can audiologists do to help prevent hearing loss in patients? (May, 2015)

2015    Intune Monthly, Emile Menasche “Hearing protection outreach program” (May, 2015)

2016    ASHA Leader, Haley Blum “PSAPs” (January, 2016)

2016    We Practice What We Teach, FACETS (Spring/Summer 2016, Linda Kravec)

2016    Hear CARE. It’s Not Just About Hearing, FACETS (Fall/Winter 2016, Linda Kravec)

2016    The Real World, FACETS (focus on HearUP program; Fall/Winter 2016, Linda Kravec)

2016    Our Pledge. Our Responsibility. Our Future. SHRS in the Community, FACETS (Fall/Winter, Linda Kravec)

2016    Tuned In: No. 1 Viewer Complaint: Loud Background Music, Rob Owen, Post Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA  (4/22/2016)

2016    Women and Tinnitus, Shape Magazine (9/27/2016).

2016    PBS, Next Avenue (website) Living Well over 50: Hearing Loss and Treatment Options. (11/7/2016).

2016    Philadelphia Inquirer, Tom Avril (Health and Science Reporter), Hearing Loss and Cell Phones, published in the Sunday Help Section  (December 2016).

2017    UPMC Blog re: CDC study:

2017    UPMC Media Relations Newsroom page

2017    ASHA Leader – Out of the Booth (5/5/17)

2017    Philadelphia Inquirer Can’t hear on your cellphone? Here’s help. January 26, 2017

2017    Philadelphia Inquirer: http://ww.phillycom/philly/health/beyonce-pregnant-hearing-cochella-gram...

2017    Deer Creek Newspaper, Hearing Protection (10/12/17)

2017    Caregiver magazine. Hearing and Cognitive Decline. (10/21/17)

2017    Consumer Reports on Health – On Your Mind (Sari Harrar) Latest approaches to treating/living with tinnitus.

2017    Consumer Reports (Hallie Levine). Questions to ask before purchasing a hearing aid. (September 8, 2017).

2017    Consumer Reports (Hallie Levine). Hearing loss and Social Isolation. (10/10/17).

2018    ASHA Leader, Interview for Interventional Audiology, 2/2018.

2018    Community Connections, UPMC Senior Communities, UPMC Services Support Senior Communities Residents, Spring/Summer Magazine, 10-11.

2018    Sight and Sound, Eye and Ear Foundation Magazine, HearUP – to make sure nobody falls through the cracks, Carrie Fogel, 1, 5.

2018    Advice for graduates, Video, University of Pittsburgh office of the Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (April, 2018).

2018    Violinists lawsuit against opera house for hearing loss is heard around the orchestra world, Post Gazette, Jeremy Reynolds, Sunday April 15, 2018.

2018 Earplugs for Sleep (June, 2018).

2018    UPMC On Topic – Protect Your Hearing (June, 2018)

2018    UPMC On Topic – Navigating Hearing Health Care (June, 2018)

2018    Men’s Health  Hearing Protection (October 9, 2018)

2018    AARP (Christina Ianzito) Self-fitting hearing aids (October 9, 2018)

2018    Consumer Reports: Hearing Screening (Hallie Levine). (12/13/2018)

2019    ABC News, hearing loss because of noise levels at the superbowl (2/3/2019)


2019    Expansion of hearing aid coverage for children and Medicaid adults, The Hearing Journal (2/15/2019)

2019    Consumer Reports Cover Story, What to know about tinnitus (Hallie Levine) (3/11/2019)

2019    Otolaryngology Research Update, Interventional Audiology: Clinical Advancements and New Research (interview, April, 2019)

2019    Headway Magazine, Audiology Services in a Survivorship Clinic (4/1/2019)

2019    Ken Leiser, Catholic Health World, OTC HAs (6/27/2019)

2019    Medtech Insight – online journal (interview 7/23/2019)

2019    SHRS Facets Magazine, History of the Audiology Program (interview, 7/2019)

2019    SHRS Faculty Spotlight Videos (7/26/2019)

2019    Hallie Levine, Consumer Reports, What hearing protection works at concerts? (8/12/2019)

2019    Vidya Rao, Robb Report (Lifestyle Magazine), Restaurant Noise (8/15/2019)

2019    Hallie Levine, Consumer Reports, Hearing Screening in Adults (8/27/2019)

2019    Kristen Fischer,  Healthline, Hearing, dementia, depression, and falls (9/08/2019)

2019    Dr. Radio on SeriusXM, October is Audiology Awareness Month (9/25/19)

2019    AAA President’s Video Message (10/19)

2019    CQ Roll Call (Capital Hill newsletter), What audiologists think about medicare coverage of hearing aids and related services (11/18/19)

2019    Linkwell Health, BC/BS Hearing loss and health outcomes, Sue Treiman (11/3/2019)

2019    AAA President’s Video Message (12/19)

2019    Interview for the “World is Listening” (p. 26-27) FACETS Magazine, SHRS 50th Anniversary (Fall/Winter 2019)