Tagged: Training

Your next hearing aid could be a video game - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 08, 2018

Dana Boebinger, Harvard University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Roughly 15 percent of Americans report some sort of hearing difficulty; trouble understanding conversations in noisy environments is one of the most common complaints. Unfortunately, there’s not much doctors or audiologists can do. Hearing aids can amplify things for … Read More

Education – private and public benefits - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Oct 11, 2016

Massey University’s Professor Giselle Byrnes, Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Research, Academic and Enterprise), writes on the public benefits of tertiary education in this past week’s NBR. She makes a good case for the existence of public benefits; the main thrust of the piece is that the Productivity Commission’s report on tertiary pays insufficient heed to the public benefits while focusing on … Read More

Becoming a SAVVY Scientist - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 30, 2012

For the past two days I have been attending New Zealand’s first Science Media SAVVY workshop. Developed by the Science Media Centre with contributions by Michael Brown, a media skills trainer with Skillset and Dr Mark Quigley, who also contributed to the funding of the workshop using part of his Prime Minister’s Science Media Communication Prize.* It was … Read More

Hard to Get - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 28, 2010

Dean Scanlen makes an impassioned plea for stricter driving license laws in the Herald today. I have much sympathy with his call to make the driving test more comprehensive. I have long been an advocate of making the defensive driving and the advanced driving courses compulsory for learner drivers. This would certainly provide new drivers [...] Related posts: … Read More

Too Much of a Good Thing - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jun 19, 2010

Until this morning, I did not know who Peter Snell was. I was, therefore, somewhat surprised to see a large front page spread in the Weekend Herald getting all excited about a 71-year-old man having heart disease. It seemed to me to be somewhat reminiscent of the famous “cat stuck in tree” line. I was [...] Related posts: … Read More

Spam Journalism #62 - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 31, 2009

Spam Journalism: The spurious use of sensational headlines to add spice to an otherwise pointless article. Well, half the headline is ok… DHBs, union clash over plan to axe 20 doctors Plans to cut 20 resident doctor positions at Auckland hospitals will increase the pressure on remaining staff and threatens standards of patient care, a unionist says. But the [...] … Read More