E. Lisako Jones McKyer, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health with secondary appointments
Adam Pickens, Ph.D., MPH, an assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, is developing a mobile hearing screening application called hEAR. This app, which is self-administered and requires only a set of headphones and an Android device, could take the place of a formal hearing testing in an audiologist’s office.
With the recent fall in gas prices, most drivers might be thinking that now they can afford to take that road trip, take a quick jaunt to the outlet mall, or just drive to work instead of taking public transportation. The trouble is that millions of other drivers are thinking the same thing—which can lead to a jump in traffic fatalities.
Unequal access to health care services is a very real problem facing the medical landscape. Health insurance coverage plays a role in this, but many other unusual factors such as having reliable transportation, how we are treated when we walk through the door of a doctor’s office and our own cultural and personal beliefs all impact how and why we seek medical care.