Dr Steve Taddei

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Steve Taddei is a licensed audiologist in Rockford, Illinois. He hosts and produces the Hearing Tracker Podcast and is a professor at several institutions proctoring courses in acoustics, hearing conservation, and audio arts. Additionally, he remains an active member in the music and audio engineering community. Whether speaking to students or consumers of hearing technology, he aims to promote self-advocacy and increase hearing health awareness. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking, mountain biking, and playing guitar.

Lab Tested: Amazon's Top 4 Hearing Aids Under $200

Amazon hearing aids are much cheaper than Rx models, and they do not require a visit to the doctor's office. But, how do they perform in our...

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How We Test Earplugs

Evaluation of earplugs is hard and no methodology is perfect. We’ve carefully considered many audiological and acoustical decisions. Our process...

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Best Earplugs for Live Music in 2023

This laboratory review includes sound quality and sound protection ratings for the top 8 earplugs including Loop, Eargasm, and Etymotic.

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3DME In-Ear Monitors - Tested in the Lab!

For musicians, audio engineers, or in general those looking for advanced active hearing protection, 3DME In-Ear Monitors offer a comprehensive...

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Eargasm Earplugs Review with Audio Samples

Dr Steve Taddei got his hands on a pair of Eargasm earplugs and measured their performance in the HearingTracker Lab. Experience these new Eargasm...

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Loop Experience Pro Earplug: Expert Review and Audio Samples

I recently acquired Loop Experience Pro Earplugs and measured their performance in the HearingTracker Lab. In my review, I provide my overall...

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Minuendo Lossless Earplugs - Do They Work as Advertised?

Dr Steve Taddei puts the Minuendo Lossless Earplugs to the test in the HearingTracker Audio Lab to test the fit, sound attenuation, and frequency...

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