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Hearing Aid Selection and Fitting Tips Gleaned from Recent Research

Gus Mueller, PhD

May 23, 2016

The first thing I would like to talk about is the Acceptable Noise Level (ANL) test that was developed at the University of Tennessee, based on the research of Anna Nabelek dating back to 1991. For th...   Read More


Hearing Aid Directionality with Binaural Processing

Jennifer Groth, MA

May 23, 2016

The fact that two ears are better than one is well-established. The human auditory system integrates information from both ears providing benefits in terms of loudness, localization, sound quality, no...   Read More


FRESH Noise - A Fresh Approach to Pediatric Testing

Keeley Moore, MA, CCC-A, FAAA, Dawn Violetto, AuD

May 16, 2016

Keeley Moore: FRESH noise, or frequency-specific hearing assessment noise, is a narrowband noise (NBN) stimulus designed for the purpose of measuring hearing thresholds. It is frequency specific due t...   Read More


20Q: Interventional Audiology - Changing the Way We Deliver Care

Brian Taylor, AuD

May 9, 2016

Question 1: Interventional audiology? I’m not too sure exactly what that is? Answer: Well, it can be a lot of different things. In general, when we use the term interventional audiology, we are refe...   Read More

 


An Update on Modified Verification Approaches for Frequency Lowering Devices

Danielle Glista, PhD, Marianne Hawkins, MCISc, Susan Scollie, PhD

May 2, 2016

Frequency lowering (FL) devices have been around for decades, offering signal processing designed to improve audibility of sounds for listeners with high-frequency hearing loss. Within the literature,...   Read More


Synergy: Made for Life

Luis F. Camacho, AuD, FAAA

April 25, 2016

Luis Camacho: I’m excited to introduce a recently released line of products and product families through the new Starkey platform, Synergy. Today’s session will be an overview of the new line. In...   Read More


HIV/AIDS Overview: Catalyst for Change in Infection Control

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD, FAAA

April 25, 2016

Editor’s note: This text-based course is a transcript of the webinar, HIV/AIDS Overview: Catalyst for Change in Infection Control, presented by A.U. Bankaitis, PhD, FAAA. This course serves as a...   Read More


ReSound's Directional Philosophy

John Nelson, PhD

April 18, 2016

Dr. John Nelson: Today I will discuss how ReSound implements directional processing in our hearing aids. We know that directional hearing aids provide a significant benefit in laboratory settings. Whe...   Read More


20Q: Predicting the Future of Audiology

Ian M. Windmill, PhD

April 11, 2016

So can we forecast the future of audiology? We certainly can try. In this case, we take what we know or understand about the past and current state of the profession, and then consider what will happe...   Read More

  


What's in a Fitting? An Examination of Real World Fitting Protocols

Stephen A. Hallenbeck, AuD, Wendy Switalski, AuD

March 28, 2016

Professional organizations such as the American Academy of Audiology, the Independent Hearing Aid Fitting Forum and others have provided hearing care practitioners with protocols to standardize the he...   Read More


Helping Patients Find Their Stride

Bill Christman, AuD

March 28, 2016

Unitron launched the North platform in Spring of 2015. We now have double the processing power and physical memory, which drives new, sophisticated features and a new approach to the automatic program...   Read More


Building a Sustainable Private Practice

Chelsea Diles Treseder, Bill Diles

March 28, 2016

Chelsea Treseder: Welcome to today’s course, Building a Sustainable Private Practice. I have spent most of my life in the hearing industry. My parents have run a private practice here in North...   Read More


Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP): How Do I Get Started?

Jill Craig

March 21, 2016

I would like to begin with a vocabulary review so that we are on the same page. The VEMP investigates otolith and vestibular nerve function. Dysfunction is characterized by feeling similar to being on...   Read More


Understanding the Components of a Written Infection Control Plan

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD, FAAA

March 21, 2016

During this course, we will review the written infection plan as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Why do we need to have a written infection control plan? While ho...   Read More

 


MarkeTrak 9 Points the Way in a Time of Change

Carole Rogin, Harvey B. Abrams, PhD

March 21, 2016

Carole Rogin: The Hearing Industries Association, HIA, is comprised of the companies whom you depend for the excellent technology for your patients with hearing loss. On behalf of all of the HIA membe...   Read More

  


20Q: Tinnitus and Hyperacusis - Beyond the Ear

Richard Salvi, PhD

March 14, 2016

As auditory neuroscientists, we are mainly concerned with the way in which the different dimensions of sound (e.g., intensity, frequency and time) activate specific regions of the peripheral or centra...   Read More

  


Vanderbilt Audiology's Journal Club: The Value of Cohort Studies in the Study of Vestibular System Function and Balance

Gary Jacobson, PhD, Devin L. McCaslin, PhD, Kaylee Todd, AuD

March 8, 2016

Today we are going to talk about the power of cohort studies. We know it is impossible to read everything in the literature, and we will demonstrate that there is value in paying attention to what are...   Read More

  


Understanding and Treating Severe and Profound Hearing Loss

Donald Schum, PhD

February 29, 2016

Oticon has a history of creating excellent solutions for patients with severe-to-profound hearing loss. With the release of Oticon Dynamo, Sensei Super Power, and the Plus Power products in our perfor...   Read More

 


The Influence of Cognitive Factors on Outcomes with Frequency Lowering

Jennifer Schumacher, AuD

February 29, 2016

IntroductionSince frequency lowering technology has become commercially available in modern digital hearing aids, researchers have set out to determine what benefits this technology could provide hear...   Read More


Music Lovers and Hearing Aids

Gyorgy Varallyay, PhD, Soren Vase Legarth, M.Sc.E.E., Tish Ramirez, AuD

February 26, 2016

Some people cannot imagine life without music - it relaxes, inspires, and for many, completes their lives. Music has a different meaning for each person, and there are individual preferences, but most...   Read More