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What Happens to Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable with the Sale of a Hearing Care Practice?

Craig A. Castelli

August 31, 2015

What usually happens with accounts receivable and accounts payable in the sale of a hearing care practice?   Read More


How can Rechargeable Hearing Aid Solutions Help Audiologists Respond to Disruptive Market Forces?

Barry A. Freeman, PhD

August 31, 2015

How can rechargeable hearing aid solutions help audiologists respond to disruptive market forces like PSAPs, as well as increased competition?   Read More


What is the Impact of the Sivantos Strategic Partnership with audibene?

Alina Urdaneta

August 24, 2015

Sivantos recently announced a strategic partnership and investment agreement with audibene. How might this impact hearing care professionals in the US?   Read More


How Have Wearables Expanded Access for People with Disabilities?

Morten Hansen

August 24, 2015

It's been 25 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, and as an audiologist I've seen a lot of changes during that time. Is the growth of wearables having an impact in this...   Read More

  


How Can Patient Financing Help My Business?

Randy Baldwin

August 17, 2015

Question: I have seen cost becoming more of an issue for my patients lately. Can patient financing help my business?   Read More


How Does the Performance of Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAP) Compare to Hearing Aids?

H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

August 10, 2015

Has anyone ever looked at testing the performance of personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) that you purchase online or at retail stores, versus hearing aids?   Read More


Hearing Aid Batteries FAQs

Jenna Rebout, Denis Carpenter

August 3, 2015

I have a few “Frequently Asked Questions” that we get from our patients about batteries. The first is, how long should you wait after taking the tab off a battery before inserting it into...   Read More


How do EMR and TIMS Audiology Software Version 6 Work Together?

Jerod Schaefer

July 27, 2015

How does TIMS Audiology Software Version 6 support the electronic medical record (EMR) or electronic health record (EHR)?   Read More


What is the Starkey Hearing Foundation's Listen Carefully Initiative?

Dave Fabry, PhD, Taylor Joseph

July 20, 2015

I’m seeing more and more kids in my practice with hearing loss from noise. How does Starkey Hearing Foundation’s Listening Carefully initiative address this alarming issue?   Read More


Are there Easy Patient Financing Options for Hearing Aids?

Ridge Sampson

July 20, 2015

Is there an easy financing program for my patients that won’t take me a lot of time to implement or execute?   Read More


What are the Key Features of Phonak's Bolero V?

Martin Grieder, Bill Dickinson, AuD

July 13, 2015

What are the key features of Phonak’s Bolero V, on the Venture platform, and what products are available in this family?   Read More


What are the Differences in Direct Drive vs. Skin Drive Bone Conduction Systems?

Ravi Sockalingam, PhD

June 29, 2015

What are the differences in implantable and non-implantable bone anchored systems?   Read More


How Does OneMic Directionality in Siemens binax Instruments Work?

Eric Branda, AuD

June 29, 2015

The Siemens binax platform features binaural OneMic directionality. How exactly does that work?   Read More


What are Realistic Expectations for Hearing Aid Battery Life?

Jenna Rebout, Denis Carpenter

June 22, 2015

What do you recommend we tell our patients in terms of realistic expectations when it comes to hearing aid battery life, since it varies so much from person to person?   Read More


Will I Lose Revenue on Battery Sales if I Move to Rechargeable Solutions?

Barry A. Freeman, PhD

June 15, 2015

My patients are asking for rechargeable technology in their hearing aids, but won’t I lose revenue on battery sales if I move to rechargeable solutions?   Read More


What are the Key Features of Unitron's North Hearing Instrument Platform?

Bruce Brown

June 8, 2015

What are the key features of the new North hearing instrument platform from Unitron?   Read More


How can I Use the Communications Center in TIMS Audiology Software Version 6?

Jerod Schaefer

June 1, 2015

TIMS Audiology Software Version 6 includes a Communications Center. How can I use it to benefit my practice?   Read More


How do you Estimate Hearing Aid Battery Life from the Datasheet?

Denis Carpenter

May 18, 2015

Is the battery current drain on the hearing aid datasheet a good estimate to give my patient? What if my patient is using wireless streaming or other advanced features?   Read More


How Can You Use the Skull Simulator for Testing Bone Anchored Hearing Systems?

Ravi Sockalingam, PhD

May 18, 2015

Is there anything clinically available to test the real-ear equivalent of bone anchored processors?   Read More


What is Unique About the ZPower Rechargeable Solution for Hearing Aids?

Barry A. Freeman, PhD

May 11, 2015

What does ZPower offer in terms of rechargeable solutions for hearing aids, and how is it the same or different as what is currently on the market?   Read More