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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

What are the Key Features and Benefits of the New Inium Sense Platform from Oticon?

Don Schum, PhD

May 4, 2015

What are the key features of the Inium Sense platform and what benefits do they deliver for patients?   Read More


PQRS Reporting

Kim Cavitt, AuD

April 27, 2015

For PQRS, if we do not report on medications, do we have to report on the depression screening, or is it optional?   Read More


Is EBITDA Used for Valuation of a Hearing Care Practice?

Craig A. Castelli, Ronald Gleitman, PhD

April 20, 2015

Is EBITDA usually the standard valuation for a hearing care practice? How does that number determine a selling price - is it that number or a multiple?   Read More

How Long Will Silver Zinc Rechargeable Batteries Last, and How Are they Charged?

Barry A. Freeman, PhD

April 6, 2015

I'm interested in the new ZPower rechargeable solution for hearing aids. How long will the silver zinc rechargeable batteries last, and will the patient need to remove the batteries from their he...   Read More

HearYou from Comfort Audio - FAQ

Bill Bielski, AuD, FAAA

March 30, 2015

How do the transmitter and receiver units in the HearYou hearing set from Comfort Audio pair with one another?   Read More

How do the Number of Years in Practice and Patient Files Affect Practice Valuation?

Craig A. Castelli, Ronald Gleitman, PhD

March 23, 2015

How do the number of years in practice and number of patient files influence the value of a hearing care practice?   Read More

Is the ReSound Portfolio of Smart Hearing Aids Available with Android Phones?

Jennifer Seelman

March 16, 2015

Is the ReSound portfolio of smart hearing aids available with Android smart phones?   Read More


What's the Difference Between Frequency Modulation in FM Systems and Digital Modulation?

Bill Bielski, AuD, FAAA

March 9, 2015

What is the difference between traditional frequency modulation in FM systems and digital modulation that has started to appear on the markets?   Read More

How Can I Save Time on Social Media Marketing for my Business?

Melanie Hecker, AuD

March 2, 2015

I have a Facebook account for my business, but post rather infrequently because my time is too limited. Do you have any suggestions to how to help this situation and get the most from my posts?   Read More

What's New with the ReSound Tinnitus Portfolio?

Michael Piskosz, MS

February 16, 2015

What's new with the ReSound tinnitus portfolio?   Read More

What Non-Hearing Aid Options are Available for Minimal Hearing Loss?

Bill Bielski, AuD, FAAA

February 9, 2015

I have a patient who struggles in noise but is not open to a hearing aid for his mild high-frequency hearing loss. Is there a discreet option the market that I can recommend that will help with noise...   Read More