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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

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