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Are AuD Programs Available for Master's Level Audiologists?

Girija Sundar, PhD

January 9, 2017

I am an audiologist with a Master’s degree looking to update my skills and earn my AuD. Are bridge programs still available for students like me?   Read More

What ICD-10 Code is Appropriate for Normal Hearing Bilaterally with No Other Symptoms?

Kim Cavitt, AuD

January 2, 2017

What ICD-10 code is appropriate for normal hearing bilaterally with no other symptoms? Is is appropriate to use H91.90?   Read More

Is it Always Necessary to Test Both Ears When Conducting an ABR to Estimate Hearing Sensitivity?

James W. Hall III, PhD

December 19, 2016

Do you always test both ears when conducting ABR testing in infants to estimate hearing sensitivity, or is there a protocol for estimating the opposite ear in certain cases?   Read More


Do You Have Suggestions for Cost Saving Tips for Practice and Office Management?

Lance Brown, John Berry, Tom Crisman, Chris Nash

December 1, 2016

Do you have suggestions for cost saving tips for practice and office management?   Read More

How Can I Advance my Skills and Differentiate Myself as an Audiologist?

Girija Sundar, PhD

November 28, 2016

I’m in private practice and interested in continually advancing my skills and differentiating myself from my competition. What does Salus offer in this regard?   Read More

Are Cochlear Implants Utilized Worldwide?

Jan Janssen

November 21, 2016

Cochlear implants are a proven treatment for severe and profound hearing loss. Do you have any statistics regarding how many people need cochlear implants versus how many people receive them on a glo...   Read More

What is the Minimum Age for a Bone Anchored Hearing System?

Mary Humitz, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA

November 14, 2016

What is the youngest age a child can be fit with a bone anchored hearing system?   Read More


How Do I Troubleshoot Hearing Aid Directional Test Measurements?

Dave Smriga, MA

November 14, 2016

I’m just starting to measure hearing aid directionality in my test box, but I sometimes get confusing results such as no test curve separation between the omni-directional and directional microp...   Read More

How Will Sensors and Other Wearable Technology Integrate with Hearing Aids of the Future?

Simon Carlile, PhD

November 11, 2016

I've been reading about the potential for sensors to be integrated into hearing instruments and I think it's very exciting. What do you think is a realistic timeline for integrating this type...   Read More

What is National Microtia Awareness Day?

Melissa Tumblin

November 7, 2016

What is National Microtia Awareness Day, and how can professionals get involved?   Read More


What Models are Available in Sonic's New Celebrate Product Line?

Erin Reichert, MS

October 24, 2016

What models are available in Sonic's new Celebrate product line?   Read More

How Can I Maximize my Equipment Purchases While Minimizing the Financial Impact?

Jackie Phillips, AuD

October 18, 2016

How can I maximize my equipment purchases while minimizing the financial impact?   Read More

Is Speech-in-Noise Testing Worth the Effort?

Gus Mueller, PhD

October 10, 2016

I fit a lot of hearing aids in my practice and am always looking for ways to improve my game. Is adding speech-in-noise testing worth the effort, and if so, what will I gain from adding it to my clin...   Read More


What New Audiology-Related ICD 10 Codes and Changes Went Into Effect on October 1, 2016?

Kim Cavitt, AuD

October 4, 2016

What new audiology-related ICD 10 codes and changes went into effect on October 1, 2016?   Read More

What are the Benefits of the New Soft Healing Cap with the Ponto System?

Rebecca Cihocki, AuD

September 26, 2016

What are the benefits of the new soft healing cap with the Oticon Medical Ponto system?   Read More

Do Patients Have An Obligation to Disclose an Active Disease?

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD, FAAA

September 19, 2016

Do patients have an obligation to disclose an active disease (e.g., HIV) that they may have?   Read More

Where Does an Audiologist Begin When Assessing a Patient with Tinnitus?

Clement Sanchez, Wendy Switalski, AuD

September 12, 2016

Is tinnitus considered a hearing disorder? Where does an audiologist begin when assessing a patient with tinnitus symptoms?   Read More

Can You Show an Example of a Hearing Aid Directional Test?

Dave Smriga, MA

September 12, 2016

I’m just getting started at measuring hearing aid directionality in my test box. Do you have an example of what such a measurement might look like?   Read More


Any Tips of the Trade for Audiology Equipment Service and Calibration?

Kris Phillips, Eric Melton, John Brewer, Robert Gray, Tom Crisman

September 5, 2016

Any “tips of the trade” for practice owners and audiologists when it comes to equipment service and calibration?   Read More

What is the Battery Life of the Oticon Medical Streamer?

Mary Humitz, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA

August 29, 2016

What is the battery life of the Oticon Medical Streamer?   Read More