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Experts Update Best Practices for Diagnosis and Treatment of Earwax (Cerumen Impaction)

Important Patient Education on Healthy Ear Care.January 3, 2017 - ALEXANDRIA, VA— An updated clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation published today in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

Treatment Significantly Reduces Chemotherapy-Induced Hearing Loss in Children

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES - Investigators from Children's Hospital Los Angeles and 37 other Children's Oncology Group hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have determined that sodium thiosulfate prevents cisplatin-induced hearing loss in children and adolescents with cancer.

Robert Eastman named Vice President Sales for Unitron US

January 06, 2017 - Plymouth, MN, USA — Unitron, a global innovator of advanced hearing solutions, today announced the appointment of Robert (Bob) Eastman as Vice President of Sales at Unitron US.  Eastman will oversee Unitro

ASHFoundation Awards $740,000 to 68 Individuals

(Rockville, MD - December 21, 2016)  - The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) recently awarded $740,000 in research grants, scholarships, and clinical achievement awards to 68 individuals.

New Memoir by Audiology Pioneer James Jerger

(San Diego, CA – January 4, 2017) – James Jerger: A Life in Audiology captures the author's extraordinary career in audiology spanning more than 60 years and provides a compelling picture of a life dedicated to the understanding of hearing.

CaptionCall Module v2.0 for Noah 4 Provides Ease in Certification for Hearing-Care Professionals

SALT LAKE CITY — CaptionCall, LLC, the leading provider of captioned telephone service for people who have hearing loss, is now offering the CaptionCall Module v2.0 for Noah 4. Using the module to certify eligibility for the CaptionCall phone and service is now easier than ever for patients who need captions to use the phone effectively.

FTC Announces Workshop on Hearing Health and Technology

The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it is hosting a workshop in Washington, DC on April 18, 2017, to examine competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health and technology, particularly hearing aids and devices with similar functions and features.

Audioscan Introduces Multiple Software Improvements - the Most User-Friendly Verifit Ever!

Including dramatically faster data-entry and copy functions, enhanced fitting formulas, and user sound file improvements.

Signia Hearing Aids Named as CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree

New York, NY, January 4, 2017 – Signia today announced that it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree for two of its products, the Cellion™ hearing aid and the myHearing app.

Sale of Otometrics to Natus Medical Incorporated Final

Otometrics begins new era as part of Natus – becomes the world’s largest independent provider of hearing aid fitting solutions.

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20Q: Hearing Loss and Dementia - Association, Link or Causation?

1. I think I pretty much know what dementia is, but what is your definition? ‘Dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that include memory problems, language problems, personality changes or thinking difficulties. More than one hundred types of dementia have been identified. The most common type is Alzheimer’s dementia. The cause of dementia is damage to the brain due to disease (in the case of Alzheimer’s dementia) or a series of strokes (in the case of vascular dementia). Dementia is a progressive degenerative disease, which means that a person with dementia has more and more difficulty with memory, understanding and communication over time.
Piers Dawes, PhD

Efficacy of the Individual Components of a Tinnitus Management Protocol

Tinnitus is a perception of sound in the ears or head in the absence of an actual physical sound. Tinnitus represents one of the most common and distressing otologic problems, and it can cause various somatic and psychological disorders that interfere with the quality of life (Yetiser et al., 2002). Approximately 12 million individuals in the United States have been diagnosed with tinnitus, of which ~1 million have severe tinnitus interfering with their daily activities (Meikle, 1997; Tyler & Baker, 1983). Various treatment methods from medications to electrical stimulation to alternative medicine have been investigated, but all have limited efficacy at present. These treatments are generally aimed at reducing or eliminating the tinnitus perception, and have been largely unsuccessful in that goal.
Christina T. Stocking, AuD, Nancy A. Stecker, PhD

The Role of Audiology in an Evidence-based Tinnitus Program

 Learning OutcomesAfter this course learners will be able to:Describe the most recent AAO-HNS guidelines and the clinical evidence supporting them.Explain how the most recent AAO-HNS tinnitus guidelines can be put into practice by clinical audio
Brian Taylor, AuD, Sara L. Mattson, AuD

20Q: Rehabilitative Audiology - Remaining Competitive in a Changing Hearing Healthcare Environment

1. I know you’ve talked about the importance of rehabilitative audiology for many years. Still have the same beliefs today? Nancy Tye-Murray: Even more so! This is a crucial topic. The ground is shifting rapidly and many audiologists are expressing concerns about how changing government rules and regulations, new technologies such as personal sound amplification products (PSAPs), automated hearing tests, and inexpensive hearing aids offered by discount stores will impinge on their professional territory and even their livelihood.
Nancy Tye-Murray, PhD

A Comparison of HyperSound and Conventional Loudspeaker Transmission Characteristics in an Anechoic Environment

There are numerous listener benefits when listening to directional sound sources, including perceived improvements in the quality and clarity of sound. The HyperSound® Audio System uses ultrasonic technology to create sound in the air. HyperSound transmits a narrow beam of sound, which focuses an incident beam of sound in a direct path to the listener, unlike conventional audio speakers. Recently, HyperSound became commercially available as a home audio device. In this study, the sound transmission characteristics of the HyperSound emitters were compared with conventional loudspeakers in an anechoic chamber.
Shaum Bhagat, PhD, Anusha Yellamsetty, MS, Brian Taylor, AuD

Helping Your Patients with Tinnitus: Signia Tinnitus Therapy Feature

First, we're going to take you through the epidemiology and mechanisms of tinnitus. Then, we will explain how to adjust the Signia tinnitus therapy feature for your patients. This may be review for many of you, but we think it's important that we are all on the same page with regard to our tinnitus patients.
Leanne Powers, AuD, Jennifer Gehlen, AuD

How to Overcome the Struggles of Pediatric Hearing Loss

Having unilateral hearing loss is like having an invisible disability. Although the person can still hear, communicate and respond in many situations, they are often missing out on much of what is said, especially in dynamic listening situations. People with unilateral hearing loss may have to work extra hard to figure out what they have missed in conversation. There may be a delay in their response time, as they are continually trying to make sense of what was just said. This can be exhausting, as their brain is compensating to fill in the blanks of conversations.
Mary Humitz, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA, Melissa Tumblin

Hearing Aid Batteries: The Past, Present, and Future

Modern digital hearing aids offer a huge variety of form factors, features, and wireless connectivity options that allow for individual hearing solutions. However, the price of functions like situation-based real-time processing, binaural algorithms, or streaming is an increased demand on battery performance. So far, the topic of efficient powering has received only scant attention, but this may change soon due to the many good reasons for using rechargeable batteries.
Heike Heuermann, PhD, Rebecca Herbig, AuD

Notch Therapy: A New Approach to Tinnitus Treatment

Tinnitus affects a staggering number of individuals. Population studies conducted in six different countries reported the incidence of prolonged tinnitus varying between 4.4 and 15.1 percent for adults. One study reported 2.4 percent of the population responded “yes” to the description of tinnitus as “tinnitus plagues me all day” (Moller, 2011).Tinnitus not only causes a decreased quality of life for some individuals, but is also a health issue with an economic impact (Wunderlich et al., 2015). In the U.S., tinnitus is the most common service-related injury (Department of Defense Centers for Hearing Excellence Statistical Data, 2016) affecting more than 800,000 US veterans (U.S. Department of Affairs, 2016). With such a prevalent epidemiology, it is not surprising that many hearing instrument manufacturers have added tinnitus treatment options.
Leanne Powers, AuD, Gisele Munhoes dos Santos, PhD, Catherine Jons, AuD

20Q: Frequency Lowering Ten Years Later - Evidence for Benefit

1. How would you describe the current state of clinical research about frequency lowering? Highly variable and changing rapidly. As highlighted in Josh Alexander’s 20Q of last month, all of the major hearing aid companies now offer some kind of frequency lowering algorithm in their products or are developing new iterations of their previous algorithms. My colleagues and I published an evidence-based systematic review of frequency lowering as a signal processing strategy for children back in 2012 and identified nine studies that met the inclusion criteria up through 2011 (McCreery, Venediktov, Coleman, & Leech, 2012). Just since 2011, the number of studies that would be included under the same search criteria is around 20.
Ryan McCreery, PhD

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Oticon Medical Introduces New Ponto 3 Family of Abutment Level Sound Processors

Interview with Alan Raffauf, Vice President of Marketing, Oticon Medical
Alan Raffauf, MA

ReSound Discusses Danish Trade Mission and Advancing the Smart Hearing Portfolio

Interview with Kim Lody, North America President & SVP, GN Hearing
Kim Lody

Ready for Success - Phonak Solutions to Support Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss

Interview with Angela Pelosi, Global Head of Pediatrics, Phonak
Angela Pelosi

Why Every Audiology Practice Needs a Solid Lead Generation Strategy

Interview with Tina Soika, President, AHAA
Tina Soika

Signia Extends primax Platform, Introduces New Telehealth Tool Called TeleCare

Interview with Alina Urdaneta, Vice President Marketing & Education, Signia
Alina Urdaneta

National Microtia Awareness Day - November 9

Interview with Melissa Tumblin, Founder of Ear Community
Melissa Tumblin

Unitron's Patient-Centric Design Philosophy & the Creation of Moxi Now

Interview with Corey Banham, Design Manager, Unitron
Corey Banham

Catching Up with Sycle: Interview with Ridge Sampson

Interview with Ridge Sampson, Sycle Founder and CEO
Ridge Sampson

HyperSound Launches Tinnitus Feature for HyperSound Clear 500P

Interview with Rodney Schutt, SVP and General Manager, HyperSound, Turtle Beach Corp
Rodney Schutt

Phonak Launches New Belong Platform to the Global Market

Interview with Martin Grieder, Group Vice President Hearing Instruments Marketing
Martin Grieder

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Are AuD Programs Available for Master's Level Audiologists?

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?
Girija Sundar, PhD

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

What ICD-10 code is appropriate for normal hearing bilaterally with no other symptoms? Is is appropriate to use H91.90?
Kim Cavitt, AuD

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

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?
James W. Hall III, PhD

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

Do you have suggestions for cost saving tips for practice and office management?
Lance Brown, John Berry, Tom Crisman, Chris Nash

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

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? 
Girija Sundar, PhD

Are Cochlear Implants Utilized Worldwide?

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 global basis?
Jan Janssen

How Do I Troubleshoot Hearing Aid Directional Test Measurements?

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 microphone settings.  Am I doing something wrong?
Dave Smriga, MA

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

What is the youngest age a child can be fit with a bone anchored hearing system?
Mary Humitz, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA

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

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 of technology into future hearings aids?
Simon Carlile, PhD

What is National Microtia Awareness Day?

What is National Microtia Awareness Day, and how can professionals get involved?
Melissa Tumblin

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