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20Q: Acoustics 101 with a Dash of 201

Marshall Chasin, AuD

May 8, 2017

A discussion of common acoustics terms, principles and phenomena and their relationship to audiology clinical practice, in an engaging Q & A format.   Read More

  


Speech Recognition in the Sound Field: Directed Audio vs. Conventional Speakers

Ritvik P. Mehta, MD, Sara L. Mattson, AuD, Robin L. Seitzman, MPH, PhD, Brian Kappus, PhD

August 31, 2015

AbstractObjective: To assess whether the HyperSound® Audio System (HSS), a novel audio system using ultrasound technology, improves speech understanding compared to a conventional acoustic speaker...   Read More

 


20Q: Dietary Supplements for Tinnitus - Really?

Robert M. DiSogra, AuD

April 13, 2015

1. I recall seeing some of your other publications on adverse drug reactions, patient management and the Internet pharmacy. Now I see you’re researching non-prescription supplements for tinnitus...   Read More

   


20Q: Forensic Audiology - Putting on Your Investigator's Hat

Tom Thunder, AuD, FAAA, INCE

January 5, 2015

1. Forensic audiology? I certainly know what audiology is, but I didn’t think you could test the hearing of dead people?Ah. You’ve been watching too many NCIS and Law and Order shows. Th...   Read More

   


Infection Control - Why Audiologists Need to Care

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD, FAAA

October 20, 2014

Editor’s Note: This text course is an edited transcript of a live seminar. Download supplemental course materials.Dr. Bankaitis: Today’s presentation is Infection Control and Why Audiologi...   Read More

   


Starkey Research Series: How Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids Affect Cognitive Ability

Brent Edwards, PhD

July 28, 2014

Editor’s Note: This text course is an edited transcript of a live webinar. Download supplemental course materials.Dr. Brent Edwards For the past 100 years or so, auditory research and clinical i...   Read More

   


20Q: Healthy Eating Makes for Healthy Hearing - Today's Special

Christopher Spankovich, AuD, PhD, MPH

November 5, 2012

We’re back for another month talking about the relationship between what we eat and how we hear. Fascinating topic. I don’t know about you, but my hair cells are thanking me for my rece...   Read More

   


20Q: Healthy Eating Makes for Healthy Hearing - The Recipe

Christopher Spankovich, AuD, PhD, MPH

October 8, 2012

1. What prompted you to even think about diet and hearing? Variability. There is a great deal of inter-individual variability in the susceptibility to acquired hearing loss. For example, why does o...   Read More

  


Preventing Medical Errors for Audiologists - 2011 Update

Cindy Beyer, AuD, Suzanne Younker, AuD

September 26, 2011

This is a transcript of the live seminar presented on June 9, 2011. To view the course recording, register here: /audiology-ceus/course/va-selections-medical-surgical-professional-issues-ethics-preven...   Read More

  


Otoscopes

A. U. Bankaitis, PhD, FAAA

May 9, 2011

This article is a transcript of the live e-Seminar. To view the course recording, please register here. Founded in 1992, Oaktree Products is a global multi-line distributor of audiology and hearing in...   Read More

 


Universal Design for Hearing: Considerations for Examining Hearing Demands and Developing Hearing Friendly Workplaces

Mary Beth Jennings, PhD

March 1, 2010

This article is an edited transcript of the course presented live on AudiologyOnline on November 4, 2009. To view the original presentation, register here . This presentation will discuss work that we...   Read More

 


Resume Redux - Tips for Tough Times

Martie Ormsby, Carolyn Smaka

March 23, 2009

Redux is Latin for 'brought back' or 'revisited'. During these challenging economic times, whether you're actively seeking a new job, biding your time waiting for the economy to turn in order to make...   Read More

  


The Vanishing Air-Bone Gap - Audiology's Dirty Little Secret

Robert H. Margolis, PhD

October 20, 2008

A colleague once pointed out to me that the audiogram is one of the most powerful diagnostic tests in medicine (David Zapala, Ph.D., personal communication). It influences the diagnosis and selection...   Read More

 


Common Clinical Encounters; But Do We Really Know Them?

Ted Venema, PhD

August 25, 2008

Audiologists are the "custodians" or "curators" of the ear. It is audiologists whose job it is to walk with the knowledge of how the ear works for the purposes of rehabilitation; namely, to counsel...   Read More

  


Fabry Files: Biggest Audiology News Stories of 2007

Dave Fabry, PhD

January 7, 2008

It's that time of year - the time when everyone puts out a list of the "top items" in a given category. I took the liberty of going through the Audiology Online news files and selecting what I thought...   Read More

 


Transcript From the Live Session - Coding and Billing QNA

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

November 12, 2007

Editor's Note - The following is a partial transcript from the Coding and Billing QNA Live e-Seminar that was conducted on Audiology Online on June 27, 2007. (The recorded version is available here )....   Read More

 


Audiology and Quality of Life: Is there a Connection?

Harvey Abrams, PhD, Theresa Hnath Chisolm, PhD

June 4, 2007

The word "quality" is one that is often used but not thoroughly understood. Quality can imply that a product or service possesses some positive characteristic that distinguishes it from its competitor...   Read More

  


Ear Candling: Conflicting Information, Confused Consumers

Heather L. Shenk, Jess Dancer, EdD

February 13, 2006

Some time ago, a patient came to my office for an audiometric evaluation. When I checked his ears, I noticed a burnt-ash smell (sort of like a chimney) from several inches away. Both ears were impacte...   Read More

 


Remember Me? A Guide to Alzheimer's Disease and Hearing Loss

Jess Dancer, EdD, Phyllis Watkins, BA

January 9, 2006

Jess Dancer, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus of Audiology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Phyllis Watkins, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Arkansas Programs and Services Oscar-winning actor Charlton...   Read More

 


Ear Candling: A Fool Proof Method, or Proof of Foolish Methods?

Heather L. Shenk, Jess Dancer, EdD

December 12, 2005

Ear candling has been acclaimed as a treatment for almost every ailment of the ears, head, and - the entire body, depending on the source. In this article, we'll explore the history, the claims and th...   Read More

 


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