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20Q: A Shot of Prevention - Hearing Loss from Recreational Firearm Noise

Deanna K. Meinke, PhD

March 13, 2017

How many people shoot recreational firearms? Approximately 46% of adult males and 13% of adult females reported firing a gun at some point in their lifetime on the 2007 U.S. National Health Interview...   Read More

   


20Q: Clinical Education and Precepting - Training the Next Generation of Audiologists

Joanne E. Schupbach, MS, MA

February 13, 2017

1. Is there one specific thing that is critical to ensuring high quality clinical training of students? Well this may sound a little too simple, but communication is fundamental to student training an...   Read More

   


On-Ear Verification of Open Fittings

Dave Smriga, MA

February 10, 2017

Welcome to today's webinar entitled, On-Ear Verification of Open Fittings. Today we’ll explore how Audioscan equipment can be used to effectively verify a patient's candidacy for an open fitting, gu...   Read More

 


Coding and Reimbursement Update for 2017 & Beyond

Kim Cavitt, AuD

February 6, 2017

Kim Cavitt: As you know, coding and reimbursement is a moving target as the information is constantly changing. Also, the links I have in this presentation were current at the time of the presentation...   Read More

 


Introduction to AB's Latest Innovation: The Naida Bimodal Hearing Solution

Lori Hambrick, AuD

January 31, 2017

The latest innovation from Advanced Bionics (AB) is the Naída Bimodal Hearing Solution shown in Figure 1. Today’s discussion will cover the following topics: benefits of bimodal hearing, details ab...   Read More

  


Update on Auditory Evoked Responses: Evidence-Based ABR Protocol for Infant Hearing Assessment

James W. Hall III, PhD

January 24, 2017

Learning Outcomes Introduction Dr. Jay Hall: Today’s course will focus on an evidence-based protocol for infant hearing assessment that has evolved over the past 45 years. This webinar is part...   Read More

  


Oticon Medical's Ponto 3 Sound Processor Family: Proven Technology to Make Listening Easier

Jaime Leigh Westbrook, AuD

January 20, 2017

The Ponto 3 Family of sound processors are the definition of power. In fact, they are the most powerful family of abutment-level sound processors available.   Read More


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

Piers Dawes, PhD

January 9, 2017

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...   Read More

   


Efficacy of the Individual Components of a Tinnitus Management Protocol

Christina T. Stocking, AuD, Nancy A. Stecker, PhD

December 5, 2016

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...   Read More

 


The Role of Audiology in an Evidence-based Tinnitus Program

Brian Taylor, AuD, Sara L. Mattson, AuD

November 28, 2016

A review of evidence-based guidelines and principles for tinnitus management, and how they can be put into practice by audiologists.   Read More


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

Nancy Tye-Murray, PhD

November 14, 2016

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 shi...   Read More

 


Helping Your Patients with Tinnitus: Signia Tinnitus Therapy Feature

Leanne Powers, AuD, Jennifer Gehlen, AuD

November 7, 2016

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 ma...   Read More

 


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

Shaum Bhagat, PhD, Anusha Yellamsetty, MS, Brian Taylor, AuD

November 7, 2016

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 te...   Read More


How to Overcome the Struggles of Pediatric Hearing Loss

Mary Humitz, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA, Melissa Tumblin

October 31, 2016

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 sai...   Read More

  


Hearing Aid Batteries: The Past, Present, and Future

Heike Heuermann, PhD, Rebecca Herbig, AuD

October 19, 2016

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 situatio...   Read More

 


Notch Therapy: A New Approach to Tinnitus Treatment

Leanne Powers, AuD, Gisele Munhoes dos Santos, PhD, Catherine Jons, AuD

October 13, 2016

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 adult...   Read More

 


Successes, Gaps, and Challenges in Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation: The Cochlear Implant Journey for Children and Their Families

Ena Nielsen, PhD

October 10, 2016

Today I will discuss journey that the Ida Institute undertook about a year ago to explore the successes, gaps, and challenges in the rehabilitation of children fitted with cochlear implants (CIs). We...   Read More

 


New Treatment Options for Patients with SSD and Mixed Hearing Loss

George Cire, AuD, CCC-A

October 10, 2016

Learning ObjectivesAfter this course, participants will be able to:Identify candidates for the technologies described using the appropriate FDA indications.Explain how to counsel recipients on key fea...   Read More


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

Ryan McCreery, PhD

October 10, 2016

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 majo...   Read More

   


Signia Expert Series: Speech-in-Noise Testing for Selection and Fitting of Hearing Aids: Worth the Effort?

H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

September 30, 2016

In 2010, I conducted a survey at two audiology professional meetings, of 107 audiologists who routinely fit hearing aids. The purpose of the survey was to look at audiologists’ use of speech-in-nois...   Read More

 


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