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Read CEU articles and transcripts from experts in audiology and industry.

Educational Solutions for Children with Listening Challenges

Lisa Dyre, AuD, CCC-A

June 20, 2016

Today's world is a noisy place. The importance of a good signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for all students cannot be overstated. Providing an acoustically beneficial environment can be a challenge, not onl...   Read More


20Q: Pediatric Vestibular Disorders and the Role of the Audiologist

Devin L. McCaslin, PhD

June 13, 2016

1. Pediatric assessment of dizziness? That’s something new for me. It’s new for a lot of us, but truth be told, there has never been a more exciting time to be in this area of Audiology. New resea...   Read More


Reducing Listening Effort via primax Hearing Technology

Rebecca Herbig, AuD, Matthias Froehlich, PhD

June 9, 2016

When listening situations become noisier or more challenging, this is even more important. However, beyond improving speech intelligibility, another indicator of the effectiveness of hearing aid fitti...   Read More

The Ponto Bone Anchored System: The Right Choice for Pediatrics

Mary Humitz, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA

May 27, 2016

Today, I will begin with the fundamentals of bone anchored technology including an overview of osseointegration, and that will give us the foundation to discuss patient candidacy as well as surgical a...   Read More

Clinical Verification of Ear Level FM Systems: Classroom & Personal Use Applications

Dave Smriga, MA

May 27, 2016

Dave Smriga: In today’s course, we’ll explore how Audioscan equipment easily facilitates the execution of the most current recommended FM verification procedures. In addition, we’ll discuss how...   Read More


Hearing Aid Selection and Fitting Tips Gleaned from Recent Research

H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

May 23, 2016

The first thing I would like to talk about is the Acceptable Noise Level (ANL) test that was developed at the University of Tennessee, based on the research of Anna Nabelek dating back to 1991. For th...   Read More

Hearing Aid Directionality with Binaural Processing

Jennifer Groth, MA

May 23, 2016

The fact that two ears are better than one is well-established. The human auditory system integrates information from both ears providing benefits in terms of loudness, localization, sound quality, no...   Read More

FRESH Noise - A Fresh Approach to Pediatric Testing

Keeley Moore, MA, CCC-A, FAAA, Dawn Violetto, AuD

May 16, 2016

Keeley Moore: FRESH noise, or frequency-specific hearing assessment noise, is a narrowband noise (NBN) stimulus designed for the purpose of measuring hearing thresholds. It is frequency specific due t...   Read More

20Q: Interventional Audiology - Changing the Way We Deliver Care

Brian Taylor, AuD

May 9, 2016

Question 1: Interventional audiology? I’m not too sure exactly what that is? Answer: Well, it can be a lot of different things. In general, when we use the term interventional audiology, we are refe...   Read More


An Update on Modified Verification Approaches for Frequency Lowering Devices

Danielle Glista, PhD, Marianne Hawkins, MCISc, Susan Scollie, PhD

May 2, 2016

Frequency lowering (FL) devices have been around for decades, offering signal processing designed to improve audibility of sounds for listeners with high-frequency hearing loss. Within the literature,...   Read More

Synergy: Made for Life

Luis F. Camacho, AuD, FAAA

April 25, 2016

Luis Camacho: I’m excited to introduce a recently released line of products and product families through the new Starkey platform, Synergy. Today’s session will be an overview of the new line. In...   Read More

HIV/AIDS Overview: Catalyst for Change in Infection Control

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD, FAAA

April 25, 2016

Editor’s note: This text-based course is a transcript of the webinar, HIV/AIDS Overview: Catalyst for Change in Infection Control, presented by A.U. Bankaitis, PhD, FAAA. This course serves as a...   Read More

ReSound's Directional Philosophy

John Nelson, PhD

April 18, 2016

Dr. John Nelson: Today I will discuss how ReSound implements directional processing in our hearing aids. We know that directional hearing aids provide a significant benefit in laboratory settings. Whe...   Read More

20Q: Predicting the Future of Audiology

Ian M. Windmill, PhD

April 11, 2016

So can we forecast the future of audiology? We certainly can try. In this case, we take what we know or understand about the past and current state of the profession, and then consider what will happe...   Read More


What's in a Fitting? An Examination of Real World Fitting Protocols

Stephen A. Hallenbeck, AuD, Wendy Switalski, AuD

March 28, 2016

Professional organizations such as the American Academy of Audiology, the Independent Hearing Aid Fitting Forum and others have provided hearing care practitioners with protocols to standardize the he...   Read More

Helping Patients Find Their Stride

Bill Christman, AuD

March 28, 2016

Unitron launched the North platform in Spring of 2015. We now have double the processing power and physical memory, which drives new, sophisticated features and a new approach to the automatic program...   Read More

Building a Sustainable Private Practice

Chelsea Diles Treseder, Bill Diles

March 28, 2016

Chelsea Treseder: Welcome to today’s course, Building a Sustainable Private Practice. I have spent most of my life in the hearing industry. My parents have run a private practice here in North...   Read More

Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP): How Do I Get Started?

Jill Craig

March 21, 2016

I would like to begin with a vocabulary review so that we are on the same page. The VEMP investigates otolith and vestibular nerve function. Dysfunction is characterized by feeling similar to being on...   Read More

Understanding the Components of a Written Infection Control Plan

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD, FAAA

March 21, 2016

During this course, we will review the written infection plan as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Why do we need to have a written infection control plan? While ho...   Read More


MarkeTrak 9 Points the Way in a Time of Change

Carole Rogin, Harvey B. Abrams, PhD

March 21, 2016

Carole Rogin: The Hearing Industries Association, HIA, is comprised of the companies whom you depend for the excellent technology for your patients with hearing loss. On behalf of all of the HIA membe...   Read More


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