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20Q: Tinnitus and Hyperacusis - Beyond the Ear

Richard Salvi, PhD

March 14, 2016

As auditory neuroscientists, we are mainly concerned with the way in which the different dimensions of sound (e.g., intensity, frequency and time) activate specific regions of the peripheral or centra...   Read More

  


Vanderbilt Audiology's Journal Club: The Value of Cohort Studies in the Study of Vestibular System Function and Balance

Gary Jacobson, PhD, Devin L. McCaslin, PhD, Kaylee Todd, AuD

March 8, 2016

Today we are going to talk about the power of cohort studies. We know it is impossible to read everything in the literature, and we will demonstrate that there is value in paying attention to what are...   Read More

  


Understanding and Treating Severe and Profound Hearing Loss

Donald Schum, PhD

February 29, 2016

Oticon has a history of creating excellent solutions for patients with severe-to-profound hearing loss. With the release of Oticon Dynamo, Sensei Super Power, and the Plus Power products in our perfor...   Read More

 


The Influence of Cognitive Factors on Outcomes with Frequency Lowering

Jennifer Schumacher, AuD

February 29, 2016

IntroductionSince frequency lowering technology has become commercially available in modern digital hearing aids, researchers have set out to determine what benefits this technology could provide hear...   Read More


Music Lovers and Hearing Aids

Gyorgy Varallyay, PhD, Soren Vase Legarth, M.Sc.E.E., Tish Ramirez, AuD

February 26, 2016

Some people cannot imagine life without music - it relaxes, inspires, and for many, completes their lives. Music has a different meaning for each person, and there are individual preferences, but most...   Read More


Maximizing Outcomes for Children with Auditory Disorders: What are Children Hearing in the Classroom?

Jane Madell, PhD, CCC-A/SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

February 22, 2016

Why is assessing auditory functioning important? Hearing is a complex function. It is not safe to assume that a child has normal hearing or normal speech perception. A child may respond to some sounds...   Read More

 


Maximizing Outcomes for Children with Auditory Disorders: Auditory Brain Development - Listening for Learning

Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT

February 22, 2016

What is Hearing? Hearing is a first-order event for the development of spoken communication and literacy skills. Anytime the word hearing is used, we should think auditory brain development, because w...   Read More

 


Maximizing Outcomes for Children with Auditory Disorders: An Evidence-Based Approach to Managing Auditory Processing Disorders

Gail Whitelaw, PhD

February 22, 2016

Auditory processing disorder, or central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) is a breakdown in auditory abilities resulting in diminished learning or comprehension through hearing, even though periphe...   Read More

 


New RECDs and a New ANSI Standard: Revisiting RECD Basics and Applications

Susan Scollie, PhD

February 15, 2016

Dr. Susan Scollie: Verification of hearing aids is best practice, because we know that people of all ages vary in their ear canal acoustics (Bagatto et al., 2002; Saunders & Morgan, 2003). If we don't...   Read More

  


Introducing the New Widex UNIQUE: Because Every Situation is Unique

Janelle Shaw, AuD, Ryan Antonio, Leslie Staverman, AuD

February 15, 2016

Widex has a long legacy, for a number of reasons. Number one is sound quality and the ease of listening. Those of you who have worked with Widex know what our hearing aids sound like. If you are new t...   Read More


Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery - A New Perspective on Bone Anchored Surgery

Marcus Holmberg, PhD

February 8, 2016

Dr. Holmberg: Today’s course will focus on why we have developed minimally invasive Ponto surgery (MIPS), how it is done, the preclinical clinical results, as well as patient benefits. We’ll start...   Read More

 


From Pioneer to Modern Day: The Nucleus 22 Implant Upgrade to the Nucleus 6 System

Janet Clarke

February 8, 2016

Janet Clarke: It is my honor to speak to you today about the Nucleus 22 implant upgrade to the Nucleus 6 sound processor. There are several handouts available for you. Please make sure that you downlo...   Read More


20Q: Tinnitus and Hyperacusis - Reassessment of an Old Problem

Richard Salvi, PhD

February 8, 2016

I seem to be hearing more and more about tinnitus research. Is there really that much more to learn?It’s certainly true that tinnitus has been studied for some time, but yes, there still is much mor...   Read More

  


Advanced Management of Complex Cases: Children with Multiple Medical Conditions

Shelly Ash

February 1, 2016

Cochlear implantation was introduced in the United States as a viable treatment for hearing loss in the 1980s. Originally, the anticipated benefits were awareness of sound and enhancement of speech re...   Read More

 


2016 Coding and Reimbursement Update

Kim Cavitt, AuD

February 1, 2016

Dr. Kim Cavitt: Today’s course will cover changes related to CPT as well as to PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System) for 2016. It is recommended that you download the course handout as a referen...   Read More

 


Vanderbilt Audiology's Journal Club: Noise Reduction, Directional Microphones, and Listening Effort

Erin Margaret Picou, AuD, PhD

January 25, 2016

Dr. Gus Mueller: Our presenter today for our Vanderbilt Journal Club is Dr. Erin Picou. We are fortunate to have someone talking about current hearing aid research who also is conducting and publish...   Read More

  


Phonak CROS II

Ashley Cantin, AuD

January 25, 2016

Editor’s Note: This text course is an edited transcript of a live webinar. Download supplemental course materials.Learning ObjectivesAt the conclusion of this course, you will be able to describ...   Read More

 


Everybody on your Feet! Introducing Cheer!

Erin Reichert, MS

January 25, 2016

This course is an introduction to the Cheer family of products. Cheer is a well-balanced line-up of Sonic products featuring impressive sound quality statistics. Anyone who has ever fit a Sonic produc...   Read More


20Q: Hearing Aids - The Future Ain't What it Used to Be!

H. Gustav Mueller, Dave Fabry, PhD, David H. Kirkwood, Carolyn M. Smaka, AuD, Karl Strom, Brian Taylor

January 11, 2016

Back in May of 1994, I wrote an article titled, Update On Programmable Hearing Aids (With An Assist From Yogi Berra). At the time, there were a lot of questions surrounding the use of programmable hea...   Read More

  


Promoting High Value, Patient-Centric Care with Alternative and Complementary Devices

Brian Taylor, AuD

December 18, 2015

Today, I want to talk about some industry challenges and opportunities that are in front us as they relate to changes in the marketplace with the aging population and the influx of baby boomers. We wi...   Read More


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