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

April 20Q Bonus: Harvey Dillon and Susan Scollie Discuss their Latest Fitting Formulas

H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

April 9, 2012

In this month's 20Q, our Question Man travelled to eastern Tennessee to talk to our guest author Earl Johnson. Their conversation resulted in a very informative comparison of the two hearing aid presc...   Read More


20Q: Same or Different - Comparing the Latest NAL and DSL Prescriptive Targets

Earl Johnson, PhD, AuD

April 9, 2012

What? You say you don't believe in prescriptive methods for programming hearing aids? Really? Then let me ask you this: Your Monday morning patient has a relatively flat 60 dB loss of cochlear origin....   Read More


Hearing Aid Compression: Effects of Speed, Ratio and Channel Bandwidth on Perceived Sound Quality

Ole Hau, MSC EE, Hanne Pernille Andersen, PhD

April 2, 2012

Studies on the effect of hearing aid compression time constants and compression ratios indicate that while fast regulation times may increase objectively measured speech intelligibility scores, slow r...   Read More

Psychosocial Items Relating to Hearing aid Satisfaction: An Exploratory Study

Derya Ceylan, Wiebke A. Hudemann, Guillaume Leray, Carsten Daugaard

March 26, 2012

In order to examine the range of non-technical parameters influencing a hearing aid fitting, a new questionnaire was developed and delivered to 871 users from 3 public clinics in Denmark. The aim was...   Read More

The Inside Scoop on In-Situ Testing

Jenny Nesgaard Pedersen, AuD

March 19, 2012

Hearing aid manufacturers are ever increasing the technology and functionality of hearing aid software to better serve the fitting needs of patients and hearing care professionals. With growing eviden...   Read More

Acceptable Noise Level - Update 2012

Melinda C. Freyaldenhoven, MA, CCC-A, Jessica Leigh Ann Newman, BA

March 12, 2012

Melinda Freyaldenhoven Bryan, Ph.D., CCC-A, Assistant Professor, Louisiana Tech University, AudiologyOnline Contributing Editor - Adult Amplification Jessica Leigh Ann Newman, B.A., 4th year resident,...   Read More

Flip Your Expectations: Introducing the Sonic Flip miniRIC

Kathy Landon

March 9, 2012

This is a transcript of a live course presented January 10, 2012. To view the full course, register here: /audiology-ceus/course/hearing-aids-adults-flip-your-expectations-introducing-miniric-19797 Go...   Read More

Modernizing Your Practice in Uncertain Economic Times Part 1: Promotion, Arrival and the Reception Area

Brian Taylor, AuD

March 5, 2012

In today's era of economic uncertainty, there are an abundance of challenges facing many hearing aid dispensing practices. Regardless of your particular business model, these challenges are likely to...   Read More

20Q: Fee-for-Service in an Audiology Practice

John A. Coverstone, AuD

March 5, 2012

A discussion of the whys and hows of unbundling in an audiology practice, written in a Q & A format.   Read More


Cognitive-based Assessment of Signal Processing

Donald J. Schum, PhD

February 27, 2012

This is a transcript of a live Expert e-seminar. To view the recorded course, please visit:/audiology-ceus/course/hearing-evaluation-adults-hearing-aids-adults-cognitive-based-assessment-signal-proces...   Read More

Spectral iQ: Audibly Improving Access to High-Frequency Sounds

Jason Galster, PhD, CCC-A, Susie Valentine, PhD, Andrew Dundas, Kelly Fitz, PhD

February 20, 2012

Frequencies above 3,000 Hz contain approximately 25 percent of speech cues that contribute to recognition of spoken language (ANSI S3.5-1997). The highest frequency speech sound, the fricative /s/, is...   Read More

An Overview of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders

Jennifer B. Shinn, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA

February 13, 2012

(Central) auditory processing disorders [(C)APD], as defined in the 2005 Technical Report by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), are "difficulties in the perceptual processing...   Read More

Unitron Practice Development Series - Measuring Your Way to Success: How Key Performance Indicators Can Help You Reach Your Business Goals

Pam Pech, Mark DeRuiter

February 10, 2012

This is a transcript of a live seminar. To view the recording of the live course, register here: /audiology-ceus/course/practice-management-marketing-business-issues-unitron-pd-series-measuring-your-1...   Read More

20Q: Baby Steps Following Verification - Outcome Evaluation in Pediatric Hearing Aid Fitting

Marlene Bagatto, AuD

February 6, 2012

We've all seen the Best Practice Guidelines for the selection and fitting of hearing aids. These guidelines typically include stages such as pre-testing, needs assessment, style and fitting considerat...   Read More


Improving Everyday Life with Hearing Rehabilitation

Kathy Pichora-Fuller

February 3, 2012

This is a transcript of the live seminar presented on Novermber 9, 2011 as part of the ReSound online symposium, Advances in Amplification: Meeting the Needs of Aging Adults. To view the course record...   Read More


Audiology Marketing 2.0: Using Technology to Attract Older Patients

Matt Perry

February 2, 2012

This is a transcript of the live seminar presented on November 14, 2011 as part of the ReSound symposium, Advances in Amplification: Meeting the Needs of Aging Adults. To view the course recording, re...   Read More

New Insights into First-time Users

Donald J. Schum, PhD, Julie Neel Weile, Thomas Behrens

February 1, 2012

Readiness Management is the collection of best practices that can assist in moving a patient who shows some level of interest in obtaining amplification to the point of trial use in a way that maximiz...   Read More

A Broader View of Open Fittings

Donald J. Schum, PhD

January 30, 2012

This is a transcript of the live seminar presented on August 25, 2011. To view the course recording, register here. This course is part of a series of talks that I am giving on AudiologyOnline this ye...   Read More

20Q: Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, and Listening Effort

Benjamin W.Y. Hornsby, PhD

January 9, 2012

I met up with an old friend of mine the other day, and learned that he had just purchased hearing aids. I recall him telling me some time ago that he was having problems at work, a management job whic...   Read More


Attracting First-time Users: An Insight-based Marketing Approach

Sheena D. Oliver, AuD, MBA, Mary Porath, Nancy Palmere, David Roback, MEd

January 2, 2012

For many, the word "traffic" may conjure up images of bumper to bumper cars, horns blaring, and irate drivers steaming over time wasted on the road. But for hearing care professionals managing their o...   Read More


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