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

Discovery/Fulfillment: A Consultative Selling System for Audiologists

Brian Taylor, AuD

January 26, 2009

In many respects, communication skills may be the most important asset of an effective audiologist. In fact, one of the hallmarks of a successful audiologist is the ability to be a great listener and...   Read More


Severe Hearing Loss - Recommendations for Fitting Amplification

Pamela Souza, PhD

January 19, 2009

As audiologists, we are accustomed to categorizing hearing loss from mild to profound. Is severe loss just a point on a continuum, somewhere between moderate and profound, or are patients with severe...   Read More

Improving Communication and Counseling for Pediatric Audiology Evaluations

Cindy B. Pichler, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA

January 12, 2009

Why do so many pediatric audiologists seemed stressed? There are many reasons. One thing is undeniable: it is not an easy job. One specific reason is that it is often difficult for information to be o...   Read More


Options for Preserving Residual Hearing with a Cochlear Implant

Camille C. Dunn, PhD, Kenneth Marciniak, BA

January 5, 2009

There are many types and configurations of hearing losses that require interventions to help listeners function more effectively in the hearing world. Some listeners have losses that are successfully...   Read More


(C)APD Testing and Interpreting 101: Recommendations for Audiologists

Kris Erickson, AuD

December 15, 2008

& The assessment of (central) auditory processing disorders, (C)APDS, is an aspect of audiology with which many clinicians seem to struggle, especially when working with children. Surveys indicate tha...   Read More

What is Important to Audiologists and Their Individual Decision Choice when Dispensing a Hearing Aid Brand?

Earl Johnson, PhD, AuD

November 10, 2008

How do audiologists decide which manufacturing brand they will use when dispensing hearing aids to patients? Based on ideology and methodology from the field of consumer behavior, this article offers...   Read More


Auditory Processing in Adults: Beyond the Audiogram

Gail M. Whitelaw, PhD

November 3, 2008

Audiologists are faced daily with patients who report communication issues that they may attribute to hearing loss. These types of communication issues may include difficulty hearing in less than opti...   Read More

Effects of Smoking on the Auditory System

Bharti Katbamna, PhD, CCC-A

October 27, 2008

Although the link between cigarette smoking and peripheral hearing loss was established over 40 years ago, information on the effects of smoking at the cochlear and auditory central nervous system lev...   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

The Naída Power Hearing Instrument Family - Field Test Results Demonstrate Better Speech Clarity - Unparalleled in its Class

Myriel Nyffeler, PhD

October 20, 2008

The unique combination of Naída's nonlinear frequency compression (SoundRecover), PowerProcessing, and BassBoost provides an extraordinary level of audibility and clarity. In addition to the Na...   Read More


In-Ear Monitors: Tips of the Trade

Keith Gordon

October 13, 2008

Until recently, hard wired in-ear monitor (IEM) systems were mainly used by top touring acts; however, new, lower-cost wireless and hard-wired IEM systems are making the technology available to a b...   Read More

There is a Change in the Air: An Update on Reimbursement Issues and Coding for 2008

Kim Cavitt, AuD

October 6, 2008

Even in the world of billing and reimbursement, where fluidity and change are commonplace, 2008 has already yielded some of the most significant guideline, policy, and coding updates ever seen in the...   Read More

New Methodologies for Determining if Two Cochlear Implants are Necessary

Camille C. Dunn, PhD, Hua Ou, MD

September 29, 2008

The human auditory system possesses an amazing ability to accept and integrate sensory information from two ears. The ability to understand sound using two ears allows listeners to hear more effective...   Read More

How Bad is Construction Noise and What Can Be Done About It?

Richard Neitzel, MS, PhD

September 22, 2008

Construction work has historically been among the most dangerous of occupations, and injury and fatality rates for the construction industry are often several times higher than those of all industries...   Read More


Maximizing Speech Intelligibility for Open Canal Fittings

Josef Chalupper, Robert Kasanmascheff

September 15, 2008

Determining appropriate gain for high-frequency hearing losses often requires a different fitting approach from the more common downward-sloping presbyacusic configuration. Due to normal or near-norma...   Read More

Audiologic Predictors of Real-World Hearing Aid Success: An Evidence-Based Review

Brian Taylor, AuD

September 15, 2008

For many years, audiologists have relied on the results of pre-fitting hearing tests to predict patient benefit from amplification in everyday listening situations. For the typical clinician, this usu...   Read More

Listening from the Heart: Improving Connections with our Patients

John Greer Clark, PhD

September 8, 2008

From a historical perspective, parents of children with hearing loss as well as adult patients with hearing loss have both reported their hearing healthcare professional to be insensitive and indiffer...   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


Ten Million Reasons to Think About the Internet, Marketing and Your Website

Paul Dybala

August 18, 2008

The Internet currently consists of an estimated 150 million websites (, 2008) containing tens of billions of web pages (, 2007) and this number is growing exponentially on a mont...   Read More

Vestibular Evaluation of the Pediatric Patient

Maureen Valente, PhD

August 11, 2008

Just as early identification of hearing loss has gained prominence within our profession, the early identification of vestibular disorders is also an important topic of discussion. It makes sense that...   Read More


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