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Hearing Aid Compatibility for Digital Wireless Phones

Linda Kozma-Spytek, MA, CCC-A, CED

October 9, 2006

Hearing aid compatibility (HAC) for digital wireless phones was not, until recently, a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirement. One of the primary reasons the FCC reconsidered the HAC exem...   Read More

Amplification and Medically Complex Hearing Loss

Donald J. Schum, PhD, Douglas Beck, AuD

October 9, 2006

Hearing aids are generally fit based on the type and degree of hearing loss, not etiology. However, in medically complex cases, hearing loss is only one manifestation of an underlying and ongoing dise...   Read More


Behavioral Verification of Speech Recognition Benefit for Children with FM Systems Coupled to Cochlear Implants

Linda K. Thibodeau, PhD, CCC-A/SLP

September 25, 2006

The options for interfacing frequency-modulated (FM) equipment with cochlear implants (CIs) are increasing with the development of new implant features and new FM options. Because traditional methods...   Read More


Rayovac - Your Hearing Aid Battery Questions Answered!

Tom Begley

September 18, 2006

Do you have questions about hearing aid batteries? At Rayovac, we pride ourselves in having the best built, longest lasting hearing aid batteries on the market. Still, there are lots of ways that you...   Read More


Sound Therapy Option Profile (STOP): A Tool for Selecting Devices Used in Tinnitus Treatment

Craig W. Newman, PhD, Sharon A. Sandridge, PhD

September 4, 2006

The use of sound therapy is a fundamental component of the widely used tinnitus management approaches, namely masking (Vernon & Meikle, 2000) and habituation including Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT...   Read More


Supervision of Clinical Fellows: A Mentoring Process

Lisa Cabiale O'Connor

August 28, 2006

In today's workplace environments, responsibility for supervising others is increasingly becoming a part of our job responsibilities. These responsibilities may involve oversight of individuals with v...   Read More

FM Made Friendly

Douglas Beck, AuD, Maureen D. Tomasula, Johnnie Sexton

August 28, 2006

Advanced technology hearing aids allow tremendous capabilities for people with hearing loss, providing benefits such as: improved signal-to-noise ratio, reduced background noise, high fidelity sound q...   Read More


Fitting Options for Adult Patients with Single Sided Deafness (SSD)

Michael Valente, PhD, Maureen Valente, PhD, Karen Mispagel

August 14, 2006

Michael Valente, Ph.D. Audiology Online Contributing Editor for Adult Amplification Director of Adult Audiology Washington University School of Medicine Maureen Valente, Ph.D. Director of Audiology St...   Read More

The Importance of Pricing in the Audiology Practice

Robert M. Traynor, EdD, MBA

August 7, 2006

The profit of the practice is governed by the price of products and costs of operation. Profit, of course, must be the reason why the practice exists, as without it the practitioner will go out of bus...   Read More

Audiologic Rehabilitation with the Geriatric Population

Patricia B. Kricos, PhD, FAAA

July 31, 2006

The percentage of Americans 65 years and older is expected to increase rapidly, with the fastest growing age group being individuals 85 years and older (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2...   Read More


A Practical Guide to CROS/BiCROS Fittings

Donald Hayes, PhD

July 24, 2006

There are Audiology groups in most large urban centers affiliated with teaching hospitals or large scale otolaryngology services. The clinical populations of such groups are often skewed toward a larg...   Read More

Common Errors in ENG/VNG

Kamran Barin, PhD

July 17, 2006

During electronystagmography (ENG) or videonystagmography (VNG), the examiner often faces a critical decision. Do the test results accurately reflect the physiologic and pathologic status of the patie...   Read More


Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC), Part I - CRM: The Ginsu Knife for Marketing

Holly Hosford-Dunn, PhD, FAAA

July 10, 2006

Editor's Note: Dr. Hosford-Dunn has provided an excellent overview of customer relationship marketing systems and how they relate to the dispensing practice. I would encourage you to download and read...   Read More

Auditory and Vestibular Evoked Potentials Assessment in Clinical Practice and Research

R. Steven Ackley, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA

June 19, 2006

Auditory electrophysiological assessment of patients and research subjects is well established in clinical practice and dates back to the early 1930's when electroencephalographic (EEG) measurement wa...   Read More

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Audiologists Who Serve Children

Linda K. Thibodeau, PhD, CCC-A/SLP

June 5, 2006

With early identification of hearing loss, many children are benefiting from hearing technology prior to their first birthday. Research has shown that even children with a mild hearing loss or a unila...   Read More


HATs Aren't Just for Adults: Improving Communication Access in Childhood

Dawna E. Lewis, PhD

May 15, 2006

As a result of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs, infants with hearing loss are being identified within the first few months of life. Once hearing loss has been identified, it i...   Read More


Advantages and Limitations of Various Business Legal Structures

Robert M. Traynor, EdD, MBA

May 1, 2006

In the beginning an Audiology practice is usually a simple situation. The audiologist is the primary clinician that sees patients and provides high quality diagnostic and rehabilitative services. As t...   Read More

Incorporating the Sound Activity Meter into Clinical Practice

Donald J. Schum, PhD

April 24, 2006

The numbers are in and there is good news and bad news. Kochkin (2005) has presented the findings of the most recent industry study (MarkeTrak VII) on hearing aid use and satisfaction. First, the good...   Read More

Preventing Clinical Errors in Hearing Care

Cindy Beyer, AuD

April 17, 2006

The cost of providing and receiving healthcare continues to rise each year, partly because of the risks and liability associated with delivery of care. As healthcare advances, the complexities of diag...   Read More

Fundamentals of Clinical ECAP Measures in Cochlear Implants--Part 1: Use of the ECAP in Speech Processor Programming

Michelle L. Hughes, PhD, CCC-A

April 10, 2006

Telemetry capabilities have been commercially available since 1998 for measuring the electrically evoked compound action potential (ECAP) from the auditory nerve in cochlear implant recipients. An ini...   Read More


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