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Fitting Hearing Aids to Babies: Three Things You Should Know

Susan Scollie, PhD

March 13, 2006

Today's pediatric audiologist has a goal to identify infants with hearing loss by 3 months, and initiate intervention by 6 months (Joint Committee on Infant Hearing, 2000). In many cases, we are succe...   Read More


A TRIBUTE to Diversity in Your Audiology Patients

Jess Dancer, EdD, Allan Ward, PhD

March 13, 2006

Somewhere around mid-century, non-Hispanic whites will become a minority group in the United States (Curry, 2005). As racial and ethnic groups such as Hispanics, African-Americans, Asians, Native Amer...   Read More

Improving the Efficiency and Accountability of the Hearing Aid Selection Process - Use of the COAT

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

March 6, 2006

Editor's Note: The hearing aid selection process can be a challenging process. This is not only due to the ever-evolving complexity of hearing aids, but the varied needs of our hearing aid patients. D...   Read More


ELVAS Sightings - Hearing Aid or Headset?

Paul Dybala

March 6, 2006

What or who is ELVAS? A few years ago I wrote about the future of hearing aids, specifically the convergence of devices (hearing aids, cell phones, computers) and how they would be able to talk to one...   Read More


Preparing for Your Job Interview: Part I - Questions

Paige Brough, Jeff Singer

February 27, 2006

This article is the first in a two-part series related to the topic of job interviewing in the hearing healthcare field. Part I focuses on how to prepare for an interview and includes a list of sample...   Read More

Current State of Static Position Testing

Kamran Barin, PhD

February 20, 2006

There are considerable differences in the literature on how to perform and interpret the position test in the ENG test battery (Brandt, 1993). Although consensus has been reached on many aspects of th...   Read More

Ear Candling: Conflicting Information, Confused Consumers

Heather L. Shenk, Jess Dancer, EdD

February 13, 2006

Some time ago, a patient came to my office for an audiometric evaluation. When I checked his ears, I noticed a burnt-ash smell (sort of like a chimney) from several inches away. Both ears were impacte...   Read More

Cochlear Implants — Considerations in Programming for the Pediatric Population

Jennifer Mertes, AuD, CCC-A, Jill Chinnici, MA, CCC-A

February 13, 2006

Cochlear implants are surgically implanted devices that provide electrical stimulation to the auditory system, which is perceived within the brain as sound. Cochlear implants (CIs) are typically progr...   Read More


What the New Audiologist Can Expect During Their First Year of Work

Lora L. Schwallie

February 7, 2006

Welcome to the real world of Audiology. A Clinical Fellowship Year, sometimes called an internship year, provides time to develop and hone the skills and knowledge that were introduced to you during y...   Read More

My First Year As An Audiologist

Kristin A. Slifer

February 7, 2006

As I entered my new office on my first day of my Clinical Fellowship Year, a flurry of thoughts and emotions were running through my head. Did I know everything I needed to know? Would my supervisor t...   Read More

Audiology CPT Code Changes for 2006 and Coding QNA

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

February 6, 2006

Editor's Note: Robert Fifer, Ph.D. is a Contributing Editor for Audiology Online (AO) and among other professional appointments, serves as a representative to the American Medical Association's (AMA)...   Read More

A Recipe For Resumes: Simple Ingredients Are Key!

Martie Ormsby

January 30, 2006

In the job search arena content rules and simplicity carries the day. Fancy graphics and multiple text blocks only make it more difficult for a hiring manager to read your resume. Your goal is to prov...   Read More

Pediatrics & Advanced Hearing Aid Technology

Douglas Beck, AuD, Donald J. Schum, PhD

January 23, 2006

Hearing loss in children is the most common "birth defect" in the USA. ASHA (2005) reported prevalence of newborns with congenital hearing loss ranged from 1 to 6 children per thousand. NIDCD (2003) r...   Read More


Thoughts on Learning and Evidence Based Practices

Jess Dancer, EdD

January 16, 2006

Knowledge is power" Sir Francis Bacon "Skill to do comes of doing" Ralph Waldo Emerson Learning is the act, process, or experience of gaining knowledge or skill. Learning can be divided into formal an...   Read More

Minimizing the Effects of Non-Audiological Variables on Hearing Aid Outcomes

Patricia B. Kricos, PhD, FAAA

January 16, 2006

Beyond audiometric findings and electro-acoustic parameters, there are numerous factors that may have pronounced effects on hearing aid outcomes. The focus of this article is on strategies for minimiz...   Read More


Remember Me? A Guide to Alzheimer's Disease and Hearing Loss

Jess Dancer, EdD, Phyllis Watkins, BA

January 9, 2006

Jess Dancer, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus of Audiology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Phyllis Watkins, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Arkansas Programs and Services Oscar-winning actor Charlton...   Read More

Undiagnosed Pre-Existing Hearing Loss in Alzheimer's Disease Patients?

Max Stanley Chartrand, PhD, BC-HIS

December 19, 2005

Hearing impairment is an invisible handicap, yet its effects upon one's personal health, happiness, and personal well-being are very real." Vignette: The adult children of 87 year-old Anna Smith were...   Read More

Ear Candling: A Fool Proof Method, or Proof of Foolish Methods?

Heather L. Shenk, Jess Dancer, EdD

December 12, 2005

Ear candling has been acclaimed as a treatment for almost every ailment of the ears, head, and - the entire body, depending on the source. In this article, we'll explore the history, the claims and th...   Read More

Directional Hearing Aids: Concepts and Overview (2005)

Douglas Beck, AuD, Donald J. Schum, PhD

November 21, 2005

Directional hearing aids can improve the signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) of speech occurring in a noisy background. Amplification of background noise is one of the most significant consumer-based complain...   Read More

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