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

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

Peer Mentoring — Its Time Has Come

Mark Ross, PhD, Scott J. Bally

November 14, 2005

In our society today, there seems to be a local, national or virtual support group for every conceivable problem or condition. Considering their ubiquity and popularity, that they fill an important ne...   Read More

Book Excerpts from My Name is Arry

Harry Rossman

October 17, 2005 The hearing instrument dispenser or the audiologist is the only hearing professional most hearing impaired people will come into contact with as they learn about their hearing los...   Read More

Andragogy and Aural Rehabilitation

Paul M. Brueggeman, AuD, CCC-A

October 10, 2005

The profession of audiology started with the aural rehabilitation needs of those with hearing loss. Raymond Carhart and Norton Canfield developed the profession after rehabilitating the auditory abili...   Read More

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

Max Stanley Chartrand, PhD, BC-HIS

October 3, 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

Clinical Assessment of Speech Perception for Infants and Toddlers

Laurie S. Eisenberg, PhD, Karen C. Johnson, PhD, Amy S. Martinez, MA

September 12, 2005

Early onset of hearing loss can impose substantial delays in communication and psychosocial development unless immediate and appropriate intervention is undertaken. The most obvious consequence of pre...   Read More


Staying in the Loop: When Hearing Aids Are Not Enough

Christine Diles, AuD, William Diles, MA

August 22, 2005

Editor's Note: Dr. Diles wrote the article below for our consumer website ( However, as it was so useful for so many patients, we are making it available here, with Dr. Diles'...   Read More


Office Management Software - 101

Michael K. Huskey

August 15, 2005

Digital technologies and the integration of computers into administrative functions, diagnostics and fitting protocols offer tremendous advantages over previous methods. Technology has changed the way...   Read More

Discrimination of English Vowels by Bilingual Spanish/English Adults and Children

Sandra Levey

August 8, 2005

Lehman College of the City University of New York, Bronx, New York Email address: The discrimination of English vowel contrasts in real and novel words by 101 bilingual Sp...   Read More

Automatic Follow-up Appointments: Issues in 2005

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

August 1, 2005

Editor's note: I urge ALL clinicians to read and review this article as soon as possible as it will potentially impact the management of every patient you see. I would like to personally express my gr...   Read More

Sensory Memory and the Mismatch Negativity

N. Kartik, Aditee A Khaladkar, C. S. Vanaja

July 25, 2005

N.Kartik, Postgraduate student (Audiology), All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, University of Mysore, Mysore, India, Khaladkar Ashok Aditee, Postgraduate student (Audiology),...   Read More

Book Excerpt from Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human

Michael Chorost

July 18, 2005

Editor's Note: This is a very unusual event for us. We have not previously published an excerpt from an autobiography. Despite my own personal 21 years of experience researching and working with patie...   Read More

Audiology in the Year 2010

Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, PhD

July 4, 2005

Virginia Ramachandran Au.D. Student, Class of 2008 Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan Editor's note: This paper was one of the excellent "runner-up" submissions received for the 2005 NAFDA-AO wr...   Read More

The Hearing Technology Predisposition Assessment (HTPA)

Marcia J. Scherer, Larry Medwetsky, Robert Frisina

June 27, 2005

Marcia J. Scherer, Ph.D., MPH, FACRM Institute for Matching Person & Technology Webster, NY Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester...   Read More


Effectiveness of Hearing Aid Manipulation Training for Elderly Hearing Aid Users

Max Stanley Chartrand, PhD, BC-HIS

June 27, 2005

Maintaining independence and control over one's life is an increasingly important issue as we age. Appropriate hearing aid and related amplification contributes to independence and control. Using a Li...   Read More


On Being an Audiologist in 2010

Denby Fukuda

June 20, 2005

NAFDA member Denby Fukuda of Hawaii, has submitted the winning "Audiology Online-NAFDA Student Writing Contest Winner of 2005." Ms. Fukuda will receive a check from AudiologyOnline in the amount of $5...   Read More

Hearing Aid "Sticker Shock" and Things to Consider When Purchasing

Steve Barber

June 20, 2005

We've all heard about the guy that knows the price of everything, but the value of nothing? It turns out the price of things is not always linked to some intrinsic value, their materials or their size...   Read More

Personal Digital Assistants in Clinical Practice: Considerations & Suggestions

George L. Charpied

June 13, 2005

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center Boston, Massachusettes The personal digital assistant (PDA)...   Read More

APD, ADD, ADHD and AD/HD: Personal and Scientific Reflections

Katherine A. O'Neill

June 6, 2005

I'm not a stranger to research or behavioral conditions based in physiology. I am the mother of a 9 year old child with an auditory processing disorder, and I have a Ph.D. in Physiological Psychology....   Read More


Identifying "Neuro-reflexes" of the External Ear Canal

Max Stanley Chartrand, PhD, BC-HIS

May 30, 2005

This study addresses measures and methods for identifying three under-recognized neuroreflexes of the external ear canal. These three neuro-reflexes are related to hearing instrument dispensing practi...   Read More

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