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Audiology Clinical Technique and Personal Style

Robert M. Traynor, EdD, MBA

December 20, 2004

Adjunct Professor of Audiology University of Florida Gainesville, FL In a previous article for Audiology Online, I presented issues and considerations relating to the personality of hearing impaired p...   Read More


The Automatic Directional System: Factors in Solving the Noise Problem

Laurel Olson, MA, CCC-A

December 13, 2004

The hearing aid industry has made significant strides regarding the fidelity and sophistication of hearing aid signal processing and fitting strategies for state-of-the-art hearing aids. Nonetheless,...   Read More


Hearing Aid Compatibility: Technical Update

Tom Victorian

December 6, 2004

Making Wireless Accessible to You' was the hearing aid compatibility (HAC) theme at the recent Self Help for Hard of Hearing (SHHH) convention in Omaha. The Hearing Industry Association (HIA) and the...   Read More

 


A White Paper Addressing the Societal Costs of Hearing Loss and Issues in Third Party Reimbursement

HIA 2004

November 8, 2004

The purpose of this paper is to provide policy makers, government officials, third party payers and consumers a brief overview of hearing health challenges in the United States and highlight the heari...   Read More

  


Redefining the Hearing Aid Selection Process

Mark Ross, PhD

November 1, 2004

When audiologists began dispensing hearing aids some 30 years ago, our ostensible rationale was that in order to provide a total aural rehabilitative program to our patients, we needed to control the...   Read More

 


Parent Infant Programs (PIP) & Preschool Education of Children with Hearing Impairment

Ananya Chatterjee, Srikantakr Mishra

November 1, 2004

District Center for Rehabilitation for the Persons with Disabilities Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a parent infant program (PIP) on academic pe...   Read More

 


To Au.D or not to Au.D?. . . . that was my question!

Louis Du Brey

October 25, 2004

Klamath Falls, OR louisd@hearingoffice.com I started college in 1980 after finishing a tour of duty with Uncle Sam. I lived in Port Angeles, WA, and enrolled at Peninsula College. By 1987, I completed...   Read More


The BAHA® System Demo

Teri Sinopoli, MA, CCC-A, FAAA

October 18, 2004

The Baha System is the only implanted treatment for hearing loss that works through direct bone conduction. This unique method of sound transfer utilizes the skull bones to send sound to the cochlea,...   Read More


Quantitative Method in the Analysis of Pure-Tone Audiometry

Michael J.M. Raffin, PhD, Francis J. Nourie, PhD, John P. Leonetti, MD, Douglas Anderson, MD, J. Stephen Sinclair, PhD

October 11, 2004

Michael J.M. Raffin, Ph.D. Department of Audiology Loyola University Medical Center Maywood, IL Francis J. Nourie, Ph.D. Department of Management Science, LUC John P. Leonetti, M.D. Department of Otol...   Read More


Issues in Coding and Billing: A Fireside Chat....

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

September 6, 2004

Some questions tend to plague clinicians in their endeavor to execute appropriate coding and billing practices. To resolve some of these issues, I offer this "Fireside Chat" to address the following i...   Read More


T-Coils: Getting The Most Out Of Your Hearing Aid

Nancy L. Aarts, PhD

August 16, 2004

Consumers report they want hearing aids to provide more benefit in noisy situations, have better sound quality and produce less feedback (Kochkin, 2002). Many of these problems occur due to limitation...   Read More

 


ALDs and Movies: Missed Opportunities and How to Overcome Them

Steve Barber

August 9, 2004

Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are fairly common in America's movie theaters, thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Although significant progress has been made, problems and opportu...   Read More


Cochlear Implant Technical Issues: Electrodes, Channels, Stimulation Modes and more

Aravind Namasivayam

June 21, 2004

Graduate Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Cochlear Implants (CI) exist at the crossroads of biology and technology. Research and development of CIs has...   Read More


Artificial Intelligence: The New Advanced Technology in Hearing Aids

Donald J. Schum, PhD

June 7, 2004

Vice President, Audiology & Professional Relations Oticon, Inc. I visited my favorite internet news site this morning and found a story about a new "smart" running shoe. The shoe has a computer chip o...   Read More


Single Sided Deafness: Issues and Alternatives

Teri Sinopoli, MA, CCC-A, FAAA

May 31, 2004

In the United States, an estimated 60,000 people per year acquire Single Sided Deafness (SSD), typically caused by viral infections, Meniere's disease, head or ear trauma, or through surgical interven...   Read More


The Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act: Educating Congress about Hearing Loss

Deborah Outlaw, JD

May 24, 2004

Legislative Counsel to the Hearing Industries Association Alexandria, Virginia Financial assistance may be on the way for millions of older Americans and children who have untreated hearing loss. For...   Read More


Hearing Protector Evaluation and Performance Ratings: The Good, the Bad, and the EPA

Lee D. Hager

May 17, 2004

Sonomax Hearing Healthcare, Inc. In addition to working to assess and remediate hearing loss, audiologists have a professional responsibility to prevent hearing loss from occurring if/when possible. P...   Read More


A Year's Worth of Tinnitus Research

Barbara T. Sanders

May 10, 2004

Zinc, tinnitus retraining therapy, masking, electrical stimulation, genetics, Chinese herbs, and lidocaine are just some of the avenues being explored by scientists worldwide in their search for ways...   Read More


Using the Ling 6-Sound Test Everyday

Donna F. Smiley

May 3, 2004

Assistant Professor University of Central Arkansas Patti F. Martin, M.S., CCC-A Director of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Arkansas Children's Hospital Dee M. Lance, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Assistant...   Read More

 


Vocational Rehabilitation and Workers with Hearing Loss

Samuel Trychin, PhD, Julie Eckhardt, MA, LPC

April 26, 2004

Lacking insurance coverage for the purchase of hearing aids, individuals may seek the assistance of a Vocational Rehabilitation program. Audiologists, likewise, may refer patients to a vocational reha...   Read More


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