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Balance Function Testing

Marcia Hall, PT, Eric Miller, MSPA

July 16, 2001

With the proliferation of audiology practices incorporating "balance services" in their practice names and scope of practice, it is incumbent on audiologists to ensure that balance assessment services...   Read More


Tinnitus Management Alternatives

Murray Grossan, MD

July 9, 2001

According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) there are 30 to 50 million Americans who experience tinnitus. Many are crowding the health food stores -- buying products that claim to help tinnit...   Read More


DIGITAL HEARING AIDS: Hype, Hoax or Hope

Robert Sandlin, PhD

July 2, 2001

This article, written for Audiology Online, reviews digital signal processing (DSP) hearing aids and discusses whether or not DSP provides advantages to the hearing impaired that can not be offered -...   Read More


Advanced DSP Applications: The Canta Product Line from GN ReSound

Dave Smriga, Giselle Matsui, Tami Lemons

June 25, 2001

Since the introduction of digital signal processing (DSP) hearing instruments, the potential advantages of DSP devices over analog or digitally programmable devices has been the subject of much debate...   Read More


Hyperacusis

Margaret M. Jastreboff, PhD, Pawel J. Jastreboff, PhD, ScD

June 18, 2001

Hyperacusis has recently attracted professional attention. Previously, this topic was not well researched or documented. In many instances, due to a lack of understanding regarding the diagnosis, the...   Read More


Effective Noise Reduction

Merritt Johns, MS, Victor Bray, PhD, Michael Nilsson, PhD

June 11, 2001

Merritt Johns, M.S., Manager of Marketing Communications, Victor Bray, Ph.D., Vice-President for Auditory Research, and Michael Nilsson, Ph.D., Principal Researcher. SONIC innovations 2795 East Cotton...   Read More


Electroneuronography (ENoG): Neurophysiologic Evaluation of the Facial Nerve

Douglas Beck, AuD, James W. Hall III, PhD

June 4, 2001

Electroneuronography (ENoG) involves electrical stimulation of the facial nerve at or near the stylomastoid foramen and the subsequent measurement and interpretation of the motoric response, as record...   Read More


OTOSCLEROSIS: A Review for Audiologists

Eric W. Sargent, MD, FACS

May 29, 2001

Otosclerosis is a common condition affecting the bone of the otic capsule in 7.3% of Caucasian males and 10.3% of Caucasian females. The condition is rare in non-Caucasians, except East Indians, in wh...   Read More

 


Hearing Conservation: The Standards

Lee D. Hager

May 21, 2001

Regulations intended to protect workers from the effects of noise have been in place in the US since the late 1960s. Familiarity with the regulations is an important part of providing hearing conserva...   Read More


Health Insurance: Should Hearing Aids Be Included?

Alison M. Grimes, MA, Pauline Casey

May 14, 2001

Provision of hearing aids through health insurance plans is a development audiologists should welcome and encourage. Provision of hearing aids must occur in an environment of comprehensive audiologica...   Read More


Real-Ear Measurement: Basic Terminology and Procedures

John Pumford, MClSc, AUD(C), Sheila Sinclair, MClSc

May 7, 2001

The advent and clinical implementation of probe microphone real-ear measurements has introduced hearing health care professionals to a range of new terminology and procedures. Often, confusion arises...   Read More


Roles in Successful Hearing Aid Fitting: Consumers, Audiologists and Manufacturers

Julie Purdy, PhD

April 30, 2001

We've all been bombarded with concepts and ideas to help us be more effective and efficient while fitting patients with hearing aids. Some ideas, such as real-ear measurements and target formulas, as...   Read More


The American Tinnitus Association: A Resource for Enhancing Tinnitus Patient Services

Cheryl McGinnis, MBA

April 23, 2001

The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) assists healthcare providers in serving patients who have, or are learning to cope with, tinnitus. An estimated 40-50 million people in the United States experi...   Read More


Auditory Fusion Test-Revised

Robert Keith, PhD

April 16, 2001

There has been recent interest in temporal processing disorders following the ASHA Task Force on Central Auditory Processing (ASHA, 1996) and more recently, the American Academy of Audiology Consensus...   Read More


Audio Verification Environment: How to Present and Assess Real World Performance in the Office

Diane M. Russ, MA, CCC-A, Greg Olsen

April 9, 2001

Providing appropriate amplification for patients is often more art than science. Even though the tools we use when fitting amplification, such as test protocols, speech materials, and even the hearing...   Read More


Two Ears - Two Aids? Well, Yes and No!

James Jerger, PhD

April 2, 2001

In a memorable scene from 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' the Knave of Hearts is on trial for the theft of tarts. The King of Hearts asks the jury for its verdict, but the Queen of Hearts objects....   Read More

 


Expensive Hearing Aids: Investing in Technology And the Audiologist's Time.

Mark Ross, PhD, Douglas Beck, AuD

March 26, 2001

Many people complain about the high cost of hearing aids. For the average person, digital hearing aids represent a significant financial investment. Nonetheless, one advantage of expensive hearing aid...   Read More

 


Auditory Processing Disorders and Dyslexic Children.

Deborah Moncrieff, PhD

March 19, 2001

More children with learning and reading disabilities are being referred to audiologists for hearing and auditory processing evaluations. In the past, children with these problems were evaluated by edu...   Read More


Hearing Loss Associated with Aging

Julie Purdy, PhD

March 12, 2001

Zwaardemaker is credited with documenting the reduction of high-frequency hearing associated with increased age in 1891. His interest, however, involved determining the highest frequency heard at vari...   Read More


An Advanced Graphic Equalizer Hearing Aid: Going Beyond Your Home Audio System

Merritt Johns, MS, Victor Bray, PhD

March 5, 2001

M.S., Manager of Marketing Communications , Ph.D., Vice-President for Auditory Research 2795 East Cottonwood Parkway, Suite 660 Salt Lake City, Utah 84121-7036 As a consumer you desire the best sound...   Read More


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