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Telepractice in Audiology

John Ribera, PhD, Mark Krumm, PhD

April 2, 2002

The 1990's was a decade of significant advancement in computer technology. Personal computers developed into powerful, integrated systems. Internet applications evolved from simple e-mail communicatio...   Read More

Intratympanic Therapy for Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Vertigo

Sam J. Marzo, MD

March 25, 2002

Correspondence: Sam J. Marzo, M.D. Assistant Professor Department of Otolaryngology B Head and Neck Surgery Loyola University 2160 South First Avenue Maywood, Illinois 60153 Phone: 708-216-1676 Fax: 7...   Read More


Ear Impressions: Art or Science?

Chester Pirzanski, BSc, Brenda Berge, AuD

March 18, 2002

Custom earmolds and hearing aids shells are derived from ear impressions taken individually from each patient's ear. The procedure for impression taking is so simple and straightforward that one might...   Read More

DSP & Multi-Media Technologies: Addressing Patient Needs

Cherish Oberzut, MA, CCC-A, Diane M. Russ, MA, CCC-A

March 11, 2002

The technology explosion of the last 10 years has affected every facet of our daily and professional lives. As audiologists and hearing instrument dispensers, we fit hearing instruments made of integr...   Read More

Otoacoustic Emissions in 2002: Some Perspectives

Theodore J. Glattke, PhD

March 4, 2002

The past 150 years have witnessed remarkable scientific, medical and technical improvements and advances. Many of these improvements and advances have impacted the study of the auditory system and tre...   Read More

Middle Ear Implants: 2002

Marshall Chasin, AuD

February 25, 2002

Historically, the first clinically available MEIs (by Drs. Suzuki and Yanagihara in Japan) were designed for those with unresolveable middle ear conductive/mixed losses. However, modern MEIs require a...   Read More


Learning to Hear Again: Cochlear Implant Audiologic Rehabilitation Guide for Adults

Donna S. Wayner, PhD, Judy E. Abrahamson, MA

February 18, 2002

The progress made over the last decade in cochlear implants, surgical techniques, and speech processing strategies has been phenomenal. There has been vast improvement in functional outcomes when comp...   Read More


Cochlear Implants: Perspectives from an Otologist

Eric W. Sargent, MD, FACS

February 11, 2002

Address Correspondence to: Eric W. Sargent, MD The Michigan Ear Institute 30055 Northwestern Hwy, #101 Farmington Hills, MI 48334 FAX: (248) 865-6161 Telephone: (248) 865-4444 Email:   Read More

Behind The Hype: Digital Amplification

Giselle Matsui

January 28, 2002

We are all besieged with marketing claims of products that allege to make our laundry whiter, our dusting easier and our thighs thinner. Many times, because we are not experts in those fields, we simp...   Read More

Adventures in ENG

Thomas E. Boismier

January 21, 2002

Many years ago, I learned how to perform electronystagmography (ENG) on a strip-chart recorder. The ENG lab I worked for switched to a PC-based ENG system in 1985. Since that time, I've done some five...   Read More

The National Coalition on Auditory Processing Disorders (NCAPD): History and Overview

Debbie Wood

January 14, 2002

When an individual is diagnosed with any disorder, it can be a frustrating and overwhelming time in their life. For some, diagnosis brings a sense of closure and relief, through knowing what is wrong....   Read More

Cochlear Implant Reimbursement: Cause for Concern

Donna Sorkin

January 7, 2002

Cochlear implants are increasingly the "technology of choice" for children and adults with severe-to-profound hearing loss who do not derive significant benefit from hearing aids. Unlike hearing aids,...   Read More

Sunset Laws: A Tutorial

December 31, 2001

The Principle of Shields Legislative Associates, an independent lobbying firm in Austin, Texas. Sunset laws are traditionally tools used in many states to periodically re-evaluate the need for existin...   Read More

Adapto: An Introduction to the New Generation of Digital Amplification.

Donald J. Schum, PhD

December 30, 2001

Despite important advances in hearing aid technology over the past decade, the hearing aid fitting experience still tends primarily be a problem solving process. The discipline of hearing aid fitting...   Read More

The Research of Denis Byrne at NAL: Implications for Clinicians Today

December 24, 2001

NOTE: This talk was presented as the Denis Byrne Memorial Lecture at ASHA, New Orleans, November 2001. In this talk I will review some of the research that Dr. Denis Byrne performed and some that he i...   Read More

A Patient's Guide to Tinnitus

December 10, 2001

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus, often described as ringing, buzzing or hissing sounds in the ears, is a symptom that can be related to almost every known hearing problem. Tinnitus can be temporary (acute)...   Read More

How To Hear In A Hands-Free World: Mobile and Cell Phone Safety Tips

December 3, 2001

The statistics are in. According to an Associated Press article this year, the government reports that nearly three percent of Americans behind the wheel at any given daytime moment are also talking o...   Read More

Thoughts on Growing our Profession: Are We Ready?

Anita T. Pikus

November 19, 2001

The profession of audiology is currently undergoing a long-awaited transformation. Audiology is rapidly being transfused with a critical and expanding mass of people bearing a unique, uniform, recogni...   Read More

NAFDA and the Au.D.: A Status Report

Jina Scherer

November 12, 2001

The National Association of Future Doctors of Audiology (NAFDA) was founded in October 1998 by Delbert F. Ault, an Au.D. candidate at the University of Louisville. NAFDA was founded for a variety of r...   Read More

Computerized Dynamic Posturography: Clinical Application & Contribution in Three Cases

Eric Miller, MSPA, Marcia Hall, PT

November 5, 2001

Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) is well documented in the clinical and scientific literature as an objective method of differentiating sensory, motor, and central adaptive functional impairme...   Read More

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