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

Improving Speech Perception in Noise with Directional Microphones and Frequency Modulation (FM) Technology

M. S. Lewis, Carl C. Crandell, PhD, CCC-A, Michael Valente, PhD, Jane Enrietto, Nicole Kreisman

September 30, 2002

Individuals with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) often exhibit difficulty understanding speech, particularly in noise (Dubno, Dirks & Morgan, 1984; Suter, 1985; Helfer & Wilber, 1990; Crandell, 1991...   Read More

Auditory Processing Disorders and Dyslexic Children.

Deborah Moncrieff, PhD

September 23, 2002

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

Temporal Aspects of Hearing Aid Signal Processing

Tom Scheller

September 16, 2002

To compensate for the abnormal loudness growth experienced by listeners with sensorineural hearing impairment, compression is used as a basic processing feature in digital hearing instruments. Through...   Read More

Clinical Research Findings Confirm Benefits of Advanced Signal Processing

Victor Bray, PhD, Sharon A. Sandridge, PhD, Craig W. Newman, PhD, Suzanne Kornhass

September 9, 2002

This is an interim report from a three-site, multi-phase hearing aid field trial. Results from the first phase of the study have already been published from Site 1 (Bray & Nilsson, 2000) and Site 2 (B...   Read More

Managing Cerumen

Julie Purdy, PhD

September 3, 2002

A decade has passed since the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) issued their "Position Statement on External Auditory Canal, Examination and Cerumen Management". Many other audiology...   Read More


Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIEDs): Autoimmune Diseases with Audio-Vestibular Involvement

Eric W. Sargent, MD, FACS

August 26, 2002

Systemic illnesses linked with sensorineural hearing loss and dizziness include polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), Cogan's syndrome, relapsing polychondritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Wegener's gr...   Read More


Meniere's Disease: Diagnosis, Natural History, and Current Management

Lance E. Jackson, MD, Herbert Silverstein, MD

August 19, 2002

Meniere's Disease is a condition that should be understood by all healthcare professionals involved with treating and managing ear disorders, including audiologists and physicians. This article provid...   Read More


The Business Side of Balance: Marketing Issues

Richard Gans, PhD

August 12, 2002

Specialize in treating balance disorders? Opportunity awaits, IF you effectively market your services. American Institute of Balance 11290 Park Blvd Seminole, FL 33772 More and more audiologists are i...   Read More


What Parents Should Know About Hearing Loss: Pointers for Parents

League for the Hard of Hearing New York

August 5, 2002

Parents have many questions and must make difficult decisions when their child is diagnosed with hearing loss. Children are not simply small adults - they are different in many respects, and their hea...   Read More


Sound Field Amplification and the Teaching Voice

Kris English, PhD, Sandy Kasper, MS, Zachery Grunberg, BS

July 29, 2002

Duquesne University Due to the energy and strain involved in providing oral instruction and education, teachers experience more voice problems than the general population (Calas, Verhulst, Locoq, Dall...   Read More


Frequency Modulation (FM) Systems for Children with Normal Hearing

Brian M. Kreisman, MS, CCC-A, Carl C. Crandell, PhD, CCC-A

July 29, 2002

Research has demonstrated that many children with normal hearing (e.g., children with learning, reading, language, attentional and/or auditory processing disorders) experience difficulties understandi...   Read More


Audiologic Coding and Reimbursement Issues: Aural Rehabilitation, Auditory Processing and Cochlear Implants

Maureen Thompson, Steven C. White, PhD, CCC-A

July 29, 2002

What do aural rehabilitation, auditory processing and cochlear implants have in common? Anticipated coding and reimbursement changes will link the three together in significant ways. Piecing together...   Read More

To Aid or Not to Aid: Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss

Sarah McKay

July 22, 2002

Approximately 3 out of 1000 children have unilateral hearing loss (UHL). Historically, audiologists have informed parents of children with UHL of the difficulties they would likely encounter localizin...   Read More


Vibrant Soundbridge Direct Drive Middle Ear Implant: Issues and Review

Geoffrey R. Ball

July 15, 2002

Direct drive, implantable middle ear hearing devices represent a new category of hearing devices. Rather than delivering acoustic energy into the external auditory canal (as with traditional hearing a...   Read More


A Conversational Approach to Aural Rehabilitation

O. T. Kenworthy

July 8, 2002

There is emerging evidence that suggests we are making considerable progress with regard to hearing aid satisfaction (Northern, 2001, personal communication). Yet, a large number of individuals fit wi...   Read More

Why Aren't Hearing Conservation Practices Taught in Schools?

Robert L. Folmer, PhD

July 2, 2002

Robert L. Folmer, Ph.D. Oregon Hearing Research Center Mail Code NRC04 Oregon Health & Science University 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road Portland, OR 97201-3098 Telephone: (503) 494-8032 Fax: (503) 494...   Read More

The Absence of Hearing Healthcare in a so-called ''Tidal Wave of Alzheimer's Cases''

Max Stanley Chartrand, PhD, BC-HIS

July 2, 2002

Almost like an orchestrated plan to scare the unwilling into submission, daily headlines scream about the coming "Tidal Wave of Alzheimer's Cases."1 Indeed, reported incidences of this difficult to di...   Read More


Acoustic Shock Injury: Real or Imaginary?

Janice C. Milhinch

June 17, 2002

Isolated reports of injury following exposure to loud sounds from headsets have met with skepticism. This study involved examination of the case records of 103 call centre operators who experienced ac...   Read More

Comparison of Word Familiarity: Conversational Words v. NU-6 list Words

Sadi Thomson

June 10, 2002

This study was conducted to compare the Northwestern University Auditory Test No.6 (NU-6) word list, to common words used today, to assess whether the NU-6 lists represent familiar and common words us...   Read More

The Power to Hear is Powered by Batteries

Rod McKenzie

June 3, 2002

The story of better hearing started a long time ago. As soon as people aged, there was hearing loss. As soon as there were diseases to challenge the ears, and auditory function, there was hearing loss...   Read More

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