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MED-EL SYNCHRONY - February 2022


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

Annoyance and Hearing Aids

Donald J. Schum, PhD

January 17, 2001

Donald J. Schum, Ph.D. Vice President of Audiology & Professional Relations for Oticon, Inc Listening to amplified speech through hearing aids all day can lead to fatigue and annoyance. Although they...   Read More

An Outline of Cued Speech

Pamela Beck

January 17, 2001

Pamela Beck Manager of the National Cued Speech Association Information Services Cued Speech makes spoken languages visible. It provides cued hearing, cued speechreading, cued phonemes and cued langua...   Read More


A Primer on CROS Fittings Using CICs

Donald Hayes, PhD

January 17, 2001

I have written this paper as an introduction to the use of Completely in the Canal (CIC) instruments for transcranial CROS fittings. It is intended as a set of guidelines for clinicians who have had l...   Read More

Integrating Counseling Skills into Existing Audiology Practices.

Kris English, PhD

January 4, 2001

The distance learning Audiology Doctorate (Au.D.) program offered by Central Michigan and Vanderbilt University Bill Wilkerson Center includes a core class in counseling (CDO 853, "Psychosocial Aspect...   Read More

Professional Coding: Part Two. Clinical Coding: ICD-9

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

December 18, 2000

This is the second of a three part series on clinical coding. The first article focused on CPT coding. In that article, I discussed the origin of CPT codes as being owned and copyrighted by the Americ...   Read More

Managing Chronic Tinnitus As Phantom Auditory Pain

Robert L. Folmer, PhD

December 11, 2000

Robert L. Folmer Ph.D. Tinnitus Clinic, Oregon Hearing Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland Correspondence to: Robert L. Folmer, Ph.D. Oregon Hear...   Read More

The Au.D. in Private Practice

Tom J. Northey

December 4, 2000

The AuD degree is well positioned to help elevate the hearing health care industry and the profession of audiology. The Au.D. may help expose the expertise that audiologists have long since held regar...   Read More

In Search of the Digimold

Chester Pirzanski, BSc

November 27, 2000

We live in the digital era. While a great deal of attention has focused on technology and the algorithms of digital products, relatively little attention has been given to earmolds in the recent press...   Read More

Serving Children with Hearing Loss

Rebecca Parlakian

November 20, 2000

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) is a unique membership organization and information center foron pediatric hearing loss and the auditory approach. AG B...   Read More


Clinical Electrocochleography: Overview of Theories, Techniques and Applications

John A. Ferraro, PhD, MS, ASHA Fellow, FAAA

November 15, 2000

As the term implies, 'Electrocochleography' (ECochG) is a method for recording the electrical potentials of the cochlea. ECochG generally involves measurement of the stimulus-related cochlear potentia...   Read More

New Audiology-Based Opportunities in the Management of the Dizzy or Balance- Disordered Patient

Lewis M. Nashner, ScD

November 10, 2000

President and CEO NeuroCom International, Inc. Recent developments in the health care industry are not only changing the way patients are being managed but, together with new clinical advancements, ar...   Read More

Counterpoint To Recent Objections To The SLP Revised Scope Of Practice

John A. Coverstone, AuD

November 8, 2000

Over the past few weeks I have read a number of opinions regarding ASHA's recent call for peer review of the Revised Scope of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology. After reading statements and opinio...   Read More

Evaluating Hearing in Infants and Small Children

Michelle R. Petrak, PhD, CCC-A

November 3, 2000

In the past several years, considerable data has been obtained supporting the need for newborn and infant hearing screening while emphasizing the benefits of early intervention for very young children...   Read More


Accepting New Truths in Hearing Aids

Ruth Bentler, PhD

October 31, 2000

For many of us, years of clinical practice have armed us with a lot of what we consider to be conventional wisdom about many aspects of hearing aids. For at least some of us, new truths take a bit of...   Read More

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy: An Update

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

October 23, 2000

Over the years, many methods of tinnitus treatment have been introduced, but very few survived the test of time. Even now, in the year 2000, we do not have a mechanism-based method to provide a cure f...   Read More

Hearing Aid Research

Mark Ross, PhD

October 17, 2000

Wandering through the aisles in the exhibit hall at the last AAA convention, I couldn't help but be impressed by the array of new and refined technical developments. Clearly, hearing aids have come a...   Read More

Outcome Measures in Audiology: Knowing We've Made a Difference

Harvey Abrams, PhD

October 16, 2000

The greatest thrill I get as a clinician is having patients tell me what a difference I've made in their lives. I'm often told how my efforts have made it possible for them to hear family members, enj...   Read More


Tinnitus: It Has a Certain Ring to It.

Robert Sandlin, PhD, Robert Olsson, MA

October 15, 2000

Fifty million Americans experience some form of tinnitus. Twelve million have sought professional intervention. Tinnitus is a significant and common problem across the USA. For individuals with tinnit...   Read More

New Audiology-Based Opportunities in the Management of the Dizzy or Balance-Disordered Patient

Lewis M. Nashner, ScD

October 15, 2000

Recent developments in the health care industry are not only changing the way patients are being managed but, together with new clinical advancements, are opening the door to new practice opportunitie...   Read More

Clinical Results With the Six Microphone Radiant Beam Array

Sara Burdak, MS, FAAA, CCC-A

October 10, 2000

The inability to understand speech in the presence of noise continues to be a significant problem for most hearing instrument wearers. This problem is exacerbated as the degree of hearing loss increas...   Read More

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