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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

Battery Life: Technical Issues and Answers

Dennis Carpenter

October 29, 2001

One of the first questions new hearing aid wearers ask is "How long will my batteries last." Of course, the answer is somewhat complex. To estimate battery life, a simple equation is used. Battery lif...   Read More

Middle Ear Implant: My Personal Experience

Lisa Evans-Smith

October 22, 2001

It has now been three years since I was implanted with the Symphonix Vibrant Soundbridge implantable hearing aid. In my first article, which was featured on AudiologyOnline, (Middle Ear Implant: An Au...   Read More


A Soliloquy to Software: Meeting NOAH System 3's Minimum Requirements and Beyond

Brad Ingrao, AuD, MS, CCC-A, FAAA

October 15, 2001

To buy, or not to buy, that is the question. Whether 'tis wiser in the pocket to suffer The fees and downtime of outrageous techies, Or to take arms against computer salesmen, And by out-witting, bend...   Read More

The H.E.A.R. Force Delivers Sonic Survival

Kathy Peck

October 8, 2001

H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of excessive noise. Noise exposure can lead to temporary and permanent...   Read More

Selection, Application and Integration of FM Systems

Patrick Henry, Liz Brassine, AuD

October 2, 2001

Despite the best hearing instruments, most hearing-impaired listeners notice they have difficulty hearing in certain situations. Understanding speech in the presence of noise (with or without hearing...   Read More

Can Omni-Directional Hearing Aids Improve Speech Understanding In Noise?

Victor Bray, PhD, Michael Valente, PhD

September 24, 2001

Victor Bray, Ph.D., Sonic Innovations, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah and, Michael Valente, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri Editor's Note: In response to inquiries g...   Read More

My Experience as an Army ''Audiology Assistant''

Josh Lopez

September 17, 2001

Editor's Note: Although we don't usually publish 'op/ed' pieces as articles, I thought this paper was particularly important at this time. I believe most practicing audiologists are probably not well...   Read More

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