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Issues Regarding Disposable Hearing Aids

Tom J. Northey

October 4, 2000

The introduction of disposable hearing aids poses many questions to the audiologist. What effects will such a product have on our traditional, custom fit, 'durable' environment? What systemic changes...   Read More


Audiologic Rehabilitation = Good Hearing Health Care

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

September 25, 2000

Results of an extensive research study by Kochkin (2000), regarding the impact of hearing instruments on quality of life, succinctly articulates the compelling social, psychological, cognitive and hea...   Read More

Marketing is Essential

Steve Adams

September 18, 2000

Many audiologists consider marketing to be a necessary evil. Some resist the temptation to advertise based upon the moral standards of the past. However, much like attorneys and physicians, healthcare...   Read More

Disposable Hearing Aids and Market Orientation

Mike Fisher, MBA

September 18, 2000

The introduction of disposable hearing aids to the hearing healthcare marketplace can be viewed with contempt, disdain, exhilaration, or ambivalence. Veteran audiologists may dismiss these devices as...   Read More

Audiology and Evidence-based Health Care

Kyle C. Dennis, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA

September 18, 2000

Health care decision making is shifting from cost-driven choices to quality-driven choices. This paradigm shift refocuses the emphasis from 'what does it cost?' to 'what do I get for my money?' Accred...   Read More


Audiology in the New Millenium

David Luterman, EdD

September 13, 2000

Audiology's origins are firmly rooted within the ''medical model.'' Despite our origin as a rehabilitative profession, our diagnostic abilities and interests were quickly realized and used to suppleme...   Read More

Professional Coding: Part One

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

September 11, 2000

In response to requests for information on procedural and diagnostic coding, I am writing the first of a multi-part series. This first section will address CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) coding....   Read More

Tone Burst Evoked Potentials: Clinical Applications

Karen J. Mobley, MEd, Edie Gibson, MS, CCC-A

September 6, 2000

With the increased number of hospitals performing universal newborn hearing screenings, audiologists will be increasingly responsible for the early identification and diagnosis of hearing loss. Import...   Read More

Middle Ear Implant: An Audiologist's First Hand Experience

Lisa Evans-Smith

September 5, 2000

In September 1998, I made the decision to become a subject in the clinical trials for the Symphonix Vibrant Soundbridge middle ear implantable hearing aid. It is without a doubt the best decision I ha...   Read More


Diagnosis: It's More Than Medical, It's Scientific

Maurice Miller

September 4, 2000

On page 8 of your September, 1999 issue, Michael Maves, M.D., executive vice-president of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, is quoted as to who is qualified to make a ''d...   Read More


Middle Ear Implants

Marshall Chasin, AuD

August 28, 2000

Middle Ear Implants (MEIs) are useful for those with a purely sensorineural hearing loss. Historically, the first clinically available MEIs (by Drs. Suzuki and Yanagihara in Japan) were those with unr...   Read More


Five Myths in Assessing the Effects of Noise on Hearing

William W. Clark, PhD

August 28, 2000

This short essay is a compilation of statements commonly used by audiologists or others with some expertise related to the effects of noise on hearing. Like most things in life, there is a kernel of t...   Read More


Audiological Diagnosis: The Need To Establish Ourselves

Ross Roeser, PhD

August 22, 2000

In the January/February issue of Audiology Today my colleagues Drs. David Lipscomb and Michael Seidemann and I discussed the role of audiologists in the ''diagnosis'' of hearing impairment (Roeser, Li...   Read More


Directional Microphone Patterns: They also have disadvantages

Stephen C. Thompson, PhD

August 21, 2000

Much has been written recently on the advantages to the hearing aid user of an aid having a directional microphone response: A directional aid can make it easier for the user to hear in noisy environm...   Read More

Advertising Myopia

Tom J. Northey

August 21, 2000

In today's world of slogan saturation, discount dementia, special offers, free gifts and the never ending 'SALE SALE SALE', the private practice audiologist can often wonder if there is any real, meas...   Read More

Integrating Physiologic Technologies for Hearing Evaluation in Infants and Small Children: An Overview.

Michelle R. Petrak, PhD, CCC-A

August 16, 2000

Everyday in the United States, 33 babies are born with severe to profound hearing loss (1-3 in 1,000 births). It is estimated that another 33 babies are born everyday with mild to moderate hearing los...   Read More


The Value of Valuations

Mike Fisher, MBA

August 10, 2000

Our first article in this series discussed various types of business reorganization and expansion models, including mergers, acquisitions, horizontal and vertical integration, and takeovers. The discu...   Read More

A Note from the Youngest to the Oldest (in Class)

Kevin P. Ruggle

August 8, 2000

I learned a great deal in my first course at the Arizona School of Health Sciences this June. In the inaugural class we had 33 students and at least that many personalities! I learned that at 33 years...   Read More

Central Auditory Processing in Clinical Practice

Teri James Bellis, PhD, Barbara Beck, MA, CCC-A

August 7, 2000

Teri James Bellis, Ph.D. Department of Communication Disorders University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD Barbara Roe Beck, M.A. Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Saint Louis Universit...   Read More

Production and the Closing Rate

Mike Fisher, MBA, Tom J. Northey

August 2, 2000

You can really sum up the 'nuts and bolts' of an audiology practice in one word -- production. The term 'production' is well known in the physician's world. It is the bottom line that drives the exist...   Read More

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