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Ask The Experts

Q&A from the most trusted names in audiology.

When Your Patient's Grown Children are Pushing for Hearing Aids

Donald J. Schum, PhD

November 2, 2009

How do you deal with patients who don't want hearing aids, but their adult children want you to fit them with hearing aids anyway?   Read More


Stages of Grief as they Apply to Acceptance of Hearing Loss

Donald J. Schum, PhD

September 21, 2009

Do the Kubler-Ross five stages of grief apply to people with hearing loss who are in denial?   Read More


Financial Considerations and Hearing Aid Counseling

Donald J. Schum, PhD

July 27, 2009

How does the financial burden of hearing aids affect an audiologist's motivational interviewing during hearing aid counseling?   Read More


How Can I Give My Practice a Fresh Look, Without Spending a Fortune?

Roger McGuire

July 7, 2008

Question: I recently purchased an existing private practice that has operated for 20 years in my hometown. Although the practice has a good reputation and large patient base, it looks very outdated an...   Read More

Compression Strategy of Syncro

Donald J. Schum, PhD

May 30, 2005

Can you tell me more about the compression strategy used in Syncro? How do I make it work best for the patient?   Read More

'Identity' Options in Oticon Syncro

Donald J. Schum, PhD

April 11, 2005

Please explain when the "Identity" options/alternatives within the Syncro should be changed?   Read More

Open Ear Acoustics

Donald J. Schum, PhD

January 10, 2005

Please explain the concept of Open Ear Acoustics?   Read More

WDRC for Mild Hearing Losses

Donald J. Schum, PhD

October 20, 2003

For people with great degrees of loss can understand their dynamic range is less but for mild losses, we don't check for recruitment before prescription. How about a person having good low frequen...   Read More

Binaural Balance

Donald J. Schum, PhD

January 13, 2003

In practice we sometimes bump into the binaural Hearing Aid fitting with the instruments of different technologies. I mean the situation when patient is fitted with analog (classic) instrument on one...   Read More

Fitting Rules and Hearing Aids

Donald J. Schum, PhD

September 2, 2002

Regarding the multiplicity of fitting rules available for digital (and even non-digital) instruments, how do I choose a particular fitting rationale?   Read More

Marketing via local service organizations

Peter Mark, MD

November 26, 2001

Regarding business communities, how important is it to be active in the local service organizations (Lions, Rotary, Better Business Bureau, etc.)? If you were lecturing at one of their meetings, what...   Read More

Advertising in the local newspaper

Peter Mark, MD

October 26, 2001

If you were writing an advertisement for a local newspaper, what are the key ingredients that should be included in the advertisement (and why) and what should be avoided (and why)?   Read More


Peter Mark, MD

September 28, 2001

What are the most effective and important issues to address when marketing to physicians?   Read More

Annoyance and Hearing Aids

Donald J. Schum, PhD

April 11, 2001

Your article, ''Annoyance and Hearing Aids'' suggests several sources of user annoyance with amplification. How might digital signal processors impact ''annoyance'' iss...   Read More

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