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What is MIPS and How is it Different from Traditional Bone Anchored Implant Surgery?

Harold Kim, MD

August 21, 2017

What is MIPS and how is it different from traditional bone anchored implant surgery?   Read More

 


When Hearing Aids Cause Itchy Ears, What Can be Done?

Tao Cui, AuD

July 28, 2014

What can you do when the patient says the hearing instrument is making their ears itch?   Read More

 


Who is a Candidate for the Esteem® Hearing Implant?

Liz Anderson, PhD

March 17, 2014

Who is a candidate for the Esteem® hearing implant from Envoy Medical? If a patient is a candidate, what is the process?   Read More

 


Are There Any Advances in Surgical Techniques for Bone-anchored Hearing Systems?

Ravi Sockalingam, PhD

March 10, 2014

Have there been any advances in the surgical techniques for bone-anchored hearing systems?   Read More

  


When Can a Child Begin Using a Bone-anchored System with a Softband?

Ravi Sockalingam, PhD

November 25, 2013

At what age can a child begin using a bone-anchored system with a softband?   Read More

   


How Would Results of Head Impulse Testing Change Clinical Management?

Kamran Barin, PhD, Wendy Crumley-Welsh, MS, CCC-A

July 22, 2013

How would results from the head impulse test change the clinical management of the patient?   Read More

  


What are Recommendations for Performing ENG/VNG on Patients with Acute Vertigo?

Kamran Barin, PhD

November 19, 2012

Would you do a VNG if the patient cannot go off their Antivert/Meclizine? Specifically, would you do a VNG if the patient were admitted to the hospital for vertigo, treated in the emergency room with...   Read More

  


Identifying and Evaluating Vestibular Decompensation

Alan L. Desmond, AuD

August 20, 2012

I think that the occurrence of vestibular decompensation is often overlooked during balance assessment. What are some guidelines for identifying the presence of decompensation, especially if no previo...   Read More

 


Middle Ear Fluid and Caloric Responses

Gary Jacobson, PhD

June 4, 2012

We have a patient with 30dBHL unilateral conductive loss RIGHT ear (type B tympanogram) and a 67% Caloric weakness on the RIGHT. We know that otitis media and other middle ear abnormalities limit the...   Read More

  


ENGs on Patients with a Pacemaker

Alan L. Desmond, AuD

February 27, 2012

Is it safe to perform ENGs on patients with a pacemaker?   Read More

  


Practical Tips for Cerumen Removal

Cindy Beyer, AuD

August 8, 2011

I am beginning to perform cerumen removal for my patients on a more regular basis. What are some common mistakes that are made, and what precautions should I take to prevent or minimize those risks?   Read More

 


Tullio Phenomenon and Hearing Aid Selection

Brian Taylor, AuD

April 18, 2011

I have been contacted by a potential client who is seeking an analog hearing aid because she has Tullio's phenomenon and has been advised elsewhere that a digital instruments would not work. Is there...   Read More

 


BPPV and Barometric Pressure

Kamran Barin, PhD

February 21, 2011

Is there any association between benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and the barometric pressure?   Read More

 


Bone Anchored Hearing System - Age for Candidacy

Teri Sinopoli, MA, CCC-A, FAAA

October 4, 2010

At what age can a bone anchored sound processor be used with children?   Read More

   


Current Candidates for a Bone Anchored Hearing Solution

Teri Sinopoli, MA, CCC-A, FAAA

August 30, 2010

Who are typical candidates for bone anchored systems, including the new Ponto system from Oticon Medical?   Read More

  


Long Term Prognosis of Otosclerosis

Sam J. Marzo, MD

August 2, 2010

What is the long term prognosis of otosclerosis with and without a stapedectomy or stapedoctomy? What I mean is: does the disease progress to the inner ear even if the patient undergoes one of these p...   Read More

  


How Much Asymmetry is Considered Significant?

Douglas Beck, AuD

July 12, 2010

It has never been entirely clear when to refer to an ENT for an asymmetric hearing loss. I understand this question may be difficult to answer specifically and answers may vary depending on the patien...   Read More

 


Norrie Disease

Cindy B. Pichler, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA

June 7, 2010

What is Norrie Disease and what are the audiologic and/or vestibular findings associated with this disorder?   Read More

  


Infection Control - Hepatitis B

A. U. Bankaitis, PhD, FAAA

May 24, 2010

What kind of infection control should an audiologist implement when working with patients who have Hepatitis B?   Read More

 


Infection Control - Immittance Testing

A. U. Bankaitis, PhD, FAAA

April 26, 2010

What type of infection control is needed for immittance testing?   Read More

  


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