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Why Should You Use Bluetooth or Wireless with Patients who have SSD and Use Bone Anchored Solutions?

Rebecca Cihocki, AuD

February 22, 2016

Why would we use Bluetooth or wireless for patients that have single-sided deafness (SSD) and use Ponto Plus, if they use the phone or listen with their better hearing ear anyway?   Read More

What Should Professionals Know About Fitting Oticon's new Dynamo and Sensei SP Hearing Instruments?

Donald Schum, PhD

February 15, 2016

What should professionals know about fitting Oticon's new Dynamo and Sensei SP hearing instruments?   Read More


How Does ReSound Implement Research Findings in Cognition and Hearing into its Signal Processing?

Tammy Stender, AuD, CCC-A

February 15, 2016

How does ReSound implement research findings in cognition and hearing into its signal processing?   Read More

Why is FDA Clearance of VEMP Testing Important to Balance Care Today?

Ian S. Curthoys, PhD, Faith Akin, PhD, Jill Craig

February 8, 2016

What is the significance of the FDA clearance of VEMP positional and oculomotor testing to balance care today?   Read More

Who is a Candidate for an Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI)?

William H. Shapiro, AuD

February 1, 2016

What type of patient is an appropriate candidate for an auditory brainstem implant (ABI)?   Read More

How Do You Program Hearing Aids for Patients with Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct (EVA)?

Jennifer Wolf, AuD, CCC-A

January 25, 2016

When programming hearing aids for patients with enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA) that present with a conductive component, should the bone conduction thresholds be used for programming and verificat...   Read More

What Is the Difference Between a Cochlear Implant and a Bone Anchored Hearing System?

Alison Sabbar

January 18, 2016

My patients frequently ask me the difference between cochlear implants and bone anchored hearing systems, particularly those that have done some research on the Internet. What is the best way to help...   Read More


What is VEMP and Why is it Important?

Jill Craig, Faith Akin, PhD, Ian S. Curthoys, PhD

January 11, 2016

What is VEMP (vestibular evoked myogenic potential) testing, and why is it important?   Read More

What is Recommended Audiological Follow-Up Post-Implantation for Patients with Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct (EVA)?

Jennifer Wolf, AuD, CCC-A

December 28, 2015

Following cochlear implantation, how frequently do you monitor patients with enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA)?   Read More

How Does Speech Rescue Frequency Lowering Technology Work?

Don Schum, PhD

December 14, 2015

How does Speech Rescue work, and how does it differ from other frequency lowering technology?   Read More


Can FM Systems Be Used with Bone Anchored Hearing Systems?

Laura Carr, MS

December 7, 2015

Can FM systems be used with bone anchored hearing systems?   Read More


Fitting Bilaterally: One at a Time or Two at Once?

H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

November 30, 2015

For patients who are hesitant about wearing two hearing aids, does it matter if I fit one hearing aid to start and then add the second hearing aid at a later time, or is it better to start with two ev...   Read More

What is HyperSound Clear and How Does It Benefit People with Hearing Loss and their Families?

Rodney Schutt

November 23, 2015

Tell me about HyperSound technology for people with hearing loss.   Read More

Are Two Bone Anchored Processors Implanted for Bilateral Atresia if One Device Will Stimulate Both Ears?

Jaime Leigh Westbrook, AuD

November 16, 2015

For a child with bilateral atresia, are two bone anchored processors implanted if one device will stimulate both ears?   Read More

What are the Design Features of Cochlear's Baha 5 Sound Processor?

George Cire, AuD, CCC-A

November 9, 2015

Bone anchored sound processor designs are changing on pace with hearing aid designs. Can you bring me up to speed on Cochlear’s latest Baha 5?   Read More

What Makes the MED-EL SYNCHRONY Cochlear Implant Design Unique?

Darla Franz

November 2, 2015

What makes the MED-EL SYNCHRONY cochlear implant design unique so that it can undergo a 3.0T MRI without requiring magnet removal?   Read More

Isn't First Fit Acceptable?

H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

October 26, 2015

If a manufacturer shows a match to NAL on the fitting screen, can I be fairly confident that there will be match to prescriptive targets in the real ear?   Read More


What are the Benefits of Hansaton's new easeHD Hearing Instruments?

Robert Eastman

October 19, 2015

What do Hansaton's new easeHD instruments offer my patients with hearing loss?   Read More

How Can My Patient Use the Smart App Portfolio with Her Cochlear Baha 5?

George Cire, AuD, CCC-A

October 12, 2015

With so many of my patients using smartphones, what kind of app technology is available for use with the Cochlear Baha 5?   Read More

How Does AURICAL Support Tinnitus Assessment and Management?

Wendy Switalski, AuD

October 5, 2015

I'm thinking about adding tinnitus management services to my practice. How does AURICAL support tinnitus assessment and management?   Read More


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