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Are there any Retrospective Studies on Bone-anchored Hearing Systems Comparing Outcomes?

Ravi Sockalingam, PhD

April 22, 2013

Have there been any retrospective clinical studies on patients who have had bone-anchored hearing systems to compare techniques and look at outcomes?   Read More


Who is a Candidate for Tinnitus Treatment?

Casie Keaton, AuD, CCC-A

April 15, 2013

Sometimes I see patients who have had tinnitus for only a few months. Would you wait on tinnitus treatment or move ahead? Are they candidates for treatment?   Read More

How Can I Help Patients Who Are ‘Not Ready’ for Hearing Aids?

Anna Karlsson Lejon

April 8, 2013

I have some patients with hearing loss who, for whatever reasons, are not ready for hearing aids. I’m wondering if an assistive device could help them overcome their reluctance to use amplifica...   Read More


Free Hearing Testing and Medicare?

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

March 25, 2013

Since audiologists cannot opt out of Medicare, is there any way audiologists can provide hearing tests, such as air conduction, at no charge for the purpose of a hearing aid purchase? Hearing aid dis...   Read More

Can I Fit Hearing Aids with a Tinnitus Masker for Patients with Normal Hearing?

Lindsay Prusick, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA, Dennis Van Vliet, AuD

March 25, 2013

Are there any legal or ethical issues regarding using hearing aids with a tinnitus manager for patients with normal hearing but have tinnitus, if the amplifier is turned off and only the tinnitus mana...   Read More


How Do I Choose a Practice Management System?

Jessica DeFauw, MS, FAAA

March 18, 2013

There are so many choices on the market today for a practice management system, it’s difficult to decide which one will best fit my practice's needs. Any tips?   Read More

Can I Bill for Hearing Screenings at a Health Fair?

Kim Cavitt

March 18, 2013

Can one bill for hearing screenings done at health fairs?   Read More

What Factors Drive Patient Success with First-time Amplification?

Donald J. Schum, PhD

March 11, 2013

I am trying to lower the hearing aid return-for-credit rate in my practice, but it seems like there are only so many aspects of the fitting that I, as the professional, can control. How can manufactu...   Read More


What are the Advantages of a Bone-anchored Hearing System?

Ravi Sockalingam, PhD

March 4, 2013

What are the advantages of a bone-anchored hearing system compared to a conventional bone conduction hearing aid?   Read More


What are Some Strategies for Selling Unite Wireless Accessories?

Robin C. Donham, AuD, FAAA, CCC-A

March 4, 2013

What are some strategies for selling Unite Wireless Accessories?   Read More


What Can Be Expected When Upgrading to Advanced Bionics ClearVoice™ Sound Processing Strategy?

Tracey Kruger

February 25, 2013

What can my patients with Advanced Bionics cochlear implants expect when upgrading to the new ClearVoice processing strategy? Will we have to work through an adjustment period?   Read More

ICD-10: 10x the Headache?

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

February 18, 2013

How are we expected to transition to the new diagnosis codes if they are expected to increase tenfold?   Read More

What Technology Can Help Children With Cochlear Implants Hear in Noisy Classrooms?

Anna Karlsson Lejon

February 11, 2013

What technology can help children who use cochlear implants to hear in noisy classrooms?   Read More


CPT Codes for Preventive Care

Kim Cavitt, AuD

February 11, 2013

We have several patients whose insurance will pay for preventive hearing care. Are there specific diagnosis codes which should be used when filing these types of claims? We have been told by the carr...   Read More

What is the Neurological Basis for Temporary Suppression of Tinnitus Following Loud Music?

Casie Keaton, AuD, CCC-A, Marta Hecocks, AuD, CCC-A, CCRP

February 4, 2013

What is the neurological basis for temporary suppression of tinnitus following over-stimulation with loud music under headphones? Also, I'd like to know the neurological basis for an increase in t...   Read More

Can You Tell Me About the New Sonic Bliss?

Erin Reichert, MS

January 28, 2013

I heard that Sonic is releasing a new product. Can you tell me more about it?   Read More

Are Special Tools Required to Fit the ReSound Verso IIC?

Vince Maye

January 28, 2013

Are special tools or techniques required to fit the ReSound Verso IIC?   Read More


How Does the Stress Response Impact Tinnitus?

Casie Keaton, AuD, CCC-A

January 21, 2013

How does the stress response impact tinnitus, and what can be done about it?   Read More

Changes in OAE Codes

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

January 21, 2013

I have a question about code 92588, diagnostic OAE. How do you document cochlear mapping of OAEs and can you please elaborate on the OAE code?   Read More

Are there Speech Audiometry Materials in Mandarin Chinese?

Hua Zhang, MD

January 14, 2013

Are there speech audiometry testing materials available in Mandarin Chinese? I am an audiologist fluent in Mandarin and see many Mandarin-speaking patients in my area.   Read More

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