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Ask The Experts

Q&A from the most trusted names in audiology.

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Timeline

Susan Gold

July 16, 2001

How long is the average patient enrolled in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy before he or she can appreciate benefit?   Read More


BPPV

Henry Trahan, MCD

July 16, 2001

For patients with "true spinning vertigo," how common is the diagnosis of BPPV and how successful are repositioning maneuvers when BPPV is diagnosed? How successful is vestibular rehabilitation therap...   Read More


BTE Repair Rates

Michael Block

July 13, 2001

What are repair rates for BTEs and what is the most common cause of BTE repair?   Read More


Percentage of Hearing Loss

Robert Dobie, MD

July 6, 2001

What are the most popular methods used to calculate ''percentage of hearing loss?'' Please give examples   Read More


Counseling for Instant-Fit Hearing Aids

Victor Bray, PhD

June 29, 2001

How do you counsel patients regarding purchasing decisions relating to custom versus instant-fit versus disposable hearing instruments?   Read More

 


Occupational Hearing Screenings

Lee D. Hager

June 22, 2001

For persons conducting occupational hearing screenings, what are the recommended criteria for initiating audiologic referral?   Read More


Endolymphatic Hydrops

William Slattery, MD

June 15, 2001

In what other medical condition or disease process, besides Meniere's disease, does endolymphatic hydrops present?   Read More

 


Tinnitus Management for a "Dead" Ear

Pawel J. Jastreboff, PhD, ScD

June 1, 2001

What options and recommendations are available for patients reporting unilateral tinnitus in their dead ear?   Read More


Instant-fit hearing aids

Victor Bray, PhD

May 25, 2001

There has been much debate regarding the potential impact of instant-fit hearing instruments. How do you envision the future of these products, and how they will enhance or detract from sales of custo...   Read More


Hearing Aid Comparison: Custom, Instant, Disposable

Fred Fritz, MBA

May 18, 2001

Please compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of conventional, versus instant-fit, versus disposable hearing aids?   Read More


Pediatric ENG

Gary Jacobson, PhD

May 11, 2001

How do ENG protocols differ for testing pediatric patients? What is the youngest age recommended for performing this test? At what point might balance assessment be necessary for pediatric patients?   Read More

  


Middle Ear Implants

Marshall Chasin, AuD

May 7, 2001

What characteristics identify patients as ideal candidates for Middle Ear Implants versus conventional hearing aids?   Read More

 


Infection Control

Robert J. Kemp, MBA

April 26, 2001

What are the most common organisms found in the ear canal and what cautions should audiologists take when removing cerumen, taking ear impressions, and using equipment placed in the ear canal?   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


Hearing Aid Repair Rates

Michael Block

April 6, 2001

What is the frequency of hearing aid repair for new hearing aids manufactured in the USA? What are the primary sources of hearing aid failure?   Read More

 


Ear Mold Materials

Randy Morgan

March 30, 2001

Does the degree and type of hearing loss impact the decision to use hard versus soft ear mold materials?   Read More


International Issues

Robert M. Traynor, EdD, MBA

March 25, 2001

What is the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) doing to better serve the needs of audiologists and the hearing impaired beyond the borders of the USA?   Read More


Counseling Skills

Kris English, PhD

March 19, 2001

The term ''counseling skills'' is appearing in more audiology literature, but specific information on the nature of counseling skills is often lacking. Could you describe the basics of counseling as t...   Read More


Cerumen Removal

Bryan Liang, MD, JD, PhD

March 12, 2001

For clinical audiologists performing cerumen removal, what is the level of informed consent recommended to best comply with ethical standards, statutory regulations, and liability concerns?   Read More

 


Distance AuD

Tabitha Parent, AuD

March 1, 2001

Do you anticipate there will be distance learning for clinicians seekingthe Au.D. after 2005?   Read More


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