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Q&A from the most trusted names in audiology.

Digital Hearing Aids and Amplifiers

Angela Pool, MS, FAAA

December 22, 2003

If I order a 100% digital hearing aid, is that available as a class D, or are those 2 things mutually exclusive?   Read More

VA Coverage for Dependents

Kyle C. Dennis, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA

December 15, 2003

Does the VA cover the hearing aids for a dependent child of a veteran? The child was born while the veteran was in service.   Read More


Hypoactive and Hyperactive Caloric Norms

Charles W. Stockwell, PhD

December 8, 2003

What norms are most commonly used in clinics to define hypo- and hyperactive caloric responses?   Read More

CPT Codes for CPD, Head Thrust, and VAT

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

December 1, 2003

Is there any CPT code for the poor man (Foam and dome tests)CDP, head thrust, and the VAT tests? If yes, what other specifications need to be included in your reports? What about Gan''s SOT tests?   Read More

Assistive Listening Devices and Unilateral Hearing Loss

Carl C. Crandell, PhD, CCC-A

November 17, 2003

My 6 year old son has a profound unilateral hearing loss since birth. Although, it was not diagnosed until a year ago. I was told by his aud. and ENT that cross-aides don''t help at this age and becau...   Read More


ENG Test Administration

Charles W. Stockwell, PhD

November 10, 2003

What is the proper way to administer the spontaneous, gaze right, gaze left and positional tests? Should tasking be used in the eyes closed portion? What directions should be used for the OPK test? Wh...   Read More

Itchy Ears

Noel Cohen, MD

November 3, 2003

What contributes to itching ears, not just for those who wear hearing aids, but also for those who do not?   Read More


AIT and Progressive Hearing Loss

Robert Keith, PhD

October 27, 2003

I have a 16 yr old patient who has been receiving AIT for treatment of CAPD for the last 18 mos. (her parents fly her to California for this several times a year). I see her only for pre- and post- tr...   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

Implant for Tinnitus?

Robert L. Folmer, PhD

October 13, 2003

I have heard that there is an implant which will effectively mask or eliminate the constant ringing of tinnitus. I have had this condition for 38 years. It would be nice to have some silence, finally....   Read More

SeboTek PAC (Post Auricular Canal) Hearing Aid

Bruce Gefvert

October 6, 2003

I recently read about the Sebotek ''PAC'' and I realize that's not meant to mean Political Action Committee! Please tell me exactly what a PAC is, and if possible, can you attach a photo?   Read More

Phonemic Regression

Max Stanley Chartrand, PhD, BC-HIS

September 29, 2003

As a geriatrician I've noticed that some of my hearing impaired patients can still hear reasonably well for about a half-hour after removing their hearing aids. How is this possible? --- Dr. K.O.   Read More


Turn Around Time for Hearing Aid Loans?

Charles Stone, AuD

September 22, 2003

What is the real ''turn around'' time for approving patients for hearing aid financing? In particular, I am referring to how long would it take if I were to try to accomplish this while the patient is...   Read More


CPT 92558 and 92559

Steven C. White, PhD, CCC-A

September 15, 2003

We are being told by our billing service that as of March 2003, Medicare no longer reimburses for 92558 or 92559. Have others found this to be true?   Read More

ABR artifact in the OR

Larry G. Martin, AuD

September 8, 2003

I have recently had two cases (pediatric cases)where there has been a wave I or Wave I and III but no wave V. That is unless you count the huge wave that is between 8.5 and 11.5 msec. Could this recor...   Read More

Hearing protection and hearing aids

Elliott H. Berger, MS, INCE Bd. Cert.

August 25, 2003

I have a patient who wears CIC hearing aids. He works in a loud environment and needs to hear when someone is talking to him. He currently wears earmuffs, but can't wear his hearing aids since they fe...   Read More


Coding for Vertical Electrodes

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

August 11, 2003

Our hospital audit committee has received a statement from the AMA stating that the PT code 92547 may not be used for vertical recordings when VNG (goggles) are utilized instead of electrodes. We have...   Read More


Chronic candidiasis (yeast infection) in the ears

Max Stanley Chartrand, PhD, BC-HIS

August 4, 2003

For many years I've suffered from yeast infections in my ears. No matter what my doctor does, including antibiotics and other eardrops - it still itches. It also interferes with wearing a hearing aid...   Read More


Medicare Referral Specifics

Steven C. White, PhD, CCC-A

July 28, 2003

Medicare stipulates that a physician's referral is required for audiologic testing in order for payment to be made to audiologist. What does that ''referral'' need to say? Can the...   Read More

Halmaygi Head Thrust Test

Henry Trahan, MCD

July 21, 2003

What is the head thrust? Is it the same as head shake?   Read More

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