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Q&A from the most trusted names in audiology.

Prescription Hearing Aids

Liz Brassine, AuD

December 23, 2002

Can you use any hearing aid available (for instance, borrow someone else's) or do hearing aids need to be prescribed and made particularly for each individual? Can using the wrong hearing aids cause m...   Read More


Great Ear Impressions

Siemens Audiology Staff

December 16, 2002

An excellent impression is critical for a well fitting hearing instrument. The following tips will help insure a good fit, either for a new custom instrument or a remake.   Read More


Converting dBnHL to dBHL

Carol Thomas Bryant, AuD

December 16, 2002

1. What is the highest intensity level in dBnHL which can be used in ABR hearing threshold for deaf and normal patients.2. How to convert dBnHL to dBHL.   Read More

 


Caloric Inversion on ENG

Charles W. Stockwell, PhD

December 9, 2002

I recently performed a VNG where everything was normal except for an abnormal gain and morphology for slow and fast sinusoidal tracking, diminished gain values for slow and fast OPK testing, and a cal...   Read More


AMA Guidelines

David M. Lipscomb, PhD

December 9, 2002

What is the new criteria for calculating impairment based on AMA Guidelines 5th Ed? Can 5% be added if there is a diagnosis of tinnitus?   Read More


Tinnitus Maskers

Yong-bing Shi, PhD, MD

December 2, 2002

I have tinnitus, and wonder, regarding the ear mounted or table top maskers that you or others sell, whether any or all have:a) volume controlsb) frequency or other sound pitch controls?I would like t...   Read More


Hearing Aid-Compatible Stethoscopes

Julie Purdy, PhD

December 2, 2002

Is there an electronic stethoscope you can recommend for a canal aid user other than one that utilizes a headset? Headsets seem to alienate other staff and patients as well. Are there any other choice...   Read More

 


Spontaneous Nystagmus

Charles W. Stockwell, PhD

November 25, 2002

I would like to ask about the diagnosis of spontaneous nystagmus through ENG tests: the idea behind it, as well as what's the implication of the diagnosis: what does it tell us if the results are posi...   Read More


ICD-9s for Newborn Follow-Up

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

November 25, 2002

When we see children for UNHS follow-up testing, we frequently see normal OAEs at both ears after failing the initial screening from either ear in the hospital. There is some disagreement regarding th...   Read More

   


Tone Burst ABR (TB-ABR)

M. Reddy Sivaprasad

November 18, 2002

I am looking for normative data regarding stimulus and recording parameters, and also, I'd like to get some idea as to reasonable values for the TB-ABRrecordings.   Read More


Loudness of Movies in Theaters

William W. Clark, PhD

November 18, 2002

Are there laws or public safety recommendations regarding acceptable noise volume in public movie theaters?   Read More


Decreased Discrimination Following Trauma to the Head

Brian Perry, MD

November 11, 2002

I saw a patient who was hit by a baseball on the left temple three months ago. Since the injury she has noticed difficulty hearing in background noise. There was no loss of consciousness at the time o...   Read More

 


Flying on Plane With Ear Pain

Brian Perry, MD

November 4, 2002

I am a 3rd year audiology student. Today, I had a patient walk in with ear pain. He was flying in 2 hours and wanted to know what I could do to help. I informed him about ear plugs and taking somethin...   Read More


Billing for Real Ear Measurements

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

November 4, 2002

What CPT code do you use for Real Ear Measurements?   Read More

 


Up/Down Beating Nystagmus

Charles W. Stockwell, PhD

October 28, 2002

Can you please address the following four issues relating to up/down nystagmus? 1- Is up beating nystagmus only seen in the up or down gaze test? 2- Is down beating nystagmus only seen on lateral gaze...   Read More


Lateral (Horizontal) Canal BPPV

Henry Trahan, MCD

October 28, 2002

I've been performing Semont and Epley procedures for 10 years with great success and I have a strong understanding of the differences between canal vs. cupulolithiasis. However, when a person has hori...   Read More

 


Normative Data for Tone Burst ABR

Michelle R. Petrak, PhD, CCC-A

October 21, 2002

Is it necessary to obtain normative data with your ABR system for tone bursts prior to evaluating tone burst responses from your patients? If so, how many samples are considered sufficient?   Read More


Coding for Sinusoidal Vertical Axis Rotational Testing

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

October 21, 2002

I am reading conflicting information regarding CPT code 92546, Sinusoidal Vertical Axis Rotational testing. I have read that audiologists may only bill 1x for this test, although other sources say 3x...   Read More


OAE Stimulus Intensity

Theodore J. Glattke, PhD

October 14, 2002

What is the highest SPL that you should use if you're trying to record valid OAEs?   Read More


Digital Hearing Aids for Children

Christine Jones, Liz Brassine, AuD

October 14, 2002

Why should I consider DIGITAL hearing aids for children with severe to profound hearing loss?   Read More

 


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