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Ask The Experts

Q&A from the most trusted names in audiology.

Connection between tinnitus and wisdom teeth?

Murray Grossan, MD

October 7, 2002

Years ago I read that tinnitus can be caused when wisdom teeth are not being pulled. The teeth put pressure on nerves, and this causes the tinnitus. I've been told my wisdom teeth are severely impacte...   Read More

Central Auditory Processing Disorders in Adults

Jack Katz, PhD, CCC-A/SLP

October 7, 2002

A fair amount of research has been published on CAPD in children. Where can I find more information about CAPD in adults, specifically on CAPD phonologic dyslexia?   Read More

Normal Hearing Variants

Michael P. Gorga, PhD

September 30, 2002

I often see a configuration of hearing of approximately 15 or 20 dB HL flat from 250-2000Hz and up sloping from 4000Hz to -5dB at 8000Hz in older children or adolescents. Bone conduction is in agreeme...   Read More


ECoG Evaluation Criteria

John A. Ferraro, PhD, MS, ASHA Fellow, FAAA

September 30, 2002

What SP/AP ratio percentages or parameters are most often used to differentiate between normal and abnormal ECoG tracings? Does this criteria change depending upon the type of electrode used, specific...   Read More

Mis-Match Negativity (MMN) in Tinnitus

Ali A. Danesh, PhD

September 23, 2002

Can we use MMN in evaluation of tinnitus patients before and after retraining therapy?   Read More


Hearing Aid Battery Testers

Denis Carpenter

September 23, 2002

Is it true that the battery testers are not accurate for testing zinc-air batteries?   Read More

Transcranial CROS Update

H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

September 16, 2002

Approximately 10 years ago there was quite a buzz about transcranial CROS hearing aid fittings. I haven't seen anything recently about this fitting. Do you have anything new regarding this type of fit...   Read More

CAP Tests Available to Test an 8 Year Old

Jack Katz, PhD, CCC-A/SLP

September 16, 2002

What CAP tests are available to test an 8 year old with an asymmetric bilateral hearing loss? Are these available CAP tests normed on the hearing impaired?   Read More

DSL Method for Selection and Fitting Infants and Children

Marlene Bagatto, AuD, PhD

September 9, 2002

Is the DSL fitting strategy still the preferred strategy for fitting children?   Read More


AIDS and Hearing

A. U. Bankaitis, PhD, FAAA

September 9, 2002

What is the effect of AIDS on hearing?   Read More

Medicare reimbursing for an audiological evaluation

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

September 2, 2002

I work in an ENT practice in North Carolina and I have had some claims rejected by Medicare. For example.... An established patient came in for an annual hearing evaluation and to discuss hearing aid...   Read More

Fitting Rules and Hearing Aids

Donald J. Schum, PhD

September 2, 2002

Regarding the multiplicity of fitting rules available for digital (and even non-digital) instruments, how do I choose a particular fitting rationale?   Read More

Differentiating between ADD, ADHD, and APD

Teri James Bellis, PhD

August 26, 2002

My son is 11 years old and has a hard time in school. His doctor has mentioned ADD. How do I tell the difference between ADD, ADHD and APD? Are there medicines that can help?   Read More


Cochlear Implants and Reports of Associated Health Risks

Nancy Young, MD

August 26, 2002

Please address the issue of cochlear implants and recent reports of associated health risks.   Read More

Coding for TRT

Pawel J. Jastreboff, PhD, ScD

August 19, 2002

What CPT codes do you use for TRT and hyperacusis therapy?   Read More


Cochlear Implants and the Mentally Retarded Population

Aimee Gross

August 19, 2002

Do you recommend cochlear implants in the MR (mentally retarded) population, and is there any data to support your recommendation?   Read More

Hearing Loss and ADD

Robert M. DiSogra

August 12, 2002

How can you tell if a person with hearing loss also has ADD?   Read More


Bundling versus UnBundling

August 12, 2002

Please tell me about bundling versus unbundling and the advantages and disadvantages of each.   Read More

Start-Up Costs

Don W. Worthington, PhD

August 5, 2002

What is the bottom-line cost of starting a private practice in audiology these days, and what is the breakdown of these costs?   Read More

Meningitis and Cochlear Implants

Thomas Balkany, MD, FACS, FAAP

July 29, 2002

Audiology Online and Healthy Hearing have sought input from authoritative and well respected sources regarding meningitis and cochlear implantation. The question posed below is a compilation, combinin...   Read More

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