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Can Verification Be Used to Tell Whether an Open Fitting is Truly Open?

Dave Smriga, MA

May 15, 2017

Can verification techniques be used to tell whether an open fitting is truly open?   Read More


Will Cognitive Screenings Become a Standard Practice in Audiology Care?

Jason Galster, PhD

May 8, 2017

Do you foresee the development of a cognitive screening tool designed specifically for hearing healthcare professionals?   Read More

   


What are the Practical Benefits of Automated Verification Using Aurical?

Peter Kossek, Wendy Switalski, AuD

May 8, 2017

What are the practical benefits of automated verification using Aurical?   Read More

 


What is the Difference Between Hearing Aid Verification and Validation?

Peter Kossek, Angela Flores, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA

April 3, 2017

What is hearing aid verification, and how is it different from validation? Why is verification an important part of the fitting process?   Read More

 


Selecting a Power v. SuperPower Bone Anchored Hearing System for Children

Alan Raffauf, MA

March 27, 2017

Ponto 3, Ponto 3 Power, or Ponto 3 SuperPower – what should I fit on my pediatric patients?   Read More

 


Coding and Reimbursement Q & A

Kim Cavitt, AuD

March 20, 2017

Where can I find official word that audiologists do not need to participate in PQRS reporting in 2017, to show to my office manager?   Read More

 


How Does Having Integrated Audiology Equipment Benefit my Practice?

Diane L. Sabo, PhD, Jeanette Fitzke, AuD

March 13, 2017

More and more I hear about the importance of having audiology equipment that works together. How does having integrated audiology equipment benefit my practice?   Read More


Have There Been Any New Changes to Phonak Sky V, CROS II or Roger Focus?

Angela Pelosi

March 7, 2017

Since Phonak Sky V, CROS II and Roger Focus have been available in the market for a while, are there any new changes you have made to them?   Read More

   


If a Patient Insists on an Annual Hearing Test, do I Bill Medicare for the Denial or Have the Patient Pay out of Pocket?

Kim Cavitt, AuD

February 27, 2017

If a patient insists on an annual hearing test, and they have Medicare, do you bill Medicare and let it be denied or do you have the patient pay out of pocket at the time of service and not bill?   Read More


Why Are Speech Mapping Targets Sometimes Below the Patient's Thresholds?

H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

February 20, 2017

Why is it that sometimes my speech mapping targets in the high frequencies are below the patient’s thresholds? This has to be some calculation mistake, right? Don’t we want audibility?   Read More

 


What Should I Look for When Choosing a New Immittance Testing Solution?

Jeanette Fitzke, AuD, Diane L. Sabo, PhD, Dawn Violetto, AuD

February 20, 2017

I need to purchase a new tympanometer and it has been a few years since I have looked for one. What is new in the area of immittance testing and what should I look for when choosing an immittance test...   Read More

 


Ponto 3 Family of Bone Anchored Sound Processors: Q & A

Alan Raffauf, MA

February 1, 2017

For a four-year-old boy with microtia and atresia in his right ear and a conductive hearing loss who will wear a sound processor on a Softband - is Ponto 3 or Ponto 3 SuperPower recommended?   Read More


How Can I Save Time and Improve My Patients' Experience with Immittance Testing?

Clement Sanchez, Diane L. Sabo, PhD

January 23, 2017

Immittance testing is a standard part of my workflow, but many times, I feel like I do not have control over the test process. Can you suggest ways to help me save time and improve my patients' ex...   Read More

 


What ICD-10 Code is Appropriate for Normal Hearing Bilaterally with No Other Symptoms?

Kim Cavitt, AuD

January 2, 2017

What ICD-10 code is appropriate for normal hearing bilaterally with no other symptoms? Is is appropriate to use H91.90?   Read More


Is it Always Necessary to Test Both Ears When Conducting an ABR to Estimate Hearing Sensitivity?

James W. Hall III, PhD

December 19, 2016

Do you always test both ears when conducting ABR testing in infants to estimate hearing sensitivity, or is there a protocol for estimating the opposite ear in certain cases?   Read More

  


Do You Have Suggestions for Cost Saving Tips for Practice and Office Management?

Lance Brown, John Berry, Tom Crisman, Chris Nash

December 1, 2016

Do you have suggestions for cost saving tips for practice and office management?   Read More


How Can I Advance my Skills and Differentiate Myself as an Audiologist?

Girija Sundar, PhD

November 28, 2016

I’m in private practice and interested in continually advancing my skills and differentiating myself from my competition. What does Salus offer in this regard?   Read More


Are Cochlear Implants Utilized Worldwide?

Jan Janssen

November 21, 2016

Cochlear implants are a proven treatment for severe and profound hearing loss. Do you have any statistics regarding how many people need cochlear implants versus how many people receive them on a glo...   Read More


What is the Minimum Age for a Bone Anchored Hearing System?

Mary Humitz, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA

November 14, 2016

What is the youngest age a child can be fit with a bone anchored hearing system?   Read More

 


How Do I Troubleshoot Hearing Aid Directional Test Measurements?

Dave Smriga, MA

November 14, 2016

I’m just starting to measure hearing aid directionality in my test box, but I sometimes get confusing results such as no test curve separation between the omni-directional and directional microp...   Read More


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