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Procedure for Obtaining Aided Thresholds with Baha

George Cire, AuD

July 23, 2007

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Could you please provide the procedure for performing aided threshold testing for a patient with a Baha?

Answer

Aided threshold testing for the BAHA can be done in a calibrated sound field. When the patient has bilateral impairment, regular unaided vs. aided soundfield threshold testing can be done with warble tones. When performing this type of measurement on a SSD or single sided deafness cases, it would be useful to plug and muff the normal hearing ear. Aided vs. unaided soundfield thresholds can be performed as described earlier. Removing the effect of the non-test or good ear would be necessary in SSD cases.

Dr. George Cire has been an audiologist for 29 years. He is the Clinical Manager for Bone Anchored Solutions at Cochlear Americas in Englewood, Colorado.


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George Cire, AuD

Clinical Manager, Bone Anchored Solutions, Cochlear Americas

George Cire currently works as Clinical Manager of Bone Anchored Solutions for Cochlear Americas in Englewood, Colorado.  Prior to joining Cochlear, Dr. Cire has worked as a field specialist for Phonak Hearing Systems and has been a practicing Audiologist for 30 years.  He has worked both in stand-alone private practice and as the director of an ENT affiliated Audiology Practice.  His specialty interests are in the areas of clinical verification of amplification and vestibular diagnostics and treatment.  Dr. Cire received his BA degree from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA, M.C.D. (Master of Communicative Disorders) from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA and Au.D. from A. T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, AZ.


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