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May 18, 2009

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Iceland volcano made for a hard trip home for Europeans attending AudiologyNOW!
By Brande Victorian

David Goldstein and Deborah PriceAs AudiologyNOW! 2010 wound down and attendees prepared to leave San Diego, hundreds of European audiologists and exhibitors had no idea when or how they would be able to return home in the wake of the Iceland volcano that erupted on April 14.

Ash rising from the Eyjafjallajökull eruption drifted up and to the east over much of Europe, causing nearly 100,000 flights to be canceled. Those trying to return to Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, and other overseas destinations found themselves in an endless round of telephone calls between travel agencies, airlines, and their colleagues, all in search of the next possible way across the Atlantic.  Read More

 

Celebrity Ear Contest: Whose ear is it?
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Hint: Oscar winner who recently adopted as a single mother.
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A winner will be chosen at random from among all correct answers received by May 23.

For the correct answer and the name of the winner, see next month's installment of The Ear Hears.

Congratulations to last month’s winner, JoAnna V. McKinley, of Meridian, MS , who correctly identified Kathryn Bigelow’s  celebrity ear.

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COVER STORY

Survey probes dispensers' views on key issues raised by Consumer Reports
By David H. Kirkwood

When Consumer Reports (CR) published a long and largely critical article last summer on the state of the U.S. hearing aid delivery system, hearing care providers reacted strongly. Many questioned the fairness of a key finding that two-thirds of the 48 hearing aids fitted on 12 consumers who cooperated with CR on the article were misfitted. Read More

PAGE TEN
By William Dickinson

Audiology and Baha: Good... Good... Good Vibrations

A hot topic in diagnostic audiology in recent years is superior canal dehiscence—a thinning or absence of the temporal bone above the superior semicircular canal. While doing some reading on this topic, I found the statement “A clinical sign of this phenomenon is the ability of patients to hear a tuning fork when it is placed on their ankle bone.” The ankle bone?  Read More

MUELLER & PICOU
By Gustav H. Mueller and Erin M. Picou

Survey examines popularity of real-ear probe-microphone measures

It was in 1979, at the International Ear Clinics' Symposium, that Earl Harford, PhD, first described a new technique to assess the performance of hearing aids by putting a microphone in the ear canal so that actual real-ear gain and output could be measured. Many believed that the “science” component of fitting hearing aids had finally arrived.  Read More

HJ REPORT

MARKET GROWTH SLOWS IN Q1

The private market for hearing aids flattened out in the first quarter, as manufacturers reported selling 528,777 instruments to non-government dispensers, only 2.7% more than in the same period of 2009. That contrasted sharply with the fourth quarter of 2009 when the Hearing Industries Association statistical report showed a 14.1% gain in sales to the private market. Read More

FINAL WORD
By Dennis Van Vliet

Whose needs are we considering?

Spring comes around early in southern California. Early in March, I was encouraged by a cloudless sky and near-80° weather to go out and check on the fruit trees and prepare the garden beds for another attempt to fight off the gophers and squirrels long enough to harvest a few vegetables. Read More

 

'Ear's the news

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5/13/2010

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5/11/2010

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5/10/2010

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5/9/2010

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Ask-the-Experts

Contracting with Insurance Companies 
Granville Y. Brady, Jr., Au.D., F.A.A.A.

Universal Design Principles and Accessibility
Mary Beth Jennings, Ph.D.

Alpha Lipoic Acid and Tinnitus

APD Test Battery: Skill Driven
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Diagnosis Codes Used when Hearing is Normal
Robert C. Fifer, Ph.D.

What is the Difference Between a Secured and Unsecured Line of Credit
Granville Y. Brady, Jr., Au.D., F.A.A.A.

Using the SSW with Non-English Speakers
Jack Katz, Ph.D.

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