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  • New York Dispenser to Serve 4 to 12 Years for Hearing Aid Scam
    Posted by HHTM on June 29, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Joshua Miller, a licensed New York hearing aid dispenser and owner of Syracuse Hearing Aid Centers, LLC, has plead guilty to first and second degree grand larceny. Miller will now spend the next 4 to 12 years in prison for his crimes. In […]


  • Have we really come so far? Part 2
    Posted by Marshall Chasin on June 29, 2016 at 1:21 AM

    Tony Laviola is a well respected hard of hearing bass player who sees no problems wearing hearing aids… as long as they work! Italian born Toronto bass player Tony Laviola has played almost all styles of music since 1966 . R&B, rock , blues, country, jazz, […]

  • Ear Impression Otoblock Myth – Part 2
    Posted by Wayne Staab on June 28, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Myth.  “The ear impression otoblock stops the ear impression material from going too far into the ear canal, and protects the eardrum by not allowing it to come into contact with the eardrum.” This post continues as background to show that the above […]

  • When Yer Talkin’ to a HoH…
    Posted by Gael Hannan on June 28, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    When people with hearing loss gather together—like 1500 of them—you’d think it would be noisy.  Loud voices talking over each other, yelling what?! or pardon?! In some ways, however, we are a quieter crowd than an equivalent number of hearing […]

  • Vestibular Fraud 2016, Part II
    Posted by Alan Desmond on June 28, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    It appears that some investigators have done the leg work to put together winning cases regarding vestibular fraud. I commend them, and I hope it has some effect on those currently committing fraud. In the past, I have posted about Profit Centers for Primary Care regarding […]

  • Ethics versus Reimbursements-Part 1
    Posted by Gael Hannan on June 28, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    by Mike Metz   A renowned and respected otologist told me over 25 years ago that if I was not billing insurers with the “unlisted procedure” code (a “by report” code for reimbursement), I was not on the leading edge of my profession. […]

  • The Flight of the Vin Fiz: Part II
    Posted by Robert Traynor on June 27, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    Last week we learned of Calbraith Perry Rodgers, a young deaf man from a historic military family who fell in love with flying as did many men of his generation.  On a whim he met his cousin John Rodgers, a Naval Officer that had been assigned to the […]

  • Don’t Lose Skills During the Summer
    Posted by Jane Madell on June 28, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    Summer is here and every kid I know is excited about having the summer off. I remember that feeling well and see it in all the kids I know. However, it is really important that kids do not lose hard earned skills during the summer. What can parents do to help kids maintain […]

  • Smoke Detectors & Alarm Clocks: Can Clients Hear Them?
    Posted by Judy Huch on June 28, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    When we are providing hearing health to our clients, do we consider their hearing loss and the smoke detectors in their homes? Did you know that the standard signal emitted by most commercially available residential smoke detectors falls between 3,000-4,000 Hz? Furthermore, […]

  • Assays of the Caudal Efferent Auditory System: Part II
    Posted by Pathways on June 1, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Spencer B. Smith Au.D./Ph.D. student at the University of Arizona   *Please note: This article is Part II of a two-part series. Please refer to last month’s featured article to review Part I.   Introduction: Part I of this series briefly reviewed the […]

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