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  • New York Hearing Aid Dispenser Arrested Over Billing Fraud Scheme
    Posted by HHTM on November 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — A licensed New York hearing aid dispenser and owner of Syracuse Hearing Aid Centers, LLC, was arrested Monday morning on charges that he operated a criminal scheme. According to a news release on November 23rd, the business is alleged to have […]


The Audiology Condition

  • Musicians are not good listeners – or maybe it’s us?
    Posted by Marshall Chasin on November 25, 2015 at 1:08 AM

    Hearing loss prevention is just that – hearing loss prevention. What can be done today to ensure that 30 years from now you will still be able to hear, at least relatively well? We can tell a musician that they should turn down the volume, but they won’t listen […]

  • An Historical Reflection on Digital Hearing Aids
    Posted by Wayne Staab on November 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Looking Back on How Digital Hearing Aids Came to Be   Today, finding an analog hearing aid is difficult – that is, unless one rummages through boxes of hearing aids manufactured prior to about 1966, or a few years following. Hearing aid engineers had been […]

  • When Hearing Changes, So Does Life
    Posted by Gael Hannan on November 24, 2015 at 10:07 PM

    “Gael, we’re going to give you a cochlear implant!” I looked at the doctor blankly for a moment. Then, “You are?” “Yes, we are.” He paused, “Do you want a CI?” And that was the moment my life changed – again. How […]

  • Clinical Signs: Superior Canal Dehiscence
    Posted by Alan Desmond on November 24, 2015 at 1:15 PM

    When performing an exam for Superior Canal Dehiscence (SCDS), you may have two different goals.  In a patient with many of the symptoms described in last week’s post, but no diagnosis, you are trying to establish the likely source of those symptoms. This might […]

  • Beltone and GN Store Nord: What Kind of Fraud Was It?
    Posted by Holly Hosford-Dunn on November 24, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    The fraud was corporate, it was accounting, it was deliberate, it was a single rogue operator, it was well hidden, it wasn’t cash, it was US only, it was complicated, it was intelligent, it was  “irritating noise.” And now it’s officially over. […]

  • International Giants in Otology: Robert Bárány
    Posted by Robert Traynor on November 23, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    According to Pearce (2007),  Magnus Gustaf Retzius (1842–1919) initiated the anatomical studies of the semicircular apparatus. The physiologist Jean Pierre Flourens (1794–1867) in 1825 had observed that when a pigeon’s horizontal semicircular canal […]

  • The Speech String Bean
    Posted by Jane Madell on November 17, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    How well does a child with hearing loss have to hear? Well, that depends on how well we want him to learn using audition. With today’s technology, children with hearing loss have the opportunity to use auditory for language learning and for academics. But we should […]

  • earVenture – IntriCon and ADA
    Posted by HHTM on November 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Interview with Delain Wright of IntriCon – Part I During the past few weeks, much focus and discussion has been on the business venture between IntriCon Inc. and the ADA (Academy of Doctors of Audiology), called earVenture.  Dr. Wayne Staab of HHTM (Hearing […]

  • Los Audífonos
    Posted by Wayne Staab on November 18, 2015 at 3:54 AM

    Guía Para oír Mejor,  Capitulo 11, Los Audífonos Las secciones de este libro, en español, se publican una vez al mes en hearinghealthmatters.org. El Autor – El Dr. Staab Chapter 11 Part 1 Los Audífonos Su […]

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