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Jan. 15, 2024

The Importance of Clinical Standards and Guidelines

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Any business with more than two employees is likely to have a written set of policies and procedures. You know  – that binder hidden under a stack of papers on your desk where these policies and procedures reside, often collecting dust.  Eventually there is a moment – an occasion when your business gets into a jam, an employee has a
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Jan. 06, 2024

Using the Quick Speech in Noise (QuickSIN) as the Default Speech Perception Test

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Long promoted as a test used in the hearing aid selection and fitting process, the Quick Speech in Noise (QuickSIN) might be about to enjoy a rebirth!  However, since surveys of clinical best practices have suggest less than 30% of audiologists conduct any type of speech in noise testing, it might be more apt to call it a birth. In late
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Dec. 26, 2023

Looking Ahead to 2024 and a More Nuanced View of the Hearing Care Market

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With 2023 coming to a close, one year of OTC under our belts, and managed care continuing to gain traction in many parts of the country, it’s a good time to look ahead to 2024 and examine how the market for hearing devices and professional services will continue to evolve.  One positive development in 2023 that should continue to advance
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Nov. 15, 2023

The Audible Contrast Threshold Test: 10 Key Questions Answered

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This article explores the new Audible Contrast Threshold Test (ACT™) through a series of 10 questions answered by Ashley Hughes, Au.D., Clinical Applications Specialist at Interacoustics. Discover what ACT™ is and learn how to seamlessly integrate it into your clinical practice.  1. Could you provide a brief explanation of the Audible Contrast Threshold Test (ACT™)? Hughes: ACT™ is a nonlinguistic test, meaning
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Jun. 13, 2023

Become More Efficient, Improve Your Patient Experience, Resolve Backlogs and Save Money with Boothless Audiometric Testing

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Many believe a clinically valid audiometric test must occur in a sound booth. This rationale is based on the assumption that only a sound booth can eliminate background noise and possible distractions that may lead to inaccurate test results. However, recent advances in audiometric technology are enabling a shift to testing outside of the booth. This shift is being widely
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Apr. 13, 2023

Digital Audiometry: An Evolution in Hearing Care Accessibility and Patient-Centric Care

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Hearing loss can affect anyone. The 2021 World Report on Hearing, published by the World Health Organization (WHO), found that there are over 1.5 billion people that live with some level of hearing loss. Even more concerning is that this figure is predicted to grow to an estimated 2.5 billion by 2050. This forecast is particularly alarming because most people
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Feb. 19, 2023

Teleaudiology Guide: What is Teleaudiology and How it’s Improving Audiology for Patients and Providers

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Table of Contents: History of Teleaudiology What is Teleaudiology Understanding the Need for Teleaudiology Advantages of Teleaudiology for Patients and Providers Teleaudiology is Effective How SHOEBOX Can Help SHOEBOX for Teleaudiology Teleaudiology Video Conferencing Tips Conclusion Introduction to Teleaudiology When the winds of change blow, some people build walls; others build windmills. This ancient Chinese proverb has been particularly pertinent
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Feb. 05, 2023

What to Do When You Hear Your Eye Move?

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Imagine a patient reporting hearing their own eyeball move, feeling dizzy with loud sounds or quick head movements, experiencing aural fullness, autophony, and possibly some hearing loss. These symptoms form a perplexing cluster that can be frustrating for both the affected individual and their healthcare provider. We take a closer look at the condition known as Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome
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Aug. 07, 2022

Alcohol Vinegar Earwash can help keep ear canals dry and healthy

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by Robert Martin, PhD Many hearing aid users have are troubled by excess moisture in their external ear canals. This can occur for a wide variety of reasons: living in a hot climate, working in a physical job, having a tiny vent in the hearing aid, or the use of earmold medications. Moist ears tend to itch, stink, and generally
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May. 24, 2022

7 Ideas to Reduce “no-show” Rates in Your Audiology Clinic

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by Allan Vinther Are you tired of losing valuable time and money because patients aren’t showing up for their scheduled appointments? In healthcare, no-show rates can range as high as 80% due to numerous factors, including transportation barriers, concerns around a possible diagnosis, and simply forgetting about the appointment.  The average cost of a missed appointment is $200. Unlike a