Month: August 2004

News Story #1911

Help Wanted Las Vegas/Southern California — Hearing Aid Dispenser/Audiologist. Growing hearing healthcare company is seeking licensed individuals for new hearing centers. Great opportunity for motivated and talented individuals.

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News Story #1910

September 2004 3, Sonus Network Workshop, Outer Hair Cells and Hearing Aids with Chuck Berlin, Cleveland. Repeated Sept 10, Arlington, Va; Sept 24, Seattle. Contact: www.sonus.com. 8-12, Jackson Hole Rendezvous, Jackson Hole, Wyo. Contact: Mich

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News Story #1909

Research Competition SeboTek┬« Hearing Systems SeboTek Hearing Systems, Tulsa, Okla, invites graduate audiology students, dispensing audiologists, and researchers to submit proposals for clinical studies that evaluate premises about SeboTek’s

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News Story #1908

Miracle-Ear Inc Miracle-Ear Inc, Plymouth, Minn, a division of Amplifon USA, Plymouth, Minn, announced the promotion of Loren Lunsford to regional sales manager of the Miracle-Ear Eastern corporate retail stores. Lunsford began working with Miracl

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ABRs or ASSRs? The Application of Tone-Burst ABRs in the Era of ASSRs

Although the newer auditory steady-state response (ASSR) test has solid applications in the field of diagnostic audiology, the auditory brainstem response (ABR) with click or tone-burst signals retains great importance. A tutorial on using and interpreting ABRs is presented, and the author shows why the ABR is most useful in the differentiation of types of auditory dysfunction, while the ASSR is uniquely valuable in estimating auditory thresholds of those with moderate to profound losses.

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Myths About Hearing Aid Benefit and Satisfaction

Hearing aid technology, fitting science, and professional education have all improved dramatically in the last 10 years, yet there continues to be little increase in customer satisfaction. Additionally, few studies conclusively link satisfaction with benefit. This article examines why this might be by proposing that there may be six commonly accepted myths-relating to hearing aid fittings, benefit, and satisfaction.

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