Questionnaire Module

HIMSA announces the release of a new NOAH 3 module for COSI and APHAB questionnaire data, which enables users of standardized questionnaires to store and work with their questionnaire data in NOAH 3. To use the NOAH 3 Questionnaire module, the NOAH System version 3.1.2 with patch D or later is required. The Questionnaire module will be available for download from the HIMSA download site by the end of January 2005. (800) 435-9246.


National Hearing Conservation Association
The National Hearing Conservation Association will be holding their annual conference from February 24-26, 2005 in Tucson, Ariz. Workshops include basic hearing conservation, sound appreciation, warning signals, controversies of medical/legal hearing evaluations, and noise assessment. In addition, educators can take advantage of a free workshop on noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus, which is being offered for educators on February 24. Forum topics include background noise levels, the possible EPA NRR revision, and the value of testing 500 Hz. Platform topics will cover hearing loss prevention for children, otoacoustic emissions research, effectiveness of hearing protection, and construction noise and hearing loss.

North Carolina Association of Hearing Care Professionals
The North Carolina Association of Hearing Care Professionals is holding its 13th Annual Winter Hearing Conference, on February 4-5, 2005, in Greensboro, NC. ASHA, IHS, and NC CEUs will be offered. (252)430-7744; [email protected]

Unitron Hearing
Unitron Hearing USA, Plymouth, Minn, held a 2-day Technology Symposium in October and November 2004, where attendees were able to learn from industry experts, participate in roundtable discussions, and get familiar with Unitron Hearing’s line of digital hearing instruments. The symposium featured a variety of presentations designed to enhance the fitting skills and knowledge of attendees. Ruth Bentler, PhD, presented information and research on digital features and patient benefits. Don Hayes, PhD, highlighted various approaches to feedback management, and Christopher Schweitzer, PhD, provided practical information on enhancing digital fittings. Guests were also given a highlight of Unitron Hearing’s complete line of digital hearing instruments. Unitron plans to host similar events in 2005.

Hearing Handicap Awareness

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Based in Fountain Hills, Ariz, provides people with hearing loss products that indicate a person is hard-of-hearing. Window decals, door hangers, visor cards, desk signs, emergency cards, patches, and lapel pins are available with a “Hearing Impaired” logo. All products are also available in Spanish.

Hearing Aids Resource

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The Wilson Group, Fort Worth, Tex, offers the latest edition of the Consumers Guide to Hearing Aids. The Consumers Guide to Hearing Aids is a 24-page, full-color catalog that contains a compendium of 28 national hearing aid brands. It serves as a practice marketing tool that generates customer leads. The Consumers Guide to Hearing Aids is available in shipment quantities as low as 250.

Hearing Health Publication

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Thomson Delmar Learning, Clifton, NY, offers Sound Field Amplification, Applications to Speech Perception and Classroom Acoustics, 2nd edition, by Carl C. Crandell, Joseph J. Smaldino, and Carol Flexer. Features of the 258-page 2nd edition include: information about new technology and current ANSI standards are included to ensure readers have the most relevant information; case studies, which provide practical examples of the benefits of sound field amplification; and a new chapter on laws and regulations, which addresses the concept of universal design and discusses changing attitudes about assitive technology. or