The following are HR editor Karl Strom’s Top 10 article picks for 2012, as well as a dozen more “must reads” in cased you missed them in 2012.

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1) MarkeTrak VIII: The Key Influencing Factors in Hearing Aid Purchase Intent, by Sergei Kochkin, 1-3PhD. March 2012 HR, pgs 12-25.

2) The Secret is Service, by Jerry Northern, PhD. May 2012 HR, pgs 16-26.

3) Expert Roundtable: Issues in Cognition, Audition, and Amplification, by Douglas L. Beck (guest-editor), Brent Edwards, PhD, Larry E. Humes, PhD, Ulrike Lemke, PhD, Thomas Lunner, PhD, Frank R. Lin, MD, and M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, PhD. September 2012 HR, pgs 16-26.

4) Three Known Factors that Impede Hearing Aid Adoption Rates, by Amyn Amlani, PhD, and Brian Taylor, AuD. May 2012 HR, pgs 28-34.

5) Factors Influencing Patient Utilization of Audiologic Treatment Following a Hearing Aid Purchase, by Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, Brad A. Stach, PhD, and Andrew Schuette, AuD, February 2012 HR, pgs 18-29.

6) Musicians, Hearing Care Professionals, and Neuroscientists, by Douglas L. Beck, AuD, and Anjali Bhatara, PhD. February 2012 HR, pgs 10-16.

7) Recipes for Verification Success, by Tammara Stender, AuD, and Astrid Haastrup, MA. March 2012 HR, pgs 26-32.

8) Hearing Aids for Severe-to-Profound Losses: Business as Usual? By Francis Kuk, PhD. March 2012 HR, pgs 38-46.

9) Telepractice in the Department of Veterans Affairs, by Kyle C. Dennis, PhD, Chad E. Gladden, AuD, and Colleen M. Moe, PhD. October 2012 HR, pgs 44-50.

10) 2011 survey of US Dispensing Practice Metrics, Parts 1 and 2, by Phonak Market Research Department. August 2012 HR (pgs 16-23) and Sept 2012 HR Products (pgs 8-13).

A Dozen More “Must Reads” for 2012

(Listed sequentially.)

Methods for Prescribing Gain for hi HealthInnovations’ Hearing Devices: Reliability and Accuracy, by Dianne Van Tasell, PhD. January 2012 HR, pgs 18-26.

High Drama: The Unraveling of HearUSA, by Holly Hosford-Dunn, PhD, Jan 2012 HR Blog Page, p 50.

A Review of Wireless Hearing Aid Advantages, by Charlotte T. Jespersen, MA. February HR, pgs 48-54.

Pediatric Hearing Instrument Fittings and the UWO Plurals Test: A Case Study, by Christine Jones, AuD, and Margaret Winter, MS. February HR, pgs 30-39.

Face Me Doc. I’m Still Hard of Hearing, by Gael Hannan. February 2012 Blogpage, p 70.

The Role of Wireless Streaming in Tinnitus Management, by Michael Piskosz, MS. March 2012 HR Products, pgs 12-15.

Making a Digital Impression Using a 3D Ear Canal Scanner, by Shahid Azim. May 2012 HR Products, pgs 8-10.

3DM Scans the Future of Hearing Care, by Karl Strom. July 2012 HR, pgs 28-34.

What’s New About NAL-NL2? By Jason Galster, PhD, and Katherine Stevens, PhD. September 2012 HR, pgs 28-30.

The Need for Tele-Audiometry, by De Wet Swanepoel. October 2012 HR, pgs 18-25.

Avoiding Earmaggedon, by Dennis Van Vliet, AuD. November 2012 HR Final Word, pg 70.

Open-Fit Hearing Instruments: Practical Fitting Tips, by Jennifer Groth, MA, and Erica Koehler, AuD. November HR Products, pgs 8-11.