Tag Archives: hearing loss

Make Your Practice Experience Fabulous for Your Patients in 2015!

As an audiologist, I have come across more than one instance where it was necessary to speak loudly to help a patient better hear the conversation taking place in the clinical environment. These situations are certainly not uncommon and can … Continue reading

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Amplified Stethoscopes – No Shortcuts!

When short-staffed, I occasionally sit in the “pit” with the Oaktree Products’ customer service team to take customer calls. I honestly don’t mind as it makes me re-appreciate how hard they work every day. It also keeps me honest, forcing me … Continue reading

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Quick Reference on Amplified Stethoscopes for Hearing Aid Wearers

Every week I receive at least one phone call from a fellow audiologist asking for an amplified stethoscope solution for a patient who is a medical professional and current hearing instrument wearer.  I can’t tell you how often I get a phone … Continue reading

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Band Together to Prevent Hearing Loss – guest post by Peytra Osetinsky & Lorie D’Elia

Band Week at most college campuses is typically filled with tryouts, uniform fittings, and very long practices. That’s how band camp for the University of Akron’s marching band had been in the past. This year it was a bit different. … Continue reading

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Tools to Help Your Patients Understand

What would be the most efficient way to present information to patients about their hearing so that they understand the intent of the message being relayed? Verbally reviewing the results of audiometric testing with the  audiogram as a visual tool is something patients most likely expect; who … Continue reading

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Hearing Protection that is TRU Blue, Pink & Smoke

Looking for hearing protection that maintains sound quality across the frequency spectrum so you can enjoy listening to live music, sporting events, movies and/or other recreational activities? The TRU Universal WR20 Earplugs are a great off-the-shelf solution, offering full-frequency hearing protection for mid-level … Continue reading

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Vanish: Hide Your Patient’s Hearing Aids – guest post by Robert M. Traynor

The Problem: About 4 years ago, a hearing aid consumer came to me with a problem. Al Musser was using a very nice set of relatively new, high-end receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing instruments but remained concerned that the receiver wire covers were too … Continue reading

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What Does a Chicken Have to Do with Hearing Loss?

What would you think if someone told you that a baby chick holds the cure for hearing loss? One of the keys to restoring normal hearing in humans is cochlear hair cell regeneration, something that most animals other than mammals, including chickens, can … Continue reading

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