Author Archives: AU Bankaitis

About AU Bankaitis

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD is a clinical Audiologist with extensive clinical, research, and business experience within the hearing industry. Dr. Bankaitis created this blog to educate her colleagues on viable product solutions for their patients and/or clinical practice.

Hottest Product from 2017 You Gotta Know About

While this hearing instrument dehumidifier is not new to the 2018 Oaktree Products catalog, the PerfectDry Lux (item# 00016) resonated with many of our customers (and their patients) last year, resulting in skyrocketing demand. The PerfectDry Lux first appeared in … Continue reading

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New Year, New Posts, & New Oaktree Products Catalog!

The New Year comes with the opportunity to make a fresh start and/or re-commitment toward achieving specific goals and pursuing opportunities. My last post was published on July 20, 2017 which shared insights from an informal Facebook survey to dispensing … Continue reading

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Dispensing audiologists: about 50% would probably offer PSAPs and OTC hearing aids

As an audiologist who used to dispense hearing instruments, I often wonder how I would logistically react to the disruption currently taking place in the hearing industry.  If I were still in clinical practice, would I offer PSAPs and/or OTC … Continue reading

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Dear Esteemed Consumer with Hearing Loss – A Letter From an Audiologist

On November 7, 2016 U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2016, legislation that would make certain types of hearing aids that compensate for mild to moderate hearing loss available over-the-counter … Continue reading

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Even Mild Hearing Loss Can Kill You

Good Morning America ran a story this morning warning parents that more than 80% of children between the ages of 2 and 13 did not wake up to an active smoke detector.  As I watched, I nodded my head because that … Continue reading

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New CS-QConnect Makes Landline Phones Bluetooth Enabled!

Know any patients who wish their home phones were Bluetooth enabled so they could wirelessly chit-chat with friends and family using their landline phone? The ClearSounds QConnect (CS-QConnect) is a great solution to consider for optimizing communication. This new Bluetooth … Continue reading

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Oaktree Products’ 2017 Silver Anniversary Catalog

The 2017 Oaktree Products catalog is now available and hitting your clinic’s doorstep during the month of January.  The artwork adorning this year’s cover was created by Nicole Borg, a company employee since 2013 with an incredible artistic talent. The … Continue reading

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AudBling’s Celebrating Five Year Anniversary – guest post by Noël Crosby

As I was window shopping one day, a jewelry display caught my eye.  I went a little closer and was delighted at what I saw, in particular the sterling silver and shell jewelry. I had never see such a beautiful … Continue reading

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