Top Twelve List of My Favorite Audiology Things

december12After today, December 12, 2012 (12-12-12), the next time all three numbers in a date will be the same will occur on January 1, 2101 (01-01-01), a mere 88 years from now.  The number twelve is considered to reflect a complete unit of something.  For example, from the perspective of keeping time, the calendar year is composed of 12 months and the face of a modern clock is divided into 12 hours.  There are 12 inches in a foot.  After the age of 12, a child is no longer a child but a teenager.  There are 12 eggs, donuts, and other things in a dozen. The jury in the United States court system typically includes 12 men and women. Look at your computer keyboard…how many “Function” buttons (i.e. F1, F2, F3, etc.) do you see?

fvGiven today’s special date, this blog post will list 12 of my favorite audiology things listed in the 2012 Oaktree Products catalog that I would definitely use if I went back into clinical practice.  If you use or have used anything listed, give me your feedback! If you haven’t tried something on the list, some food for thought of what to consider trying in the future.  So, without further delay and in no particular order, here are my current 12 favorite audiology things:

1.  Suction pump for cerumen removal:  Pro-Power Vacuum/Aspirator (Item #4500-0-0)

2.  Ear light for placement of ear dams: Led Lenser Ear Light (Item #24106)

3.  Video otoscope: Firefly DE500 Wired Digital Video Otoscope (Item #FF-DE500)

4.  Amplified Neckloop: ClearSounds Quattro Amplified Bluetooth Neckloop (Item #CS-QUATTRO)

5.  Replacement Bulb for Welch Allyn Otoscopes: LED Replacement Bulb (Item #03100-LED & Item #06500-LED)

6.  Immittance Probe Tips:  Multi-Size Single Use Eartips (Items #MF003, #MF007, #MF010, #MF012, & #TS371)

7.  Full-size otoscope handle: Welch Allyn Lithium Ion Rechargeable Handle (Item #71930)

8.  Personal listener:  Comfort Duett with Headphones & Earbuds (Item #F00654)

9.  Smoke Detector/Fire Alarm:  Lifetone HL Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock (Item  #HLAC151).

10.  Noise Isolating Earphones:  Etymotic HF Series Earphones (Item #ER23-HF5-Black)  Also available in Cobalt

11.  Headlight:  Seiler Loupe & LED Light Set (Item #SeilerLoupLight)

12.  Aural Rehab Tool:  LACE Auditory Training Package (Item #16-1-v40)

There are many, many, many more products that I would certainly use but since this blog post is sponsored by the number 12, it was limited to the above list! Have a wonderful twelve days of Christmas!

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.
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2 Responses to Top Twelve List of My Favorite Audiology Things

  1. May I add a 13th item? The UniVox DLS 50 TV (or waiting) hearing loop amplifier with a seat cushion loop. This handy-dandi loop driver transforms any chair in a looped chair without any fuss or linking. All that is needed is a T-coil equipped hearing aid.

    • aubankaitis says:

      Absolutely! The UniVox DLS-50 Loop is a great system, as is the Field Teleloop, particulary for lo9oping the waiting room to demonstrate the power of the t-coil. By the way, for those of you who want to demonstrate the benefits of t-coils as well and educuate about loops FOR NON HEARING AID WEARERS, check out The Comfort Duett…..a personal listening device with headphones that has a t-mode option so you can hear what is going on in the loop without being a hearing instrument wearer. Just another thought!!

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