After 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?
Given 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)
4. Amplified Neckloop: ClearSounds Quattro Amplified Bluetooth Neckloop (Item #CS-QUATTRO)
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!