Software keeps getting smarter. So smart that it’s allowing simple hardware, such as smartphones and tablets, to do incredible things. A great example of this is Oticon’s ON app, which allows users to adjust the volume of their hearing aids, change listening programs, and much more from their smart devices.
Did you know Oticon will give you a 24-month, interest-free loan for new audiology equipment? They also offer you the ability to completely pay off new audiometric devices through purchase of their hearing aids!
Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the Tremetrics RA660, the Tremetrics RA360 is a cutting-edge industrial audiometer designed to allow the user to quickly and easily perform a fully compliant OSHA hearing screening.
In the modern age of healthcare, it is imperative to have a comprehensive, intuitive, and secure software system for managing patient care records. Requirements, such as the recent 21st Century Cures Act mandating open notes, have made it necessary for healthcare facilities to have a solution that makes it easy for them to seamlessly share data with patients, free of charge.
As time marches on, hearing care professionals are becoming busier, creating a higher demand for innovative technologies that can help them better automate their workload and save time.
Cerumen management is a service that belongs in the scope of practice of any hearing care professional. In addition to adding another service to your portfolio, it helps add more revenue to your practice, reduce out-of-office referrals, and increase patient satisfaction.
In this episode of “Listen Up!”, Kris Hewitt, BC-HIS, RHIP and Amy Trusler, AuD, RAUD, RHIP of Pacific Audiology Group break down cerumen management and all the benefits it brings to your practice and patients.
As you may already know, AAA 2021 will be entirely virtual this year. While it isn’t the same as experiencing the spectacle in person, it’s still worth checking out as many manufacturers have some exciting news, promotions, and product updates to share.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a disruption in the brain’s function that is usually caused by a blow to the head or when something pierces the skull and damages brain tissue. In this episode of Listen Up, Michelle Petrak, PH.D., the Director of Clinical Audiology at Interacoustics, and Gail Whitelaw, PH.D., an audiologist and the Director of the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at The Ohio State University, discuss TBI, how it impacts the auditory and vestibular systems, and how healthcare practitioners can team up to diagnose and treat patients.
Understanding Psychoacoustics In Audiology
Hearing is more complex than one would think. In layman’s terms, it involves how the brain perceives sounds. Perception is subjective but must be measured to accurately diagnose hearing loss and recommend treatment.
HISTORY OF CERUMEN MANAGEMENT
The hearing care professional’s (HCP) journey with cerumen management is still in its infancy. In 1992, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) officially included cerumen management into the scope of practice of audiologists and it still feels like it is in its teenage years. As a profession we are still adjusting to performing cerumen management. It still feels awkward to many of us, even though many professionals were trained and have practiced cerumen management for many years before it fell within our scope of practice.