Audiology Today January/February 2018

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | Getting to the “Us”

In the current era in which we live, we reap the benefits of easily utilizing social media. One can “virtually” interact effortlessly on various platforms, spanning generations, cultures, geographic areas, and economic bounds.


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR | How and Why the “Future of Audiology” Mini-Seminar Came to Be

Reflections from Academy Founders Rick Talbott, James Jerger, Lucille Beck, and James Hall.

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Maximize Children’s School Outcomes: The Audiologist’s Responsibility

No matter where our practice settings are situated, audiologists must appreciate the role and responsibility we have in promoting children's academic and social well-being in their varied learning environments.

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Parents to Prime Children for Academic and Long-Term Success

Dr. Suskind will be the featured presenter of the 2018 Marion Downs Lecture in Pediatric Audiology at the AAA Annual Conference 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee.

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What Patients Say About Their Hearing Aids: Patient-Centered Interview

We can positively contribute to the patient’s well being and quality of life. Our ultimate goal for hearing rehabilitation could be summarized by a patient’s description of his or her hearing aids; “they make life a whole lot nicer.”

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Otoacoustic Emissions: Toward an Updated Approach

Here we discuss how distortion and reflection OAEs are different, and how combining them in a strategic way and using a more flexible test protocol could improve their clinical utility.

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CASE STUDY INVESTIGATION | Considering Birth History When It Comes to High-Frequency Hearing

Welcome back to an ongoing series that challenges the audiologist to identify a diagnosis for a case study based on a listing and explanation of the nonaudiology and audiology test battery.

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CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT | Updates to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2018

Some questions have come up regarding the billing of sinusoidal vertical axis rotational chair testing, 92546. In the November/December 2017 Audiology Today article, “Billing and Coding the Vestibular Evaluation,” it was recommended billing one unit per plane of testing.

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PUBLIC RELATIONS | Media Training: Do I Need This?

As public relations professionals, we are often asked by company owners, presidents, and CEOs about media training. There are several typical questions that often arise.

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FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | Foundation Events at AAA 2018 in Nashville

Each year, the American Academy of Audiology Foundation hosts multiple exciting events at the annual conference. The annual Auction 4 Audiology launches on April 9, 2018 and runs throughout the AAA Conference. It is one of the most anticipated activities during the conference.

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SAA SPOTLIGHT | Ultimate Guide for Students at AAA 2018

This article explains why students should attend the American Academy of Audiology’s annual conference in Nashville, TN.



February is the time of year when thoughts turn to love. Recently whilst perusing the candy and card aisles, the thought occurred to me that love comes in many forms. I love my job. I love helping patients. And I love helping students who will help patients in the future! 

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ACAE CORNER | What Is Evidence-Based Audiology?

This article is the first of a two-part series on evidence-based audiology and the education of audiologists. A second article will offer additional strategies for more effectively instilling in students the principles of evidence-based audiology, and their application in clinical practice.

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AUDIOLOGY ADVOCATE | Academy Advances Legislative and Regulatory Priorities in 2017 Primed for a Busy 2018

The American Academy of Audiology (the Academy) had an extremely active 2017 on Capitol Hill and with federal regulatory agencies, seeing multiple victories and building relationships that will allow for continued success as we enter 2018.

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