Audiologist

Audiologist

In Memoriam: Dr. Pat Stelmachowicz

Dr. Pat Stelmachowicz, was known for her leadership, vision, and scholarship in audiology research.

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Classifications of Meniere’s Disease

Jessie J, a popular British pop singer, shared that she was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease (MD) after waking up Christmas Eve morning with hearing loss in her right ear and vertigo. 

She reported in her Instagram live feed that it felt like her right ear was “completely deaf” and that she “couldn’t walk a straight line.”

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New Study Evaluates How Different Face Masks Affect the Acoustics of Speech

A new study published in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America examined how the different types of face masks affect the acoustics of speech.

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As COVID Vaccinations Begin, Questions About Eligibility and Access for Audiologists Remain

As states begin vaccination efforts, many members have questions about when audiologists, as health-care providers, will have access. This vaccination effort faces unprecedented challenges in terms of the order of magnitude, the complexity of the vaccine administration, and the limited supply of the product.

Federal government responsibility for the vaccine is confined to vaccine approvals and the delivery of vaccine doses to each state. Each state is solely responsible for prioritizing access and vaccine administration.

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CMS Issues Final 2021 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System Rule

Tables 1-6 see below for APC assignments, status indicators, and reimbursement amounts for audiology codes.  An “S” status indicator denotes a “Separate APC Payment” where regardless of services performed on the same date of service, the CPT code is paid at the APC rate.

Congress Must Act to Halt Medicare Payment Cuts and Avoid Further Damage to the U.S. Health-Care System


August 17, 2020: A message from Paul Pessis, AuD


Practice Policy Advisory Committee Member


Getting Started: Studying Audiology Abroad

A majority of my life has been spent in pursuit of education; however, now I am seeing that chapter quickly coming to an end as I finish my second year of the master of science in audiology program at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland. 

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Behavioral Audiology—An Introduction

An Open Letter to the Audiology Community

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COVID-19: Considerations for Treatments Using Quinine Derivatives and Other Ototoxic Compounds

Hydroxychloroquine was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use to treat adults and adolescents with COVID-19.

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Founders' Day

On January 30, 1988, 32 audiologists met in Houston, Texas, to discuss the formation of a national association of audiologists. This association would be an essential part of every audiologist's life. Together, the members would strive to advance the science and practice of audiology, and to achieve the recognition of the public as experts in hearing and balance.
 

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