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Academy President Pat Feeney Speaks with the Texas Academy of Audiology

On November 14-15, 2008, American Academy of Audiology President Patrick Feeney, PhD, presented an update on the Academy's activities and progress at the Texas Academy of Audiology (TAA) meeting held in Richardson, Texas. Dr. Feeney reviewed the Academy's vision and mission statements, which underscored that much of the recent progress has been built on the solid foundation. He spoke about,


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Hearing Aids, Real-Ear Measures, FM Technology, and More: An Interview with Michael Valente, PhD

Michael Valente, PhD, co-editor of Audiology: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Practice Management, discusses the details of his recent book with Douglas L. Beck, AuD, Web content editor.

Academy: Hi, Michael. It’s always a pleasure to speak with you.

Valente: Hi, Doug, great to speak with you, too.

Academy: Michael, I wanted to spend a little time discussing the “Trilogy” book series, and then if we have time, perhaps a few hearing aid questions, too?

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Otoacoustic Emissions and the Academy Research Conference (ARC) 2009: Interview with Brenda L. Lonsbury-Martin, PhD, Chair of the ARC 2009 Program Committee

Dr. Lonsbury-Martin talks with Douglas L. Beck, AuD, Web content editor about this inaugural Academy Research Conference, held the first day of AudiologyNOW!, April 1, 2009, in Dallas, TX. This year’s theme: “Otoacoustic Emissions—Improving Practice Through Science.

Academy: Hi, Brenda. It’s great to catch up with you.

Lonsbury-Martin: Hi, Doug. Great to speak with you, too.

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Summer CEU Sale: Interview with Academy Education Manager

www.eaudiology.org

Interview with Cornelia Gallow,

Education Manager

American Academy of Audiology

By Douglas L. Beck, AuD

Board Certified in Audiology

Web Content Editor

American Academy of Audiology


July 5, 2008

Academy/Beck: Good morning, Cornelia. Thanks for taking time out of your holiday weekend to speak with me about the Academy's eAudiology Web seminars program.

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Medicare Payments: The More Things Change...

Robert Pear reported (July 13, 2008, New York Times) the previously scheduled cut in Medicare payments (totaling some 10.6%) has been blocked by the U.S. Congress (see HR # 6331) and a majority voice vote in the U.S. Senate. Congressman Greg Walden (Republican, Oregon) is the co-chair of the bipartisan House Rural Healthcare Coalition. Congressman Walden says that if the cuts had gone through, physicians would be forced to lose money on the care they provide, or turn patients away. As of this moment, the previously scheduled payment cuts will be suspended for 18 months.

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Training and Education for Human Test Subject Protection

The Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP) is seeking comment (as of July 2, 2008) regarding whether OHRP should issue further guidance or implement new/additional training and education for those who conduct, review, or oversee research involving human subjects. In addition to investigators and researchers, the OHRP is seeking input and direction from, and related to, Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).

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ABA Board & Specialty Certification: 2008

By Bettie Borton, AuD; James W. Hall III, PhD; Sara Blair Lake, JD; Amy Miedema; and Douglas L. Beck AuD

Introduction
The American Board of Audiology® (ABA) was organized in 1997 and commenced conferring certification in January 1999. The ABA is an autonomous organization dedicated to enhancing the profession of audiology by promoting a high level of professional development and ethical practice.

The ABA is governed by a Board of Governors. The 2008 governors are

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Possible NIH Reviewer Bias?

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsors $20 billion in research annually. H. Ledford (2008) reported the NIH peer-review process may involve unintentional and uncompensated reviewer bias. Valen Johnson (biostatistician, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas) suggested the current NIH peer-review, proposal ranking system would benefit from an overhaul. Although many changes in the NIH protocols have been proposed previously (shorter application forms, special consideration for new researchers...), reviewer bias has not been previously considered.

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Postural Restrictions Following BPPV Treatment

Casqueiro et al (2008) reported their recent double-blind prospective consecutive case study of 391 patients (ranging from 19-93 years old, with an average age of 57) diagnosed with posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Two-hundred and seven (207) patients were instructed to follow postural restrictions after receiving modified Epley repositioning maneuvers. One-hundred and eighty-four (184 ) were not instructed to limit their postural motions post treatment.

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Gold Standards Summit 2009: Interview with the Conference Chair

Interview with Therese Walden, AuD, Conference Chair, Gold Standards Summit 2009: Transforming Clinical Education in Audiology

By Douglas L. Beck, AuD
Board Certified in Audiology
Web Content Editor
American Academy of Audiology

August 8, 2008

Academy/Beck: Hi, Therese. Thanks for taking the time to chat with me.

Walden: Hi, Doug. Thanks for the invitation.

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