Hyperbilirubinemia and Auditory Neuropathy/Auditory Dys-Synchrony: Interview with Frank Musiek, PhD

Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with Dr. Musiek about the distinction and overlap of neuropathy/auditory dys-synchrony (AN/AD) and hyperbilirubinemia.

Academy: Hi, Frank. Thanks for your time today.

Musiek: Good morning, Doug. Nice to speak with you again.

Academy: Frank, I’d like to start by stating some of the basics about auditory neuropathy/auditory dys-synchrony (AN/AD) and hyperbilirubinemia just to make sure we’re all on the same page, and then ask you to comment on the two.

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Head Injury Recovery: Interview with Larry E. Schutz, PhD

Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with Dr. Schutz, neuropsychologist and first author of Head Injury Recovery in Real Life, about head and brain injury, motor vehicle accidents, traumatic brain injury, diffuse axonal injury, physical, cognitive and behavioral injury, and more.

Academy: Hi, Larry. Thanks for speaking with me today.

Schutz: Hi, Doug. My pleasure, thanks for the invitation.

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Cerebral Palsy: Update 2011—Interview with Mark Driscoll

Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with Mark Driscoll, a cerebral palsy (CP) researcher, about the definition, causes, symptoms of CP.

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Tinnitus Management: Interview with Amr El Refaie, MD, PhD

Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with Dr. El Refaie about tinnitus, tinnitus management, transcranial magnetic stimulation, outcomes- and evidence-based research, and more.


Good Morning, Amr. Very nice to speak with you again.

El Refaie:

Hi, Doug. Good to be with you, too.

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Pediatric Audiology: Interview with Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD


Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with Dr. Tharpe regarding her role as co-editor of the new textbook, Comprehensive Handbook of Pediatric Audiology (by Richard Seewald and Anne Marie Tharpe), as well as the epidemiology of childhood hearing loss, principles of early hearing detection and intervention, assessment and management of hearing loss family counseling, and much more.

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Vestibular Learning Manual: Interview with Bre Lynn Myers, AuD

Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with private practice co-owner and author, Bre Myers, about her new book that includes topics such as electronystagmography, videonystagmography, rotary chair testing, and more.

Academy: Hi, Bre. It’s a pleasure to meet you.

Myers: Hi, Doug. Thanks for the invitation.

Academy: Bre, to get us started, would you please give us a brief bio-sketch?

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Newborn Hearing Screening, Hearing Aids, and Referrals: Interview with Jessica Stich-Hennen, AuD

Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with Dr. Stich-Hennen from the Elks Hearing and Balance Center in Boise, Idaho, about newborn screening, processes and protocols, hearing aids, cochlear implants, referrals, and more.

Academy: Hi, Jessica. It is great to speak with you again.

Stich-Hennen: Hi, Doug, thank you for the invitation.

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Counseling, Hearing Screenings, and Child-Parent Bonding: Interview with David Luterman, DEd

David Luterman, DEd (left) with Douglas L. Beck, AuD

David Luterman, DEd (left) with Douglas L. Beck, AuD

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When Medicare Spends More, They (we) Don't Always Get More

n the May 28, 2008 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Floyd Fowler Jr, PhD, and associates (University of Massachusetts) reported their groups survey relating to their perceived quality of health care, essentially comparing perceived quality of care across regions of the United States to monies spent. The survey included date from 2,515 respondents and was balanced across gender, age and race-adjusted per capita Medicare expenditures. The analysis showed a relationship between spending and quantity of medical care.

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The American Academy of Neurology & Neurology (the journal) Offer Evidence-Based Analysis of BPPV Treatment

T.D. Fife MD (Barrow Neurological Institute and the University of Arizona College of Medicine) and colleagues* authored a new article titled "Practice Parameter: Therapies for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) - An Evidence Based Review" in the journal Neurology (May 27, 2008). The authors review and analysis is based on 925 articles published between 1966 and 2006. Fife et al define BPPV as having brief recurrent episodes of vertigo triggered by changes in head position with respect to gravity. They note BPPV is the most common cause of recurrent vertigo.

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