Volume 11

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Question #1: What should audiologists tell their clients about hearing aids and reducing dementia risk?

Question #2: What should audiologists learn from the story of the retraction of the Jiang et al. paper about hearing aids and dementia?

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If fluid vibration in the inner ear is afferently transduced by the inner hair cells, and at some point efferent energy is received by the outer hair cells … and then with an altered fluid mechanical vibration, the signal is AGAIN TRANSDUCED afferently via the inner hair cells… how many of these feedback loops are possible before “running out of energy” and is the phrase “running out of energy” an appropriate metaphor for this?…and if not, why not?

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Q: “When you do REM on a CROS or BiCROS do you measure both ears, or just the better ear?

Volume 10

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Peter Hutchison, AuD, PhD has come up with a great chart that shows the relative differences for the RIC hearing aid measuring tools from 6 different manufacturers. Dr. Hutchison was nice enough to share it with us at CanadianAudiologist.ca.

Does An Ultrasonic Cleaner Alone Provide Sufficient Disinfection for Admittance Probe Tips?

AU gives us the lowdown on the use of ultrasonic cleaners for admittance probe tips.

Is The Inter-Aural Attenuation By Bone Conduction Actually 0 dB?

Bill Hodgetts answers one of the most common questions he gets from audiologists “how can you fit bilateral bone conduction devices when the inter-aural attenuation by bone conduction is 0 dB?” And, “won’t there be confusion as the two signals compete at the cochlear level?

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Question: “If You are Performing an Insertion Gain Measurement, Do You Need to Subtract the REUR If It’s a Non-occluding Fitting?

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Q: “Clinically we occasionally see 2-year-old children with an inquiry of speech delay and they want to verify normal hearing prior to an SLP referral.  And sometimes the child is learning two languages at the same time at home. If there is a speech delay (or concern about a speech delay), should the parents be encouraged to only speak English at home, or continue with the two languages?”

Volume 9

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Q:  Is someone with a hearing loss more (or less) susceptible to future hearing deterioration from loud than those with normal hearing? A:  One’s initial gut feeling is that if there is already cochlear damage, then this would increase the chances of further hearing difficulty when compared with someone with normal cochlear function, given the…

Is There Any Downside to Just Doing the Epley Maneuver?

You now have the question, Erica has the answer.