May Is Better Hearing Month

Join the Academy in raising awareness about hearing and balance conditions during Better Hearing Month. Use the Academy’s resources, press release template, news articles, and more to keep the role of the audiologist and hearing health top of mind.

May is Better Hearing Month Public Awareness Page

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The Academy Board voting is now open and will run through May 24. Review the candidate bios and videos for voting. Eligible voters should have received an email from AssociationVoting with instructions on how to vote as well as voter login credentials.

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Latest News

Find current information regarding hearing and balance health care and how the Academy is supporting you.

CPI Survey Reminder

Earlier this year, Mathematica launched the clinician practice information (CPI) survey to a random sample of audiologists selected…

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CMS Seeks Public Comment on Medicare Advantage Data

Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…

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Audiology Today

Audiology Today is a bimonthly magazine that provides comprehensive reporting on topics relevant to audiology.

Perceived Hearing Difficulty and Pure-Tone Audiometry (Ranta Images/Shutterstock.com and S. Chanesman)

Perceived Hearing Difficulty and Pure-Tone Audiometry 

This article provides a summary of the study by de Gruy et al (2023). Applying a simple data-driven analysis, 15 dB HL is established as a reasonable fence for pure-tone audiometry for identifying perceived hearing difficulty. The findings also show limitations in the diagnostic accuracy of pure-tone audiometry in identifying perceived hearing difficulty and support the need for considerations beyond pure-tone audiometry.

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The Need for a Standardized Audiological Protocol for Patients with Misophonia

The Need for a Standardized Audiological Protocol for Patients with Misophonia 

Misophonia is defined as a condition in which specific stimuli cause a strong negative emotional, physiological, and behavioral response in an individual. Despite the recent consensus definition for misophonia, there is now a significant need for translational research in audiology aimed at developing diagnostic criteria for patients suffering from misophonia.

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No Bones About It (Illustration: Suzanne Chanesman)

No Bones About It

Bone conduction testing has been a part of the audiometric test battery since the 1920s (Jones and Knudsen, 1924). However, in our experience, there remains some variance in how bone conduction testing is performed and documented in clinics, leading to confusion for students and sometimes mistrust among professionals. Over the years, the divergence between textbook instructions and clinical practice has remained.

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The Academy Enterprise includes the following groups who work to support the overall Academy in the areas of accreditation, philanthropy, voluntary certification, advocacy, and support and education of audiology students.