The editorial team and I are so happy to announce the content for this latest issue of Audiology Today. We are featuring a number of comprehensive, relevant, and interesting articles, as well as some short reads on public relations, coding and reimbursement, and audiology advocacy.
Take a look at the table of contents and delve into these online articles, which you can now easily search by topic, title, or author. We appreciate your patience as we continue to upload back issue content, but hope you find this new format easy to explore.
- Medicare, Hearing Care, and Audiology: Data-Driven Perspectives By Ian M. Windmill and Barry A. Freeman
- Spotlighting Clinical Nuggets in the Upcoming Hearing Aids in Review By H. Gustav Mueller, Catherine Palmer, and Robert Turner
- Informed Decision-Making: When One Size Doesn’t Fit All By Katie Oestreich
- Fitness for Duty Assessments for Jobs: Audiology Mindset (Part 1 of 2) By Sigfrid D. Soli, Ross Roeser, and Veronique Vaillancourt
- Strategies for Increasing Medical Community Awareness of Audiology By Don Nielsen and David Fabry
- Increasing Hearing Assistance Technology (HAT) Awareness By John Greer Clark and Brittany Gilb
Erin Schafer, PhD, is the editor-in-chief of Audiology Today and www.audiology.org.
In a recent study, Mahendran and colleagues (2021) sought to compare the rates of cochlear implant (CI) referral and implantation across different races and to compare audiometric profiles of the patients via retrospective analysis. Demographic and audiometric data were collected for 504 patients between 2010–2020 who underwent CI evaluation or implantation. Of those, 388 met…
Should we provide cochlear implants earlier for children with large vestibular aqueduct syndrome? Patterson and colleagues (2021) examined outcomes of nine pediatric patients with Pendred syndrome who received cochlear implants between 2003–2017. Pendred syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder defined by the combination of sensorineural hearing loss, goiter and an enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA). All…
Cochlear implantation is generally considered a safe and effective recommendation for healthy adults who have bilateral, moderate-to-severe or moderate-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss and do not benefit from acoustic amplification (i.e., poor speech recognition). However, given the large elderly population and the importance of timely hearing intervention, there is a need to more closely examine the…