Case scenario 1...a 30-something audiologist completed a routine diagnostic assessment of a 35-year-old patient referred by her primary-care physician for rather vague complaints of inconsistent difficulty hearing in certain settings.
Great interviews don’t just happen. They have years of training behind them. While some people are naturally outgoing, have great interview instincts, and can pull off successful interviews with little training, that isn’t the case for most people.
The American Academy of Audiology (the Academy) and others recently requested revisions for codes and code descriptors in the CROS/BiCROS family and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved many of the proposed changes.
Most patients with hearing loss do not learn about hearing assistance technologies (HATs) from their audiologist. A routine use of a HAT needs checklist can provide an efficient means to introduce beneficial products to patients and help ensure greater audibility.
Audiologists must educate physicians at every level and specialty, raise awareness of audiology and the importance of hearing health, and become an integral, if not interdependent, team member of PCPs and others who treat seniors. It is your professional responsibility.
Author(s): Sigfrid D. SoliRoss RoeserVeronique Vaillancourt
Defining the objective relationship between speech recognition measures of functional hearing taken in the clinic or lab and the ability to perform essential hearing-critical job tasks safely and effectively in real-world noise environments.
Author(s): H. Gustav MuellerCatherine PalmerRobert Turner
For the past several years, we have reviewed what we believe to be the top articles from the past year. We select well-designed articles where the findings might have a direct impact for audiologists fitting hearing aids.