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Audiology Today March/April 2019

In this issue: 

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AUDIOLOGY ADVOCATE | Congressional Swearing-In Day—the 116th Congress Begins

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On January 3, 2019, the 116th Congress officially was sworn in. Having worked in Washington, DC, for a number of years, when Congress is inaugurated is one of my favorite days of the year.

Topics: Advocacy
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ACAE CORNER | Practicing Preventive Audiology: Promoting Healthy Hearing

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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. 

Topics: Audiologist, Audiogram, Bilateral Hearing Loss, Patient care
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ABA SOUNDING BOARD | ABA in Progress

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The Reboot

Topics: Tinnitus, American Board of Audiology (ABA)
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SAA SPOTLIGHT | Audiologists with Hearing Loss: What We Bring to the Table

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"So what do you do?" I paused and thought of several different responses that were possible. I responded with a smile and three simple words, "I change lives."

Topics: Hearing Loss, Audiologist, SAA - Student Academy of Audiology
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PUBLIC RELATIONS | Hone Your Skills for a Great Interview with the Press

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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.

Topics: Social Media
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CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT | Coding Update: Contralateral Routing Device

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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.

Topics: Audiologist, Binaural, Behind The Ear (BTE), Bilateral microphones with contralateral routing of signal (BiCROS), Contralateral Routing of Signal (CROS), In The Ear (ITE), Hearing Aids, Coding, Reimbursement, Practice Management, Medicaid, Medicare, Fitting, Sensorineural Hearing Loss
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HAT Awareness: Efficiency May Be the Key to Increased Use

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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.

Topics: Hearing Assistive Technologies (HAT), Audiologist, Patient care
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Strategies for Increasing Medical Community Awareness of Audiology: A Call to Action!

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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.

Topics: Audiologist, Hearing, Public Awareness, Professional
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Changing the Audiological Mindset About Fitness for Duty Assessments for Jobs with Essential Hearing-Critical Tasks

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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.

Topics: Audiologist, Hearing
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Informed Decision-Making: When One Size Doesn’t Fit All

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This article offers insight into the change from provider-centered care to patient-centered care.

Topics: Audiologist, Healthcare, Practice Management, Rehabilitation, Patient care
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Spotlighting Clinical Nuggets in the Upcoming Hearing Aids in Review

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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.

Topics: Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Pediatric, Audiologist, Practice Management, Patient care, over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid devices
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Medicare, Hearing Care, and Audiology: Data-Driven Perspectives

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At AAA 2019 in Columbus, Ohio, we look forward to providing attendees with an in-depth overview of the opportunities and challenges of serving Medicare beneficiaries.

Topics: CPT - Current Procedural Terminology, Medicaid, Medicare, Coding, Reimbursement, Practice Management
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KNOW HOW | Use of Social Media Is Beyond Just Facebook!

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It is a noisy health-care world, and there is an utmost need for marketing from audiologists who live in a world where they often struggle to be heard.

Topics: Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Social Media

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