James W. Hall III

James W. Hall III

James W. Hall III, PhD, Board Certified in Audiology, has 40 years of experience in audiology as a clinician, administrator, teacher, and researcher. A founder of the Academy and chair of the ACAE Board, Dr. Hall is a professor in the Osborne College of Audiology at Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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ACAE CORNER | Practicing Preventive Audiology: Promoting Healthy Hearing

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. 

The audiologist performed tympanometry, pure-tone audiometry, and phonetically-balanced (PB) word recognition testing at a comfortable loudness level. The patient’s history was unremarkable for any obvious etiologies or risks for hearing loss, although she enjoyed listening to loud music. 

Topic(s): Audiologist, Audiogram, Bilateral Hearing Loss, Patient care

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today March/April 2019