About Audiology Today
AT is the American Academy of Audiology’s award-winning magazine of, by, and for audiologists. Each issue of this full-color, bimonthly magazine provides comprehensive reporting on topics relevant to audiology, including clinical activities and hearing research, current events, news items, professional issues, individual-institutional-organizational announcements, and other areas within the scope of practice of audiology.
The May/June 2021 issue of Audiology Today has been released. Enjoy the most recent issue!
Becoming an audiologist takes more than a degree; it takes experience, practice, and a willingness to learn. School was a great place to start that evolution, but it should not stop there. The things I have learned over the past several years could not have been taught in school.
ONLINE FEATURE | A Review of the Academy Research Conference (ARC) 2021: Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder
The American Academy of Audiology and the 2021 Academy Research Conference organizers wish to express their sincere gratitude to all of the speakers for sharing their expertise and time. Their outstanding presentations made the 2021 ARC a resounding success. Below, please find summaries of each of the conference presentations.
In keeping with the theme, “All Audiology, All Digital” the Academy launched its first-ever all-virtual conference, AAA 2021 Virtual, held April 14–16.
As audiology prepares for a new normal, here are a few key infection-control lessons learned in the past year.
Successful symbiotic relationships between audiologists and otolaryngologists rely on the realization that we are two clinicians working on the same team. The respect between the two professions is fostered in the way we communicate, elevate, and educate each other and the future generation of providers.
The pandemic has created unique challenges that extend into the private audiology practice. In this article, we explore practical ways that clinics are building new revenue streams, including more efficient processes with audiology assistants, cognitive screenings, and partnering with third-party administrators.
Sycle looked at anonymized data from March 2020 to January 2021, compared to the same timeframe the previous year.
The most common genetic cause of auditory neuropathy is insufficient production of a protein called otoferlin, which is expressed in cochlear inner hair cells and enables communication with the auditory nerve.
The disciplines of audiology and speech-language pathology are naturally aligned. We work in similar settings and with similar populations, often with the goal of similar functional outcomes. The importance of audiologists and speech-language pathologists’ interprofessional practice is therefore an essential element of person-centered care.
We must recognize that there are gray areas in our discussions with patients that may present a challenge to professional boundaries, rather than a breach of those boundaries.