March/April 2024

The March/April 2024, Volume 36, Number 2, Audiology Today issue has been released. Enjoy the most recent issue!

About Audiology Today

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.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE | The Duty to Govern (metamorworks/Shutterstock.com)

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE | The Duty to Govern

The objective of “good governance,” adapted from the definition by Sir Adrian Cadbury in Corporate Governance and Chairmanship: A Personal View (2002), is as follows: “holding the balance between economic and social goals and between individual and communal goals. The governance framework is there to encourage the efficient use of resources and equally to require accountability for the stewardship of those resources...

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Do Audiologists React Well to Change?(Gajus/shutterstock.com and Suzanne Chanesman)

Do Audiologists React Well to Change?

A recent study of audiologists indicated that participants perceive audiologists, overall, to be highly resistant to change. A follow-up survey found that audiologists were neither especially resistant nor especially accepting of change, that change resistance is similar across health professions, and that changes in audiology tend to occur slowly over time.

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Sex Hormones and Central Auditory Processing

Sex Hormones and Central Auditory Processing

Given the bottom-up influence of the peripheral auditory system on central auditory processing, a very brief introduction on the sex hormones and the peripheral system is provided, but the majority of the article focuses on the influence of the sex hormones on the central auditory nervous system in terms of what we know, the clinical implications, and future considerations.

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False Air-Bone Gaps and False Calibration—A Cautionary Tale (Sukan Saythong/Shutterstock.com)

False Air-Bone Gaps and False Calibration—A Cautionary Tale

I have long wondered whether some audiometers are calibrated off standard to avoid the occurrence of false air-bone gaps. Calibration data from a recent study were analyzed to determine whether the audiometers were calibrated to standard bone conduction reference equivalent threshold force levels. The results are presented in this article.

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