wave-mark

Audiology Today January/February 2018

The American Academy of Audiology promotes quality hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public awareness, and support of research. Dive into the January/February 2018 Audiology Today issue below!

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Image

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR | How and Why the “Future of Audiology” Mini-Seminar Came to Be

Reflections from Academy Founders Rick Talbott, James Jerger, Lucille Beck, and James Hall.

Read More...
Audiology Today President's Message

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE | Getting to the “Us”

In the current era in which we live, we reap the benefits of easily utilizing social media. One can “virtually” interact effortlessly on various platforms, spanning generations, cultures, geographic areas, and economic bounds.

Read More...
Feature 1: Story image
  • Hearing Loss

Maximize Children’s School Outcomes: The Audiologist’s Responsibility

No matter where our practice settings are situated, audiologists must appreciate the role and responsibility we have in promoting children's academic and social well-being in their varied learning environments.

Read More...
Image of Dana Suskind in front of a blurred classroom full of students

Parents to Prime Children for Academic and Long-Term Success

Dr. Suskind will be the featured presenter of the 2018 Marion Downs Lecture in Pediatric Audiology at the AAA Annual Conference 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Read More...
Photo of elderly patient being fitted with a hearing aid by an audiologist
  • Hearing Aid

What Patients Say About Their Hearing Aids: Patient-Centered Interview

We can positively contribute to the patient’s well being and quality of life. Our ultimate goal for hearing rehabilitation could be summarized by a patient’s description of his or her hearing aids; “they make life a whole lot nicer.”

Read More...
  • Otoacoustic Emissions

Otoacoustic Emissions: Toward an Updated Approach

Here we discuss how distortion and reflection OAEs are different, and how combining them in a strategic way and using a more flexible test protocol could improve their clinical utility.

Read More...
Close-up of a pregnant woman's hands displaying a heart over her belly
  • Balance Conditions
  • Hearing Loss

CASE STUDY INVESTIGATION | Considering Birth History When It Comes to High-Frequency Hearing

Welcome back to an ongoing series that challenges the audiologist to identify a diagnosis for a case study based on a listing and explanation of the nonaudiology and audiology test battery.

Read More...
Close-up photo from the top view of binder-clipped documents
  • Vestibular Evaluation

CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT | Updates to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2018

Some questions have come up regarding the billing of sinusoidal vertical axis rotational chair testing, 92546. In the November/December 2017 Audiology Today article, “Billing and Coding the Vestibular Evaluation,” it was recommended billing one unit per plane of testing.

Read More...
Close-up photo of public speaking microphone in front of blurred room of people

PUBLIC RELATIONS | Media Training: Do I Need This?

As public relations professionals, we are often asked by company owners, presidents, and CEOs about media training. There are several typical questions that often arise.

Read More...
Illustration of diverse group of hands holding up bidding paddles

FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | Foundation Events at AAA 2018 in Nashville

Each year, the American Academy of Audiology Foundation hosts multiple exciting events at the annual conference. The annual Auction 4 Audiology launches on April 9, 2018 and runs throughout the AAA Conference. It is one of the most anticipated activities during the conference.

Read More...
Linked illustration of icons that form an abstract brain

SAA SPOTLIGHT | Ultimate Guide for Students at AAA 2018

This article explains why students should attend the American Academy of Audiology’s annual conference in Nashville, TN.

Read More...
Group of women holding up group of signs that read "We Love Our CH-AP"

ABA SOUNDING BOARD | I Love My CH-AP!

February is the time of year when thoughts turn to love. Recently whilst perusing the candy and card aisles, the thought occurred to me that love comes in many forms. I love my job. I love helping patients. And I love helping students who will help patients in the future!

Read More...
Close-up abstract illustration of two individuals sharing knowledge

ACAE CORNER | What Is Evidence-Based Audiology?

This article is the first of a two-part series on evidence-based audiology and the education of audiologists. A second article will offer additional strategies for more effectively instilling in students the principles of evidence-based audiology, and their application in clinical practice.

Read More...
Illustration of working together to make a deal

AUDIOLOGY ADVOCATE | Academy Advances Legislative and Regulatory Priorities in 2017 Primed for a Busy 2018

The American Academy of Audiology (the Academy) had an extremely active 2017 on Capitol Hill and with federal regulatory agencies, seeing multiple victories and building relationships that will allow for continued success as we enter 2018.

Read More...