Audiology Today July/August 2017
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 July/August 2017 Audiology Today issue below!
- Speech-in-Noise Testing
- Speech-Recognition Testing
The landscape of health care is continually changing and there is no part of the health-care system, including all providers that is not impacted by these changes. This impact extends to all patients, as they are facing larger out-of-pocket medical costs than ever before.
- Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids
Dr. Humes shares his recent clinical trial results on comparing audiologist-delivered and consumer-decides models of hearing-health delivery. He hopes that this randomized placebo-controlled trial is the first of many that will help identify the paths to achieving our goal of delivering affordable devices to 100 percent of those in need.
Part 1 provided a rationale for routine use of outcome measures. Part 2 discusses different ways in which the outcome survey has been used, and some information about the characteristics of the patients and the hearing aids they use.
Audiologists possess amazing knowledge and skills that can change someone’s life, but we have had a difficult time spreading the word. The work we do day in and day out can truly enhance the quality of life of the individuals we serve.
Although audiologists are open to the idea of using assistants, professional insecurity and the fear of job displacement may be preventing such implementation from taking place.
As far as survival of the independent practitioner, Clayton Christensen’s model suggests that, in our case, the disruptive innovation is not the “corporatization of audiology,” rather the disruptive force is the failure of audiologists to unite to help themselves when confronted with extinction.
- Pediatric Assessment
This year’s Academy Research Conference (ARC) focused on current translational investigation of assessment and (re)habilitation of children with hearing loss.
- Hearing Loss
CASE STUDY INVESTIGATION | The Effect of Neonatal Jaundice on Infants’ Auditory Mechanism in Nigeria
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.
Most recently, the groups worked together to create guidance addressing various issues related to coding and reimbursement for audiology services.
When posed with the question, “Why become an audiologist?” many of us have the same answer. It was not because the idea of working with hearing aids seemed thrilling or that we were yearning to fill out an audiogram on a daily basis.
Historically, audiology students were supervised either in the university clinic or at community audiology practices by experienced audiologists.
The second annual Clinical Education Forum was held April 8, 2017, in Indianapolis during AudiologyNOW! This year, ACAE jointly collaborated with the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) in planning the program.
As we head into July, we anticipate the upcoming weeks will be busy as Congress works to tie up pressing legislative business before adjourning for the annual August congressional recess.