Audiology Today March/April 2020

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 March/April 2020 Audiology Today issue below!

Audiology Today President's Message

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE | Implementation Science—Moving Guidelines into Practice

Implementation science is the study of methods to promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices into routine health care. Clinicians can be at different points along a continuum in terms of readiness to change practices.

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Telehealth: The Great Equalizer

Opportunities for telehealth solutions are expanding as new technologies emerge and consumers drive the market.

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Blast Exposure and Auditory Processing

Collaboration with other disciplines is strongly indicated when working with military Veterans, particularly those patients with histories of exposure to high-level noise, blasts, or head trauma and who report symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Party Like It’s 1999

Two decades ago, leaders in audiology came together for a special issue of Audiology Today to write predictive articles on the future of audiology.

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Alternatives to (Not Substitutes for) Caloric Testing

The videonystagmography (VNG) test battery has changed little since its introduction more than 60 years ago. This article explores the role of, and alternatives to, the components of the standard VNG battery, with particular focus on caloric testing.

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Making Waves: Electrophysiology, Dolphins, and Advice

When asked about his extensive career, Dr. Burkard tells Bre Myers about his recent research focused on dolphins and the way the start of his career still helps him today.

OPINION EDITORIAL | Otolaryngology and Audiology in a Direct-Access Future

OPINION EDITORIAL | Otolaryngology and Audiology in a Direct-Access Future

Otolaryngologists and audiologists serve important roles in hearing and balance health care.

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STUDENT SPEAK | The Extern’s Tuition Load

Across the country, the rising cost of tuition for audiology programs continues to permeate every decision a student and professional makes. This conversation is nothing new to us.

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CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT | Specialty Series: Tinnitus

The National Health Interview Survey found that approximately 10 percent of U.S. adults had experienced tinnitus in the 12 months previous to the survey (Bhatt et al, 2016; Shargorodsky et al, 2010). This article reviews codes useful when providing tinnitus services.

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AUDIOLOGY ADVOCATE | New Advocacy Opportunities for the New Year

2019 was a busy year in the area of advocacy—and 2020 shows no sign of slowing down.

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ACADEMY NEWS | Academy Launches Music and Hearing Research Grant

In April 2020, the American Academy of Audiology launches its newest grant program to support research relative to the prevention and treatment of hearing loss in musicians.