Audiology Today November/December 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 November/December 2017 Audiology Today issue below!
KNOW HOW | The Beep that Keeps Me Up at Night
It is 2:00 am. I am searching through my house to find the smoke alarm that is running out of battery. Why does it always seem to go off at 2:00 am?!
- Adult Hearing Rehabilitation
- Audiological Rehabilitation Services
- Speech-in-Noise Testing
- Speech-Recognition Testing
Clinical Practice Report Card: Are We Meeting Best-Practice Standards for Adult Hearing Rehabilitation?
For enhanced clinical service delivery, it is helpful to periodically look at current practice patterns, how our services compare to those provided by our peers, and how both of these measure up to best-practice standards.
- Hearing Loss
- Pediatric Assessment
Brace for Impact: How to Help Your Struggling Pediatric Patients and Their Families
Audiologists can assist families through their journey by giving them the informational and emotional guidance necessary to feel confident in managing their child’s condition.
- Audiometric Test
- Audiometric Threshold
- Auditory Brainstem Response Test
- Binaural Interaction
- Central Auditory Processing Disorder
- Otoacoustic Emissions
- Spatial Processing
- Speech-in-Noise Testing
Perspectives on “Normal” Hearing and Perceived Hearing Complaints
Hidden hearing loss refers specifically to the reduced amplitude of sound-evoked neural responses that occurs with loss of synapses that connect the inner hair cells to the auditory nerve, so the patient’s audiometric difficulties are hidden behind a normal audiogram.
- Vestibular Assessment
CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT | Billing and Coding the Vestibular Evaluation
The vestibular evaluation can include a number of different procedures, and coding for these evaluations can often be confusing. There are several current procedural terminology (CPT®) codes that should be considered when completing your evaluation.
PUBLIC RELATIONS | Go Ahead, Call Lois Lane Back!
“Hello, my name is Lois Lane and I’m from the Daily Planet News. We are running a story about hearing loss in superheroes and I would like to interview you. Please return my call as soon as possible.”
FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | Calling All Story-Tellers!
Some of the best stories are told when we gather with friends and family for the holidays. We laugh, we cry, we celebrate snapshots of our lives. Those meaningful moments are what we remember and carry with us.
SAA SPOTLIGHT | Why Audiology? The Post-Baccalaureate Student Journey
Although many audiology students enter graduate school with a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders or speech language hearing sciences, some students find audiology after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in another field.
ABA SOUNDING BOARD | ABA 2018 Board of Governors Nominees
The American Board of Audiology introduces two new board members who serve from January 1, 2018, through the end of 2020.
ACAE CORNER | 2018: A Year of Transition
First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge Doris Gordon, the current executive director of ACAE, who will be stepping down on December 31, 2017.
AUDIOLOGY ADVOCATE | Making a Difference: How to Advocate for Audiology
Contacting your members of Congress is a constitutionally protected right that helps to ensure that the elected official’s constituents’ perspectives are heard and understood as policy changes are considered.
ACADEMY NEWS | Texting Alerts from the Academy—Opt in Today!
In a fast-paced world and with busy work days, it’s hard to remember all of your “to-do’s.”