Audiology Today September/October 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 September/October 2017 Audiology Today issue below!
KNOW HOW | Audiology Externs: They Really Are the Future of Audiology
When I began my career in 1996, I cannot say that I ever imagined audiology would become a doctorate-level profession, or that the fourth-year externship would evolve into its current level.
Simulation Before Clinical Practice: The Educational Advantages
By using a simulation educational model for training audiologists, future students will be better prepared for clinical practice. The use of simulation serves to heighten the experience, develop and refine clinical skills, and to enhance students' ability to interact with patients.
- Motivational Interviewing
Motivational Interviewing: An Introduction for Audiologists
Patient-centered approaches to care and self-motivation are familiar concepts in the field of audiology. Motivational interviewing is a set of concrete techniques that can make those concepts a reality.
- Hearing Loss
C.C. Bunch: The First Audiologist
A legendary figure in audiology celebrates audiology pioneer C.C. Bunch’s forward-thinking practices by entertaining and educating readers about this remarkable individual’s history and innovations...
- Auditory Brainstem Response Test
- Otoacoustic Emissions
An Encounter with Kumbuka
A pediatric audiologist and biological anthropologist share their experiences at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens with a lowland gorilla. After 21-year-old Kumbuka arrived at the zoo, staff observed she was having difficulties. Experts performed a basic hearing screening as well as otoacoustic emmissions and auditory brainstem response.
- Pediatric Assessment
A Hearing Report from Australia
Two faculty members, 11 doctor of audiology students, one undergraduate student, and two high school students travel to Australia for a two-week humanitarian service program to provide hearing services to students in a first-nations community.
- Acoustic Reflexes
CASE STUDY INVESTIGATION | Of Heroes and 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. It is important to recognize that a hearing loss or a vestibular issue may be a manifestation of a systemic illness. Being part of the diagnostic and treatment “team” is a crucial role of the audiologist. Securing the definitive diagnosis is rewarding for the audiologist and enhances patient hearing and balance health care and, often, quality of life. CSI Reference Guide
CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT | What Is the Social Security Number Removal Initiative and What Does It Mean to Audiologists?
Unfortunately, identity theft is something that we all need to think about these days.
FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | Welcome New Foundation Trustees
The American Academy of Audiology Foundation is pleased and proud to announce the new Class of 2020 board of trustees, who will serve as the Foundation’s governing body and custodians of the Foundation’s mission.
FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | The American Institute of Balance Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
This year, the American Institute of Balance (AIB), one of the country’s largest multi-specialty centers for the evaluation and treatment of dizziness and balance disorders, celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Founded in 1992 by Academy Past President Richard E.
SAA SPOTLIGHT | Negotiating Salary as a New Graduate and Its Impact on the Future of Our Profession
Starting salaries, especially for newly-graduated audiologists are low because students do not negotiate; in fact, you are the first student, at least in my tenure here at the hospital, to ever negotiate salary.
ABA SOUNDING BOARD | Tinnitus Management: ABA’s Newest Certificate Holder Program Launching this Fall!
Great Opportunities for You!
ACAE CORNER | An Open Letter
An open letter to inform colleagues about a variety of changes that will take place at ACAE at the end of the year.
AUDIOLOGY IN THE PRESS | October Is National Audiology Awareness Month
Raise Awareness of Audiology and the Profession
AUDIOLOGY ADVOCATE | Lessons Learned in Nebraska’s Battle to Overturn Dual Licensure
As the field of audiology continues to grow and evolve, so does the need to examine existing policies and laws pertaining to the field that may be outdated.