Audiology Today September/October 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 September/October 2020 Audiology Today issue below!

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ONLINE FEATURE | Post-Pandemic Changes in Clinical Supervision

This article highlights the responsibility clinical placement sites have in ensuring the preparedness of graduating student externs. The audiology department at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City shares the framework of their student program, which aims to support students in the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertain future.

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  • Vestibular Evaluation

ONLINE FEATURE | COVID-19 “Long-Haulers:” The Emergence of Auditory/Vestibular Problems After Medical Intervention

The auditory-vestibular side effects of any illness, or from a pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, noise, or trauma, as well as any psychogenic component, will always be a concern for audiologists. With COVID-19, it is still too early to predict auditory-vestibular side effects, although several studies have attempted to do so or at least guide us in our short and long-term management.

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ONLINE FEATURE | Call Me Doctor: Opinion Editorial

I want the audiologists who come behind me to receive every bit of the respect they deserve in a field that is often taken for granted but has far-reaching implications for overall well-being.

Audiology Today President's Message

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE | Implicit Bias and Allyship

In June, Academy leadership invited audiologists and students who self-identify as Black to join in creating institutional change.

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Planning Effective Remote Clinical Education

The coronavirus pandemic required the clinical coordination team at The University of Texas at Dallas to focus on the clinical education of its AuD students and telehealth service delivery—and to embrace a journey that could improve student education and patient care.

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  • Hearing Loss

Better Hearing Health Across the Department of Defense

This article provides insight into today’s military hearing-health practices and innovations. The DoD continues to address the unique challenges and hearing needs of its military service members, civilians, and Veterans through collaboration, conservation, and surveillance to enhance performance and safety.

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  • Hearing Loss

Some Observations on ‘Normal’ Hearing and Hearing Loss

While hearing in the real world is much more complex than detecting the presence of brief pure-tone stimuli, hearing difficulty is highly related to pure-tone audiometry.

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  • Cognitive Screening

Cognitive-Screening Practices Among Audiologists

This survey, designed to study the way audiologists are attending to cognitive decline in their patients, illustrates a need to increase professional development opportunities and develop clear referral pathways regarding cognitive decline.

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  • Audiometric Test

ON TREND | Simple Tips to Ventilate Your Audiometric Booth

COVID-19 has created much uncertainty about how the world will change. One area of concern for hearing-care professionals is the audiometric booth.

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CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT | Specialty Series: Telehealth

In the era of COVID-19, it has become increasingly important to use different methods of clinical service provision to protect our patients’ health while still addressing their hearing, tinnitus, and vestibular health-care needs.