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!
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- Hearing Loss
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.
- 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.
- Cognitive Screening
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.
- Audiometric Test
COVID-19 has created much uncertainty about how the world will change. One area of concern for hearing-care professionals is the audiometric booth.
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.