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Audiology Today (AT) is the American Academy of Audiology’s award-winning magazine of, by, and for audiologists. Each issue of this full-color, bimonthly magazine provides comprehensive reporting on topics relevant to audiology, including clinical activities and hearing research, current events, news items, professional issues, individual-institutional-organizational announcements, and other areas within the scope of practice of audiology.

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ONLINE FEATURE | Counseling the Challenging Client—Opinion Editorial(VectorMine/Shutterstock.com)
  • Treatment and Management

ONLINE FEATURE | Counseling the Challenging Client—Opinion Editorial

The clients who are angry and actively grieving can be difficult for audiologists to manage. Anger and grief are normal responses to a catastrophic situation. This is an opinion editorial article that presents some potential strategies for counseling these clients.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE | Perseverance, Passion, and Your Professional Home

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE | Perseverance, Passion, and Your Professional Home

Let’s take a moment to enjoy the successes, to embrace our professional home with a commitment to its future, and, on its 35th birthday, to wish it many happy returns!

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Celebrating 35 Years: A Founders’ History of the Academy

Celebrating 35 Years: A Founders’ History of the Academy

The accomplishments of our profession during these past 35 years are innumerable. We owe a debt of gratitude to all members of the American Academy of Audiology for their successful efforts to establish audiology as a recognized and important provider in the health-care system. Thanks to the many of you who have contributed, and we are confident that so many more of you will take us to the next level.

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What Happens After High School? (Akira Kaelyn/Shutterstock.com)

What Happens After High School?

Postsecondary education impacts employment rates for adults who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing. Audiologists can prepare teens and young adults with reduced auditory access by understanding accessibility laws affecting higher education and by providing comprehensive assessments and reports written for nonmedical professionals.

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Audiologist Role in Congenital Cytomegalovirus (Jane Semina/Shutterstock.com and S. Chanesman)
  • Congenital Cytomegalovirus

Audiologist Role in Congenital Cytomegalovirus

Congenital cytomegalovirus is the leading nongenetic cause of congenital hearing loss and of delayed onset of hearing loss. Audiologists are involved with interprofessional teams supporting children and families impacted by congenital cytomegalovirus. They also have become engaged in discussions around early identification through screening and potential screening models.

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Educational Considerations for the Clinical Audiologist (GoodStudio/shutterstock.com and S. Chanesman)

Educational Considerations for the Clinical Audiologist

The classroom is one of the most important listening environments for a child. Clinical audiologists are essential to the success of children who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing in the classroom. Communication and collaboration between clinical and educational audiologists, school personnel, and parents/guardians are essential to ensuring the success of these children.

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CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT | Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Changes for 2023 (MJgraphics/Shutterstock.com)

CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT | Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Changes for 2023

The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), first implemented in 1992, is the payment system used to determine Medicare reimbursement for covered services and is often the template adopted by other health-care payers. The 2023 MPFS brings some significant changes for audiology practice, including a limited direct access provision for select audiology services. The MPFS final rule for calendar year 2023 goes into effect on January 1, 2023.

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AUDIOLOGY ADVOCATE | Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids and Implications for State Statutes and Regulations

AUDIOLOGY ADVOCATE | Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids and Implications for State Statutes and Regulations

This document is intended for informational purposes and does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. Please consult qualified professional counsel for any state-specific matter.

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A Hidden Aspect of Acquired Brain Injury: Central Auditory Processing Disorder Header Image
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder

ONLINE FEATURE | A Hidden Aspect of Acquired Brain Injury: Central Auditory Processing Disorder

There is considerable hope for recovery for people who have had a stroke and significant opportunities for audiologists to educate the general population on this topic. Stroke is a very common cardio-vascular event, and it is very likely that this issue will touch the lives of someone we know.

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Mixed Methods Analysis of Student Perspectives on the AuD Externship

ONLINE FEATURE | Mixed Methods Analysis of Student Perspectives on the AuD Externship

As the externship process continues to evolve, keeping student perspectives in mind for improving standardization and decreasing burden and stress is paramount for success. Taking these steps would tremendously improve student experiences, learning, and opportunities throughout the year, ultimately leading to the intended successful and invaluable externship experience. 

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE | Let’s Insist on Professionalism

There are numerous potential benefits to the use of social media. I believe that our professional interactions are nearly always well-intentioned, and most of the sharing is beneficial to our goals. But destructive content does exist, and in my view, it is a violation of the values of civility and trust that are the cornerstone of professionalism. This is not unique to us. The issues are societal and beyond our ability as individuals or even as a profession to meaningfully control. But every one of us has our own sphere of influence regarding how we engage with it and what to tolerate, just as we do for any other social interaction.

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Stories Matter: The Power of Storytelling in the Patient Journey

Stories Matter: The Power of Storytelling in the Patient Journey

By using a purely analytical approach, we fail to connect with the emotions of hearing loss and may fail to encourage patients to accept recommended hearing services. Storytelling can help us create an emotional connection with patients and build trust in our expertise.

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