Audiology Today May/June 2021

Audiology Today May/June 2021

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ONLINE FEATURE | Healthy Hearing Outreach During COVID-19

When COVID-19 swept across the world, in-person events stopped and opportunities for healthy hearing outreach shifted to a new platform—online. This article discusses how The University of Iowa’s healthy hearing outreach program adapted during the pandemic.

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | Create a Space for Safe Dialogue

We can model our discussions on civil discourse to create a space for safe dialogue.

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Infection-Control Hindsight from 2020: Lessons Learned from COVID-19

As audiology prepares for a new normal, here are a few key infection-control lessons learned in the past year.

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Exploring the Interdisciplinary Relationship Between Otolaryngology and Audiology

Successful symbiotic relationships between audiologists and otolaryngologists rely on the realization that we are two clinicians working on the same team.

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New Sources of Revenue for the Audiology Practice

The pandemic has created unique challenges that extend into the private audiology practice.

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ON TREND | A Free Genetic Test Opens Doors for Children with Auditory Neuropathy

The most common genetic cause of auditory neuropathy is insufficient production of a protein called otoferlin, which is expressed in cochlear inner hair cells and enables communication with the auditory nerve.

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ON TREND | The Pandemic’s Impact on Clinics—Some Datapoints

Sycle looked at anonymized data from March 2020 to January 2021, compared to the same timeframe the previous year.

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Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology: Interprofessional Partners

The disciplines of audiology and speech-language pathology are naturally aligned. We work in similar settings and with similar populations, often with the goal of similar functional outcomes.

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Helping Patients Improve Their Quality of Life as They Face Death

We must recognize that there are gray areas in our discussions with patients that may present a challenge to professional boundaries, rather than a breach of those boundaries.

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ON TREND | Payment Options Help Provide Seamless Transition to Providers

While creating greater interprofessional collaboration, health-care providers should look for ways to make the patient experience as seamless as possible.

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ON TREND | Make a Positive Lasting Impression On Your Patients

Otoscan® is an innovative 3D digital ear scanner that is transforming the relationship between audiologist and hearing aid manufacturer. But what about the relationship with the patient?

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CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT | The Audiology Quality Consortium

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) places great emphasis on outcomes measures that are intended to influence patient-care delivery and current and future provider reimbursement.

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AUDIOLOGY ADVOCATE | Despite a Pandemic, Advocacy Continues on Federal and State Fronts

Even though the pandemic is still ongoing, the Academy has been active on the advocacy front on the federal and state levels.

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ACADEMY NEWS | Academy Publishes Position Statement on Audiology Assistants

In March 2021, the Academy released an updated position statement on audiology assistants. This document offers the current Academy perspective on the valuable role that audiology assistants can provide in supporting audiologists in the delivery of hearing- and balance-care services.

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