Audiology Today March/April 2021

Audiology Today March/April 2021

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ONLINE FEATURE | The Results Are In: 2020 American Academy of Audiology Member Survey

Given the wide variety of relevant and timely topics included in this year’s survey, after this introductory article of the survey results, there will be a series of four web articles following that will focus on the remaining topics of the 2020 Member Survey to include cochlear implant candidacy

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ONLINE FEATURE | COVID-19 Survey: Disposing of Cerumen from Patients with a Positive History of COVID-19

This article addresses the current cerumen disposal practices used by audiologists with patients who have a positive history of COVID-19.

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ONLINE FEATURE | Trilogy of Papers: Audiologist-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

We observed that an audiologist-delivered CBT platform showed promising results. A close working alliance between audiology and mental health services is the key for a safe and effective therapy for patients experiencing tinnitus and hyperacusis.

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE | Inspiration, Gratitude, and Indebtedness to Our Colleagues

People positively impact the present and the future through service to others, service to great ideas or philosophies, and service and dedication to making a difference.

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Serving a Culturally Diverse Pediatric Population

We must examine how cultural diversity affects the provision of pediatric services and look for ways to help better serve our youngest patients and their families. 

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Women in Audiology—Stories of Courage and Strength

As the pandemic moved into weeks and then months, Dr. Gyl Kasewurm connected with colleagues who shared how the many stresses and challenges were affecting their lives and businesses.

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The Effects of COVID-19 on 1–3–6

A survey examines the effect of the pandemic on hearing assessments and interventions for infants born in the United States in the time of COVID-19.

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The Final Frontier: Heightening Our Vigilance to the Taboo of Discussing Death During Patient Encounters

Personal-adjustment counseling is fully within our professional domain and audiologists must be comfortable providing this form of counseling to patients, including those with terminal illness, as a normal part of clinical exchanges.

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ON TREND | Online Screeners Help Clinicians Safely Connect and Prioritize Patients During a Pandemic

SHOEBOX Online was designed as a way for audiologists to easily identify appropriate referrals, but the current pandemic has shown it also can serve to help clinics offer a modified form of service in a safe and physically distant way.

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ON TREND | A Smarter Way to Work

Digital ear scanning opens doors when it comes to added benefits for both audiologist and patient. One priority on everyone’s list is reducing patient contact. How do you provide exceptional patient care while keeping a safe distance during a pandemic?

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CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT | From Student to Practitioner: Administrative Steps to Take After Graduation

For graduates of AuD programs across the country, understanding the steps required to become an independent audiologist can be helpful for a smooth transition from student to practitioner.

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AUDIOLOGY ADVOCATE | New Year, New Congress, and New Opportunities for Success

2021 marks the start of a new administration, a new Congress, and the end of a year punctuated by a global pandemic, economic strain, and political turmoil.

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