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Tinnitus? Or Notched or Sloped Hearing Loss?

Tinnitus is a heterogenous phenomenon that includes a range of sound percepts, patient reactions, and patient characteristics. It is also not uncommon for patients to complain of tinnitus, but based upon further inquiry to determine their chief complaint is actually hearing loss.


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Academy Recommends Protecting Your Hearing from Loud Outdoor Noise Exposure

Loud lawn equipment, fireworks, gunfire...

As summer nears, the American Academy of Audiology is warning the public to protect its hearing when exposed to loud outdoor sounds—from fireworks to lawn equipment to road equipment, blasting and gunfire, many of these are dangerous for hearing.

As temperatures increase across the country and more regions open up to outdoor shopping and dining, more Americans will be spending a greater amount of time outdoors. At the same time, the numbers of Americans facing hearing loss is at a record high and rising annually.

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Research Grants in Hearing and Balance: 2020 Recipients

By Ryan McCreery

Through the generous funding provided by the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF), the Academy awards grants to support new investigators and students in their research endeavors.  

The AAAF funds the grants program. Contributions from The American Institute of Balance, founded by Dr. Richard Gans, support in part the Vestibular Student Investigator Grant.

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NHCA Best Practices for Safely Conducting Hearing Testing During COVID-19 Pandemic

Academy representative to the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) Richard Danielson, PhD, shares the recently published NHCA guideline, Best Practices Guidelines for Safely Conducting Hearing Testing During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today May/June 2020

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ACADEMY NEWS | New! Clinical Guidance Document: Assessment of Infants and Young Children

The practice of pediatric audiology is an art and a science. Engaging young children to achieve accurate and comprehensive results requires a strong foundation of technique (science), creativity (art), and flexibility. 

Topic(s): infants and children, pediatrics, academy news, assessment

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today May/June 2020

Academy Takes Part in the World Hearing Forum

Jackie Clark, PhD, past president of the American Academy of Audiology represents the Academy as a member of the World Hearing Forum.

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