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JAAA Table of Contents (November/December 2019)

Vol. 30, No. 10 (November/December 2019) of the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (JAAA) is now available online. 

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PCORI Includes Hearing Health Research in Funded Studies

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization,  recently approved $70 million to support research, the organization has included hearing-related intervention research among the 21 funded studies that focus on improving health conditions that impose high burdens on patients, their families, and the health-care system.

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Hearing Loss and Health Care

Does having hearing loss lead to less satisfied health-care consumers. Researchers from Johns Hopkins asked this specific question of approximately 250 individuals (mean age 77) in Maryland who were a part of at the Artherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. 

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Audiology Today Sept/Oct 2019…What’s Inside This Issue?

Take a look at the table of contents and delve into these online articles, which you can now easily search by topic, title, or author. 

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AUDIOLOGY ADVOCATE | Time to Activate to Advocate

With the 116th Congress already over a quarter under way, the Government Relations Committee (GRC) urges Academy members to get involved. It is an exciting time for audiology, with the Academy actively working and collaborating with other organizations on new policy initiatives. The audiology voice in numbers is critical for the profession in advancing these initiatives.

Topic(s): Advocacy, Patient care, Hearing, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Healthcare, Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare, Balance/Vestibular, Adult

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Embracing Change in Audiological Treatment: Over-the-Counter Hearing Devices

In October 2015, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report to President Barack Obama titled “Aging America and Hearing Loss: Imperative of Improved Hearing Technologies.” In the report, the council informed the president that untreated age-related hearing loss is a significant national problem. The advisors provided recommendations to decrease cost; enhance innovation; and improve the convenience, capability, and use of devices for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss. 

Topic(s): over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid devices, Healthcare, Personal Sound Amplification PSAP, Hearing Aids

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today July/August 2019

Auburn University Students Advocate for Audiology in Washington, DC

On March 11, a group of five students from the University of Auburn’s audiology program came to Washington, DC for the first time to meet with their elected officials and advocate for audiology and the importance of hearing health care.

Audiology Today Mar/Apr 2019…What’s Inside This Issue?

The editorial team and I are so happy to announce the content for this latest issue of Audiology Today. We are featuring a number of comprehensive, relevant, and interesting articles, as well as some short reads on public relations, coding and reimbursement, and audiology advocacy.

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Academy Executive Committee Visits Legislators Offices

As part of the Hearing Industries Association’s (HIA) annual meeting, Academy President Lisa Christensen, AuD, Academy President-Elect Catherine Palmer, PhD, and Academy Past President Jackie Clark, PhD, visited Capitol Hill to discuss issues important to hearing health care and audiology.

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Informed Decision-Making: When One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Throughout the years, health-care service delivery models progressed from a provider-centered method of care toward a greater focus on the patient. In addition, increased prominence has been placed on the use of empirical evidence in the decision-making process to promote clinical accountability. But how can audiologists best provide patient-centered care when each patient is so unique?

Topic(s): Audiologist, Healthcare, Practice Management, Rehabilitation, Patient care

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today March/April 2019