Hearing Impairment (HI)

Hearing Impairment (HI)

Testing Your Knowledge of Auditory Disorders

Do you remember your days back in graduate school learning about different auditory disorders? Do you want to refresh your knowledge on otitis externa? Are you curious how general practitioners in the United Kingdom make the diagnosis and manage such cases? If so, you may want to check out a brief article by Barry et al (2021).


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Hearing Impairment, Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease, and Cognitive Function, and Individuals Who Are Hispanic or Latino

Is there a relationship between hearing impairment, risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and cognitive function for individuals who identify as Hispanic/Latino? 

Stickel and colleagues (2020) addressed this question by analyzing results obtained on 9,180 individuals between the ages of 45-74 years who identified as Hispanic or Latino. 

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Cochlear Implants in Private Practice…My Practice?

The world of cochlear implants (CIs) is evolving. What was once a treatment pathway for a limited population of patients with profound hearing impairment has expanded to include individuals with moderate to severe hearing loss. CI technology, which began as basic sound processing through an electrode array, has grown to include Bluetooth streaming and cell phone connectivity. 

Topic(s): Cochlear Implants (CI), CI, Hearing Impairment (HI), Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids


Publication Issue: Audiology Today July/August 2020

JAAA Table of Contents (February 2020)

Vol. 31, No. 2 (February 2020) of the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (JAAA) is now available online.

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JAAA Latest Fast Track Articles—October 2, 2019

As the JAAA editors along with our editorial team, we are proud to announce new Fast Track content for JAAA, as of October 2, 2019

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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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Save Your Hearing Day

May 31 ends Better Hearing and Speech Month with National #SaveYourHearingDay. It is important to take some time to learn ways to protect your hearing and that of your family. Our hearing is vital, and there are ways that hearing loss can be avoidable.

There are various reasons from which hearing loss can be the result, including the following:

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Minnesota’s Zack LaVine Gives Back to Hard-of-Hearing Community

With all the attention focused on greed and selfishness among pro athletes these days, it’s nice to see one that is positive and addresses the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Zack LaVine, who won the NBA’s slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star Game last month, has donated time and money to the Metro School for the Deaf in St. Paul.

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Hearing Impairment and Diabetes in Veterans

Konrad-Martin et al (2015) report that diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic syndrome affecting one-twelfth of all American adults. Of note, they report that Type 2 DM affects 1 of every 4 to 5 v veterans receiving care at the Veterans Health Administration. (Note that Type 1 DM is less common, Type 2 is the more common and accounts for some 90-95 percent of all diabetes in U.S. adults. See Am Fam Physician. 2010 81(7):863-870.) The authors note that multiple reports suggest hearing loss is (very likely) a disabling complication of DM.  

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