Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss

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Understanding the Patient in Patient-Centered Care

My Hearing-Loss Journey 

My hearing-loss journey began as a child, watching my father struggle with the stigma of his hearing loss.  

His hearing loss developed in early adulthood, an unwanted nuisance he inherited from his mother. I vaguely remember him wearing one hearing aid, and then two, and proceeding to grow his sideburns long over his ears to hide the evidence. This looked okay in the 1970s, but his sideburns stayed long his entire life, even as fashions changed.  

Topic(s): Patient-Centered Care (PCC), Hearing Loss, over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid devices

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today November/December 2019

Public Relations Outreach Efforts: A Year in Review (October 2018- September 2019)

October is Audiology Awareness Month and we want to take this opportunity to showcase the media coverage to include audiology coverage, as well as that of our members over the past year.

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Ototoxicity and Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors

WHen it comes to the long-term effects of Ototoxicity there are significant shortcomings in the literature and the lack of standardization in report of quality of life. As survival rates increase, emphasis on long-term toxicities, such as hearing loss and tinnitus, will become more and more critical to address.

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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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Conductive Hearing Loss and Speech Intelligibility

Chronic otitis media early in childhood is often voiced as a concern for speech-language delay, though the research is inconclusive.

Animals studies that induce chronic conductive pathologies can result in significant changes in central auditory pathways, including peripheral afferent and efferent neural innervation. However, in general, these animal studies create significant pathologies over extended periods of time without resolve and consistent sound stimulation.

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Yes Hearing Aids, No Dementia, Depression, and Falls

We have heard the concerning connections between untreated hearing loss and a host of other health conditions. There is always debate around these conversations about whether the link between hearing loss and say accelerated dementia is causal or otherwise.

One of the tried and true methods to ask this question more deliberately is to reintroduce function, hearing in this case, and observe the effects on the secondary conditions.

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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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Get to Know a New Class of Audiologists

It is estimated that two to three of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with some degree of hearing loss and that more will acquire hearing loss later in childhood, according to the National Institutes of Health. The passage of the Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening Act of 1999 and the adoption of universal newborn hearing screenings in many states, in conjunction with early-intervention services, changed lives and outcomes for many children.

Topic(s): Students, Hearing Loss, Bilateral Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, mastoidectomy, Acoustic, Psychology, cochlear phone clip, cochlear mini-microphone, Academia, Education

JAAA Latest Fast Track Articles—August 20, 2019

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