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NASEM Releases Report on Evaluating Hearing Loss in People with Cochlear Implants

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has released the report Evaluating Hearing Loss for Individuals with Cochlear Implants.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) requested that NASEM study and recommend generalized testing procedures and criteria for evaluating the level of functional hearing ability needed to make a disability determination in adults and children after cochlear implantation. 

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Caregiver Hearing Aid Management Challenges in Infants

The benefits of newborn hearing screening and early intervention for infants and young children identified as Deaf or hard of hearing are well established. Research has focused less on the challenges of hearing aid management for parents and caregivers for infants who are fit early on in their journey.   

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An Overview of Hearing Loss in Children

In a recent review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Lieu and colleagues (2020) provide an excellent overview of hearing loss in children that would be highly beneficial for students, parents, and any professional working with pediatric patients with hearing loss. 

The article provides a detailed overview of the epidemiology, etiology, and consequences of childhood hearing loss as well as assessment and management options. 

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Could Newborn Hearing Screenings Be Used to Identify Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

In a recent study published in Autism Research, researchers at the University of Miami and Harvard Medical School suggest that newborn auditory brainstem response (ABR) screening results may be used as a biomarker for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (Miron et al, 2020). 

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Academy President Angela Shoup, PhD, Featured on Newborn Hearing Screening Podcast

On October 12, 2020, Neeta Goli, MD, assistant professor of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas launched the Newborn News podcast. The podcast focuses on topics in newborn medicine targeted to educate health-care professionals.

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Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Draft Recommendation Statement and Draft Evidence Review

Developed by the American Academy of Audiology Scientific Advisory and Research Council (Nick Reed, AuD, Chair) and the Research Initiatives Committee (Ryan McCreery, PhD, Chair) 

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Close-up photo of Kumbuka.

An Encounter with Kumbuka

Sumit (SD): Thank you, Ms. Christine Cook and Dr. Marissa Ramsier, for agreeing to answer a few questions about your recent experience evaluating the gorilla Kumbuka’s hearing and other issues related to primate hearing. Our publication is read primarily by audiologists and others associated with hearing health care. Your expertise and experience will be of great interest to our readers. I am also pleased to report that this conversation about Kumbuka’s evaluation will be accompanied by a web feature about primate hearing in general.

Topic(s): pediatric audiologist, biological anthropologist, Kumbuka, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, gorilla, hearing screening, otoacoustic emmissions, auditory brainstem response (ABR)

Newborn Hearing Screenings and Follow-Up: Essential During a Pandemic?

By Shelley Moats and Liza Creel

The primary objective of local, state, and federal response to COVID-19 is to minimize mortality and mitigate explosive demand for acute health-care services related to COVID-19 complications, especially those that require care in intensive care units. 

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Booth Safety: COVID-19 and Beyond

All recommendations are made with the best current information and in the context of a multifaceted safety program. When a variety of safety measures are put in place, our chance of protecting our patients and colleagues increases.

All safety recommendations assume that

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Man operating ShoeBox app on phone

ON TREND | Modern Approaches for Reaching a Broad Audience of Potential Customers

As a clinician or clinic owner, you may rely on traditional marketing to generate awareness for your business. Things like print and digital advertising can generate interest in your clinic, but they are typically expensive and hard to execute. 

Online hearing screeners have been used as a tool to bring awareness to hearing loss, but they are notoriously unreliable. Working for a company that manufactures audiometers, I get tested regularly. I have excellent hearing. I’ve tried many online screeners and almost all have indicated that I have hearing loss. 

Topic(s): Marketing, screenings, hearing screening


Publication Issue: Audiology Today May/June 2020