Numerous protocols and approaches are used by audiologists in the management of tinnitus, including but not limited to Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT), Tinnitus Activities Treatment, and Progressive Tinnitus Management.
Are There Mental Health Benefits to Being a Mentor?
Could being a mentor help alleviate some of your work stress? According to a study recently reviewed in the Harvard Business Review, the answer is potentially “yes.”
Gil et al (2018) compared survey data collected from police officers paired in a mentoring relationship to that of paired officers who were not selected into the mentoring program (via random selection). A subset of the officers in the mentoring program also completed semi-structured interviews, where they were asked about their jobs and the mentoring experience.
Want to provide your patients with more information over the health impacts of hearing loss?
In a study by Golub and colleagues (2018), an association was found between age-related hearing loss and depression. This cross-sectional study of Hispanic adults revealed that for every 20 dB increase in hearing loss, the risk for depressive symptoms increased approximately 45 percent. The implications of these findings are discussed in this JAMA article.
Whether you are feeling excited to get more involved, or glad that your volunteering time has concluded with this year’s convention there is mounting evidence to support that the simple act of volunteering may positively impact your well-being. A 2016 longitudinal study found that participants who regularly partook in volunteer activities experienced greater mental well-being ratings using the General Health Questionnaire.
A recent area of research is exploring the application of auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing in identification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Currently, ASD is typically diagnosed between the ages of 2 and 4 years. Earlier identification may allow for implementation of intervention at critical time periods of development. A review of the literature suggests that children with ASD often exhibit prolonged ABR latencies compared to controls, but there are several studies that do not support this relationship.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans use Facebook as their primary social media platform with three-fourths of those users accessing it daily, according to a recent Pew Research Center report (2018). The top platforms, in order of most activity, include Facebook, YouTube, SnapChat, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. The younger demographics regularly accessed multiple platforms on social media. Users aged 18-24-years-old access four platforms and those aged 30-49-years-old users access three platforms on average.