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.
Reaching out to primary physicians in your community can be a powerful way to increase patient referrals. Here are some ideas to consider:
Meet face-to-face. It is important to personally deliver your service model to the physicians in your community. This helps establish rapport and instill confidence in your professionalism and expertise. Personally meeting physicians can help them gain trust in your ability to provide comprehensive hearing healthcare.
Juggling Multiple Projects? Concerned You Might Drop the Ball?
In today's fast-paced society, we seldom are able to devote our time exclusively to just one project. This means that we need to find a way to be effective at completing tasks divided across multiple projects. Heidi Gardner and Mark Mortensen address this topic in their Harvard Business Review article titled “How to Stay Focused If You're Assigned to Multiple Projects at Once.”
Telehealth is an aspect of healthcare whose potential scope and impact have yet to be determined. However, we are beginning to see more programs experiment and validate various implementations of telehealth with promising results.
A recent paper by Wilson et al (2017) addressed the growing global burden of disease (GBD), which indicates an increasing—and now alarmingly high—burden of hearing loss worldwide. According to the authors, hearing loss is the fourth leading contributor to years lived with disability (YLD) worldwide in 2015, up from the 11th-leading cause in 2010.
How I craved you in my youth. The bigger your roar, the less I could resist you. The harder you shook everything that was supposed to be stationary, the closer I moved in. I needed to experience you up close and personal. You brought the style to a musical gathering. If my cheeks did not tremble in your pressure wave, I was not close enough to the speakers or the stage.
With Labor Day right around the corner, many of us may be planning some much-needed time away from the office. Are you able to truly relax and leave work behind when you are on vacation? Not everyone is able to stop thinking about work when they are not in the office. If this sounds like you, you may want to check out Art Markman's Harvard Business Review article titled “How to Forget About Work When You're Not Working.”
Gaining a Deeper Understanding into Optimal Outcomes for Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder
How do the brains of those who have had optimal outcomes from early therapy for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) function? Is it different from those who have not had optimal outcomes or even from those without ASD? This is what two researchers from the University of Connecticut, Drs. Deborah Fein and Inge-Marie Eigstiare, are currently exploring through the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging. They define optimal outcomes as those who appear to no longer have any ASD symptoms.
A Study Regarding Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) Has Implications for Audiologists
Sampaio and colleagues in a recently-published article evaluated the prevalence of and relationship between several factors on temporomandibular disorders (TMD). These authors define TMD “as a cluster of disorders characterized by pain in the preauricular area, masticatory muscles and temporomandibular joint (TMJ), limitation or deviations in the mandibular range of motion, and clicking of the TMJ during the mandibular function.”