Audiology Today November/December 2019…What’s Inside This Issue?
The editorial team and I are so happy to announce the content for this latest issue of Audiology Today. We are featuring a number of comprehensive, relevant, and interesting articles, as well as some short reads on public relations, coding and reimbursement, and audiology advocacy.
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.
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.
How much time do you spend sitting every day? Between commuting, working, eating, watching tv, etc., the sedentary hours add up. The negative health effects of long hours of sit time are fairly well known and include chronic disease, and psychological concerns. Seeing a potential market, several companies designed standing workstations, even desks with treadmills attached. While these sit-to-stand desks are trending, is there any evidence to support their use?
The Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology (the "Academy") has selected Dave Fabry, PhD, as their new editor-in-chief, effective January 1, 2016. Fabry holds a PhD, MA, and BA from the University of Minnesota. He is the vice president of professional relations at Starkey Hearing Technologies, has co-authored numerous articles and book chapters, and presented at national and international audiology meetings.
A review of recent health-care trends indicates that there is a growing interest in the value of the patient experience and how it affects patient satisfaction. New evidence suggests that moving from providing services to providing experiences may be the next competitive battleground in health care. The newfound attention is emerging in all facets of health care, and even forcing physicians and hospitals to reexamine their traditional practices and provide a greater emphasis on the quality of patient care.
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