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JAAA Editorial: Clinical Case Reports: Striking the Right Balance

As both a clinician and an editor, one of the types of journal submissions I am always excited to send out for review is the clinical case report. In the medical literature, the clinical case report has always served an important role.

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JAAA Editorial: The Effect of Loss of Speech Audibility on a Measure of Cognitive Function

It has been estimated that, in the United States, approximately 75 percent of adults over the age of 70 years have hearing impairment ranging from mild to profound (Goman and Lin, 2016). As the population of the world ages, we will have to contend with a larger number of patients who experience ear-related disorders of aging (e.g., presbycusis and presbystasis) and an assortment of diseases that affect older individuals. Dementia is one of those diseases/disorders.

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PCORI Includes Hearing Health Research in Funded Studies

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization,  recently approved $70 million to support research, the organization has included hearing-related intervention research among the 21 funded studies that focus on improving health conditions that impose high burdens on patients, their families, and the health-care system.

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Trapping the Tiniest Sound

Phonons are the smallest unit of the vibrational energy that makes up sound waves. Like their light counter-parts (photons), phonon are not matter exactly but are considered particles in a sense.

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The Future of Vision Implants Is Bright

Through a combination of gene therapy, eyeglass cameras, and visual cortex implantation, partial restoration of vision in those suffering from disorders such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may become a reality.  

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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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FOCUS ON FOUNDATION | Student Scholarship Winners

The Foundation is committed to supporting students as they continue their academic careers, learning exceptional clinical skills, and exploring many different avenues through research in hearing and balance. The Foundation currently offers a number of scholarships for audiology students. We want to congratulate the 2019 winners of the Empowering Students Scholarships, Sadanand Singh Memorial Scholarship, Judith Blumsack Scholarship, and the Continued Achievement Scholarships. 

Topic(s): American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF), Research, Students, Education, Academia

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff!

A new type of wearable health monitoring device, currently under development, analyzes the sodium content of your sweat to track hydration levels. This information obtained from a skin worn patch can be transmitted to a smart phone and potentially alert the wearer to low hydration levels.

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ARC19: Advances in Amplification

Hearing aid processing no longer operates under the assumption that the real-world listening environments are represented by simple laboratory test conditions, such as the talker of interest is in front with noise behind, or even that there is only a single talker of interest. In addition, the driving philosophy has shifted from treating a single complaint (e.g., understanding in noise) to holistically treating individuals across the full range of their real environments and experiences (e.g., connecting to an auditory world).

Topic(s): Amplification, Research, Hearing, Hearing Assistive Technologies (HAT), Hearing Aids, Hearing Health Care, Patient care, Treatment

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today September/October 2019