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Seminars in Hearing

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522895/a-hearing-loss-prevention-outreach-program-for-farmers-and-motorsports-enthusiasts
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Melanie Buhr-Lawler
Many farmers and motorsports enthusiasts in rural areas attend tractor pulls, which are loud motorsport competitions using tractors and trucks with powerful, modified engines. The high noise levels experienced by farmers and motorsports fans in their recreational and occupational activities are not addressed by traditional hearing conservation programs. The University of Wisconsin-Madison audiology group has established an annual hearing loss prevention outreach project at the Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull in Tomah, Wisconsin...
May 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522894/interventional-audiology-to-address-hearing-health-care-disparities-oyendo-bien-pilot-study
#2
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Nicole Marrone, Maia Ingram, Maria Somoza, Daisey Sánchez Jacob, Adriana Sanchez, Stephanie Adamovich, Frances P Harris
Interventional audiology, specifically community-based outreach, can connect people with the hearing health care system. Community-based participatory research methods were applied in two phases of research to: (1) investigate the needs of families affected by hearing loss in a rural Arizona community on the U.S.-Mexico border; and (2) evaluate an outreach program on hearing health. The needs assessment included interviews with persons with hearing loss and focus groups with family members and the greater community...
May 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522893/hearcare-hearing-and-communication-assistance-for-resident-engagement
#3
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Catherine V Palmer, Reem Mulla, Elizabeth Dervin, Kathleen Costigan Coyan
Impaired hearing is related to poor health outcomes, including compromised cognitive function, in aging individuals. Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition after arthritis and heart disease in older adults and the fourth most detrimental condition related to quality of life in older adults. Only 18% of aging adults who have impactful hearing loss actually use custom-fit amplification. Therefore, the majority of aging individuals entering senior living facilities will have untreated hearing loss...
May 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522892/enhancing-communication-in-adults-with-dementia-and-age-related-hearing-loss
#4
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Sara K Mamo, Esther Oh, Frank R Lin
For many adults with dementia, age-related hearing loss is undiagnosed and/or untreated. Untreated hearing loss can exacerbate common dementia-related behavioral symptoms, such as depression, apathy, agitation. Despite the potential benefits to the individual and the family, pursuing and adopting hearing aids for persons with dementia presents with many challenges. As such, this group of vulnerable older adults is well suited for alternative approaches that adopt an interventional audiology framework. This article reviews alternative hearing care models that we have tested when working with older adults with cognitive impairments...
May 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522891/the-role-of-audiology-in-an-outpatient-interdisciplinary-post-trauma-clinic
#5
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Lori Zitelli, Catherine V Palmer
Patients in the process of recovering from severe bodily injury will encounter several barriers to effective treatment. When present, untreated hearing loss can create additional obstacles in a process that is already difficult. This article describes an outpatient post-trauma clinic associated with a tertiary care hospital trauma unit that consolidates rehabilitation resources 2 weeks after inpatient discharge to help these patients on their path to recovery. The role of audiology in the interdisciplinary clinic is described and data related to services are presented...
May 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522890/the-effect-of-outpatient-interventional-audiology-on-inpatient-audiology-services
#6
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Lori Zitelli, Catherine V Palmer
Although older adults are likely to experience some degree of hearing loss that if untreated will interfere with treatment for other disorders and result in less-than-optimal health care outcomes, health care providers do not have a reliable and cost-effective way to identify these individuals when admitted to a hospital for inpatient care. This article addresses the impact of untreated hearing loss on health care in a hospital setting and shares how the implementation of interventional audiology in an outpatient clinic has impacted the inpatient audiology services provided at a large tertiary care hospital...
May 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522889/hearing-and-health-outcomes-recognizing-and-addressing-hearing-loss-in-hospitalized-older-adults
#7
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Elaine Mormer, Janet Cipkala-Gaffin, Kelsi Bubb, Kelly Neal
As age increases, the prevalence of hearing loss significantly increases, reaching up to 89% of those 80 years and older. Hearing loss in older patients is often unrecognized and its consequences are often underappreciated. Hearing loss can interfere with the ability to exchange important health information and to participate in health care decision-making. Hearing loss during hospitalization increases the risk of misdiagnosis. There is a lack of empirical data regarding prevalence and recognition of hearing loss in hospitalized older adults...
May 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522888/interventional-audiology-moving-from-concept-to-clinical-practice
#8
Brian Taylor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286368/a-sound-therapy-based-intervention-to-expand-the-auditory-dynamic-range-for-loudness-among-persons-with-sensorineural-hearing-losses-case-evidence-showcasing-treatment-efficacy
#9
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Craig Formby, LaGuinn P Sherlock, Monica L Hawley, Susan L Gold
Case evidence is presented that highlights the clinical relevance and significance of a novel sound therapy-based treatment. This intervention has been shown to be efficacious in a randomized controlled trial for promoting expansion of the dynamic range for loudness and increased sound tolerance among persons with sensorineural hearing losses. Prior to treatment, these individuals were unable to use aided sound effectively because of their limited dynamic ranges. These promising treatment effects are shown in this article to be functionally significant, giving rise to improved speech understanding and enhanced hearing aid benefit and satisfaction, and, in turn, to enhanced quality of life posttreatment...
February 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286367/structured-counseling-for-auditory-dynamic-range-expansion
#10
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Susan L Gold, Craig Formby
A structured counseling protocol is described that, when combined with low-level broadband sound therapy from bilateral sound generators, offers audiologists a new tool for facilitating the expansion of the auditory dynamic range (DR) for loudness. The protocol and its content are specifically designed to address and treat problems that impact hearing-impaired persons who, due to their reduced DRs, may be limited in the use and benefit of amplified sound from hearing aids. The reduced DRs may result from elevated audiometric thresholds and/or reduced sound tolerance as documented by lower-than-normal loudness discomfort levels (LDLs)...
February 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286366/relations-among-auditory-brainstem-and-middle-latency-response-measures-categorical-loudness-judgments-and-their-associated-physical-intensities
#11
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Peggy A Korczak, LaGuinn P Sherlock, Monica L Hawley, Craig Formby
This study characterizes changes in response properties of toneburst-evoked auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) and/or middle latency responses (MLRs) as a function of perceived loudness and physical intensity of these stimuli and delineates the range of levels corresponding to categorical loudness judgments for these stimuli. ABRs/MLRs were recorded simultaneously to 500- and 2,000-Hz tonebursts in 10 normal-hearing adults at levels corresponding to each listener's loudness judgments for four categories on Contour Test of Loudness...
February 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286365/auditory-brainstem-and-middle-latency-responses-measured-pre-and-posttreatment-for-hyperacusic-hearing-impaired-persons-successfully-treated-to-improve-sound-tolerance-and-to-expand-the-dynamic-range-for-loudness-case-evidence
#12
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Craig Formby, Peggy Korczak, LaGuinn P Sherlock, Monica L Hawley, Susan Gold
In this report of three cases, we consider electrophysiologic measures from three hyperacusic hearing-impaired individuals who, prior to treatment to expand their dynamic ranges for loudness, were problematic hearing aid candidates because of their diminished sound tolerance and reduced dynamic ranges. Two of these individuals were treated with structured counseling combined with low-level broadband sound therapy from bilateral sound generators and the third case received structured counseling in combination with a short-acting placebo sound therapy...
February 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286364/considerations-in-the-development-of-a-sound-tolerance-interview-and-questionnaire-instrument
#13
REVIEW
LaGuinn P Sherlock, Craig Formby
Most clinicians approach the objective fitting of hearing aids with three goals in mind: audibility, comfort, and tolerance. When these three amplification goals have been met, the hearing aid user is more likely to adapt to and perceive benefit from hearing aid use. However, problems related to the loudness of sounds and reduced sound tolerance, which may or may not be reported by the aided user, can adversely impact adaptation to amplification and the individual's quality of life. Although there are several standardized questionnaires available to evaluate hearing aid benefit and satisfaction, there is no standardized questionnaire or interview tool for evaluating reduced sound tolerance and the related impact on hearing aid use...
February 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286363/repeated-measurement-of-absolute-and-relative-judgments-of-loudness-clinical-relevance-for-prescriptive-fitting-of-aided-target-gains-for-soft-comfortable-and-loud-but-ok-sound-levels
#14
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Craig Formby, JoAnne Payne, Xin Yang, Delphanie Wu, Jason M Parton
This study was undertaken with the purpose of streamlining clinical measures of loudness growth to facilitate and enhance prescriptive fitting of nonlinear hearing aids. Repeated measures of loudness at 500 and 3,000 Hz were obtained bilaterally at monthly intervals over a 6-month period from three groups of young adult listeners. All volunteers had normal audiometric hearing sensitivity and middle ear function, and all denied problems related to sound tolerance. Group 1 performed judgments of soft and loud, but OK for presentation of ascending sound levels...
February 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286362/intra-and-intersubject-variability-in-audiometric-measures-and-loudness-judgments-in-older-listeners-with-normal-hearing
#15
REVIEW
Monica L Hawley, LaGuinn P Sherlock, Craig Formby
This research was to document intra- and intersubject variability in measures of pure tone thresholds, loudness discomfort levels, and the Contour test of loudness for tonal and speech stimuli across 8 to 10 repeated test sessions over a period of almost 1 year in a group of 11 normal-hearing, older middle-aged adults (39 to 73 years, mean of 56 years). The measured pure tone thresholds and loudness discomfort levels were determined to be stable across sessions, with variability on the order of 5 dB. The categorical judgments for the Contour test for both warbled tones and spondaic speech stimuli decreased over time in level required for categories greater than comfortable...
February 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286361/consideration-of-methodology-and-measures-of-loudness
#16
Craig Formby
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028329/the-future-of-private-practice-in-audiology
#17
REVIEW
David A Fabry
Although private practice in audiology has evolved during the past 40 years, hearing aids have remained as a central component to success. This article will discuss present and future trends for the next 40 years, including parallels to other professions and the need to innovate beyond technology.
November 2016: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028328/tools-for-success-in-private-practice
#18
REVIEW
Gyl Kasewurm
When it comes to business, there is no one thing that ensures success. However, focusing on helping as many patients as possible and tracking those results, creating a program to gather referrals from your own patients, setting a goal each month, and having a key employee to guide operations at the front desk to ensure that every patient is treated well and has an awesome experience at your office will go a long way to steering a practice to success.
November 2016: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028327/audiology-assistants-in-private-practice
#19
REVIEW
Teri A Hamill, Julia P Andrews
Using audiology assistants allows a practice to meet the expected increase in patient demand in a cost-effective manner, without compromise to quality of patient care. Assistants are particularly valuable in private practice settings that have an emphasis in amplification, as many of the tasks involved do not require the unique skills of the doctor of audiology. Regulatory considerations, methods of training, and scope of practice of the assistant are discussed.
November 2016: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028326/practice-management-the-game-changer
#20
REVIEW
Paul Pessis
The reimbursement landscape is undergoing significant changes. Practice management, which encompasses reimbursement, is becoming increasingly more important in securing business success. Each practitioner within a facility is responsible for fortifying the practice through thoughtful business protocols. Knowing legislation that impacts health care along with understanding the foundational components of reimbursement is key for keeping a practice financially healthy. Change is good, but making the changes is what counts! Legislation such as the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act defines the new payment models...
November 2016: Seminars in Hearing
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