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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418329/phoneme-error-pattern-by-heritage-speakers-of-spanish-on-an-english-word-recognition-test
#1
Lu-Feng Shi
BACKGROUND: Heritage speakers acquire their native language from home use in their early childhood. As the native language is typically a minority language in the society, these individuals receive their formal education in the majority language and eventually develop greater competency with the majority than their native language. To date, there have not been specific research attempts to understand word recognition by heritage speakers. It is not clear if and to what degree we may infer from evidence based on bilingual listeners in general...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418328/internet-based-intervention-for-tinnitus-outcome-of-a-single-group-open-trial
#2
Eldré W Beukes, Peter M Allen, Vinaya Manchaiah, David M Baguley, Gerhard Andersson
BACKGROUND: Managing chronic tinnitus is challenging, and innovative ways to address the resulting health-care burden are required. Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) for tinnitus shows promise as a cost-effective treatment option. The feasibility and effectiveness of iCBT in the United Kingdom are yet to be explored. Furthermore, it is not known if iCBT can be supported by an audiologist rather than a psychologist. PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the feasibility of guided iCBT using audiological support on tinnitus distress and tinnitus-related comorbidities...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418327/auditory-and-cognitive-factors-associated-with-speech-in-noise-complaints-following-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#3
Eric C Hoover, Pamela E Souza, Frederick J Gallun
BACKGROUND: Auditory complaints following mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) are common, but few studies have addressed the role of auditory temporal processing in speech recognition complaints. PURPOSE: In this study, deficits understanding speech in a background of speech noise following MTBI were evaluated with the goal of comparing the relative contributions of auditory and nonauditory factors. RESEARCH DESIGN: A matched-groups design was used in which a group of listeners with a history of MTBI were compared to a group matched in age and pure-tone thresholds, as well as a control group of young listeners with normal hearing (YNH)...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418326/artifact-in-pediatric-oculomotor-findings-during-videonystagmography-a-retrospective-analysis
#4
Steven M Doettl, Patrick N Plyler, Devin L McCaslin
BACKGROUND: Accurate measurement of oculomotor function using videonystagmography (VNG) is imperative for diagnosis and management of patients with reported dizziness. The oculomotor evaluation during VNG utilizes video-oculography providing valuable information regarding the central structures and pathways that control eye movements. Artifact may have an effect on the overall validity and reliability of VNG oculomotor tracings and can result from patient and/or recording errors. It is postulated that artifact could occur more frequently in the pediatric population due to both patient and equipment factors...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418325/variation-in-music-player-listening-level-as-a-function-of-campus-location
#5
Yunea Park, Diana Guercio, Victoria Ledon, Colleen G Le Prell
BACKGROUND: There has been significant discussion in the literature regarding music player use by adolescents and young adults, including whether device use is driving an increase in hearing loss in these populations. While many studies report relatively safe preferred listening levels, some studies with college student participants have reported listening habits that may put individuals at risk for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) if those listening habits continue over the long term...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418324/prosody-perception-and-production-in-children-with-hearing-loss-and-age-and-gender-matched-controls
#6
Rose Thomas Kalathottukaren, Suzanne C Purdy, Elaine Ballard
BACKGROUND: Auditory development in children with hearing loss, including the perception of prosody, depends on having adequate input from cochlear implants and/or hearing aids. Lack of adequate auditory stimulation can lead to delayed speech and language development. Nevertheless, prosody perception and production in people with hearing loss have received less attention than other aspects of language. The perception of auditory information conveyed through prosody using variations in the pitch, amplitude, and duration of speech is not usually evaluated clinically...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418323/the-personality-profile-of-tinnitus-sufferers-and-a-nontinnitus-control-group
#7
Mithila Durai, Mary G O'Keeffe, Grant D Searchfield
BACKGROUND: Chronic tinnitus (phantom perception of sound) significantly disrupts quality of life in 15-20% of those who experience it. Understanding how certain personality traits impact tinnitus perception and distress can be beneficial for the development of interventions to improve the lives of tinnitus sufferers. PURPOSE: Four key self-reported personality traits (social closeness, stress reaction, alienation, and self-control) were identified from previous research as being associated with tinnitus...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418322/binaural-interference-quo-vadis
#8
James Jerger, Shlomo Silman, Carol Silverman, Michele Emmer
The reality of the phenomenon of binaural interference with speech recognition has been debated for two decades. Research has taken one of two avenues; group studies or case reports. In group studies, a sample of the elderly population is tested on speech recognition under three conditions; binaural, monaural right and monaural left. The aim is to determine the percent of the sample in which the expected outcome (binaural score-better-than-either-monaural score) is reversed (i.e., one of the monaural scores is better than the binaural score)...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277215/audiological-rehabilitation-for-facilitating-hearing-aid-use-a-review
#9
REVIEW
Hashir Aazh, Brian C J Moore
PURPOSE: This article reviews and critically analyzes the design of studies on the effect of audiological rehabilitation (AR) programs on hearing aid (HA) outcomes, in order to guide future research. RESEARCH DESIGN: The design of this study was a narrative review. Studies were included in the review if they were randomized controlled trials that investigated the effects of AR on HA use and outcome between 2000 and 2016. RESULTS: Seven articles that met the inclusion criteria were included in the review...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277214/pediatric-minimum-speech-test-battery
#10
Kristin Uhler, Andrea Warner-Czyz, Rene Gifford, Pmstb Working Group
BACKGROUND: Assessment of patient outcomes and documentation of treatment efficacy serves as an essential component of (re)habilitative audiology; however, no standardized protocol exists for the assessment of speech perception abilities for children with hearing loss. This presents a significant challenge in tracking performance of children who utilize various hearing technologies for within-subjects assessment, between-subjects assessment, and even across different facilities. PURPOSE: The adoption and adherence to a standardized assessment protocol could help facilitate continuity of care, assist in clinical decision making, allow clinicians and researchers to define benchmarks for an aggregate clinical population, and in time, aid with patient counseling regarding expectations and predictions regarding longitudinal outcomes...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277213/the-effect-of-learning-modality-and-auditory-feedback-on-word-memory-cochlear-implanted-versus-normal-hearing-adults
#11
Riki Taitelbaum-Swead, Michal Icht, Yaniv Mama
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the effect of cognitive abilities on the achievements of cochlear implant (CI) users has been evaluated. Some studies have suggested that gaps between CI users and normal-hearing (NH) peers in cognitive tasks are modality specific, and occur only in auditory tasks. PURPOSE: The present study focused on the effect of learning modality (auditory, visual) and auditory feedback on word memory in young adults who were prelingually deafened and received CIs before the age of 5 yr, and their NH peers...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277212/the-effect-of-signal-to-noise-ratio-on-linguistic-processing-in-a-semantic-judgment-task-an-aging-study
#12
Nicholas Stanley, Tara Davis, Julie Estis
BACKGROUND: Aging effects on speech understanding in noise have primarily been assessed through speech recognition tasks. Recognition tasks, which focus on bottom-up, perceptual aspects of speech understanding, intentionally limit linguistic and cognitive factors by asking participants to only repeat what they have heard. On the other hand, linguistic processing tasks require bottom-up and top-down (linguistic, cognitive) processing skills and are, therefore, more reflective of speech understanding abilities used in everyday communication...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277211/automated-smartphone-threshold-audiometry-validity-and-time-efficiency
#13
Jessica van Tonder, De Wet Swanepoel, Faheema Mahomed-Asmail, Hermanus Myburgh, Robert H Eikelboom
BACKGROUND: Smartphone-based threshold audiometry with automated testing has the potential to provide affordable access to audiometry in underserved contexts. PURPOSE: To validate the threshold version (hearTest) of the validated hearScreen™ smartphone-based application using inexpensive smartphones (Android operating system) and calibrated supra-aural headphones. RESEARCH DESIGN: A repeated measures within-participant study design was employed to compare air-conduction thresholds (0...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277210/pitch-matching-between-electrical-stimulation-of-a-cochlear-implant-and-acoustic-stimuli-presented-to-a-contralateral-ear-with-residual-hearing
#14
Chin-Tuan Tan, Brett Martin, Mario A Svirsky
BACKGROUND: Cochlear implants (CIs) successfully restore hearing in postlingually deaf adults, but in doing so impose a frequency-position function in the cochlea that may differ from the physiological one. PURPOSE: The CI-imposed frequency-position function is determined by the frequency allocation table programmed into the listener's speech processor and by the location of the electrode array along the cochlea. To what extent can postlingually deaf CI users successfully adapt to the difference between physiological and CI-imposed frequency-position functions? RESEARCH DESIGN: We attempt to answer the question by combining behavioral measures of electroacoustic pitch matching (PM) and measures of electrode location within the cochlea...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277209/importance-of-an-interprofessional-team-approach-in-achieving-improved-management-of-the-dizzy-patient
#15
Amanda I Rodriguez, Steven Zupancic, Michael M Song, Joehassin Cordero, Tam Q Nguyen, Charles Seifert
BACKGROUND: Because of its multifaceted nature, dizziness is difficult for clinicians to diagnose and manage independently. Current treatment trends suggest that patients are often referred to the otolaryngologist for intervention despite having a nonotologic disorder. Additionally, many individuals with atypical presentations are often misdiagnosed and spend a significant amount of time waiting for consultation by the otolaryngologist. Few studies have alluded that implementation of an interprofessional team approach in the diagnosis and management of the dizzy patient can improve clinical decision-making...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277208/-an-approach-to-the-dizzy-patient-revisited
#16
EDITORIAL
Gary P Jacobson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240983/validation-of-a-computer-administered-version-of-the-digits-in-noise-test-for-hearing-screening-in-the-united-states
#17
Robert L Folmer, Jay Vachhani, Garnett P McMillan, Charles Watson, Gary R Kidd, M Patrick Feeney
BACKGROUND: The sooner people receive treatment for hearing loss (HL), the quicker they are able to recognize speech and to master hearing aid technology. Unfortunately, a majority of people with HL wait until their impairments have progressed from moderate to severe levels before seeking auditory rehabilitation. To increase the number of individuals with HL who pursue and receive auditory rehabilitation, it is necessary to improve methods for identifying and informing these people via widely accessible hearing screening procedures...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240982/inner-ear-excitation-in-normal-and-postmastoidectomy-participants-by-fluid-stimulation-in-the-absence-of-air-and-bone-conduction-mechanisms
#18
Ofri Ronen, Miriam Geal-Dor, Michal Kaufmann-Yehezkely, Ronen Perez, Shai Chordekar, Cahtia Adelman, Haim Sohmer
BACKGROUND: Hearing can be induced not only by airborne sounds (air conduction [AC]) and by the induction of skull vibrations by a bone vibrator (osseous bone conduction [BC]), but also by inducing vibrations of the soft tissues of the head, neck, and thorax. This hearing mode is called soft tissue conduction (STC) or nonosseous BC. PURPOSE: This study was designed to gain insight into the mechanism of STC auditory stimulation. RESEARCH DESIGN: Fluid was applied to the external auditory canal in normal participants and to the mastoidectomy common cavity in post-radical mastoidectomy patients...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240981/working-memory-sleep-and-hearing-problems-in-patients-with-tinnitus-and-hearing-loss-fitted-with-hearing-aids
#19
Reza Zarenoe, Mathias Hällgren, Gerhard Andersson, Torbjörn Ledin
BACKGROUND: Tinnitus is a common condition and there is a need to evaluate effects of tinnitus management in relation to moderating factors such as degree of hearing loss. As it is possible that tinnitus influences concentration, and thus is likely to disturb cognitive processing, the role of cognitive functioning also needs to be investigated. PURPOSE: To compare a group of patients with sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus to a control group with only sensorineural hearing loss (and no tinnitus)...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240980/potential-benefits-of-an-integrated-electric-acoustic-sound-processor-with-children-a-preliminary-report
#20
Jace Wolfe, Sara Neumann, Erin Schafer, Megan Marsh, Mark Wood, R Stanley Baker
BACKGROUND: A number of published studies have demonstrated the benefits of electric-acoustic stimulation (EAS) over conventional electric stimulation for adults with functional low-frequency acoustic hearing and severe-to-profound high-frequency hearing loss. These benefits potentially include better speech recognition in quiet and in noise, better localization, improvements in sound quality, better music appreciation and aptitude, and better pitch recognition. There is, however, a paucity of published reports describing the potential benefits and limitations of EAS for children with functional low-frequency acoustic hearing and severe-to-profound high-frequency hearing loss...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
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