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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277215/audiological-rehabilitation-for-facilitating-hearing-aid-use-a-review
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240979/does-language-matter-when-using-a-graphical-method-for-calculating-the-speech-intelligibility-index
#13
In-Ki Jin, James M Kates, Kathryn H Arehart
BACKGROUND: Graphical methods for calculating the speech intelligibility index (SII), such as the count-the-dot audiogram, are useful tools in quantifying how much weighted audibility is restored when amplification is used for individuals with hearing loss. The band-importance function (BIF), which is an important component of the SII, depends on the language. Thus, language may affect the prediction of weighted audibility using the graphical SII. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to apply language-specific BIFs to develop and compare graphical SIIs for English, Korean, and Mandarin...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240978/evaluation-of-the-self-fitting-process-with-a-commercially-available-hearing-aid
#14
Elizabeth Convery, Gitte Keidser, Mark Seeto, Margot McLelland
BACKGROUND: Hearing aids and personal sound amplification products that are designed to be self-fitted by the user at home are becoming increasingly available in the online marketplace. While these devices are often marketed as a low-cost alternative to traditional hearing health-care, little is known about people's ability to successfully use and manage them. Previous research into the individual components of a simulated self-fitting procedure has been undertaken, but no study has evaluated performance of the procedure as a whole using a commercial product...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240977/build-a-better-hearing-assessment-and-the-patients-will-beat-a-path-to-your-clinic
#15
EDITORIAL
Devin L McCaslin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054917/jaaa-ceu-program
#16
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054916/a-response-to-dr-jerger-regarding-on-diagnostic-accuracy-in-audiology-central-site-of-lesion-and-central-auditory-processing-disorder-studies
#17
Andrew J Vermiglio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054915/auditory-processing-disorder-as-the-sole-manifestation-of-a-cerebellopontine-and-internal-auditory-canal-lesion
#18
Vasiliki Vivian Iliadou, Nikos Eleftheriadis
BACKGROUND: Clinical importance of auditory processing disorder (APD) testing is often overlooked and regarded with skepticism given the challenging interpretation of results and the current growing debate of its nature and clinical entity. PURPOSE: Presentation of this case is highly educational as APD is the single clinical manifestation of a large cerebellopontine and internal auditory canal lesion. RESEARCH DESIGN: A case report. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: The patient underwent a standard audiological evaluation with normal results...
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054914/detailed-audiological-evaluation-of-a-patient-with-xeroderma-pigmentosum-with-neural-degeneration
#19
Danielle Mercer, Annette Hurley, Fern Tsien
BACKGROUND: Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is a rare autosomal recessive condition characterized by extreme sensitivity to ultraviolet light. Individuals with XP lack the ability to repair DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) damage caused by ultraviolet radiation, leading to sunburn and increased susceptibility to skin cancers. Approximately 25% of patients also exhibit neural degeneration, which includes progressive mental deterioration, cortical thinning, and sensorineural hearing loss. PURPOSE: Herein, we describe the audiological and genetic findings in a patient with XP subtype D with neural degeneration and hearing loss...
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054913/interrupted-monosyllabic-words-the-effects-of-ten-interruption-locations-on-recognition-performance-by-older-listeners-with-sensorineural-hearing-loss
#20
Richard H Wilson, Kadie C Sharrett
BACKGROUND: Two previous experiments from our laboratory with 70 interrupted monosyllabic words demonstrated that recognition performance was influenced by the temporal location of the interruption pattern. The interruption pattern (10 interruptions/sec, 50% duty cycle) was always the same and referenced word onset; the only difference between the patterns was the temporal location of the on- and off-segments of the interruption cycle. In the first study, both young and older listeners obtained better recognition performances when the initial on-segment coincided with word onset than when the initial on-segment was delayed by 50 msec...
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
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