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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114665/exploring-the-relevance-of-items-in-the-communicative-participation-item-bank-cpib-for-individuals-with-hearing-loss
#1
Christi W Miller, Carolyn R Baylor, Kristen Birch, Kathryn M Yorkston
Purpose: The Communicative Participation Item Bank (CPIB) was developed to evaluate participation restrictions in communication situations for individuals with speech and language disorders. This study evaluated the potential relevance of CPIB items for individuals with hearing loss. Method: Cognitive interviews were conducted with 17 adults with a range of treated and untreated hearing loss, who responded to 46 items. Interviews were continued until saturation was reached and prevalent trends emerged...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114629/improving-art-museum-accessibility-for-adults-with-acquired-hearing-loss
#2
Susanna Meyer, Linda Larrivee, Ann Veneziano-Korzec, Katrina Stacy
Purpose: Adults with hearing loss rated the accessibility of guided or docent-led art museum tours with and without hearing assistive technology (HAT). Method: Nineteen individuals (average age 64 years, range 35-87 years) with acquired hearing loss participated. All participants had a bilateral hearing loss (mild to profound) using hearing aids (n = 12), cochlear implants (n = 5), or no technology (n = 2). Two docents who were previously trained to modify their presentations and use clear speech led the tours...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036411/the-acceptable-noise-level-and-the-pure-tone-audiogram
#3
K Jonas Brännström, Steen Østergaard Olsen
Purpose: The vast majority of previous studies suggest that there is no relationship between the acceptable noise level (ANL) and pure-tone hearing thresholds reported as the average pure-tone hearing thresholds (pure-tone average). This study aims to explore (a) the relationship between hearing thresholds at individual frequencies and the ANL and (b) a measure of the slope of the audiogram and ANL. Method: Sixty-three Danish adult hearing aid users participated...
December 30, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984594/response-to-the-letter-to-the-editor-from-iliadou-sirimanna-and-bamiou-regarding-debonis-2015
#4
David DeBonis
The purpose of this letter is to respond to "Central Auditory Processing Disorder Is Classified in ICD-10 and H93.25 and Hearing Evaluation-Not Screening-Should Be Implemented in Children With Verified Communication and/or Listening Deficits" by Iliadou, Sirimanna, and Bamiou (2016). The methodology used involved a close reading of the concerns expressed by Iliadou et al. in view of the central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) literature and the stated purpose of my original article (DeBonis, 2015). The literature used included clinical practice guidelines, respected journals, and recognized authorities on the topic...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984593/capd-is-classified-in-icd-10-as-h93-25-and-hearing-evaluation-not-screening-should-be-implemented-in-children-with-verified-communication-and-or-listening-deficits
#5
Vasiliki Vivian Iliadou, Tony Sirimanna, Doris-Eva Bamiou
The article "It Is Time to Rethink Central Auditory Processing Disorder Protocols for School-Aged Children" (DeBonis, 2015) appeared in the American Journal of Audiology as a tutorial. The author used the argument made by Cowan, Rosen, and Moore (2009), referring to central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), that "such impairments have not been shown to uniquely contribute to a clearly defined condition that would warrant its inclusion in any of the major disease classification systems" (emphasis added; p...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926745/a-retrospective-examination-of-the-effect-of-diabetes-on-sensory-processing-in-older-adults
#6
Larry E Humes
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to examine retrospectively the impact of diabetes mellitus on auditory, visual, and tactile processing in older adults. Method: Fourteen (10.4%) of a sample of 135 older adults self-reported the presence of diabetes mellitus in a study of sensory and cognitive processing across the adult lifespan. In this study, the performance of the subgroup with diabetes on a number of psychophysical sensory-processing measures was compared with that of the 121 older adults without diabetes...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829082/influence-of-hearing-risk-information-on-the-motivation-and-modification-of-personal-listening-device-use
#7
Yula C Serpanos, Abbey L Berg, Brittany Renne
Purpose: The purpose of this study was (a) to investigate the behaviors, knowledge, and motivators associated with personal listening device (PLD) use and (b) to determine the influence of different types of hearing health risk education information (text with or without visual images) on motivation to modify PLD listening use behaviors in young adults. Method: College-age students (N = 523) completed a paper-and-pencil survey tapping their behaviors, knowledge, and motivation regarding listening to music or media at high volume using PLDs...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814664/preliminary-investigation-of-the-passively-evoked-n400-as-a-tool-for-estimating-speech-in-noise-thresholds
#8
Caroline Jamison, Steve J Aiken, Michael Kiefte, Aaron J Newman, Manohar Bance, Lauren Sculthorpe-Petley
Purpose: Speech-in-noise testing relies on a number of factors beyond the auditory system, such as cognitive function, compliance, and motor function. It may be possible to avoid these limitations by using electroencephalography. The present study explored this possibility using the N400. Method: Eleven adults with typical hearing heard high-constraint sentences with congruent and incongruent terminal words in the presence of speech-shaped noise. Participants ignored all auditory stimulation and watched a video...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788277/using-cognitive-screening-tests-in-audiology
#9
Jing Shen, Melinda C Anderson, Kathryn H Arehart, Pamela E Souza
Purpose: The population of the United States is aging. Those older adults are living longer than ever and have an increased desire for social participation. As a result, audiologists are likely to see an increased demand for service by older clients whose communication difficulty is caused by a combination of hearing loss and cognitive impairment. For these individuals, early detection of mild cognitive impairment is critical for providing timely medical intervention and social support...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768802/subjective-reports-of-trouble-tolerating-sound-in-daily-life-versus-loudness-discomfort-levels
#10
Tara L Zaugg, Emily J Thielman, Susan Griest, James A Henry
Purpose: A retrospective analysis of tonal and speech loudness discomfort levels (LDLs) relative to a subjective report of sound tolerance (SRST) was performed to explore the relation between the 2 commonly used clinical measures. Method: Tonal LDLs and SRST were measured for 139 U.S. military veterans who were recruited into a study providing intervention for tinnitus. Spearman's rank correlation coefficients were computed to assess the relation between the tonal and speech LDLs and the SRST...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768195/online-data-collection-to-evaluate-a-theoretical-cognitive-model-of-tinnitus
#11
Lucy Handscomb, Deborah A Hall, Gillian W Shorter, Derek J Hoare
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to describe data collection considerations, methods, and response rates for a survey available both online and on paper. Methodological issues in the design of online data collection, and advantages and disadvantages of different data collection methods are discussed. Method: A survey was compiled that included 9 full or partial clinical questionnaires designed to measure different components relevant to tinnitus distress...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768194/can-a-commercially-available-auditory-training-program-improve-audiovisual-speech-performance
#12
Dania Rishiq, Aparna Rao, Tess Koerner, Harvey Abrams
Purpose: The goal of this study was to determine whether hearing aids in combination with computer-based auditory training improve audiovisual (AV) performance compared with the use of hearing aids alone. Method: Twenty-four participants were randomized into an experimental group (hearing aids plus ReadMyQuips [RMQ] training) and a control group (hearing aids only). The Multimodal Lexical Sentence Test for Adults (Kirk et al., 2012) was used to measure auditory-only (AO) and AV speech perception performance at three signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs)...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768193/internet-competency-predicts-practical-hearing-aid-knowledge-and-skills-in-first-time-hearing-aid-users
#13
David Maidment, William Brassington, Heather Wharrad, Melanie Ferguson
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to assess whether Internet competency predicted practical hearing aid knowledge and handling skills in first-time hearing aid users. Method: The design was a prospective, randomized controlled trial of a multimedia educational intervention consisting of interactive video tutorials (or reusable learning objects [RLOs]). RLOs were delivered through DVD for TV or PC, and online. Internet competency was measured at the hearing aid fitting appointment, whereas hearing aid knowledge and practical handling skills were assessed 6 weeks postfitting...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768192/have-cochlear-implant-won-t-have-to-travel-introducing-telemedicine-to-people-using-cochlear-implants
#14
Helen Cullington, Padraig Kitterick, Lisa DeBold, Mark Weal, Nicholas Clarke, Eva Newberry, Lisa Aubert
Purpose: This research note describes a planned project to design, implement, and evaluate remote care for adults using cochlear implants and compare their outcomes with those of individuals following the standard care pathway. Method: Sixty people with cochlear implants will be recruited and randomized to either the remote care group or a control group. The remote care group will use new tools for 6 months: remote and self-monitoring, self-adjustment of device, and a personalized online support tool...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768191/international-survey-of-audiologists-attitudes-toward-telehealth
#15
Robert H Eikelboom, De Wet Swanepoel
Purpose: A better understanding of the attitudes of audiologists toward teleaudiology and their willingness to use teleaudiology is required to progress the application of teleaudiology technologies and services into clinical practice. Audiologists around the world were surveyed on their attitudes toward teleaudiology and their willingness to use it. Method: An online survey was sent to audiologists through professional associations' mailing lists. The survey included questions on the use of computer and video-conferencing technologies, awareness and previous use of teleaudiology, and willingness to use teleaudiology...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768190/development-and-technical-validation-of-the-mobile-based-assistive-listening-system-a-smartphone-based-remote-microphone
#16
Esteban Alejandro Lopez, Orozimbo Alves Costa, Deborah Viviane Ferrari
Purpose: The purpose of this research note is to describe the development and technical validation of the Mobile Based Assistive Listening System (MoBALS), a free-of-charge smartphone-based remote microphone application. Method: MoBALS Version 1.0 was developed for Android (Version 2.1 or higher) and was coded with Java using Eclipse Indigo with the Android Software Development Kit. A Wi-Fi router with background traffic and 2 affordable smartphones were used for debugging and technical validation comprising, among other things, multicasting capability, data packet loss, and battery consumption...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768189/usability-and-online-audiological-rehabilitation
#17
Elisabet Sundewall Thorén, Julie Hefting Pedersen, Nis Ove Jørnæs
Purpose: This paper describes the results from the iterative development and usability testing of an online audiological rehabilitation (OAR) program. The OAR was based on previous experience with Internet interventions and OAR. Method: The described OAR consisted of weekly learning modules, each of which had a specific topic and contained information and learning activities. A virtual coach, a trained audiologist, led the participants through the modules. The participants' feedback was collected using the "think-aloud" method in which the participants gave their feedback in a structured manner...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768188/use-and-mediating-effect-of-interactive-design-features-in-audiology-rehabilitation-and-self-management-internet-based-interventions
#18
Kate Greenwell, Derek J Hoare
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the presence of key interactive design features across Internet-based audiology rehabilitation and self-management interventions, and whether there is evidence of them mediating effects of the intervention. Method: Adult audiology interventions relevant to this review were identified through a literature search in Google Scholar and a hand search of key journals. Four key interactive design features that have been proposed to mediate the effects of Internet-based health interventions were reported for each intervention: social context and support, contacts with the intervention, tailoring, and self-management...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768187/design-considerations-for-internet-delivered-self-management-programs-for-adults-with-hearing-impairment
#19
Jill E Preminger, Ann M Rothpletz
Purpose: Hearing impairment (HI) is a chronic condition; thus, even with treatment, residual participation restrictions and activity limitations typically remain. Individuals must learn to self-manage their HI. The purpose of this research note is to review components of successful Internet-based self-management programs and to evaluate group auditory rehabilitation (AR) programs with varying content, in order to make recommendations for the design of future Internet-based self-management programs...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768186/a-participatory-design-approach-to-develop-an-interactive-sound-environment-simulator
#20
Geir K Hanssen, Yngve Dahl
Purpose: Our purpose is to provide insight into the added value of applying a participatory design approach in the design of an interactive sound environment simulator to facilitate communication and understanding between patients and audiologists in consultation situations. Method: We have applied a qualitative approach, presenting results and discussion in the form of a story, following 3 consecutive steps: problem investigation, design, and evaluation. Results: We provide an overview of lessons learned, emphasizing how patients and audiologists took roles and responsibilities in the design process and the effects of this involvement...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
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