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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651254/a-preliminary-study-of-a-spanish-graphic-novella-targeting-hearing-loss-prevention
#1
Mark Guiberson, Emily Wakefield
Purpose: This preliminary study developed a digital graphic novella targeting hearing protection beliefs of Spanish-speaking agricultural workers. Researchers used pretest-posttest interview surveys to establish if the novella had an immediate influence on the participants' beliefs about noise-induced hearing loss and usage of hearing protection devices. Method: Researchers developed a digital graphic novella directed to increase knowledge about noise-induced hearing loss and increase the proper use of hearing protection devices...
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614845/a-music-related-quality-of-life-measure-to-guide-music-rehabilitation-for-adult-cochlear-implant-users
#2
Giorgos Dritsakis, Rachel M van Besouw, Pádraig Kitterick, Carl A Verschuur
Purpose: A music-related quality of life (MuRQoL) questionnaire was developed for the evaluation of music rehabilitation for adult cochlear implant (CI) users. The present studies were aimed at refinement and validation. Method: Twenty-four experts reviewed the MuRQoL items for face validity. A refined version was completed by 147 adult CI users, and psychometric techniques were used for item selection, assessment of reliability, and definition of the factor structure...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614844/the-effectiveness-of-the-progression-of-widex-zen-tinnitus-therapy-a-pilot-study
#3
Richard S Tyler, Aniruddha K Deshpande, Chi C Lau, Francis Kuk
Purpose: The aim of this study was to measure the progression of benefits to individuals with tinnitus from providing informational counseling, hearing aids, a brief tinnitus activities treatment and Zen therapy. Method: Several magnitude estimation scales and tinnitus handicap scales were administered for the duration of the study to 20 participants. Results: Results indicated that all participants benefited from this sequential approach of providing different components of this tinnitus treatment...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538948/exploring-audiologists-language-and-hearing-aid-uptake-in-initial-rehabilitation-appointments
#4
Anna Sciacca, Carly Meyer, Katie Ekberg, Caitlin Barr, Louise Hickson
Purpose: The study aimed (a) to profile audiologists' language during the diagnosis and management planning phase of hearing assessment appointments and (b) to explore associations between audiologists' language and patients' decisions to obtain hearing aids. Method: Sixty-two audiologist-patient dyads participated. Patient participants were aged 55 years or older. Hearing assessment appointments were audiovisually recorded and transcribed for analysis. Audiologists' language was profiled using two measures: general language complexity and use of jargon...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520834/effect-of-electrode-montage-and-head-position-on-air-conducted-ocular-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potential
#5
Kathryn Makowiec, Devin L McCaslin, Gary P Jacobson, Kelsey Hatton, John Lee
Purpose: The purpose of this investigation was to identify the optimal recording parameters for evoking the ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP) using air-conduction stimuli. Method: Subjects were 17 otologically and neurologically intact adults (age: M = 24.18 years, SD = 1.91 years). The oVEMP responses were elicited using a 500-Hz tone burst air-conduction stimulus presented at an intensity of 95 dB nHL. The setting was a balance function laboratory that was part of a large tertiary care otology clinic...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510710/relationship-between-objectively-measured-physical-activity-cardiovascular-disease-biomarkers-and-hearing-sensitivity-using-data-from-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2003-2006
#6
Paul D Loprinzi, Chelsea Joyner
Purpose: Limited research has examined the interrelationships among cardiometabolic parameters, physical activity, and hearing function, which was this study's purpose. Method: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2006 were used in the path analyses. Physical activity and hearing function were both objectively measured. Various cardiometabolic parameters were assessed from a blood sample. Adults 30-85 years (N = 1,070) constituted the analytic sample...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492865/the-relationship-between-iron-deficiency-anemia-and-sensorineural-hearing-loss-in-the-pediatric-and-adolescent-population
#7
Kathleen M Schieffer, James R Connor, James A Pawelczyk, Deepa L Sekhar
Purpose: A correlation between iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) was described in adults. In this study, we examined if there is a relationship between IDA and hearing loss in the pediatric population. Method: This was a retrospective cohort study of data collected from the Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside database from 2011 to 2016. Children and adolescents 4-21 years old seen at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, were examined for hearing loss and IDA status...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492830/changes-in-psychosocial-measures-after-a-6-week-field-trial
#8
Jamie L Desjardins, Karen A Doherty
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the extent to which intervention with hearing aids, namely, a 6-week hearing aid field trial, can minimize the psychosocial consequences of hearing loss in adults who have previously not sought treatment for their hearing loss. Method: Twenty-four adults with mild to moderate bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, who had never worn hearing aids or sought help for their hearing loss, participated in this study. Participants were fitted with receiver-in-canal hearing aids, bilaterally, and wore them for 6 weeks...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475714/high-risk-factors-associated-with-early-childhood-hearing-loss-a-3-year-review
#9
Kelsey A Dumanch, Lenore Holte, Tammy O'Hollearn, Elizabeth Walker, Jacob Clark, Jacob Oleson
Purpose: In this study, we examined the association between risk factors for hearing loss and early childhood hearing status (normal hearing, congenital hearing loss, or delayed-onset hearing loss). Follow-up rates of audiologic care following passed or referred birth screens for children with risk factors were also examined. Method: A retrospective data review was completed on 115,039 children born from 2010 to 2012. Data analyses included prevalence rates, odds ratios, and Fisher exact tests of statistical significance...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445580/the-influence-of-social-support-and-coping-on-quality-of-life-among-elderly-with-age-related-hearing-loss
#10
Sarah Moser, Wolfgang Luxenberger, Wolfgang Freidl
Purpose: The consequences of hearing loss hinder the everyday life of older adults and are associated with reduced well-being. The research aim was to explore the influence of hearing problems, various coping strategies, and perceived social support on quality of life. Method: Sixty-five older adults with age-related hearing loss (≥55 years) in Austria participated and completed a paper-pencil survey with standardized questionnaires: Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly (Ventry and Weinstein, 1982), Assessment for Coping and Stress (Laireiter, 1997), short form of the Social Support Questionnaire (Fydrich, Sommer, Tydecks, & Brähler, 2009), and World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale-Brief Version (World Health Organization, 1996)...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346816/child-adult-differences-in-using-dual-task-paradigms-to-measure-listening-effort
#11
Erin M Picou, Lauren M Charles, Todd A Ricketts
Purpose: The purpose of the project was to investigate the effects modifying the secondary task in a dual-task paradigm to measure objective listening effort. To be specific, the complexity and depth of processing were increased relative to a simple secondary task. Method: Three dual-task paradigms were developed for school-age children. The primary task was word recognition. The secondary task was a physical response to a visual probe (simple task), a physical response to a complex probe (increased complexity), or word categorization (increased depth of processing)...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291987/evaluation-of-hearing-sensitivity-in-young-adults-with-normal-hearing-using-a-40-hz-auditory-steady-state-response-with-ce-chirp
#12
Hidehiko Maeda, Eiko Tamashige, Narumi Iwasaki, Daisuke Urano, Ayaka Kanazawa
Purpose: The present study aimed to measure hearing sensitivity in young adults with normal hearing using a 40-Hz auditory steady-state response with CE-Chirp and to evaluate the speed and accuracy of this method. Method: Twelve young adults (1 man, 11 women; mean age = 22.1 ± 3.1 years) each completed two auditory steady-state response measurement sessions with CE-Chirp. The difference score was calculated at each of the four pure-tone frequencies. The measurement time and residual noise level in all stimulus levels were also determined...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291986/considerations-for-pediatric-cochlear-implant-recipients-with-unilateral-or-asymmetric-hearing-loss-assessment-device-fitting-and-habilitation
#13
Laura Greaver, Hannah Eskridge, Holly F B Teagle
Purpose: The purpose of this clinical report is to present case studies of children who are nontraditional candidates for cochlear implantation because they have significant residual hearing in 1 ear and to describe outcomes and considerations for their audiological management and habilitation. Method: Case information is presented for 5 children with profound hearing loss in 1 ear and normal or mild-to-moderate hearing loss in the opposite ear and who have undergone unilateral cochlear implantation...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252160/the-effects-of-service-delivery-model-and-purchase-price-on-hearing-aid-outcomes-in-older-adults-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#14
Larry E Humes, Sara E Rogers, Tera M Quigley, Anna K Main, Dana L Kinney, Christine Herring
Objectives: The objectives of this study were to determine efficacy of hearing aids in older adults using audiology best practices, to evaluate the efficacy of an alternative over-the-counter (OTC) intervention, and to examine the influence of purchase price on outcomes for both service-delivery models. Design: The design of this study was a single-site, prospective, double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial with three parallel branches: (a) audiology best practices (AB), (b) consumer decides OTC model (CD), and (c) placebo devices (P)...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257528/service-delivery-to-children-with-mild-hearing-loss-current-practice-patterns-and-parent-perceptions
#15
Elizabeth A Walker, Meredith Spratford, Sophie E Ambrose, Lenore Holte, Jacob Oleson
Purpose: This study investigates clinical practice patterns and parent perception of intervention for children with mild hearing loss (HL). Method: Ages at and delays between service delivery steps (first diagnostic evaluation, confirmation of HL, hearing aid [HA] fitting, entry into early intervention) were investigated for 113 children with mild HL. Comparisons were made to children with moderate-to-severe HL. Parents of children with mild HL reported reasons for delays and their perceptions of intervention and amplification for their children...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251239/aging-effect-on-categorical-perception-of-mandarin-tones-2-and-3-and-thresholds-of-pitch-contour-discrimination
#16
Yuxia Wang, Xiaohu Yang, Hui Zhang, Lilong Xu, Can Xu, Chang Liu
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to examine the aging effect on the categorical perception of Mandarin Chinese Tone 2 (rising F0 pitch contour) and Tone 3 (falling-then-rising F0 pitch contour) as well as on the thresholds of pitch contour discrimination. Method: Three experiments of Mandarin tone perception were conducted for younger and older listeners with Mandarin Chinese as the native language. The first 2 experiments were in the categorical perception paradigm: tone identification and tone discrimination for a series of stimuli, the F0 contour of which systematically varied from Tone 2 to Tone 3...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241238/the-utilization-of-social-media-in-the-hearing-aid-community
#17
Moumita Choudhury, Zoë Dinger, Elena Fichera
Purpose: This study investigated the utilization of social media by the hearing aid (HA) community. The purpose of this survey was to analyze the participation of HA community in the social media websites. Method: A systematic survey of online HA-related social media sources was conducted. Such sources were identified using appropriate search terms. Social media participation was quantified on the basis of posts and "likes." Results: Five hundred fifty-seven social media sources were identified, including 174 Twitter accounts, 172 YouTube videos, 91 Facebook pages, 20 Facebook groups, 71 blogs, and 29 forums...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036411/the-acceptable-noise-level-and-the-pure-tone-audiogram
#18
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...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114665/exploring-the-relevance-of-items-in-the-communicative-participation-item-bank-cpib-for-individuals-with-hearing-loss
#19
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
#20
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
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