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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829082/influence-of-hearing-risk-information-on-the-motivation-and-modification-of-personal-listening-device-use
#1
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...
November 8, 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
#2
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...
November 4, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788277/using-cognitive-screening-tests-in-audiology
#3
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...
October 27, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768802/subjective-reports-of-trouble-tolerating-sound-in-daily-life-versus-loudness-discomfort-levels
#4
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...
October 21, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768195/online-data-collection-to-evaluate-a-theoretical-cognitive-model-of-tinnitus
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768185/community-based-intervention-determines-tele-audiology-site-candidacy
#15
Laura Coco, Craig A Champlin, Robert H Eikelboom
Purpose: Sections of the community face barriers to accessing audiology services. The aim of this study was to assess the barriers faced by people in typically underserved community settings and to provide audiology services in their natural environment. Information gathered by questionnaire was used to determine each site's candidacy as a potential tele-audiology site. Method: Sixty-three participants were recruited across 3 community sites that were identified as gathering places for individuals who experience barriers to accessing traditional clinical audiology services...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768184/hearing-device-manufacturers-call-for-interoperability-and-standardization-of-internet-and-audiology
#16
Ariane Laplante-Lévesque, Harvey Abrams, Maja Bülow, Thomas Lunner, John Nelson, Søren Kamaric Riis, Filiep Vanpoucke
Purpose: This article describes the perspectives of hearing device manufacturers regarding the exciting developments that the Internet makes possible. Specifically, it proposes to join forces toward interoperability and standardization of Internet and audiology. Method: A summary of why such a collaborative effort is required is provided from historical and scientific perspectives. A roadmap toward interoperability and standardization is proposed. Results: Information and communication technologies improve the flow of health care data and pave the way to better health care...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768183/internet-and-audiology-a-review-of-the-second-international-meeting
#17
Ariane Laplante-Lévesque, Thomas Lunner, Gerhard Andersson, Jill E Preminger
Purpose: This article describes the Second International Meeting on Internet and Audiology, which took place at the Eriksholm Research Centre, Oticon A/S, Denmark September 24 to 25, 2015, and introduces the research forum arising from the meeting. Method: The potential gains of the Internet within audiology are framed within the central role of quality connections among people, ideas, and objects. First, the meeting is summarized. Second, the 11 articles arising from the meeting and collected in this research forum are grouped into 2 themes: design and evaluation...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681261/survey-on-the-effectiveness-of-dietary-supplements-to-treat-tinnitus
#18
Claudia Coelho, Richard Tyler, Haihong Ji, Eveling Rojas-Roncancio, Shelley Witt, Pan Tao, Hyung-Jin Jun, Tang Chuan Wang, Marlan R Hansen, Bruce J Gantz
PURPOSE: We surveyed the benefit of dietary supplements to treat tinnitus and reported adverse effects. METHOD: A website was created for people with tinnitus to complete a variety of questions. RESULTS: The 1,788 subjects who responded to questionnaires came from 53 different countries; 413 (23.1%) reported taking supplements. No effect on tinnitus was reported in 70.7%, improvement in 19.0%, and worsening in 10.3%. Adverse effects were reported in 6% (n = 36), including bleeding, diarrhea, headache, and others...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679840/identifying-and-prioritizing-diseases-important-for-detection-in-adult-hearing-health-care
#19
Samantha J Kleindienst, Sumitrajit Dhar, Donald W Nielsen, James W Griffith, Larry B Lundy, Colin Driscoll, Brian Neff, Charles Beatty, David Barrs, David A Zapala
PURPOSE: The purpose of this research note is to identify and prioritize diseases important for detection in adult hearing health care delivery systems. METHOD: Through literature review and expert consultation, the authors identified 195 diseases likely to occur in adults complaining of hearing loss. Five neurotologists rated the importance of disease on 3 dimensions related to the necessity of detection prior to adult hearing aid fitting. RESULTS: Ratings of adverse health consequences, diagnostic difficulty, and presence of nonotologic symptoms associated with these diseases resulted in the identification of 104 diseases potentially important for detection prior to adult hearing aid fitting...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669061/chosen-listening-levels-for-music-with-and-without-the-use-of-hearing-aids
#20
Naomi B H Croghan, Anne M Swanberg, Melinda C Anderson, Kathryn H Arehart
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to describe chosen listening levels (CLLs) for recorded music for listeners with hearing loss in aided and unaided conditions. METHOD: The study used a within-subject, repeated-measures design with 13 adult hearing-aid users. The music included rock and classical samples with different amounts of audio-industry compression limiting. CLL measurements were taken at ear level (i.e., at input to the hearing aid) and at the tympanic membrane...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
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