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American Journal of Audiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810267/incidence-of-discomfort-during-pure-tone-audiometry-and-measurement-of-uncomfortable-loudness-levels-among-people-seeking-help-for-tinnitus-and-or-hyperacusis
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Hashir Aazh, Brian C J Moore
Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the proportion of patients seen in a tinnitus and hyperacusis therapy clinic for whom presentation levels based on the British Society of Audiology (BSA)-recommended procedures for pure-tone audiometry and determination of uncomfortable loudness levels (ULLs) exceed ULLs, leading to discomfort during administration of these procedures. Method: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study of 362 consecutive patients who attended a National Health Service audiology clinic for tinnitus and/or hyperacusis rehabilitation...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793354/-central-auditory-processing-disorder-grand-rounds-multiple-cases-multiple-causes-multiple-outcomes
#2
Cynthia McCormick Richburg, Samuel R Atcherson, Ursula M Findlen, Sarah Wakefield, Natalie J Benafield
Purpose: The purpose of this article was to provide multiple examples of how (central) auditory processing disorder ([C]APD) is being evaluated and treated at various audiology clinics throughout the United States. Method: The authors present 5 cases highlighting the diagnosis and treatment of (C)APD in children and adults. Similarities and differences between these cases have been showcased through detailed histories, evaluation protocol, and treatment options...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768319/evaluating-random-error-in-clinician-administered-surveys-theoretical-considerations-and-clinical-applications-of-interobserver-reliability-and-agreement
#3
Rebecca J Bennett, Dunay S Taljaard, Michelle Olaithe, Chris Brennan-Jones, Robert H Eikelboom
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to raise awareness of interobserver concordance and the differences between interobserver reliability and agreement when evaluating the responsiveness of a clinician-administered survey and, specifically, to demonstrate the clinical implications of data types (nominal/categorical, ordinal, interval, or ratio) and statistical index selection (for example, Cohen's kappa, Krippendorff's alpha, or interclass correlation). Methods: In this prospective cohort study, 3 clinical audiologists, who were masked to each other's scores, administered the Practical Hearing Aid Skills Test-Revised to 18 adult owners of hearing aids...
August 2, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738135/development-of-a-shortened-version-of-the-spatial-hearing-questionnaire-shq-s-for-screening-spatial-hearing-ability
#4
Hua Ou, Ann Perreau, Richard Tyler
Purpose: The Spatial Hearing Questionnaire (SHQ) was developed to address how to measure spatial-hearing ability in complex listening situations (Tyler, Perreau, & Ji, 2009). It has been translated and validated into various languages, including Chinese, Dutch, French, and Persian. Although the SHQ contains only 24 items, it could be time-consuming in a busy clinic to administer. The purposes of this study were to develop and validate a shortened version of the SHQ (SHQ-S) and to compare self-perceived spatial-hearing ability across adults with normal hearing (NH), hearing loss (HL), and cochlear implants (CIs)...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715548/interprofessional-peer-assisted-learning-as-a-model-of-instruction-in-doctor-of-audiology-programs
#5
Yula C Serpanos, Deborah Senzer, Daryl M Gordon
Purpose: This study reports on interprofessional peer-assisted learning (PAL) as a model of instruction in the preparation of doctoral audiology students. Method: Ten Doctor of Audiology (AuD) students provided training in audiologic screening for 53 graduate speech-language pathology students in 9 individual PAL sessions. Pre- and post-surveys assessed the peer teaching experience for AuD students in 5 areas of their confidence in audiologic screening: knowledge, skill, making a referral based on outcomes, teaching, and supervising...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651254/a-preliminary-study-of-a-spanish-graphic-novella-targeting-hearing-loss-prevention
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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