journal
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

American Journal of Audiology

journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915294/estimating-nonorganic-hearing-thresholds-using-binaural-auditory-stimuli
#1
Linda W Norrix, Vivian Rubiano, Thomas Muller
Purpose: Minimum contralateral interference levels (MCILs) are used to estimate true hearing thresholds in individuals with unilateral nonorganic hearing loss. In this study, we determined MCILs and examined the correspondence of MCILs to true hearing thresholds to quantify the accuracy of this procedure. Method: Sixteen adults with normal hearing participated. Subjects were asked to feign a unilateral hearing loss at 1.0, 2.0, and 4.0 kHz. MCILs were determined...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892822/audiometric-testing-with-pulsed-steady-and-warble-tones-in-listeners-with-tinnitus-and-hearing-loss
#2
Jennifer J Lentz, Matthew A Walker, Ciara E Short, Kimberly G Skinner
Purpose: This study evaluated the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's recommendation that audiometric testing for patients with tinnitus should use pulsed or warble tones. Using listeners with varied audiometric configurations and tinnitus statuses, we asked whether steady, pulsed, and warble tones yielded similar audiometric thresholds, and which tone type was preferred. Method: Audiometric thresholds (octave frequencies from 0.25-16 kHz) were measured using steady, pulsed, and warble tones in 61 listeners, who were divided into 4 groups on the basis of hearing and tinnitus status...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892821/readability-level-of-spanish-language-patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-audiology-and-otolaryngology
#3
Laura Coco, Sonia Colina, Samuel R Atcherson, Nicole Marrone
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the readability level of the Spanish versions of several audiology- and otolaryngology-related patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and include a readability analysis of 2 translation approaches when available-the published version and a "functionalist" version-using a team-based collaborative approach including community members. Method: Readability levels were calculated using the Fry Graph adapted for Spanish, as well as the Fernandez-Huerta and the Spaulding formulae for several commonly used audiology- and otolaryngology-related PROMs...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880980/progressive-tinnitus-management-level-3-skills-education-a-5-year-clinical-retrospective
#4
Catherine M Edmonds, Cheri Ribbe, Emily J Thielman, James A Henry
Purpose: The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether progressive tinnitus management Level 3 skills education workshops conducted at the Bay Pines and Boston Veterans Affairs hospitals result in consistent use of the presented tinnitus management strategies by patients 1-5 years after completing the workshops. Method: In fiscal year (FY) 2015, the tinnitus workshop follow-up form was mailed to all veterans who completed the Level 3 workshops between FY 2010 and FY 2014...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854301/understanding-hearing-and-hearing-loss-in-children-with-down-syndrome
#5
Emily Nightengale, Patricia Yoon, Kristy Wolter-Warmerdam, Dee Daniels, Fran Hickey
Purpose: This study evaluated the prevalence of permanent and transient hearing loss, the use of hearing aids as a recommendation, and middle ear dysfunction in children with Down syndrome (DS) through a large multiage and ethnically diverse sample, using current audiologic testing practices. Method: Retrospective analysis of data collected on 308 children with DS (168 boys, 140 girls; average age = 5.99 ± 4.88 years) who received an audiological evaluation during 2013 as part of their medical care at a large pediatric hospital...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841725/how-to-choose-between-measures-of-tinnitus-loudness-for-clinical-research-a-report-on-the-reliability-and-validity-of-an-investigator-administered-test-and-a-patient-reported-measure-using-baseline-data-collected-in-a-phase-iia-drug-trial
#6
Deborah A Hall, Rajnikant L Mehta, Kathryn Fackrell
Purpose: Loudness is a major auditory dimension of tinnitus and is used to diagnose severity, counsel patients, or as a measure of clinical efficacy in audiological research. There is no standard test for tinnitus loudness, but matching and rating methods are popular. This article provides important new knowledge about the reliability and validity of an audiologist-administered tinnitus loudness matching test and a patient-reported tinnitus loudness rating. Method: Retrospective analysis of loudness data for 91 participants with stable subjective tinnitus enrolled in a randomized controlled trial of a novel drug for tinnitus...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834533/detecting-and-learning-new-words-the-impact-of-advancing-age-and-hearing-loss
#7
Andrea L Pittman, Elizabeth C Stewart, Ian S Odgear, Amanda P Willman
Purpose: Lexical acquisition was examined in children and adults to determine if the skills needed to detect and learn new words are retained in the adult years. In addition to advancing age, the effects of hearing loss were also examined. Method: Measures of word recognition, detection of nonsense words within sentences, and novel word learning were obtained in quiet for 20 children with normal hearing and 21 with hearing loss (8-12 years) as well as for 15 adults with normal hearing and 17 with hearing loss (58-79 years)...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
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
#8
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...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793354/-central-auditory-processing-disorder-grand-rounds-multiple-cases-multiple-causes-multiple-outcomes
#9
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...
September 18, 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
#10
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...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744549/fit-to-targets-for-the-desired-sensation-level-version-5-0a-hearing-aid-prescription-method-for-children
#11
Sheila T F Moodie, Susan D Scollie, Marlene P Bagatto, Kelley Keene
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to measure the range of fit to Desired Sensation Level version 5.0 (DSL v5.0) targets in pediatric practice environments. Results will be used in the future to develop clinical-aided speech intelligibility index typical performance data. Method: Clinical partners collected data from 161 final hearing aid settings for children aged ≤ 10 years. Measured data were obtained by performing 2-cm3 coupler-simulated real-ear measurements using the DSL v5...
September 18, 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
#12
Hua Ou, Ann Perreau, Richard S 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)...
September 18, 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
#13
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...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651254/a-preliminary-study-of-a-spanish-graphic-novella-targeting-hearing-loss-prevention
#14
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...
September 18, 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
#15
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...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614844/the-effectiveness-of-the-progression-of-widex-zen-tinnitus-therapy-a-pilot-study
#16
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...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538948/exploring-audiologists-language-and-hearing-aid-uptake-in-initial-rehabilitation-appointments
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
journal
journal
30889
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"