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International Journal of Audiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643531/difficult-conversations-talking-about-cost-in-audiology-consultations-with-older-adults
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Katie Ekberg, Caitlin Barr, Louise Hickson
OBJECTIVE: Financial cost is a barrier for many older adults in their decision to obtain hearing aids (HAs). This study aimed to examine conversations about the cost of HAs in detail within initial audiology appointments. DESIGN: Sixty-two initial audiology appointments were video-recorded. The data were analysed using conversation analysis. STUDY SAMPLE: Participants included 26 audiologists, 62 older adults and 17 companions. RESULTS: Audiologists and clients displayed interactional difficulty during conversations about cost...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639880/cochrane-corner-a-new-ija-feature
#2
Ross J Roeser
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June 22, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639872/prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-hearing-aid-use-among-older-adults-in-chile
#3
Eduardo Fuentes-López, Adrian Fuente, Felipe Cardemil, Gonzalo Valdivia, Cecilia Albala
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of use of hearing aids by older adults in Chile and the influence of some variables such as education level, income level and geographic area of residence on the prevalence of hearing aids. DESIGN: A national cross-sectional survey which was carried out in 2009. STUDY SAMPLE: A representative sample of 4766 Chilean older adults aged 60 years and above. RESULTS: The percentage of older adults in Chile who self-reported hearing problems and used hearing aids was 8...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639843/characteristics-of-children-with-unilateral-hearing-loss
#4
Elizabeth M Fitzpatrick, Rakan S Al-Essa, JoAnne Whittingham, Jessica Fitzpatrick
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics of children with unilateral hearing loss (UHL), examine deterioration in hearing, and explore amplification decisions. DESIGN: Population-based data were collected prospectively from time of diagnosis. Serial audiograms and amplification details were retrospectively extracted from clinical charts to document the trajectory and management of hearing loss. SAMPLE: The study included all children identified with UHL in one region of Canada over a 13-year period (2003-2015) after implementation of universal newborn hearing screening...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639840/categorical-loudness-scaling-in-cochlear-implant-recipients
#5
Peter A Busby, Agnes Au
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated categorical loudness scaling in a large group of cochlear implant (CI) recipients. DESIGN: Categorical loudness was measured for individually determined sets of current amplitudes on apical, mid and basal electrodes of the Nucleus array. STUDY SAMPLE: Thirty adult subjects implanted with the Nucleus CI. RESULTS: Subjects were generally reliable in categorical loudness scaling. As expected, current levels eliciting the same loudness categories differed across subjects and electrodes in many cases...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625091/factors-related-to-tinnitus-and-hyperacusis-handicap-in-older-people
#6
Hashir Aazh, Karen Lammaing, Brian C J Moore
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to assess factors related to tinnitus and hyperacusis handicap in older people. DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional. STUDY SAMPLE: Data were gathered for 184 patients with an average age of 69 years. RESULTS: Tinnitus handicap as measured via the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) was significantly predicted by tinnitus annoyance as measured via the visual analogue scale (VAS) (regression coefficient, b = 2...
June 18, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622055/factors-related-to-uncomfortable-loudness-levels-for-patients-seen-in-a-tinnitus-and-hyperacusis-clinic
#7
Hashir Aazh, Brian C J Moore
OBJECTIVES: The aims were as follows: (1) to explore patterns of uncomfortable loudness levels (ULLs) across frequency and their associated factors for patients with tinnitus and hyperacusis, and (2) to re-evaluate the criteria for diagnosing hyperacusis based on ULLs and scores for the Hyperacusis Questionnaire (HQ). DESIGN: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study. STUDY SAMPLE: 573 consecutive patients for whom ULLs had been measured were included...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587489/laboratory-evaluation-of-an-optimised-internet-based-speech-in-noise-test-for-occupational-high-frequency-hearing-loss-screening-occupational-earcheck
#8
Marya Sheikh Rashid, Monique C J Leensen, Jan A P M de Laat, Wouter A Dreschler
OBJECTIVE: The "Occupational Earcheck" (OEC) is a Dutch online self-screening speech-in-noise test developed for the detection of occupational high-frequency hearing loss (HFHL). This study evaluates an optimised version of the test and determines the most appropriate masking noise. DESIGN: The original OEC was improved by homogenisation of the speech material, and shortening the test. A laboratory-based cross-sectional study was performed in which the optimised OEC in five alternative masking noise conditions was evaluated...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553744/relationship-between-dietary-quality-tinnitus-and-hearing-level-data-from-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-1999-2002
#9
Christopher Spankovich, Charles Bishop, Mary Frances Johnson, Alex Elkins, Dan Su, Edward Lobarinas, Colleen G Le Prell
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between the healthy eating index (HEI), a measure of dietary quality based on United States Department of Agriculture recommendations and report of tinnitus. DESIGN: This cross-sectional analysis was based on HEI data and report of tinnitus. STUDY SAMPLE: Data for adults between 20 and 69 years of age were drawn from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 1999-2002. The NHANES is a programme of studies, to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States...
May 27, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541783/cyclosporine-causes-no-hearing-defect-in-paediatric-patients-with-nephrotic-syndrome
#10
Belde Kasap-Demir, Derya Özmen, Günay Kırkım, Ersoy Doğan, Alper Soylu, Bülent Şerbetçioğlu, Salih Kavukçu
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the ototoxicity of cyclosporine A (CsA) in children with nephrotic syndrome (NS). DESIGN: Data of paediatric patients with NS followed in paediatric nephrology department were evaluated retrospectively, and hearing functions were evaluated by pure tone audiometry (PTA) and transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs). Age, gender, type of NS, duration and cumulative doses of immunosuppressives were noted. STUDY SAMPLE: The patients who had received CsA (n: 16) and immunosuppressives other than CsA (n: 13) for at least 6 months formed two patient groups and healthy cases formed a control group (n: 20)...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541763/fall-risk-screening-protocol-for-older-hearing-clinic-patients
#11
Robin E Criter, Julie A Honaker
OBJECTIVE: The primary purposes of this study were (1) to describe measures that may contrast audiology patients who fall from those who do not fall and (2) to evaluate the clinical performance of measures that could be easily used for fall risk screening in a mainstream audiology hearing clinic. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study Study sample: Thirty-six community-dwelling audiology patient participants and 27 community-dwelling non-audiology patients over 60 years of age...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537138/development-and-evaluation-of-the-british-english-coordinate-response-measure-speech-in-noise-test-as-an-occupational-hearing-assessment-tool
#12
Hannah D Semeraro, Daniel Rowan, Rachel M van Besouw, Adrian A Allsopp
OBJECTIVE: The studies described in this article outline the design and development of a British English version of the coordinate response measure (CRM) speech-in-noise (SiN) test. Our interest in the CRM is as a SiN test with high face validity for occupational auditory fitness for duty (AFFD) assessment. DESIGN: Study 1 used the method of constant stimuli to measure and adjust the psychometric functions of each target word, producing a speech corpus with equal intelligibility...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537137/adaptation-of-the-tinnitus-handicap-inventory-into-polish-and-its-testing-on-a-clinical-population-of-tinnitus-sufferers
#13
Piotr H Skarzynski, Danuta Raj-Koziak, Joanna J Rajchel, Adam Pilka, Andrzej W Wlodarczyk, Henryk Skarzynski
OBJECTIVE: To describe how the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) was translated into Polish (THI-POL) and to present psychometric data on how well it performed in a clinical population of tinnitus sufferers. DESIGN: The original version of THI was adapted into Polish. The reliability of THI-POL was investigated using test-retest, Cronbach's alpha, endorsement rate and item-total correlation. Construct validity and convergent validity were also assessed based on confirmatory factor analysis, inter-item correlation and Pearson product-moment correlations using subscale A (Tinnitus) of the Tinnitus and Hearing Survey (THS-POL); divergent validity was checked using subscale B (Hearing) of THS-POL...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532206/the-clinical-use-of-arthur-boothroyd-ab-word-lists-in-australia-exploring-evidence-based-practice
#14
Andrew James Myles
OBJECTIVE: Limited empirical investigation exists validating the use of Arthur Boothroyd (AB) word recognition materials within the Australian clinical context. The current research was undertaken to examine the evidence base and clinical implementation/interpretation of AB words in Australia. DESIGN: An on-line 22-question survey was e-mailed to members of the peak audiology professional body in Australia. STUDY SAMPLE: Three hundred and twelve responses were recorded between April and June 2015 from audiologists of a range of ages, working in various clinical settings...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532185/tone-perception-in-mandarin-speaking-children-with-cochlear-implants
#15
Gang Li, Sigfrid D Soli, Yun Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of implant age and duration of implantation on development of Mandarin tone perception in paediatric cochlear implant recipients. DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional evaluation of tone perception, as assessed with the Mandarin Early Speech Perception test at 3, 6, 12, 24, 36 and 48 months after activation. STUDY SAMPLE: A total of 143 subjects, 60 girls and 83 boys unilaterally implanted at 1-4 years of age comprised the sample...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509597/use-of-technological-aids-and-interpretation-services-among-children-and-adults-with-hearing-loss
#16
Jesper Dammeyer, Christine Lehane, Marc Marschark
OBJECTIVES: The technological development of communication aids for people with hearing loss has progressed rapidly over the last decades. Quality has improved and the number of different types of aids has increased. However, few studies have examined the prevalence of technology use and interpreting services use among people with hearing loss as they relate to demographic characteristics of this population. DESIGN: This study reports from national surveys of children and adults with hearing loss...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485679/effectiveness-of-low-cut-modified-amplification-strategy-and-channel-free-hearing-aid-in-individuals-with-auditory-neuropathy-spectrum-disorder
#17
Prashanth Prabhu, Animesh Barman
OBJECTIVE: The present study attempted to compare the aided benefit using low-cut modified amplification and channel-free hearing aids in individuals with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD). It was also attempted to determine these effects in good and poor performers with ANSD. DESIGN: Cross-sectional within group pretest, post-test design. STUDY SAMPLE: Twenty-five individuals with acquired ANSD were selected for the study. The study sample included 11 males and 14 females between the age ranges of 17-40 years (mean age of 24...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485673/the-accuracy-and-reliability-of-an-app-based-audiometer-using-consumer-headphones-pure-tone-audiometry-in-a-normal-hearing-group
#18
Megan Corry, Michael Sanders, Grant D Searchfield
OBJECTIVE: To undertake a preliminary evaluation of the test-retest reliability, and accuracy of an iPad audiometer app using commercial earphones as a low-cost alternative to a clinical audiometer in a restricted sample of normal hearing participants. DESIGN: Twenty participants self-reporting normal hearing undertook four pure-tone audiometry tests in a single session. Two tests were performed with a 2-channel Type 1 audiometer (GSI-61) using EAR insert earphones and two tests with an iPad based app (Audiogram Mobile) using Apple earbud headphones...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485649/loudness-and-annoyance-of-disturbing-sounds-perception-by-normal-hearing-subjects
#19
Åsa Skagerstrand, Susanne Köbler, Stefan Stenfelt
OBJECTIVE: Sounds in the daily environment may cause loudness and annoyance. The present study investigated the perception of loudness and annoyance for eight different sounds present in a daily sound environment and at nine different levels varying by ±20 dB around the recorded level. The outcomes were related to tests of participants' auditory and cognitive abilities. DESIGN: The participants undertook auditory and working memory (WM) tests prior to ratings of everyday sounds previously shown to be disturbing for persons with hearing impairment (hearing aid users)...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485635/bimodal-benefits-in-mandarin-speaking-cochlear-implant-users-with-contralateral-residual-acoustic-hearing
#20
Hsin-I Yang, Fan-Gang Zeng
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to measure bimodal benefits and probe their underlying mechanisms in Mandarin-speaking cochlear implant (CI) subjects who had contralateral residual acoustic hearing. DESIGN: The subjects recognised words or phonemes from the Mandarin Lexical Neighborhood Test in noise at a 10-dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) with acoustic stimulation, electric stimulation or the combined bimodal stimulation. STUDY SAMPLE: Thirteen Mandarin-speaking subjects wore a CI in one ear and had residual acoustic hearing in the contralateral ear...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
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