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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543040/automated-smartphone-audiometry-validation-of-a-word-recognition-test-app
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Nicholas A Dewyer, Patpong Jiradejvong, Jennifer Henderson Sabes, Charles J Limb
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Develop and validate an automated smartphone word recognition test. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional case-control diagnostic test comparison. METHODS: An automated word recognition test was developed as an app for a smartphone with earphones. English-speaking adults with recent audiograms and various levels of hearing loss were recruited from an audiology clinic and were administered the smartphone word recognition test...
May 23, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541763/fall-risk-screening-protocol-for-older-hearing-clinic-patients
#2
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/28538948/exploring-audiologists-language-and-hearing-aid-uptake-in-initial-rehabilitation-appointments
#3
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...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532206/the-clinical-use-of-arthur-boothroyd-ab-word-lists-in-australia-exploring-evidence-based-practice
#4
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/28522893/hearcare-hearing-and-communication-assistance-for-resident-engagement
#5
REVIEW
Catherine V Palmer, Reem Mulla, Elizabeth Dervin, Kathleen Costigan Coyan
Impaired hearing is related to poor health outcomes, including compromised cognitive function, in aging individuals. Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition after arthritis and heart disease in older adults and the fourth most detrimental condition related to quality of life in older adults. Only 18% of aging adults who have impactful hearing loss actually use custom-fit amplification. Therefore, the majority of aging individuals entering senior living facilities will have untreated hearing loss...
May 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515957/a-psychologically-informed-audiologist-delivered-manualised-intervention-for-tinnitus-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-feasibility-trial-tin-man-study
#6
John A Taylor, Deborah A Hall, Dawn-Marie Walker, Mary McMurran, Amanda Casey, David Stockdale, Debbie Featherstone, Dean M Thompson, Carol MacDonald, Derek J Hoare
BACKGROUND: Chronic tinnitus is a common incurable condition often associated with depression, anxiety, insomnia and reduced quality of life. Within National Health Service (NHS) audiology in the United Kingdom (UK), no standard protocol currently exists for the treatment of tinnitus. Counselling is only available in less than half of audiology departments, and there is no agreed standard for what constitutes tinnitus counselling. There is substantial evidence from systematic reviews for the clinical benefit of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for tinnitus delivered by clinical psychologists or psychiatrists, but no studies have sufficiently evidenced the NHS model of tinnitus care where management is increasingly being delivered by audiology professionals...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498083/computer-assisted-ci-fitting-is-the-learning-capacity-of-the-intelligent-agent-fox-beneficial-for-speech-understanding
#7
Matthias Meeuws, David Pascoal, Iñigo Bermejo, Miguel Artaso, Geert De Ceulaer, Paul J Govaerts
OBJECTIVE: The software application FOX ('Fitting to Outcome eXpert') is an intelligent agent to assist in the programing of cochlear implant (CI) processors. The current version utilizes a mixture of deterministic and probabilistic logic which is able to improve over time through a learning effect. This study aimed at assessing whether this learning capacity yields measurable improvements in speech understanding. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 25 consecutive CI recipients with a median CI use experience of 10 years who came for their annual CI follow-up fitting session...
May 12, 2017: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492927/prevalence-of-auditory-problems-in-children-with-feeding-and-swallowing-disorders
#8
Vishakha Waman Rawool
Purpose: Although an interdisciplinary approach is recommended for assessment and management of feeding or swallowing difficulties, audiologists are not always included in the interdisciplinary team. The purpose of this study is to report the prevalence of middle ear and hearing problems in children with feeding and swallowing disorders and to compare this prevalence with that in typical children. Method: A total of 103 children were included in the study: 44 children with feeding and swallowing disorders and 59 children without any such disorders...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485648/survey-of-ent-services-in-sub-saharan-africa-little-progress-between-2009-and-2015
#9
Wakisa Mulwafu, Robbert Ensink, Hannah Kuper, Johannes Fagan
BACKGROUND: A 2009 survey of ENT, audiology, and speech therapy services and training opportunities in 18 Sub-Saharan African countries reported that the availability of services was extremely poor, the distribution of services was very inequitable, and training opportunities were limited. ​​Objective: We conducted a new survey to determine the current status of ear, nose, and throat (ENT), audiology, and speech therapy services in sub-Saharan Africa. METHOD: This study is a cross-sectional study...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484666/hearing-and-balance-disorders-in-the-state-of-hawai-i-demographics-and-demand-for-services
#10
Mohsin Ahmed M Shaikh, James W Hall, Cindy McManus, Henry L Lew
Hearing and balance disorders affect people of all ages. Among children, hearing loss affects speech and language development, academic performance, and psychosocial development. Hearing loss in adults negatively impacts work productivity, cognitive function, and psychosocial status. Prevalence of hearing loss in children in Hawai'i is higher than the national average. Research indicates that hearing loss is a prevalent condition among veterans and advanced age adults. This is of particular concern in Hawai'i as the state is home to many military training facilities and has a large elderly population...
May 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483218/hearing-thresholds-and-ventilation-tube-treatment-in-children-with-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate
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Birgitta Tengroth, Christina Hederstierna, Erik Neovius, Traci Flynn
OBJECTIVE: Children with cleft lip and palate have a high prevalence of otitis media with effusion (OME) which is often associated with a fluctuating, conductive hearing loss in the low and mid-frequencies and a risk for permanent hearing loss in the higher frequencies. Although common, there is no consensus on the treatment of OME with ventilation tubes. The aim of this study is to document if the risk for permanent hearing loss and acquired cholesteatoma increases due to treatment with ventilation tubes (VT treatments) during childhood in a group of children with cleft lip and palate...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483033/process-to-establish-11-primary-contact-allied-health-pathways-in-a-public-health-service
#12
Michelle Stute, Nicole Moretto, Maree Raymer, Merrilyn Banks, Peter Buttrum, Sonia Sam, Marita Bhagwat, Tracy Comans
Objective Faced with longstanding and increasing demand for specialist out-patient appointments that was unable to be met through usual medical consultant led care, Metro North Hospital and Health Service in 2014-15 established 11 allied health primary contact out-patient models of care.Methods The models involved six different allied health professions and nine specialist out-patient departments.Results All the allied health models have been endorsed for continuation following demonstration of their contribution to managing demand on specialist out-patient services...
May 9, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471783/reporting-newborn-audiologic-results-to-state-ehdi-programs
#13
Winnie Chung, Kathryn L Beauchaine, Alison Grimes, Tammy O'Hollearn, Craig Mason, Sharon Ringwalt
OBJECTIVES: All US states and territories have an Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program to facilitate early hearing evaluation and intervention for infants who are deaf or hard of hearing. To ensure efficient coordination of care, the state EHDI programs rely heavily on audiologists' prompt reporting of a newborn's hearing status. Several states have regulations requiring mandatory reporting of a newborn's hearing status. This is an important public health responsibility of pediatric audiologists...
April 29, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448657/association-between-slc16a5-genetic-variation-and-cisplatin-induced-ototoxic-effects-in-adult-patients-with-testicular-cancer
#14
Britt I Drögemöller, Jose G Monzon, Amit P Bhavsar, Adrienne E Borrie, Beth Brooks, Galen E B Wright, Geoffrey Liu, Daniel J Renouf, Christian K Kollmannsberger, Philippe L Bedard, Folefac Aminkeng, Ursula Amstutz, Claudette A Hildebrand, Erandika P Gunaretnam, Carol Critchley, Zhuo Chen, Liam R Brunham, Michael R Hayden, Colin J D Ross, Karen A Gelmon, Bruce C Carleton
Importance: Cisplatin-induced ototoxic effects are an important complication that affects testicular cancer survivors as a consequence of treatment. The identification of genetic variants associated with this adverse drug reaction will further our mechanistic understanding of its development and potentially lead to strategies to prevent ototoxic effects. Objective: To identify the genetic variants associated with cisplatin-induced ototoxic effects in adult testicular cancer patients...
April 27, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438439/in-ear-medical-devices-for-acoustic-therapies-in-tinnitus-treatments-state-of-the-art
#15
REVIEW
David Ibarra, Francisco Tavira-Sanchez, Manuel Recuero-Lopez, Brian W Anthony
Cochrane reviews indicate there is very limited support for all forms of sound therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy has the strongest support. American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO) recently published some guidelines which recommends Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for tinnitus intervention, and only indicates that sound therapy should be considered an "option" for intervention. Nevertheless, acoustic therapy could lead to cause changes in the tinnitus perception and has been appreciated by the affected people for years...
April 21, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423381/self-administered-tinnitus-pitch-matching-versus-a-conventional-audiometric-procedure
#16
Tae Su Kim, Natalia Yakunina, Yoon-Jong Ryu, Ik Joo Chung, Eui-Cheol Nam
OBJECTIVE: Obtaining an accurate tinnitus pitch match is an initial and critical requirement for tinnitus evaluation and treatment, particularly for applying tailor-made notched music training. We investigated whether computer-based self-administered tinnitus pitch matching (CSTPM) is comparable with a conventional audiometric procedure (CAP). METHODS: In total, 82 patients (mean age 45.52 years; 42 females) with tonal tinnitus participated. The CAP was performed by the same audiologist using a 2-alternative forced choice method with a frequency range of 0...
April 20, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420270/stages-of-change-in-audiology-comparison-of-three-self-assessment-measures
#17
Elisabeth Ingo, K Jonas Brännström, Gerhard Andersson, Thomas Lunner, Ariane Laplante-Lévesque
OBJECTIVE: In a clinical setting, theories of health behaviour change could help audiologists and other hearing health care professionals understand the barriers that prevent people with hearing problems to seek audiological help. The transtheoretical (stages of change) model of health behaviour change is one of these theories. It describes a person's journey towards health behaviour change (e.g. seeking help or taking up rehabilitation) in separate stages: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and, finally, maintenance...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418492/randomized-controlled-trial-in-clinical-settings-to-evaluate-effectiveness-of-coping-skills-education-used-with-progressive-tinnitus-management
#18
James A Henry, Emily J Thielman, Tara L Zaugg, Christine Kaelin, Caroline J Schmidt, Susan Griest, Garnett P McMillan, Paula Myers, Izel Rivera, Robert Baldwin, Kathleen Carlson
Purpose: This randomized controlled trial evaluated, within clinical settings, the effectiveness of coping skills education that is provided with progressive tinnitus management (PTM). Method: At 2 Veterans Affairs medical centers, N = 300 veterans were randomized to either PTM intervention or 6-month wait-list control. The PTM intervention involved 5 group workshops: 2 led by an audiologist (teaching how to use sound as therapy) and 3 by a psychologist (teaching coping skills derived from cognitive behavioral therapy)...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418329/phoneme-error-pattern-by-heritage-speakers-of-spanish-on-an-english-word-recognition-test
#19
Lu-Feng Shi
BACKGROUND: Heritage speakers acquire their native language from home use in their early childhood. As the native language is typically a minority language in the society, these individuals receive their formal education in the majority language and eventually develop greater competency with the majority than their native language. To date, there have not been specific research attempts to understand word recognition by heritage speakers. It is not clear if and to what degree we may infer from evidence based on bilingual listeners in general...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418328/internet-based-intervention-for-tinnitus-outcome-of-a-single-group-open-trial
#20
Eldré W Beukes, Peter M Allen, Vinaya Manchaiah, David M Baguley, Gerhard Andersson
BACKGROUND: Managing chronic tinnitus is challenging, and innovative ways to address the resulting health-care burden are required. Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) for tinnitus shows promise as a cost-effective treatment option. The feasibility and effectiveness of iCBT in the United Kingdom are yet to be explored. Furthermore, it is not known if iCBT can be supported by an audiologist rather than a psychologist. PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the feasibility of guided iCBT using audiological support on tinnitus distress and tinnitus-related comorbidities...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
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