Assessment of Reliability and Validity of the Cochlear Implant Skills Review: A New Measure to Evaluate Cochlear Implant Users' Device Skills and Knowledge.
Conclusions The CISR is a reliable and valid assessment measure of device skills and knowledge for adult CI users. Clinicians can use this tool to evaluate areas of needed instruction and counseling and to assess users' skills over time. PMID: 33439738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - January 13, 2021 Category: Audiology Authors: Vasil K, Lewis J, Ray C, Baxter J, Bernstein C, Brewer D, Presley R, Sydlowski S, Bosworth C, Bakke M, Hume-Johnson K, Hehl E, Moberly AC Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Short-Term Pediatric Acclimatization to Adaptive Hearing Aid Technology.
Conclusions OSN provided a perceived improvement in functional benefit, compared to their previous hearing aids, as reported by caregivers. However, there was no positive change in listening skills, cognition, and academic success after 2 months of using OSN. Findings may have been impacted by reporter bias, limited sample size, and a relatively short trial period. This study took place during the summer when participants were out of school, which may have influenced the decline in mathematical scores. The results support further exploration with age- and audiogram-matched controls, larger sample sizes, and longer test-ret...
Source: American Journal of Audiology - December 22, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Pinkl J, Cash EK, Evans TC, Neijman T, Hamilton JW, Ferguson SD, Martinez JL, Rumley J, Hunter LL, Moore DR, Stewart HJ Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Counseling Parents at the Time of Diagnosis: Moving Toward Client-Centered Practice.
Conclusion The client-centered model has wide implications for the diagnostic process as well as for the training of students. PMID: 33332199 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - December 17, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Luterman D Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Evaluating the Accuracy of Step Tracking and Fall Detection in the Starkey Livio Artificial Intelligence Hearing Aids: A Pilot Study.
Conclusions The Livio was found to be feasible, consistent, and sensitive in detecting steps and falls. Further research of higher sample size and recruitment of individuals with hearing loss are suggested. PMID: 33284647 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - December 7, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Rahme M, Folkeard P, Scollie S Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Cortical Neurophysiologic Correlates of Auditory Threshold in Adults and Children With Normal Hearing and Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder.
Conclusions The above findings suggest that CAEPs may be clinically useful in estimating auditory threshold in populations for whom such a method does not currently exist. Physiologic threshold estimation in difficult-to-test clinical populations could lead to earlier intervention and improved outcomes. PMID: 33264574 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - December 2, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Cardon G, Sharma A Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Toward a New Evidence-Based Fitting Paradigm for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids.
Conclusion This newly developed fitting paradigm may provide efficacy comparable to best-practice verification and could be used in OTC hearing aids. PMID: 33264578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - December 1, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Urbanski D, Hernandez H, Oleson J, Wu YH Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Spatial Release From Masking in Bimodal and Bilateral Pediatric Cochlear Implant Recipients.
Conclusions Bimodal and bilateral CI listeners demonstrated similar amounts of SRM. While no specific variables predicted SRM asymmetry in bimodal listeners, pediatric bimodal and bilateral CI recipients should expect similar amounts of SRM regardless of the side of the masker. SRM asymmetry in pediatric bimodal listeners may signal a need for consideration of a second CI. PMID: 33259722 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - December 1, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: King K, Dillon MT, O'Connell BP, Brown KD, Park LR Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

The Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Counseling Protocol as Implemented in the Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Trial.
Conclusions The standardized and streamlined TC used in the TRTT was successful for treating debilitating tinnitus among persons with functionally adequate unaided hearing sensitivity. The structured TC protocol described here appears to be the main determinant of the significant and sizable TRT treatment effects measured in the TRTT, thus bolstering the merits of this standardized counseling approach as one model for the clinical implementation of TRT for the treatment of primary tinnitus. PMID: 33259725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - December 1, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Gold SL, Formby C, Scherer RW Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Association Between Tinnitus Pitch and Consonant Recognition in Noise.
Conclusions The findings suggest that the effect of tinnitus on consonant recognition in noise may involve higher level functions more than perceptual characteristics of tinnitus. Furthermore, for individuals with speech-in-noise concerns, clinical evaluation should address both hearing sensitivity and the presence of tinnitus. Future speech-in-noise studies should incorporate cognitive tests and, possibly, brain imaging to parse out the contribution of cognitive factors, such as cognitive control, in speech-in-noise in tinnitus. PMID: 33237797 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - November 25, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Tai Y, Husain FT Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Rotary Chair and Video Head Impulse Testing in Children and Young Adults With Cochlear Implants.
Abstract Purpose Conflicts among video head impulse testing (vHIT) and rotary chair have occurred; therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between rotary chair and vHIT outcome parameters to understand when these two tests disagree and determine if one or both test outcomes are needed in children. Method Data from 141 child and young adult subjects (73 males, 68 females, M age = 15 years, range: 6-35) were retrospectively reviewed. Of those, 56 had a cochlear implant and 85 were normal controls. All subjects completed rotary chair and vHIT, which were categorized as (a) normal vestib...
Source: American Journal of Audiology - November 17, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Janky KL, Patterson J Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Comparing Spatial Release From Masking Using Traditional Methods and Portable Automated Rapid Testing iPad App.
Conclusion Strong correlation between the headphone and iPad data presented in this study indicated that the spatial release from masking module in the PART iPad app can be used as a clinical tool to assess spatial processing ability prior to audiologic evaluation in the clinic and can also be used to make recommendations for and to track progress with aural rehabilitation programs over time. PMID: 33197327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - November 16, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Srinivasan NK, Holtz A, Gallun FJ Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Audiological Evaluation of Patients With Somatosensory Tinnitus Attributed to Temporomandibular Disorders.
Conclusions Subjects with somatosensory tinnitus, who also have temporomandibular disorders, do not seem to have hearing impairment. Also, they do not have a higher quality of life handicap when compared to those without tinnitus and temporomandibular disorder. PMID: 33197332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - November 16, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Hilgenberg-Sydney PB, Saldanha ADD, Lopes AC, Conti PCR Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Using Smartphone-Based Ecological Momentary Assessment in Audiology Research: The Participants' Perspective.
Conclusion Overall, the app and EMA design seem to be appropriate. Insights from this study can help researchers design their studies to adequately assess listeners' experience in the field with optimal compliance and data quality. PMID: 33166173 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - November 9, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Xu J, Xu YH, Stangl E, Crukley J, Pentony S, Galster J Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Opioid-Induced Hearing Loss and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Clinical Considerations for Audiologists and Recommendations for Future Research.
Conclusions There is considerable overlap between populations at-risk for hearing loss and opioid misuse. Additionally, compelling evidence exists linking opioid misuse to hearing loss, but the specific causal mechanisms remain unclear, indicating a need for additional research. This article attempts to fill a gap in the audiological literature and has the potential to serve as a guide for hearing health care providers to make more informed clinical decisions regarding patients with opioid-induced hearing loss and NAS. Clinicians may wish to consider the concerns raised in this article before intervening with such concerns...
Source: American Journal of Audiology - October 28, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Rigg KK, Rigg MS Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Survey of Hearing Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Service Delivery.
Conclusion Audiologists should consider telepractice or remote service delivery options during and after the COVID-19 pandemic to meet the needs of their patients. PMID: 33108213 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - October 27, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Gaeta L Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

The GoAudio Quantitative Mobile Audiology Test Enhances Access to Clinical Hearing Assessments.
Conclusion The study results support that GoAudio can be used effectively in clinical practice workflows as a reliable hearing assessment tool for the identification of hearing loss at the majority of frequencies outside a sound-treated booth and can detect characteristics of age-related hearing loss. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.13087682. PMID: 33079580 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - October 20, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Koleilat A, Argue DP, Schimmenti LA, Ekker SC, Poling GL Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Auditory Brainstem Response Test at Different Stimulus Rates in Normal-Hearing Adults Living With HIV.
Conclusions Although the interaction of HIV status and CD4+ with rate was not significant, more ears were identified with abnormal results at increased stimulus rates than with the baseline ABR alone. The ABR at increased rates may therefore be a valuable addition for the identification of individuals living with HIV with auditory neural deficiencies. PMID: 33030027 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - October 8, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: De Necker A, Biagio-de Jager L, Stoltz AC Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Digital Proficiency Is Not a Significant Barrier for Taking Up Hearing Services With a Hybrid Online and Face-to-Face Model.
Conclusions Digital proficiency is not a predictor for acquiring hearing services through a hybrid online and face-to-face hearing care model. Hybrid services could allow professionals to assist patients in a combination of face-to-face and online services tailored to meet individual needs, including convenience and personalized care. PMID: 32997504 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 29, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Ratanjee-Vanmali H, Swanepoel W, Laplante-Lévesque A Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Associations Between Measures of Auditory Function and Brief Assessments of Cognition.
Conclusions From this evaluation, the MoCA emerged as the preferred test for clinicians desiring a quick assessment of the cognitive function of their older patients. Auditory temporal-order identification is associated with cognitive function and explains about 10%-20% of the variation in cognitive function independent of age and hearing loss. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.12986021. PMID: 32976027 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 24, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Humes LE Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Hearing Loss Self-Management Patient Education Materials: Development of the Caja de Instrumentos de P érdida Auditiva.
Conclusions There is an unmet need for the development of hearing loss self-management materials that incorporate cultural and linguistic competence with best health literacy practices. High-quality cross-cultural adaptations that consider the intersection of culture, language, and health literacy are a positive step toward reducing barriers to hearing health care related to language access for U.S. Hispanic/Latino adults with hearing loss. PMID: 32976032 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 24, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Arnold ML, Reichard A, Gutman K, Westermann L, Sanchez V Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Longitudinal Decline on the Dichotic Digits Test.
Abstract Purpose The dichotic digits test (DDT) is commonly administered in clinical and research settings, but it is not well understood how performance changes in aging. The purpose of this study is to determine the 5-year change on the free recall task and right ear advantage (REA) in a population-based cohort and factors associated with change. Method Participants in the population-based Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study, who completed the DDT during the fourth (2009-2010) and fifth (2013-2016) examination periods were included (n = 865, M age = 72.8 years at baseline). Free recall DDT was administered using ...
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 24, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Dillard LK, Fischer ME, Pinto A, Klein BEK, Paulsen AJ, Schubert CR, Tsai MY, Tweed TS, Cruickshanks KJ Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Experiences of Hearing Loss and Audiological Rehabilitation for Older Adults With Comorbid Psychological Symptoms: A Qualitative Study.
Conclusions The experiences of participants revealed that the presence of comorbid psychological symptoms can influence the experience of hearing loss and audiological rehabilitation. These findings have implications for how audiological rehabilitation is provided to ensure optimal outcomes for adults with hearing loss and comorbid psychological symptoms. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.12985955. PMID: 32976041 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 24, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Laird EC, Bennett RJ, Barr CM, Bryant CA Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Effect of Hearing Aid Acclimatization on Speech-in-Noise Perception and Its Relationship With Changes in Auditory Long Latency Responses.
Conclusions The study provides evidence for improvements in speech perception in noise and in processing time of auditory cortical areas with hearing aid acclimatization. However, it is important to note that the improvement in ALLRs does not assure improvement in speech perception in noise. PMID: 32970453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 23, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Megha, Maruthy S Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Interrater Reliability for a Two-Interval, Observer-Based Procedure for Measuring Hearing in Young Children.
Conclusions Results from this study confirm strong interrater reliability for the method. The PlayO2I method is a powerful tool for measuring detection and discrimination abilities in young children. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.12978197. PMID: 32966098 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 22, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Bonino AY, Wiens A, Nightengale EC, Vance EA Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Effects of Stimulus Repetition Rates on the Auditory Brainstem Response to Level-Specific CE-Chirp in Normal-Hearing Adults.
Conclusion The LS CE-Chirp at standard low-stimulus repetition rates can be used to elicit ABR for both neurodiagnostic and threshold seeking procedure. PMID: 32966099 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 22, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Dzulkarnain AAA, Shahrudin FA, Jamal FN, Marzuki MN, Mazlan MNS Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Benefits of a Hearing Registry: Cochlear Implant Candidacy in Quiet Versus Noise in 1,611 Patients.
Conclusion Patients who qualified for cochlear implantation in quiet or background noise test conditions showed significant improvement in speech perception and quality of life scores, especially when the qualifying noise condition was used to track performance. PMID: 32966101 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 22, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Dunn C, Miller SE, Schafer EC, Silva C, Gifford RH, Grisel JJ Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

A Questionnaire Survey of Current Rehabilitation Practices for Adults With Normal Hearing Sensitivity Who Experience Auditory Difficulties.
Conclusions Results from this questionnaire survey strongly suggest that audiologists frequently see normal-hearing patients who report auditory difficulties, but that few clinicians are equipped with established protocols for diagnosis and management. While many feel that mild-gain hearing aids provide considerable benefit for these patients, very little research has been conducted to date to support the use of hearing aids or other rehabilitation options for this unique patient population. This study reveals the critical need for additional research to establish evidence-based practice guidelines that will empower clinic...
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 22, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Koerner TK, A Papesh M, Gallun FJ Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Misophonia: An Evidence-Based Case Report.
Conclusions It is important to differentially diagnose misophonia and hyperacusis in persons with sound tolerance disorders. Retraining counseling as well as desensitization and habituation therapy can help patients who suffer from misophonia. PMID: 32955918 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 20, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Vanaja CS, Abigail MS Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

The Content and Quality of Information About Hyperacusis Presented Online.
Conclusions The Internet provides an important source of information for those who have hyperacusis and those who care for them. Revisions to the websites reviewed here are needed for each to provide a complete account of hyperacusis. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.12869717. PMID: 32946248 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 17, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Smith SN, Smallwood E, Sereda M, Adams B, Hoare DJ Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

An Automated Speech-in-Noise Test for Remote Testing: Development and Preliminary Evaluation.
Conclusion This study demonstrated the viability of the proposed test in subjects of varying language in terms of accuracy, reliability, and short test time. Further research is needed to validate the test in a larger population across a wider range of languages and hearing loss and to identify optimal classification criteria for screening purposes. PMID: 32946249 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 17, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Paglialonga A, Polo EM, Zanet M, Rocco G, van Waterschoot T, Barbieri R Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Development of the Basic Auditory Skills Evaluation Battery for Online Testing of Cochlear Implant Listeners.
Conclusions These results provide initial support for the use of the basic auditory skills evaluation battery for comprehensive online assessment of auditory skills in adult CI listeners. PMID: 32946250 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 17, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Shafiro V, Hebb M, Walker C, Oh J, Hsiao Y, Brown K, Sheft S, Li Y, Vasil K, Moberly AC Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Experiences With and Lessons Learned From Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Support Program for Older Hearing Aid Users and Their Communication Partners in the Hearing Aid Dispensing Setting.
Conclusion This research note might provide researchers and intervention developers with useful insights as to how aural rehabilitation interventions, such as the SUPR, can be developed by incorporating the needs of the different stakeholders, evaluated by using a robust research design (including a large sample size and a longer term follow-up assessment), and implemented widely by collaborating with a private partner (hearing aid dispensing practice chain). PMID: 32946251 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 17, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Meijerink JFJ, Pronk M, Kramer SE Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Sentence-Based Experience Logging in New Hearing Aid Users.
Conclusions The tool has the potential to reflect a wide range of individual experiences with hearing aid use, including auditory and nonauditory aspects. These experiences may hold important knowledge for both the patient and the professional in the hearing rehabilitation process. PMID: 32946252 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 17, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Lund K, Ordoñez R, Nielsen JB, Hammershøi D Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

The Development of an Internet-Based Decision Coaching Guide to Encourage Audiology Care: The Results of a Participatory Design Approach.
Conclusions The program evolved dramatically through the influence and input of multiple stakeholders as a result of the implementation of PD principles. PMID: 32946253 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 17, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Burden RS, Galloway LN, Rothpletz AM, Glasheen KA, Preminger JE Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Hearing Care Providers' Perspectives on the Utility of Datalogging Information.
Conclusions Today, datalogging is primarily used as a tool for counseling clients about hours and patterns of hearing aid use and for troubleshooting and fine-tuning. However, HCPs suggested novel and more ambitious uses of datalogging such as for sending alerts about nonuse, for automated diagnosis of a hearing aid malfunction, and for helping the client in their decision making. It remains to be seen whether in the future these will be implemented into clinical practice. PMID: 32946254 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 17, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Saunders GH, Bott A, Tietz LHB Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Insights Into Conducting Audiological Research With Clinical Databases.
Conclusion We conclude that EHRs have considerable utility in audiological research, though researchers must exhibit caution and consideration when working with EHRs. PMID: 32946255 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 17, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Dillard LK, Saunders GH, Zobay O, Naylor G Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Evaluation of Hearing Aids in Everyday Life Using Ecological Momentary Assessment: What Situations Are We Missing?
Conclusion Data for social situations will likely be underrepresented in EMA. However, these situations are particularly important for the evaluation of hearing aids, as individuals with hearing impairment often have difficulties communicating in noisy situations. Thus, it is vital to optimize the design of the study to find a balance between avoiding memory bias and enabling subjects to report retrospectively on situations where phone usage may be difficult. The implications for several applications of EMA are discussed. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.12746849. PMID: 32946256 [PubMed - as supplie...
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 17, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Schinkel-Bielefeld N, Kunz P, Zutz A, Buder B Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Rationale, Theoretical Underpinnings, and Design of HEAR-aware: Providing Adults With Hearing Loss With Tailored Support to Self-Manage Their Hearing Problems via a Smartphone App, as an Alternative to Hearing Aids.
Discussion The project's merits and challenges will be discussed. PMID: 32946257 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 17, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Pronk M, Besser J, Smits C, Feenstra-Kikken V, van Beek H, Polleunis C, Kramer SE Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Psychological Processes and Indices of Well-Being Among Adults With Hearing Loss.
Conclusion Audiologists should consider the role of internalized thoughts and emotions regarding patients' hearing loss on how patients understand and manage their hearing health. PMID: 32916060 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 10, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Whicker JJ, Ong CW, Muñoz K, Twohig MP Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Validation of a Bilateral Simultaneous Computer-Based Tympanometer.
This study aimed to investigate the accuracy of bilateral simultaneous tympanometric measurements using a tympanometer with two pneumatic systems inside circumaural ear cups. Method Fifty-two adults (104 ears), with a mean age of 32 years (SD = 12.39, range: 18-60 years) were included in this study. A within-subject repeated-measures design was used to compare tympanometric measurements yielded with the investigational device in unilateral and bilateral simultaneous conditions compared with an industry-standard tympanometer. Results No significant bias (p> .05) was found between the mean of the differences of tympanomet...
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 2, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Ramatsoma H, Koekemoer D Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Features, Functionality, and Acceptability of Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus in the United States.
Conclusions Ensuring that the ePlatform employed the appropriate features and functionalities for the intended population was essential to developing the Internet-based interventions. The favorable user evaluations indicated that the intervention materials were appropriate for the tinnitus population in the United States. PMID: 32880499 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 2, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Manchaiah V, Vlaescu G, Varadaraj S, Aronson EP, Fagelson MA, Munoz MF, Andersson G, Beukes EW Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Human-Technology Interaction Considerations in Hearing Health Care: An Introduction for Audiologists.
Conclusions In order to derive benefit from innovations in hearing health care, products and services must be intuitively usable in addition to being accessible and affordable. The discipline of human-technology interaction provides a relevant and useful framework to guide future research and development efforts in user-driven hearing health care. PMID: 32852226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 25, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Convery E, Heeris J, Ferguson M, Edwards B Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Introduction for the 4th International Meeting on Internet and Audiology Special Issue of the American Journal of Audiology.
Abstract [Figure: see text]. PMID: 32852229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 25, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Saunders GH, Preminger JE Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Comparison of Auditory, Language, Memory, and Attention Abilities in Children With and Without Listening Difficulties.
Conclusions Mild signal-to-noise ratio loss, as reflected by the group mean of children with LiD, supported the children's functional listening problems. In addition, children's relative weakness in select areas of language performance, short-term memory, and long-term memory lexical retrieval speed and accuracy added to previous research on evidence-based areas that need to be evaluated in children with LiD who almost always have heterogenous profiles. Importantly, the functional difficulties faced by children with LiD in relation to their test results indicated, to some extent, that commonly used assessments may not be a...
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 17, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Magimairaj BM, Nagaraj NK, Sergeev AV, Benafield NJ Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Strategies for Increasing Counseling Competencies Among Audiology Graduate Clinicians: A Viewpoint.
Conclusions From the literature, five studies have explored the effectiveness of specific counseling training strategies among audiology graduate clinicians. Evidence regarding the strength of the training strategies used is minimal, and future research is warranted to define counseling in audiology in a way that is tangible and measurable. PMID: 32783777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 11, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Whicker JJ Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Reliability of the Minimum Masking Level as Outcome Variable in Tinnitus Clinical Research.
Conclusions We conclude that the dB SL MML can be a reliable estimate of tinnitus magnitude, with expected standard deviations in trained subjects of about 1.5 dB. It appears that the dB SL MML and loudness estimates are not closely related. PMID: 32717149 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - July 26, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Mancini PC, Tyler RS, Jun HJ, Wang TC, Ji H, Stocking C, Secor C, Rojas-Roncancio E, Witt S Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Effects of Aging on the Subcortical Encoding of Stop Consonants.
Conclusions Results showed aging effects in speech-ABR amplitudes that may reflect diminished subcortical encoding of consonants in older listeners. These aging effects were not phoneme dependent as observed using the statistical methods of this study. PMID: 32693610 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - July 20, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Rishiq D, Harkrider A, Springer C, Hedrick M Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Hearing Aid Use, Auditory Development, and Auditory Functional Performance in Swedish Children With Moderate Hearing Loss During the First 3 Years.
Conclusions Longitudinal monitoring of HA use from fitting of amplification with the combination of objective and subjective tools may have a positive impact on HA use in CHL. The lower scores on listening in noise compared to CNH call for further attention. PMID: 32693611 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - July 20, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Persson AE, Al-Khatib D, Flynn T Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Common Configurations of Real-Ear Aided Response Targets Prescribed by NAL-NL2 for Older Adults With Mild-to-Moderate Hearing Loss.
Conclusions The common REAR configurations can be used for programming the gain frequency responses in preconfigured over-the-counter hearing aids and provide clinically appropriate amplification settings for older adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. PMID: 32693613 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - July 20, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Jensen J, Vyas D, Urbanski D, Garudadri H, Chipara O, Wu YH Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

The Role of Patient-Site Facilitators in Teleaudiology: A Scoping Review.
Conclusions Across studies, the range of duties performed by patient-site facilitators indicates they may have an important role in teleaudiology. However, details are still needed surrounding their background, responsibilities, and training. Future research is warranted exploring the role of the patient-site facilitator, including their impact on teleaudiology service delivery. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.12475796. PMID: 32692575 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - July 20, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Coco L, Davidson A, Marrone N Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research