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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 24, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 21, 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 11, 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 3, 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 3, 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 26, 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 26, 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 18, 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 12, 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 27, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Coco L, Davidson A, Marrone N Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Portrayal of Hearing Loss in YouTube Videos: An Exploratory Cross-Sectional Analysis.
Conclusions The YouTube videos on hearing loss focus on a range of issues. The poor actionability of these videos was a concern, as these videos may not lead to appropriate consumer actions in addressing their hearing loss. Efforts are needed to improve the quality and content of these videos to promote appropriate behavior change. PMID: 32658558 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - July 13, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Manchaiah V, Bellon-Harn ML, Godina IM, Beukes EW, Vinay Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Multiple Co-Occurring Vestibular Disorders Identified Using the Dizziness Symptom Profile.
Conclusions Results support and extend the work of others but using data generated from the perspective of the patient. A slight majority of patients endorsed a single disorder, but almost as many patients endorsed more than one vestibular diagnosis. BPPV and vestibular migraine were the most common single vestibular diagnoses and also the most common co-occurring vestibular diagnoses; vestibular migraine was more common when multiple diagnoses were endorsed. Results suggest it is common for patients to volunteer symptoms that cannot be explained by a single vestibular diagnosis. This finding is in agreement with physician...
Source: American Journal of Audiology - July 13, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Roberts RA, Jacobson GP, Hatton K Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Utility of Acoustic Change Complex as an Objective Tool to Evaluate Difference Limen for Intensity in Cochlear Hearing Loss and Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder.
This study aimed to investigate usefulness of acoustic change complex (ACC) as an objective measure of difference limen for intensity (DLI) in auditory neuropathy spectrum disorders (ANSD) and cochlear hearing loss (CHL). Method The study used a multiple static group comparison research design. Twenty normal-hearing individuals (NH), 19 individuals with ANSD, and 23 individuals with CHL underwent DLI measurement using behavioral (psychoacoustic) techniques and ACC. For eliciting ACC, a 500-ms, 1,000-Hz pure tone was presented at 80 dB SPL. Additionally, six variants of this stimulus with intensity increments of 1, 3, 4, 5,...
Source: American Journal of Audiology - July 6, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Kumar P, Sanju HK, Hussain RO, Kaverappa Ganapathy M, Singh NK Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Use of a Mild-Gain Hearing Aid by Middle-Age Normal-Hearing Adults Who Do and Do Not Self-Report Trouble Hearing in Background Noise.
Abstract Purpose The aim of the study was to assess how the use of a mild-gain hearing aid can affect hearing handicap, motivation, and attitudes toward hearing aids for middle-age, normal-hearing adults who do and do not self-report trouble hearing in background noise. Method A total of 20 participants (45-60 years of age) with clinically normal-hearing thresholds (
Source: American Journal of Audiology - June 30, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Singh J, Doherty KA Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Quality of Life Outcomes Reported by Patients and Significant Others Following Cochlear Implantation.
Conclusions Findings support the hypotheses of the study. Results should inform future clinical practice and research to guide the expectations of patients and their SOs as they adjust to hearing with a CI and experience various benefits and challenges over time. PMID: 32598160 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - June 29, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Shao D, Moberly AC, Ray C Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Subjective Hearing Difficulty and Fall Risk.
Conclusions Overall, a trend was noticed such that, for increasing HHIE score categories, fall risk increased. Significant correlations existed between HHIE score and some of the measures used to indicate fall risk (i.e., DHI score, number of recent falls). Future fall risk research should investigate subjective hearing difficulty as a risk factor, as well as pure-tone audiometric thresholds. PMID: 32569474 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - June 23, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Criter RE, Gustavson M Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

"What's Going on With My Ears?": Some Reflections on Managing Uncertainty in the Audiology Consultation.
Conclusions In this research note, we offer some reflections on this data set using a lens of uncertainty management theory and explore factors within the broader context that may contribute to the interactional features observed in the current study. Overall findings suggest the need for clinicians to be trained to embrace and address uncertainty rather than avoid it within challenging clinical encounters. PMID: 32569482 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - June 23, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Watermeyer J, Kanji A, Brom L Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Quality, Readability, and Suitability of Hearing Health-Related Materials: A Descriptive Review.
Conclusions This review suggests that ear- and hearing-related materials generally have lower quality and suitability with higher readability (more difficult to read). Development of materials that are suitable, of high quality, and at the appropriate readability levels is required to improve accessibility of ear- and hearing-related materials. PMID: 32551926 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - June 18, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Manchaiah V, Kelly-Campbell RJ, Bellon-Harn ML, Beukes EW Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Behavioral Audiology Procedures in Children With Down Syndrome.
Conclusion The results provide a guide to optimal audiologic test procedures for children with DS, as the standard audiologic guidelines for typically developing infants and children do not apply. PMID: 32539476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - June 15, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Nightengale EE, Wolter-Warmerdam K, Yoon PJ, Daniels D, Hickey F Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Characteristics and Help-Seeking Behavior of People Failing a Smart Device Self-Test for Hearing.
This study investigated user characteristics, help-seeking behavior, and follow-up actions of people who failed an app-based digits-in-noise hearing screening test, considering their stage of change. Method Test and user characteristics of 3,092 listeners who failed the test were retrospectively analyzed. A posttest survey determining follow-up (verb) actions was sent to listeners who failed the test (n = 1,007), of which 59 responded. Results The majority of listeners were in the precontemplation stage (75.5%). Age and stage of change were significant (p
Source: American Journal of Audiology - June 8, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Schönborn D, Asmail FM, De Sousa KC, Laplante-Lévesque A, Moore DR, Smits C, Swanepoel W Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

An Exploratory Study of Early Auditory Evoked Potentials in Cannabis Smokers.
Conclusion We identified significant differences in electrophysiological outcomes between cannabis smokers and nonsmokers. Cannabis smoking may have a subtle neurotoxic effect on the auditory system. Larger confirmatory studies are warranted. PMID: 32510971 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - June 8, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Baiduc RR, Mullervy S, Berry CM, Brumbach S, Prabhu S, Vance EA Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Spanish Pediatric Picture Identification Test.
Conclusions The Spanish Pediatric Picture Identification Test was developed and validated as a picture-pointing task for word recognition with monolingual Spanish-speaking children. The two validated channel recordings include an English translation for ease of testing by clinicians lacking Spanish language skills. Future validation will be conducted with bilingual Spanish-English children with normal hearing and with hearing loss. PMID: 32479736 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - June 1, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Mendel LL, Pousson MA, Bass JK, Coffelt JA, Morris M, Lane KA Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

The Role of the General Practitioner in Managing Age-Related Hearing Loss: A Scoping Review.
Conclusions For people with hearing loss, the GP can play an instrumental role in guiding appropriate and timely choices for addressing hearing concerns. There are a range of quick, easy, and sensitive methods available to GPs to assist the objective evaluation of hearing. The evidence suggests that implementing hearing screening programs targeting older adults will increase rates of hearing loss detection and subsequently increase the number of patients receiving hearing loss intervention. Education and training appear key to improving GPs' screening, management, and referral of patients with hearing loss in the primary h...
Source: American Journal of Audiology - May 28, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Bennett RJ, Conway N, Fletcher S, Barr C Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Discovering the Unmet Needs of People With Difficulties Understanding Speech in Noise and a Normal or Near-Normal Audiogram.
Conclusion This study discusses the research needs regarding the experience of those with NA-MHL, their help-seeking behaviors, and treatment options. Understanding these needs is the first step to designing projects to improve the quality of life of this population. PMID: 32463705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - May 28, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Mealings K, Yeend I, Valderrama JT, Gilliver M, Pang J, Heeris J, Jackson P Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Comparison of the Effects of Two Cochlear Implant Fine Structure Coding Strategies on Speech Perception.
Conclusions Speech perception test results and the participants' level of satisfaction were similar for the two FS coding strategies. Despite differences in the presentation of temporal fine structure between FSP and FS4, a clear benefit of the newer FS4 strategy could not be shown. PMID: 32464082 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - May 28, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Müller V, Klünter HD, Fürstenberg D, Walger M, Lang-Roth R Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Etiology of Childhood Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Shandong Province, China.
Conclusion The findings indicated that nearly 30% of bilateral SNHL in Shandong province could be preventable through immunization, early prenatal diagnosis, proper treatment of infections, and avoidance of prescription of ototoxic drugs. This finding emphasizes the need for programs aimed at improving the health services at primary and secondary levels of health care, which will in turn prevent childhood hearing loss. PMID: 32437266 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - May 21, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Jiang F, Kuper H, Bright T, Qin WZ Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Erratum to "Use of an Application to Verify Classroom Acoustic Recommendations for Children Who Are Hard of Hearing in a General Education Setting".
Erratum to "Use of an Application to Verify Classroom Acoustic Recommendations for Children Who Are Hard of Hearing in a General Education Setting". Am J Audiol. 2020 May 01;:1 Authors: Abstract [Figure: see text]. PMID: 32357090 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - May 1, 2020 Category: Audiology Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Media Use by Older Adults With Hearing Loss: An Exploratory Survey.
Conclusion Older adults with hearing loss use various forms of electronic media for seeking hearing health information. They place the most trust on the information obtained from hearing health care professionals. These professionals need to be aware of the quality of information available on the Internet and social media sources in order to direct patients to credible sources. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.12170397. PMID: 32348157 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - April 29, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Manchaiah V, Bellon-Harn ML, Kelly-Campbell RJ, Beukes EW, Bailey A, Pyykkő I Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research