A Novel Method for Classifying Hearing Impairment in Epidemiological Studies of Aging: The Wisconsin Age-Related Hearing Impairment Classification Scale.
Conclusions This is the first scale developed from population-based longitudinal cohort data to capture audiogram shape across time. This simple, standardized scale is easy to apply, reduces misclassification of normal hearing, and may be a useful method for identifying risk factors for early, preclinical, age-related changes in hearing. PMID: 32011900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - February 3, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Cruickshanks KJ, Nondahl DM, Fischer ME, Schubert CR, Tweed TS Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Words-in-Noise Test Performance in Young Adults Perinatally HIV Infected and Exposed, Uninfected.
Abstract Purpose The purpose of this study was to compare Words-in-Noise (WIN) data between young adults with perinatal HIV (PHIV) infection and those with PHIV exposure but uninfected (PHEU) and to evaluate associations between antiretroviral therapy (ART) exposures and WIN data. Method The WIN test and cognitive function were assessed in participants of the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study Adolescent Master Protocol Up. Impaired WIN (IWIN) performance was defined as a signal-to-babble ratio of> +10 dB. Cognitive function was determined based on fluid cognition composite scores (FCCSs) and crystallized cognitio...
Source: American Journal of Audiology - January 31, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Torre P, Russell JS, Smith R, Hoffman HJ, Lee S, Williams PL, Yao TJ, Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Recurrences in Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Long-Term Observational Study.
Conclusions Recurrences of SSNHL are rare events that can involve ipsilateral or contralateral ear. Further studies are necessary to identify predictors of recurrence. PMID: 31940212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - January 15, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Pecorari G, Riva G, Bruno G, Naqe N, Nardo M, Albera A, Albera R Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Auditory Detection Thresholds and Cochlear Resistivity Differ Between Pediatric Cochlear Implant Listeners With Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct and Those With Connexin-26 Mutations.
Conclusions The electrode-neuron interface differs between pediatric CI listeners with DFNB1 and those with EVA. It is possible that optimal clinical interventions may depend, in part, on hearing loss etiology. Future investigations with large samples should investigate individualized CI programming strategies for listeners with EVA and DFNB1. PMID: 31934787 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - January 14, 2020 Category: Audiology Authors: Jahn KN, Bergan MD, Arenberg JG Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Short Communication: The Belly-Tendon Derivation Yields Superior Ocular Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential Amplitudes in a Normal Pediatric Sample.
Conclusion As shown previously in adults, the belly-tendon electrode derivation produces significantly larger oVEMP amplitudes compared to the infraorbital-chin electrode derivation. PMID: 31841353 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - December 16, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Bilodeau M, Jacobson GP, Roberts RA, Hatton K Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Low-Frequency Hearing Preservation With Long Electrode Arrays: Inclusion of Unaided Hearing Threshold Assessment in the Postoperative Test Battery.
Conclusions CI recipients can retain residual hearing sensitivity with fully inserted long electrode arrays, and low-frequency hearing thresholds may improve during the postoperative period. Therefore, unaided hearing thresholds obtained within the initial weeks after surgery may not reflect later hearing sensitivity. Routine measurement of postoperative unaided hearing thresholds-even for patients who did not demonstrate aidable hearing thresholds initially after cochlear implantation-will identify CI recipients who may benefit from electric-acoustic stimulation. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.1135663...
Source: American Journal of Audiology - December 13, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Dillon MT, Buss E, O'Connell BP, Rooth MA, King ER, Bucker AL, Deres EJ, McCarthy SA, Pillsbury HC, Brown KD Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Speech Perception in Classroom Acoustics by Children With Hearing Loss and Wearing Hearing Aids.
Conclusion These results support the acoustic standard of 0.3-s RT for children with hearing impairment in learning spaces ≤ 283 m3, as specified in ANSI/ASA S12.60-2010/Part 1. Additionally, speech perception testing in a sound booth did not predict accurately listening ability in a classroom with 0.3-s RT. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.11356487. PMID: 31835909 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - December 13, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Iglehart F Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Candidacy for Amplification in Children With Hearing Loss: A Review of Guidelines and Recommendations.
Conclusions Numerous organizations have established candidacy guidelines for pediatric amplification. Most guidelines specify criteria for amplification as audiometric threshold levels. There is considerable variation in the guidelines for mild bilateral and unilateral hearing loss with candidacy criteria ranging from 15 to 30 dB HL, and many guidelines recommend a case-by-case decision approach. PMID: 31829723 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - December 12, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Fitzpatrick EM, Cologrosso E, Sikora L Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Relationship Between Domain-Specific Cognitive Function and Speech-in-Noise Performance in Older Adults: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Hearing Pilot Study.
Conclusions The findings are discussed in terms considering the cognitive status of older adults in relation to their speech-in-noise performance during audiological evaluation and implications for aural rehabilitation. PMID: 31825642 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - December 11, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Mamo SK, Reed NS, Sharrett AR, Albert MS, Coresh J, Mosley TH, Knopman D, Lin FR, Deal JA Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Effects of Bimodal and Bilateral Cochlear Implant Use on a Nonauditory Working Memory Task: Reading Span Tests Over 2 Years Following Cochlear Implantation.
Conclusions These results suggest that, similar to appropriate interventions with hearing aids, treatment of hearing loss with CIs can yield working memory benefits. A likely mechanism is the freeing of cognitive resources previously devoted to effortful listening. PMID: 31829722 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - December 11, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Macpherson EA, Curca IA, Scollie S, Parsa V, Vansevenant K, Zimmerman K, Lewis-Teeter J, Allen P, Parnes L, Agrawal S Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Sensory and Cognitive Components of Auditory Processing in Individuals With Tinnitus.
Conclusion The current study shows changes in both the early sensory and late cognitive components of auditory processing. The change in the P3 component is suggestive of selective auditory attention deficit, and the sensory component (N1) suggests an altered bottom-up processing in individuals with tinnitus. PMID: 31825641 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - December 10, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Vasudevan H, Palaniswamy HP, Balakrishnan R Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

A Qualitative Examination of User Perceptions of User-Driven and App-Controlled Hearing Technologies.
Conclusion User perceptions of user-driven and app-controlled hearing technologies challenge the audiologic profession to provide adequate support and training for use of the technology and manufacturers to make the technology more accessible to older people. PMID: 31769997 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - November 26, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Keidser G, Matthews N, Convery E Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Patients' Perspectives About the Acceptability and Effectiveness of Audiologist-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus and/or Hyperacusis Rehabilitation.
Conclusions Audiologist-delivered CBT is acceptable to patients and is effective in the management of tinnitus and/or hyperacusis from the patients' perspectives. PMID: 31770010 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - November 26, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Aazh H, Bryant C, Moore BCJ Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Awareness of the Profession of Audiology Among Ethnically Diverse Adolescents: A Pre- and Post-Education Study.
Conclusion In light of the existing literature, it is clear that there is a need to recruit an ethnically diverse talent pool of individuals who will choose a career in Audiology in the forthcoming decades. Preliminary results from this study could be helpful in strategizing efforts to improve the visibility of Audiology to younger college aspirants. Advantages of reaching to school-age students at grassroots levels and educating them about the profession of Audiology are discussed in this article. PMID: 31765224 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - November 25, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Deshpande SB Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Feasibility of Acupuncture to Induce Sleep for Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Testing.
Conclusions Acupuncture to induce sleep for BAER testing is effective, safe, and cost-efficient in small samples of medically and nonmedically complex pediatric patients. This procedure allowed earlier detection of hearing status and avoided potential adverse effects of anesthesia. Audiologists and parents reported that acupuncture treatment was an acceptable alternative to anesthesia for the BAER procedure. PMID: 31747523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - November 20, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Holmer N, Artola E, Christianson E, Lynn AM, Whitlock KB, Norton S Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Age at Full-Time Use Predicts Language Outcomes Better Than Age of Surgery in Children Who Use Cochlear Implants.
Conclusions Children with normal hearing can access spoken language whenever they are awake, and the amount of time young children are awake increases with age. A metric that incorporates the percentage of time that children with CIs have access to sound as compared to their same-aged peers with normal hearing accounts for more variability in outcomes than using an arbitrary number of hours. Although early FTU is not possible without surgery occurring at a young age, device placement does not guarantee use and does not predict language outcomes as well as age at FTU. PMID: 31721595 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] ...
Source: American Journal of Audiology - November 13, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Park LR, Gagnon EB, Thompson E, Brown KD Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Music Participation Among School-Aged Children Who Are Hard of Hearing.
Conclusions Children who are HH participate in music at the same or greater rates as children with NH. Parent participation in music may be particularly important for children who are HH. In light of this, music listening should be a consideration when fitting children with hearing aids. PMID: 31721597 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - November 13, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Jorgensen EJ, Walker EA Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Challenges and Strengths of Multidisciplinary Research in Audiology: The EVOTION Example.
Conclusions Although the challenges reported differed by country and specialty, there was consensus about the value, expertise, and opportunities of the project. It is recommended that in future similar multidisciplinary projects in audiology, researchers establish a common language and assess technical requirements and local constraints prior to initiating research activities. PMID: 31714794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - November 12, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Dritsakis G, Murdin L, Kikidis D, Saunders GH, Katrakazas P, Brdarić D, Ploumidou K, Bamiou DE Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Effects of Language History on Sentence Recognition in Noise or Two-Talker Speech: Monolingual, Early Bilingual, and Late Bilingual Speakers of English.
Conclusion These results support the conclusion that bilingualism itself does not necessarily result in a disadvantage when recognizing masked speech in noise and speech in speech. For populations similar to those studied here (highly proficient early bilinguals), it would be appropriate to evaluate masked speech recognition using the same simple stimuli and normative data used for monolingual speakers of English. PMID: 31697566 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - November 7, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Regalado D, Kong J, Buss E, Calandruccio L Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Audiologists and Tinnitus.
Conclusion Audiologists may be in the best position to serve as the primary health care providers for patients experiencing tinnitus. Tinnitus care services by audiologists, however, must achieve a level of evidence-based standardization. PMID: 31689367 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - November 5, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Henry JA, Piskosz M, Norena A, Fournier P Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Using Visual Supports to Facilitate Audiological Testing for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Conclusion Although obtaining reliable hearing data from children with ASD is challenging, incorporating visual supports may facilitate testing. Video models and visual schedules have been created and made freely available for download online under a Creative Commons License (Creative Commons-Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License). Incorporating visual supports during clinical testing has the potential to reduce the child's and family's stress, as well as to increase the probability of obtaining a reliable and comprehensive audiological evaluation. Future research is warranted to determine the effe...
Source: American Journal of Audiology - November 5, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: McTee HM, Mood D, Fredrickson T, Thrasher A, Bonino AY Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Use of an Application to Verify Classroom Acoustic Recommendations for Children Who Are Hard of Hearing in a General Education Setting.
Conclusions As a screening tool, the application was shown to be effective in reliably measuring reverberation and classroom noise levels. The high levels of noise in unoccupied classrooms indicate a need for increased use of noise abatement strategies and the use of remote-microphone systems, especially in classrooms where noise levels cannot feasibly be reduced. Using an application may be a cost-effective method for monitoring important acoustic features that impact children's ability to understand speech in the classroom. PMID: 31682768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - November 4, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Spratford M, Walker EA, McCreery RW Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

The Role of Cognition in Common Measures of Peripheral Synaptopathy and Hidden Hearing Loss.
Conclusions Measures of hearing that involve temporal processing are significantly influenced by cognitive abilities, specifically, short-term and working memory capacity, executive function, and attention. Research using measures of temporal processing to diagnose peripheral disorders, such as noise-induced synaptopathy, need to consider cognitive influence even in a young, healthy population. PMID: 31647880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - October 24, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Kamerer AM, AuBuchon A, Fultz SE, Kopun JG, Neely ST, Rasetshwane DM Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Promoting Counseling Skills in Audiology Clinical Supervisors: Considerations for Professional Development.
Conclusion Clinical audiology supervisors were able to improve their counseling skills in real-life sessions with regular feedback. More structure may be needed to strengthen future counseling skills. PMID: 31644313 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - October 23, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Muñoz K, Ong CW, Whicker J, Twohig M Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Evidence for an Association Between Hearing Impairment and Disrupted Sleep: Scoping Review.
Conclusions This scoping review has catalogued evidence that altered or negatively impacted sleep may be associated with HI. Potential confounding factors, mechanisms, and considerations for future research are discussed. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.9968369. PMID: 31626556 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - October 17, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Clarke NA, Hoare DJ, Killan EC Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Incidence Rates of Tinnitus in Active Duty Military Service Members Between 2001 and 2015.
This study evaluated the incidence of tinnitus diagnoses in military electronic health records based on International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9) codes for active duty service members between 2001 and 2015. Method Data on 85,438 active duty military service members who served between 2001 and 2015 were drawn from the Defense Medical Epidemiological Database and stratified by race, age, sex, marital status, service branch, and military pay grade. Results The incidence rate of tinnitus in U.S. military service members (per 1,000) rose consistently from 1.84 in 2001 to 6.33 in 2015. Service members most o...
Source: American Journal of Audiology - October 16, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Moore BA, Moring JC, Hale WJ, Peterson AL Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Examining the Validity of the World Health Organization's Long-Standing Hearing Impairment Grading System for Unaided Communication in Age-Related Hearing Loss.
Conclusions The long-standing WHO-HI grading system, developed through expert opinion and adopted by WHO originally in 1991, is validated here with evidence from studies of functional communication in older adults. The WHO-HI grade system is compared to a proposed new WHO-HI grade system that introduces several changes to the grading system. PMID: 31618069 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - October 16, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Humes LE Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Introduction to the Special Issue: Select Papers From the Hearing Across the Lifespan (HEAL) 2018 Conference.
Abstract [Figure: see text]. PMID: 31618070 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - October 16, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Tognola G, Kramer SE, Humes LE, Grandori F Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Meeting the Best Practice for Hearing Aid Verification in Children: Challenges and Future Directions.
Conclusions The implementation of PMM in clinical practice remains a challenge to the audiology profession. A knowledge-transfer approach that takes into consideration the barriers and involves effective collaboration or engagement between the knowledge providers and potential stakeholders is required to promote the clinical application of evidence-based best practice. PMID: 31600460 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - October 10, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Amri NA, Quar TK, Chong FY Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Family Involvement in Adult Hearing Evaluation Appointments: Patient Perspectives.
Conclusions Patients had a mixed desire about family involvement in their adult audiology appointments. Education of patients about the benefits of family involvement may need to happen for this shift in audiologic practice. PMID: 31589466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - October 7, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Reynolds B, Yoho SE, Muñoz K, Pitt C Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Response to Letter to Editor by Norrix and Faux, 2018.
Abstract Purpose This letter aims to clarify the critical comments by Norrix and Faux (2019) regarding our article titled, "Criteria to Classify Children as Having Auditory Processing Disorders." The two main contentions highlighted by Norrix and Faux are addressed. One is about including participants who were "at risk" for auditory processing disorder (APD) rather than those diagnosed to have APD, and the other is about the use of a specific cutoff to diagnose children as having APD. PMID: 31490716 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 6, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Yathiraj A, Vanaja CS Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Understanding User Reactions and Interactions With an Internet-Based Intervention for Tinnitus Self-Management: Mixed-Methods Evaluation.
Conclusion Findings suggest that the intervention was acceptable to its target group but also highlighted some areas for improvement. These findings will be used to inform further optimization work. PMID: 31487477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - September 4, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Greenwell K, Sereda M, Coulson NS, Hoare DJ Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Auditory and Cognitive Attributes of Hearing Aid Acclimatization in Individuals With Sensorineural Hearing Loss.
Conclusions The study indicated a significant perceived benefit with hearing aid acclimatization, and the underlying mechanism appears to be the signal-to-noise ratio gain. The findings of LE indicated reduced LE, thereby suggesting lesser cognitive load with hearing aid acclimatization. In addition, the individuals who performed poorer in the baseline measurement showed greater perceived benefit with hearing aid acclimatization. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.9253175. PMID: 31461327 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 28, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Megha, Maruthy S Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Pre-Attentive Neural Signatures of Auditory Spatial Processing in Listeners With Normal Hearing and Sensorineural Hearing Impairment: A Comparative Study.
Conclusions The findings of this study highlights the differential allotment of neural generators, denoting variations in spatial processing between SNHI and NH individuals. PMID: 31461328 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 28, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Nisha KV, Kumar UA Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

The Effect of Fatigue on Working Memory and Auditory Perceptual Abilities in Trained Musicians.
Conclusion The advantage of music training for the working memory abilities may be reduced due to fatigue; hence, measures to reduce fatigue should be employed by the musicians. Fatigue should also be treated as a variable in all future research related to assess cognitive processing in musicians. PMID: 31461329 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 28, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Jain S, Nataraja NP Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Short-Term Reliability of Different Methods of Contralateral Suppression of Transient Evoked Otoacoustic Emission in Children and Adults.
Conclusion The study demonstrated that highly reliable contralateral suppression of TEOAE can be measured using the 3 methods in adults and children. However, continuous presentation of CAS resulted in greater TEOAE suppression amplitude compared to interleaved presentation of CAS; hence, the former is recommended. PMID: 31461330 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 28, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Swamy SP, Yathiraj A Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Behavioral and Neural Correlates of Auditory n-Back Task in Adults With and Without Stuttering.
Conclusion The results suggest altered neural pathway and hemispheric differences during auditory working memory tasks in AWS. PMID: 31461331 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 28, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Devaraju DS, Kumar UA, Maruthy S Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Consumer Opinion of Personal Sound Amplification Products: A Preliminary Sentiment Analysis.
Conclusions Positive sentiments expressed toward PSAPs were found to favor high- and mid-level products. However, there was a considerably high number of negative sentiments reported across all the PSAPs investigated. The noticeable thing is that the negative comments do not change significantly across price ranges. However, the positive comments significantly increase with an increase in product price range. This indicates a possible increase in benefit with high-cost products. However, this claim requires further empirical evidence through controlled studies. PMID: 31461332 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 28, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Lakshmi MSK, Rout A, Morris A, Smaldino J Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Threshold Estimation Using "Chained Stimuli" for Cortical Auditory Evoked Potentials in Individuals With Normal Hearing and Hearing Impairment.
Conclusions CS1 could be used to elicit CAEPs for threshold estimation in adult participants with normal hearing and hearing loss of varied degrees with theoretically reduced testing time. The actual time reduction using chained stimuli and the correction factor to be applied to estimate behavioral threshold can be studied in future investigations. PMID: 31461333 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 28, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Kalaiah MK, Poovaiah S, Shastri U Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Intersession Variations in Frequency Tuning of Ocular Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials in Healthy Individuals.
Conclusion The frequency tuning of oVEMP has excellent test-retest reliability and therefore lends itself to applications requiring multiple sessions of recording. PMID: 31461334 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 28, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Singh NK, Raul A, Malik G, Sao T Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

A Novel Stimulation Paradigm for Obtaining Interfrequency Amplitude Ratio of Ocular Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials.
Conclusion MoVEMP is a quicker and more reliable clinical stimulation paradigm for obtaining IFAR than CoVEMP. PMID: 31461335 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 28, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Singh NK, Kumar P, Jha RH Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

The Influence of Efferent Inhibition on Speech Perception in Noise: A Revisit Through Its Level-Dependent Function.
Conclusions The findings suggest that the intensity of noise directly influences medial olivocochlear bundle-mediated efferent inhibition. However, the role of the medial olivocochlear bundle in regulating speech perception in noise needs to be revisited. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.9336353. PMID: 31461336 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 28, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Yashaswini L, Maruthy S Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Test-Retest Reliability of Cervical and Ocular Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential With Simultaneous and Sequential Recording.
Conclusion Simultaneous cVEMP and oVEMP recordings can be used to obtain fast VEMP recording with test-retest reliability comparable with that of sequential recording. PMID: 31461337 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 28, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: E A, Kumar K Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Test-Retest Reliability of Multicomponent Tympanometry at 226-, 678-, and 1000-Hz Probe Tones Over 10 Sessions.
Conclusions The clinical recording of multicomponent tympanometry over multiple sessions is more reliable when using 226- and 678-Hz probe tones. Hence, these probe tones lend themselves to possible applications requiring multiple recordings, such as evaluation of treatment outcomes or preservation of middle ear structures during surgery. PMID: 31461338 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 28, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Singh NK, Baral TL Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Remission of Recurrent Cochlear Hydrops Associated With Bromocriptine Treatment for Macroprolactinoma.
Conclusion Bromocriptine may stimulate dopamine receptors in cochlear cells with potential therapeutic role in patients with cochlear hydrops. There are no widely accepted and effective treatments for endolymphatic hydrops, and identifying potential new and efficacious therapeutics is of high relevance. PMID: 31430172 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 20, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Košec A, Kruljac I, Ajduk J Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Diurnal Cortisol Levels and Subjective Ratings of Effort and Fatigue in Adult Cochlear Implant Users: A Pilot Study.
Conclusions Young AHL experience more effortful listening than their normal hearing peers. This increased effort is associated with increased reports of listening-related fatigue. However, diurnal cortisol profiles were not significantly different between groups nor were they associated with these perceived differences. PMID: 31430174 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 20, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Dwyer RT, Gifford RH, Bess FH, Dorman M, Spahr A, Hornsby BWY Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Pediatric Audiology Productivity: Results From a Multicenter Survey.
Conclusion Most surveyed facilities measure productivity at the individual and/or department levels. However, there is no standard method. Current productivity measures include time-based measures based on appointment length, time-based measures assigned to Current Procedural Terminology codes, relative value units, combined approaches, and individual site developed programs. Many variables impact productivity measurements. Further study and discussion are needed to develop an optimal method for productivity measurement in audiology. PMID: 31430181 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 20, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Steuerwald W, Hunter LL, Karzon R Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Effects of Grade and School Services on Children's Responsibility for Hearing Aid Care.
Conclusion Important hearing aid maintenance tasks, such as listening checks, are not completed regularly for many children, even when families own the necessary equipment. Ensuring that children who are hard of hearing have an IEP or 504 plan throughout elementary school may support self-advocacy and encourage children to take responsibility for their hearing aids, which may lead to more consistent hearing aid functioning. PMID: 31430182 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 20, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Klein KE, Spratford M, Redfern A, Walker EA Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

Determining Emotional Tone and Verbal Behavior in Patients With Tinnitus and Hyperacusis: An Exploratory Mixed-Methods Study.
Conclusions Results from this study suggest support for the predominant clinical view that patients with tinnitus and hyperacusis have higher levels of anxiety and depression than the general population. The extent of the suffering described and patterns of coping strategies suggest clinical practice patterns and the need for research in implementing improved practice plans. PMID: 31430190 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 20, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Kimball SH, Hamilton T, Benear E, Baldwin J Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

The Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Trial's Standard of Care Control Condition: Rationale and Description of a Patient-Centered Protocol.
Conclusion For those who provide tinnitus services, the standard of care protocol developed for the tinnitus retraining therapy trial constitutes a patient-centered approach to intervention that can be implemented clinically. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.9342503. PMID: 31425658 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Audiology)
Source: American Journal of Audiology - August 19, 2019 Category: Audiology Authors: Erdman SA, Scherer RW, Sierra-Irizarry B, Formby C Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research