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The Effect of Kalman-Weighted Averaging and Artifact Rejection on Residual Noise During Auditory Brainstem Response Testing.

Am J Audiol 2019 Mar;28(1):114-124

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson.

Purpose Low residual noise (RN) levels are critically important when obtaining electrophysiological recordings of threshold auditory brainstem responses. In this study, we examine the effectiveness and efficiency of Kalman-weighted averaging (KWA) implemented on the Vivosonic Integrity System and artifact rejection (AR) implemented on the Intelligent Hearing Systems SmartEP system for obtaining low RN levels. Method Sixteen adults participated. Read More

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Comment on Yathiraj & Vanaja (2018), "Criteria to Classify Children as Having Auditory Processing Disorders".

Am J Audiol 2019 Mar;28(1):144-146

Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson.

Purpose The purpose of this letter is to comment on an article by Yathiraj and Vanaja (2018) titled "Criteria to Classify Children as Having Auditory Processing Disorders." Conclusions Although there is a need to diagnose auditory processing disorders in school-age children, the criteria recommended by Yathiraj and Vanaja (2018) are not empirically derived. Continued research is needed to clearly define an auditory processing disorder in this population and develop highly sensitive and specific tests to diagnose the disorder. Read More

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Efficacy and Prognostic Factors of Combined Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Patients With Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss.

Am J Audiol 2019 Mar;28(1):95-100

Rehabilitation Medicine Center, Fuxing Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

Purpose Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss is a clinical emergency with an increased incidence of occurrence in recent years. Hyperbaric oxygen has been widely used in the clinical treatment of sudden hearing loss. However, prognostic factors related to its curative effects are still not clear, which hinders its clinical application. Read More

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A Follow-Up Clinical Trial Evaluating the Consumer-Decides Service Delivery Model.

Am J Audiol 2019 Mar;28(1):69-84

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Objectives There were 2 main objectives. The primary objective was to replicate a prior clinical trial of a consumer-decides (CD) approach to selecting hearing aids in older adults as a potential model for over-the-counter (OTC) intervention using less front-end screening of participants and a wider range of frequency-gain characteristics in the devices. The 2nd objective, only feasible if participant choices allowed, was to evaluate the efficacy of the CD approach relative to a CD-based placebo device. Read More

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March 2019
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Normative Wideband Acoustic Immittance Measurements in Caucasian and Aboriginal Children.

Am J Audiol 2019 Mar;28(1):48-61

Audiology Department, Townsville Hospital and Health Service, Douglas, Queensland, Australia.

Purpose The aims of this study were to develop normative data for wideband acoustic immittance (WAI) measures in Caucasian and Australian Aboriginal children and compare absorbance measured at 0 daPa (WBA) and tympanometric peak pressure (TPP; WBA) between the 2 groups of children. Additional WAI measures included resonance frequency, equivalent ear canal volume, TPP, admittance magnitude (YM), and phase angle (YA). Method A total of 171 ears from 171 Caucasian children and 87 ears from 87 Aboriginal children who passed a test battery consisting of 226-Hz tympanometry, transient evoked otoacoustic emissions, and pure tone audiometry were included in the study. Read More

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March 2019
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Representation of Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids in the U.S. Newspaper Media: Cross-Sectional Analysis of Secondary Data.

Am J Audiol 2019 Mar;28(1):11-25

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.

Purpose News media plays an important role in formulating people's knowledge and opinions about various aspects of life, including health. The current study explored how hearing loss and hearing aids are represented in the U.S. Read More

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Tinnitus: How Partners Can Help?

Am J Audiol 2019 Mar;28(1):85-94

Psykologcentret NV, Copenhagen NV, Denmark.

Purpose Tinnitus can be distressing for sufferers, but for those who do not have tinnitus, it is difficult to understand what it is like. We attempted to gain an understanding of the knowledge and misconceptions of sufferers and their partners about tinnitus. Method Two different websites were created with surveys, 1 for tinnitus sufferers and the other for their partners. Read More

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March 2019
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Effects of Adaptive Hearing Aid Directionality and Noise Reduction on Masked Speech Recognition for Children Who Are Hard of Hearing.

Am J Audiol 2019 Mar;28(1):101-113

Center for Hearing Research, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE.

Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate speech-in-noise and speech-in-speech recognition associated with activation of a fully adaptive directional hearing aid algorithm in children with mild to severe bilateral sensory/neural hearing loss. Method Fourteen children (5-14 years old) who are hard of hearing participated in this study. Participants wore laboratory hearing aids. Read More

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March 2019
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Comparison of Tinnitus Loudness Measures: Matching, Rating, and Scaling.

Am J Audiol 2019 Mar;28(1):137-143

National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, VA Portland Health Care System, OR.

Purpose Chronic tinnitus ("ringing in the ears") is a phantom auditory perception with no cure. A goal of treatment is often to reduce the loudness of tinnitus. However, tinnitus loudness cannot be measured objectively. Read More

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Categories of Auditory Performance and Speech Intelligibility Ratings in Prelingually Deaf Children With Bilateral Implantation.

Am J Audiol 2019 Mar;28(1):62-68

Medical Audiology Sciences Program, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Purpose The aim of the current study was to review all pediatric cases with congenital deafness who underwent bilateral implantation in our center. Specifically, auditory performance and speech intelligibility ratings were compared across children based on their mode of bilateral stimulation (simultaneous or sequential implantation). Method A retrospective chart review design was used in this study. Read More

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Feasibility of Using a Smartphone-Based Hearing Aid Application to Improve Attitudes Toward Amplification and Hearing Impairment.

Am J Audiol 2019 Mar;28(1):125-136

Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, University of North Texas, Denton.

Objective The objective of the study was to determine whether short-term experience (i.e., 4 weeks) with a smartphone-based hearing aid application (SHAA) might positively improve attitudes toward amplification uptake and hearing impairment. Read More

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March 2019
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Evaluation of a Protocol for Integrated Speech Audiometry.

Am J Audiol 2019 Mar;28(1):26-36

Department of Communicative Sciences & Disorders, Michigan State University, East Lansing.

Purpose This project was aimed at evaluating the reliability, validity, and clinical utility of a protocol for integrated measurements of the most comfortable level (MCL) and uncomfortable level (UCL) for speech, in combination with the speech recognition threshold (SRT). We also evaluated the validity of using spondee words when measuring speech MCL and UCL. Method In a randomized block design, equal numbers of women and men with normal hearing, aged 18-29 years, were assigned to each of 3 experimental stimulus conditions: spondee singlets, spondee triplets, or connected discourse ( n = 12 per group). Read More

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March 2019
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The Effect of Memory Span and Manual Dexterity on Hearing Aid Handling Skills in New and Experienced Hearing Aid Users.

Am J Audiol 2019 Mar;28(1):37-47

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Syracuse University, NY.

Purpose The aim of the study was to determine the effect of memory function and manual dexterity on new and experienced hearing aid users' abilities to use and care for their hearing aids. Method New and experienced hearing aid users were administered the Practical Hearing Aid Skills Test-Revised (PHAST-R; Doherty & Desjardins, 2012 ), a measure of a hearing aid user's ability to use and care for their hearing aids. The test was administered during their 30-day hearing aid check or yearly hearing evaluation appointment. Read More

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March 2019
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Normative Data for a Rapid, Automated Test of Spatial Release From Masking.

Am J Audiol 2018 Dec;27(4):529-538

National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, VA Portland Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs, OR.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to report normative data and predict thresholds for a rapid test of spatial release from masking for speech perception. The test is easily administered and has good repeatability, with the potential to be used in clinics and laboratories. Normative functions were generated for adults varying in age and amounts of hearing loss. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6436452PMC
December 2018
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A Comparison of Personal Sound Amplification Products and Hearing Aids in Ecologically Relevant Test Environments.

Am J Audiol 2018 Dec;27(4):581-593

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the benefit of self-adjusted personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) to audiologist-fitted hearing aids based on speech recognition, listening effort, and sound quality in ecologically relevant test conditions to estimate real-world effectiveness.

Method: Twenty-five older adults with bilateral mild-to-moderate hearing loss completed the single-blinded, crossover study. Participants underwent aided testing using 3 PSAPs and a traditional hearing aid, as well as unaided testing. Read More

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December 2018
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A Study of Social Media Utilization by Individuals With Tinnitus.

Am J Audiol 2018 Dec;27(4):559-569

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, St. John's University, Queens, NY.

Purpose: As more people experience tinnitus, social awareness of tinnitus has consequently increased, due in part to the Internet. Social media platforms are being used increasingly by patients to seek health-related information for various conditions including tinnitus. These online platforms may be used to seek guidance from and share experiences with individuals suffering from a similar disorder. Read More

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December 2018
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Toward Better Outcomes in Audiology Distance Education: An Educational Data Mining Approach.

Am J Audiol 2018 Nov;27(3S):513-525

Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Department, Dental School of Bauru, University of São Paulo, Bauru, Brazil.

Purpose: This article introduces concepts and a general taxonomy used by the educational data mining (EDM) community, as well as examples of their applications, with the aims of providing audiology educators with a referential basis for developing this area.

Method: A narrative review was carried out to present an overview of EDM and its main methods. Some of these methods were exemplified with analysis of real data from an Internet-based specialization course on pediatric auditory rehabilitation. Read More

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November 2018
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Findings and Ethical Considerations From a Thematic Analysis of Threads Within Tinnitus Online Support Groups.

Am J Audiol 2018 Nov;27(3S):503-512

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Hearing Sciences, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Purpose: Tinnitus is the perception of noise without a corresponding external stimulus. Current management typically aims to moderate associated psychosocial stressors and allow sufferers to retain an adequate quality of life. With the increasing recognition of the Internet as a repository for health advice, information, and support, the online support group has become a popular coping strategy for those living with chronic conditions such as tinnitus. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6437712PMC
November 2018
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Big Data for Sound Policies: Toward Evidence-Informed Hearing Health Policies.

Am J Audiol 2018 Nov;27(3S):493-502

Oticon Medical, Denmark.

Purpose: The scarcity of health care resources calls for their rational allocation, including within hearing health care. Policies define the course of action to reach specific goals such as optimal hearing health. The process of policy making can be divided into 4 steps: (a) problem identification and issue recognition, (b) policy formulation, (c) policy implementation, and (d) policy evaluation. Read More

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November 2018
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Automated Characterization of Mobile Health Apps' Features by Extracting Information From the Web: An Exploratory Study.

Am J Audiol 2018 Nov;27(3S):482-492

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni, Milan, Italy.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to test the viability of a novel method for automated characterization of mobile health apps.

Method: In this exploratory study, we developed the basic modules of an automated method, based on text analytics, able to characterize the apps' medical specialties by extracting information from the web. We analyzed apps in the Medical and Health & Fitness categories on the U. Read More

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November 2018
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An Application of the Medical Research Council's Guidelines for Evaluating Complex Interventions: A Usability Study Assessing Smartphone-Connected Listening Devices in Adults With Hearing Loss.

Am J Audiol 2018 Nov;27(3S):474-481

National Institute for Health Research Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, United Kingdom.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide an example of the Medical Research Council's guidelines for evaluating complex health care interventions in the context of smartphone-connected listening devices in adults with hearing loss.

Method: Twenty existing hearing aid users trialed 1 of the following smartphone-connected listening devices: made-for-smartphone hearing aids, a personal sound amplification product, and a smartphone "hearing aid" application used with either wireless or wired earphones. Following 2 weeks of use in their everyday lives, participants completed self-report outcome measures. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6437711PMC
November 2018
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Geographic Distribution of the Hearing Aid Dispensing Workforce: A Teleaudiology Planning Assessment for Arizona.

Am J Audiol 2018 Nov;27(3S):462-473

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson.

Purpose: Teleaudiology helps connect patients in rural and underresourced areas to hearing health care providers, minimizing the barrier of geography (Swanepoel et al., 2010). In the United States, teleaudiology is at the initial stages of implementation (Bush, Thompson, Irungu, & Ayugi, 2016). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6437710PMC
November 2018

Identification and Management of Middle Ear Disorders in a Rural Cleft Care Program: A Telemedicine Approach.

Am J Audiol 2018 Nov;27(3S):455-461

Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Science, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Deemed to be University), Chennai, India.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to devise a grassroots-level strategy for identification and management of middle ear disorders in a community-based program for individuals with cleft lip and palate in 2 rural districts in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India.

Method: Community workers underwent training to conduct video otoscopy using the ENTraview device. Community workers conducted video otoscopy on 160 individuals with cleft lip and palate between 3 and 35 years old in the community. Read More

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November 2018
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A Smartphone National Hearing Test: Performance and Characteristics of Users.

Am J Audiol 2018 Nov;27(3S):448-454

Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, Section Ear & Hearing, and Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, VU University Medical Center, the Netherlands.

Purpose: The smartphone digits-in-noise hearing test, called hearZA, was made available as a self-test in South Africa in March 2016. This study determined characteristics and test performance of the listeners who took the test.

Method: A retrospective analysis of 24,072 persons who completed a test between March 2016 and August 2017 was conducted. Read More

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November 2018
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Long-Term Efficacy of Audiologist-Guided Internet-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Tinnitus.

Am J Audiol 2018 Nov;27(3S):431-447

Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Sweden.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term outcomes 1 year after undertaking an audiologist-guided Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) intervention for tinnitus. Secondary aims were to identify any predictors of outcome and whether there were any unwanted events related to undertaking iCBT for tinnitus.

Method: Participants who had previously undertaken a randomized iCBT efficacy trial for tinnitus were invited to participate. Read More

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November 2018
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Empowering Senior Cochlear Implant Users at Home via a Tablet Computer Application.

Am J Audiol 2018 Nov;27(3S):417-430

Cochlear Technology Center, Mechelen, Belgium.

Purpose: The introduction of connectivity technologies in hearing implants allows new ways to support cochlear implant (CI) users remotely. Some functionalities and services that are traditionally only available in an in-clinic care model can now also be accessed at home. This study explores the feasibility of a prototype of a tablet computer application (MyHearingApp [MHA]) in a group of senior experienced CI users at home, evaluating usability and user motivation. Read More

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November 2018
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User-Innovated eHealth Solutions for Service Delivery to Older Persons With Hearing Impairment.

Am J Audiol 2018 Nov;27(3S):403-416

Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Sweden.

Purpose: The successful design and innovation of eHealth solutions directly involve end users in the process to seek a better understanding of their needs. This article presents user-innovated eHealth solutions targeting older persons with hearing impairment. Our research question was: What are the key users' needs, expectations, and visions within future hearing rehabilitation service delivery?

Method: We applied a participatory design approach to facilitate the design of future eHealth solutions via focus groups. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6437709PMC
November 2018
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Stories From the Webcams: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Audiology Telehealth and Pediatric Auditory Device Services.

Am J Audiol 2018 Nov;27(3S):391-402

Center for Telehealth, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH.

Purpose: The purpose of this manuscript is to describe the regulatory, technological, and training considerations for audiologists investigating telehealth and to offer some examples of audiology services provided through telehealth.

Method: The authors presented the regulatory components, the technology required for audiology staff and patients, and staff training for the audiology telehealth program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Four case studies highlighting the successful use of telehealth in providing auditory device services to patients were also presented. Read More

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November 2018
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Techniques for Remotely Programming Children With Cochlear Implants Using Pediatric Audiological Methods via Telepractice.

Am J Audiol 2018 Nov;27(3S):385-390

Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE.

Purpose: The purpose of this report is to describe the equipment setup and techniques for successfully testing behavioral thresholds in young children with cochlear implants (CIs) using telepractice. We will also discuss challenges associated with pediatric CI programming that are unique to the use of distance technology, and we will describe ways to overcome those challenges. Last, we will review the results from 2 recent studies specifically targeted toward testing behavioral thresholds in young children with CIs. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6437707PMC
November 2018
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Innovation in the Context of Audiology and in the Context of the Internet.

Am J Audiol 2018 Nov;27(3S):376-384

Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.

Purpose: This article explores different meanings of innovation within the context of audiology and the Internet. Case studies are used to illustrate and elaborate on the new types of innovation and their levels of impact.

Method: The article defines innovation, providing case studies illustrating a taxonomy of innovation types. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6437706PMC
November 2018
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Internet and Audiology: A Review of the Third International Meeting.

Am J Audiol 2018 Nov;27(3S):373-375

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Education and Human Sciences-Special Education and Communication Disorders.

Purpose: In this introduction, the four members of the scientific committee for the Third International Meeting on Internet and Audiology describe the meeting that took place at the University of Louisville on July 27-28, 2017.

Method: This special issue, with a decidedly clinical focus, includes 14 articles that arose from presentations given at the Third International Meeting on Internet and Audiology. All touch upon the theme of innovation as it pertains to teleaudiology and mobile health (mHealth), application of Big Data to audiology, and ethics of internet and telemedicine. Read More

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November 2018
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Wideband Absorbance and 226-Hz Tympanometry in the Prediction of Optimal Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emission Primary Tone Levels.

Am J Audiol 2018 Dec;27(4):614-622

Department of Otolaryngology, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany.

Purpose: Distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) amplitude is sensitive to the primary tone level separation effective within the cochlea. Despite potential for middle ear sound transmission characteristics to affect this separation, no primary tone level optimization formula accounts for its influence. This study was conducted to determine if inclusion of ear- and frequency-specific immittance features improves primary tone level optimization formula performance beyond that achieved using a univariate, L2-based formula. Read More

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December 2018

Comparing the Effect of Different Hearing Aid Fitting Methods in Bimodal Cochlear Implant Users.

Am J Audiol 2019 Mar;28(1):1-10

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Purpose The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of 3 hearing aid fitting procedures on provided gain of the hearing aid in bimodal cochlear implant users and their effect on bimodal benefit. Method This prospective study measured hearing aid gain and auditory performance in a cross-over design in which 3 hearing aid fitting methods were compared. Hearing aid fitting methods differed in initial gain prescription rule (NAL-NL2 and Audiogram+) and loudness balancing method (broadband vs. Read More

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Learning Effects and the Sensory Organization Test: Influence of a Unilateral Peripheral Vestibular Impairment.

Am J Audiol 2018 Dec;27(4):539-546

Department of Rehabilitation Science, University at Buffalo, NY.

Purpose: Healthy young controls exhibit a learning effect after undergoing repeated administrations of the sensory organization test (SOT). The primary objective of the present experiment was to determine if an SOT learning effect is present in individuals with a unilateral vestibular impairment (UVI), and if so, whether it is different from healthy controls. The secondary objective was to determine if the learning effect is dependent on the time frame of repeated SOT assessments. Read More

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December 2018
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Factors Associated With Self-Reported Hearing Aid Management Skills and Knowledge.

Am J Audiol 2018 Dec;27(4):604-613

Ear Science Institute Australia, Subiaco, Western Australia.

Purpose: Hearing aid management describes the skills and knowledge required for the handling, use, care, and maintenance of the hearing aid. The importance of hearing aid management skills and knowledge is evidenced by their association with hearing aid outcomes. However, the nature of this association and the influence of participant factors on this association are unknown. Read More

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December 2018
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The Acoustic Environments in Which Older Adults Wear Their Hearing Aids: Insights From Datalogging Sound Environment Classification.

Am J Audiol 2018 Dec;27(4):594-603

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Purpose: This report presents data on the acoustic environments in which older adults with age-related hearing loss wear their hearing aids.

Method: This is an observational study providing descriptive data from 2 primary datasets: (a) 128 older adults wearing hearing aids for an average of 6 weeks and (b) 65 older adults wearing hearing aids for an average of 13 months. Acoustic environments were automatically and continuously classified about every 4 s, using the hearing aids' signal processing, into 1 of 7 acoustic environment categories. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6436453PMC
December 2018
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Effectiveness of Audiologist-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Rehabilitation: Outcomes for Patients Treated in Routine Practice.

Am J Audiol 2018 Dec;27(4):547-558

Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Objective: The aim was to assess the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for tinnitus and/or hyperacusis delivered by audiologists working in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom.

Design: This was a retrospective study, based on questionnaires assessing tinnitus and hyperacusis and insomnia before and after CBT.

Study Sample: Data were gathered for 68 consecutive patients (average age = 52. Read More

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December 2018
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Accuracy of Smartphone Self-Hearing Test Applications Across Frequencies and Earphone Styles in Adults.

Am J Audiol 2018 Dec;27(4):570-580

Adelphi University, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Garden City, NY.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate smartphone-based self-hearing test applications (apps) for accuracy in threshold assessment and validity in screening for hearing loss across frequencies and earphone transducer styles.

Method: Twenty-two adult participants (10 = normal hearing; 12 = sensorineural hearing loss; n = 44 ears) underwent conventional audiometry and performed 6 self-administered hearing tests using two iPhone-based apps (App 1 = uHear [Version 2.0. Read More

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December 2018

Evaluating Hearing Aid Management: Development of the Hearing Aid Skills and Knowledge Inventory (HASKI).

Am J Audiol 2018 Sep;27(3):333-348

Ear Science Institute Australia, Subiaco.

Purpose: Although hearing health care clinicians provide training on hearing aid handling and management as part of the rehabilitation program, clinical studies suggest that the level of management skill demonstrated by hearing aid owners is low. In the absence of a comprehensive clinical survey to identify these shortfalls in clinical training, the objective of this study was to develop and report the psychometric properties of the Hearing Aid Skills and Knowledge Inventory (HASKI: a self-administered version and a clinician-administered version). The HASKI evaluates the knowledge and skills required for hearing aid management. Read More

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September 2018
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Questionable Use of "Nonorganic" in Norrix et al. (2017), "Estimating Nonorganic Hearing Thresholds".

Authors:
James E Peck

Am J Audiol 2018 Sep;27(3):366-367

University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.

Purpose: The author of this letter to the editor expresses concern about the use of the word "nonorganic" as a source of confusion in terminology. Specifically, this is in response to the December 2017 American Journal of Audiology article, "Estimating Nonorganic Hearing Thresholds Using Binaural Auditory Stimuli" (Norrix, Rubiano, & Mueller, 2017). "Nonorganic" is a source of confusion in terminology, because it can be used in two different ways. Read More

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September 2018

Author Response to Peck (2018), "Questionable Use of 'Nonorganic' in 'Estimating Nonorganic Hearing Thresholds'".

Am J Audiol 2018 Sep;27(3):368-369

Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson.

Purpose: The purpose of this letter is to respond to Dr. Peck's (2018) letter to the editor regarding the use of the term "nonorganic" to describe hearing loss, demonstrated by the pure tone audiogram that cannot be explained or is greater than what can be explained by a physiological auditory disorder.

Conclusions: We prefer the term "nonorganic" rather than the term "false and exaggerated hearing loss. Read More

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September 2018
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Negative Association of Hepatitis B Virus With Hearing Impairment.

Am J Audiol 2018 Sep;27(3):324-332

Medical Institute of Dongguk University, Gyeongju, South Korea.

Purpose: Hearing impairment is one of the most common chronic diseases causing deterioration of the quality of life in elderly individuals. Several viral infections have been suggested to cause hearing impairment. We investigated association of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection with hearing impairment using a representative sample of the Korean population. Read More

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September 2018
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Tinnitus Suppression in Cochlear Implant Patients Using a Sound Therapy App.

Am J Audiol 2018 Sep;27(3):316-323

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Purpose: The use of acoustic stimuli to reduce the prominence of tinnitus has been used for decades. Counseling and tinnitus sound therapy options are not currently widespread for cochlear implant (CI) users. The goal of this study was to determine whether tinnitus therapy sounds created for individuals with acoustic hearing may also benefit CI users. Read More

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September 2018
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Auditory Outcomes in Patients Who Received Proton Radiotherapy for Craniopharyngioma.

Am J Audiol 2018 Sep;27(3):306-315

Department of Radiation Oncology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.

Purpose: Compared to photon-based radiotherapy, protons deliver less radiation to healthy tissue resulting in the potential reduction of late complications such as sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). We report early auditory outcomes in children treated with proton radiotherapy (PRT) for craniopharyngioma.

Method: Conventional frequency (CF = 0. Read More

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September 2018
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Effects of Different Electrode Configurations on the Narrow Band Level-Specific CE-Chirp and Tone-Burst Auditory Brainstem Response at Multiple Intensity Levels and Frequencies in Subjects With Normal Hearing.

Am J Audiol 2018 Sep;27(3):294-305

Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of 2 different electrode montages (ipsilateral and vertical) on the auditory brainstem response (ABR) findings elicited from narrow band (NB) level-specific (LS) CE-Chirp and tone-burst in subjects with normal hearing at several intensity levels and frequency combinations.

Method: Quasi-experimental and repeated-measures study designs were used in this study. Twenty-six adults with normal hearing (17 females, 9 males) participated. Read More

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September 2018
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The Role of Audiologists in Assuring Follow-Up to Outpatient Screening in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Systems.

Am J Audiol 2018 Sep;27(3):283-293

Institute of Cognitive Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of audiology involvement and other factors associated with failure to follow through from the initial hearing screening to the second outpatient screen.

Method: Linear regression, logistical regression, and descriptive analyses were used across demographic and hospital variables associated with infants who did not receive a follow-up outpatient screen.

Results: The results included birthing hospital outpatient rescreen rates from January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005. Read More

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September 2018
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Parenting Stress and Maternal Coherence: Mothers With Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Children.

Am J Audiol 2018 Sep;27(3):260-271

Audiology Programme, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to develop a substantive theory that explains parenting stress among mothers of deaf or hard-of-hearing (D/HH) children.

Method: Fifteen hearing mothers of children with severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss were interviewed. Interviews were transcribed verbatim, and a grounded theory approach was used to inductively analyze parental stress in mothers of D/HH children. Read More

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September 2018
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Audiology Faculty Author Impact Metrics as a Function of Institution.

Authors:
Andrew Stuart

Am J Audiol 2018 Sep;27(3):354-365

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop a method for the assessment of audiology author impact as a function of institution and compare these results to a recent college ranking of audiology graduate programs.

Method: Scopus author impact metrics (i.e. Read More

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September 2018
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Assessment of Subjective Visual Vertical (SVV) Using the "Bucket Test" and the Virtual SVV System.

Am J Audiol 2018 Sep;27(3):249-259

Division of Vestibular Sciences, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to describe the variability and test-retest reliability of a commercially available subjective visual vertical (SVV) system known as Virtual SVV (Interacoustics). In addition, the study aimed to compare the reliability of the Virtual system with a previously established bucket test of SVV.

Study Design: Fifteen participants with normal hearing, normal middle ear function, and normal utricular function were included in the study. Read More

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September 2018

Does Contralateral Inhibition of Transient Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions Suggest Sex or Ear Laterality Effects?

Am J Audiol 2018 Sep;27(3):272-282

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine contralateral inhibition of transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) in young adults with normal hearing as a function of ear and sex.

Method: Young female (n = 50) and male (n = 50) adults with normal hearing participated. TEOAEs were measured bilaterally with 80 dB peSPL nonlinear clicks and 60 dB peSPL linear clicks with and without a contralateral broadband noise elicitor at 65 dB SPL. Read More

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September 2018
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