1,158 results match your criteria American Journal of Audiology[Journal]


Behavioral and Neural Assessments of Auditory Skill Development After Hearing Instrument Fitting in Children: Case Reports and Clinical Implications.

Am J Audiol 2022 May 27:1-18. Epub 2022 May 27.

Speech and Hearing Science Research Institute, Children's Hearing Foundation, Taipei City, Taiwan.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to comprehensively monitor the auditory skill development of children with hearing loss after hearing instrument fitting, and a battery of four assessments was proposed.

Method: This battery was designed to fill the gap in speech discrimination in clinically available evaluations. The battery includes both behavioral and neural assessments. Read More

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Perceptions of Preceptors and Audiology Students on Practicum During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Am J Audiol 2022 May 27:1-7. Epub 2022 May 27.

Department of Communication Disorders, Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem, Israel.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the perceptions of audiology students and preceptors regarding changes in the practicum as a result of COVID-19.

Method: This study was conducted during two different periods, with Internet questionnaires posted on social media forums. Preceptors and newly graduated clinicians were recruited in 2019 for a study prior to COVID-19, and students and preceptors were recruited for comparison during COVID-19. Read More

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Labor Force Participation and Hearing Loss Among Adults in the United States: Evidence From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Am J Audiol 2022 May 27:1-9. Epub 2022 May 27.

Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.

Purpose: The purpose of this article was to study the association between hearing loss (HL) and labor force participation in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

Method: This cross-sectional study used data from the 1999-2000, 2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2011-2012, and 2015-2016 cycles of the NHANES. The sample was restricted to adults aged 25-65 years with complete audiometric data. Read More

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Analysis of Health Disparities in the Screening and Diagnosis of Hearing Loss: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Hearing Screening Follow-Up Survey.

Am J Audiol 2022 May 25:1-25. Epub 2022 May 25.

Communication Science and Disorders, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to (a) provide introductory literature regarding cultural constructs, health disparities, and social determinants of health (SDoH); (b) summarize the literature regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Hearing Screening Follow-Up Survey (HSFS) data; (c) explore the CDC EHDI HSFS data regarding the contribution of maternal demographics to loss-to-follow-up/loss-to-documentation (LTF/D) between hearing screening and audiologic diagnosis for 2016, 2017, and 2018; and (d) examine these health disparities within the context of potential ethnoracial biases.

Method: This is a comprehensive narrative literature review of cultural constructs, hearing health disparities, and SDoH as they relate to the CDC EHDI HSFS data. We explore the maternal demographic data reported on the CDC EHDI website and report disparities for maternal age, education, ethnicity, and race for 2016, 2017, and 2018. Read More

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A Scoping Review of Technology and Infrastructure Needs in the Delivery of Virtual Hearing Aid Services.

Am J Audiol 2022 May 17:1-16. Epub 2022 May 17.

National Centre for Audiology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.

Purpose: The digital health revolution has brought forward integral technological advancements enabling virtual care as a readily accessible delivery model. Despite this forward momentum, the field of audiology still faces barriers that impede the uptake of virtual services into routine clinical practice. The aim of this study was to gather, synthesize, and summarize the literature around virtual hearing aid intervention studies and the related technology and infrastructure requirements. Read More

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Changes in Acoustic Absorbance Pre- and Post-Cochlear Implantation.

Am J Audiol 2022 May 12:1-12. Epub 2022 May 12.

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

Purpose: Until recently, there has been little investigation on the effects of cochlear implantation on the transmission of acoustic stimuli through the middle-ear system. Recent studies have shown that cochlear implantation decreases low-frequency acoustic absorbance, consistent with a stiffer middle-ear system postsurgery. The objectives of this study are (a) to investigate the time course of changes in acoustic absorbance post-cochlear implantation in the implanted ear and (b) to compare changes in acoustic absorbance between implanted and nonimplanted ears over time. Read More

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A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Exploring Effects of Third-Wave Psychological Therapies on Hearing-Related Distress, Depression, Anxiety, and Quality of Life in People With Audiological Problems.

Am J Audiol 2022 May 12:1-26. Epub 2022 May 12.

UCL Ear Institute, Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London, United Kingdom.

Purpose: There is growing evidence supporting the use of third-wave psychological therapies, such as mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), for people with long-term or chronic physical health conditions. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to critically evaluate the effectiveness of third-wave interventions for improving hearing-related distress and psychological well-being in people with audiological problems.

Method: We searched online bibliographic databases and assessed study quality. Read More

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Online Assessment of Speech Perception and Auditory Spectrotemporal Processing in Spanish-English Bilinguals.

Am J Audiol 2022 May 10:1-14. Epub 2022 May 10.

Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

Purpose: There is limited access to audiology services for the growing population of Spanish-English bilinguals in the United States. Online auditory testing can potentially provide a cost-effective alternative to in-person visits. However, even for bilinguals with high English proficiency, age of English acquisition may affect speech perception accuracy. Read More

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Effect of Electrode Montage on 500-Hz Tone Burst Evoked Masseter Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential.

Am J Audiol 2022 May 10:1-8. Epub 2022 May 10.

Department of Audiology, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysuru.

Purpose: Masseter vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) are short-latency myogenic responses obtained in response to electric or acoustic stimulation. It is a relatively newer test that helps assess the vestibulo-trigeminal pathway, thereby gaining more interest in brainstem pathologies like Parkinsonism, multiple sclerosis, and idiopathic random eye movement disorders. The purpose of the study was to compare the effect of zygomatic versus mandibular reference montage on the latency and amplitude of masseter VEMP (mVEMP) using a 500-Hz tone burst stimulus. Read More

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Is It Okay to Use Compressed NU-6 Files for Clinical Word Recognition Testing?

Am J Audiol 2022 May 10:1-8. Epub 2022 May 10.

Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of file compression on clinically measured word recognition scores obtained using the Northwestern University Test Number Six (NU-6; Auditec recording) materials.

Method: Participants were 86 adults ( = 170 ears; = 65.5). Read More

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Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Hearing Loss Among Physicians in Jordan.

Am J Audiol 2022 May 9:1-10. Epub 2022 May 9.

Department of Special Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Irbid.

Purpose: The aim of this study is to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of physicians regarding hearing loss and its management among children in Jordan as an example of developing countries.

Method: The cross-sectional survey composed of 18 questions was used to fulfill the aim of the study. The study population consisted of 335 physicians working in Jordan, with different specialties. Read More

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Adults With Hearing Loss Demonstrate Resilience During COVID-19 Pandemic: Applications for Postpandemic Services.

Am J Audiol 2022 May 3:1-11. Epub 2022 May 3.

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Twin Cities.

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has produced unique challenges for persons with hearing loss. There is a unique concern that adults with hearing loss may be more susceptible to isolation than adults with normal hearing.

Purpose: This study explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the well-being of older adults with and without hearing loss. Read More

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Feasibility and Assessment of a Hybrid Audiology Service Delivery Model for Older Adult Hearing Aid Users: A Pilot Study.

Am J Audiol 2022 May 3:1-13. Epub 2022 May 3.

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Florida, Tampa.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to provide insight for the feasibility and outcomes of hybrid (combination of in-person office and Internet-based appointments) audiology services.

Method: This pilot included two phases. First, we surveyed audiologists regarding what elements of a best-practice, in-person delivery of a hearing intervention could be delivered via Internet-based appointments. Read More

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Objective and Subjective Benefit of Direct-to-Consumer Hearing Devices in Middle-Aged Adults.

Am J Audiol 2022 Apr 27:1-11. Epub 2022 Apr 27.

Department of Communication Disorders, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to assess subjective and objective benefit provided by several direct-to-consumer hearing devices for middle-aged adults. The primary goal of this study was to determine the extent to which this type of device can yield benefit when users are listening in a range of acoustic conditions, rather than to compare benefit among devices.

Method: Participants ( = 58 years, = 40) completed a speech perception task with and without one of four direct-to-consumer devices. Read More

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Intraoperative Auditory Brainstem Response Measurements via the Vibrant Soundbridge Active Middle Ear Implant: Comparison of Two Methods.

Am J Audiol 2022 Apr 26:1-7. Epub 2022 Apr 26.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Würzburg, Germany.

Purpose: The Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) active middle ear implant can be used to treat adults and children with hearing loss. Intraoperative measurements based on auditory brainstem response (ABR) allow the determination of the implant's performance. Two methods for stimulus presentation during ABR measurements via VSB will be compared. Read More

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The Views and Experience of Audiologists Working in Flemish Hearing Aid Centers Concerning Cognition Within Audiological Practice.

Am J Audiol 2022 Apr 20:1-10. Epub 2022 Apr 20.

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium.

Purpose: This study aimed to get insight into the views and experience of audiologists, employed in Flemish hearing aid centers, concerning cognition within audiological practice.

Method: An online 49-item questionnaire was developed and subdivided into five categories: (a) work setting, (b) practical experience regarding hearing aid fitting linked to cognition, (c) knowledge regarding the auditory-cognitive perspective of speech understanding, (d) willingness and guidelines to implement cognitive measures within audiological practice, and (e) demographics. Respondents were surveyed during January and February 2021. Read More

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Internet-Delivered Psychological Treatments for Tinnitus: A Brief Historical Review.

Am J Audiol 2022 Apr 20:1-6. Epub 2022 Apr 20.

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

Objectives: Internet-delivered psychological treatments were developed more than 20 years ago, and tinnitus was among the first target conditions. The aim of this review article is to describe the history of Internet treatments for tinnitus and to comment on the evidence base. Challenges for future research and implementations will be mentioned. Read More

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The Onset-Offset N1-P2 Cortical Auditory Evoked Response in Individuals With High-Frequency Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Responses to High- and Low-Frequency Narrowband Noise.

Am J Audiol 2022 Apr 18:1-11. Epub 2022 Apr 18.

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

Purpose: This study aimed to determine whether onset-offset N1-P2 auditory evoked responses differ in amplitude, latency, and offset-to-onset trough-to-peak N1-P2 amplitude ratios (OOAR) between normal hearing (NH) sensitivity and moderate high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss (HFSNHL) groups when stimuli target regions of peripheral hearing sensitivity where the groups are in the normal range (i.e., 500 Hz) versus where they differ regarding presence of hearing loss (i. Read More

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Application of the Behavior Change Wheel Within the Context of Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus Management.

Am J Audiol 2022 Apr 18:1-12. Epub 2022 Apr 18.

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, United Kingdom.

Purpose: Although experiencing tinnitus can lead to many difficulties, these can be reduced by using techniques derived from cognitive behavioral therapy. Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) has been developed to provide an accessible intervention. The aim of this study was to describe how ICBT can facilitate tinnitus management by identifying the active ingredients of the intervention from the perspective of health behavior change. Read More

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Effect of Place-Based Versus Default Mapping Procedures on Masked Speech Recognition: Simulations of Cochlear Implant Alone and Electric-Acoustic Stimulation.

Am J Audiol 2022 Apr 8:1-16. Epub 2022 Apr 8.

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Purpose: Cochlear implant (CI) recipients demonstrate variable speech recognition when listening with a CI-alone or electric-acoustic stimulation (EAS) device, which may be due in part to electric frequency-to-place mismatches created by the default mapping procedures. Performance may be improved if the filter frequencies are aligned with the cochlear place frequencies, known as place-based mapping. Performance with default maps versus an experimental place-based map was compared for participants with normal hearing when listening to CI-alone or EAS simulations to observe potential outcomes prior to initiating an investigation with CI recipients. Read More

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A Review of the Effect of Classroom Sound-Field Amplification on Children in Primary School.

Authors:
Kiri Mealings

Am J Audiol 2022 Mar 28:1-17. Epub 2022 Mar 28.

Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.

Purpose: Being able to hear the teacher clearly is an important factor for children's learning. However, classrooms often have suboptimal listening conditions. Sound-field amplification systems (SFAS) can help improve classroom listening conditions by increasing the level of the teacher's speech compared to the background noise throughout the classroom. Read More

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Hearing From You: Design Thinking in Audiological Research.

Am J Audiol 2022 Mar 28:1-10. Epub 2022 Mar 28.

National Acoustic Laboratories, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to describe the emerging use of design thinking methodologies in hearing health care research using a participatory action approach with a consumer and community involvement panel, audiologists, and adults with hearing loss.

Method: Two connected hearing health care projects that adopted design thinking principles are presented here as case studies. Case 1 investigated the applicability and acceptability of smart voice assistant technology as post-hearing aid fitting support. Read More

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Self-Adjustment of Hearing Aid Amplification for Lower Speech Levels: Independent Ratings, Paired Comparisons, and Speech Recognition.

Am J Audiol 2022 Mar 22:1-17. Epub 2022 Mar 22.

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis.

Purpose: Self-adjustment of hearing aid amplification enables wearers to customize the hearing aid output to match their preferences and could become an important tool for programming direct-to-consumer devices for people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. One risk is that user-selected settings may provide inadequate audibility. This study assessed that risk by quantifying relationships between self-adjusted settings, subjective preferences, and speech recognition performance using speech at low levels in quiet, where achieving high speech audibility requires sufficient amplification. Read More

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Lipreading: A Review of Its Continuing Importance for Speech Recognition With an Acquired Hearing Loss and Possibilities for Effective Training.

Am J Audiol 2022 Mar 22:1-17. Epub 2022 Mar 22.

Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Purpose: The goal of this review article is to reinvigorate interest in lipreading and lipreading training for adults with acquired hearing loss. Most adults benefit from being able to see the talker when speech is degraded; however, the effect size is related to their lipreading ability, which is typically poor in adults who have experienced normal hearing through most of their lives. Lipreading training has been viewed as a possible avenue for rehabilitation of adults with an acquired hearing loss, but most training approaches have not been particularly successful. Read More

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Visual Processing Impairment in Children With Suspected Auditory Processing Disorder: A Transdisciplinary Dimensional Approach to Diagnosis.

Am J Audiol 2022 Mar 15:1-16. Epub 2022 Mar 15.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Preston, United Kingdom.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the utility of impairment(s) in language (LI), manual dexterity (IMD), and visual perceptual skills (IVPS) as a reference standard for diagnosing auditory processing disorder (APD).

Method: Data from 104 participants with suspected APD (males = 57, females = 47; 6-16 years) were retrospectively analyzed. Index auditory processing (AP) tests included Auditory Figure Ground 0 dB, Competing Words-Directed Ear (CW-DE), and Time-Compressed Sentences (TCS). Read More

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Online Reviews of Hearing Aid Acquisition and Use: A Qualitative Thematic Analysis.

Am J Audiol 2022 Mar 14:1-15. Epub 2022 Mar 14.

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

Purpose: Online reviews have become increasingly common for consumers to share their experiences about products and to assist potential consumers with decision making. The current study was aimed to understand the hearing aid user experience from online consumer reviews using qualitative analysis.

Method: The study used a qualitative thematic analysis to analyze open text responses from consumers leaving hearing aid reviews on the http://www. Read More

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Agreement Between Caloric and Horizontal Video Head Impulse Testing in School-Aged Children Presenting With Dizziness.

Am J Audiol 2022 Mar 14:1-6. Epub 2022 Mar 14.

Division of Vestibular Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

Objective: The purpose of this investigation was to determine the relationship between the horizontal semicircular canal video head impulse test (hvHIT) and the caloric test in a sample of school-age children evaluated due to complaints of dizziness or imbalance. In adults, these two tests provide different but complementary information regarding vestibular function and/or pathology. However, the most common causes of vestibular loss in children are different than those in adults, and it is not clear how these two tests of horizontal semicircular canal function are related in a pediatric population. Read More

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Effect of Protective Face Coverings on Sentence Recognition in Noise for Cochlear Implant Patients.

Am J Audiol 2022 Mar 10:1-6. Epub 2022 Mar 10.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of talker protective face coverings on sentence recognition in noise for cochlear implant users.

Method: The AzBio sentences were recorded in three conditions: (a) without any face covering (uncovered), (b) with an N95 mask, or (c) with an N95 mask plus face shield. Target sentences were presented at 60 dB SPL, and the 10-talker masker was presented at 50 dB SPL (10 dB signal-to-noise ratio. Read More

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Test Your Health at Home: Comparing Online Screening Tests of Hearing, Cognition, and Cardiovascular Health.

Am J Audiol 2022 Mar 3:1-11. Epub 2022 Mar 3.

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, United Kingdom.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which validated online screening measures of cognitive impairment, psychosocial well-being, and cardiovascular health are associated with a validated hearing screener in a sample of adults based in the United Kingdom.

Method: Sixty-one adults (43 female; = 44.7 years) participated in a cross-sectional study delivered remotely. Read More

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Sex-Related Differences in the Associations Between Montreal Cognitive Assessment Scores and Pure-Tone Measures of Hearing.

Am J Audiol 2022 Mar 28;31(1):220-227. Epub 2022 Feb 28.

Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Purpose: Hearing loss (HL) is associated with cognitive performance in older adults, including performance on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), a brief cognitive screening test. Yet, despite well-established sex-related differences in both hearing and cognition, very few studies have tested whether there are sex-related differences in auditory-cognitive associations.

Method: In the current cross-sectional retrospective analysis, we examined sex-related differences in hearing and cognition in 193 healthy older adults ( = 69 years, 60% women). Read More

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