• Hearing aids continue to offer special programs for special listening needs. But just how good are these programs, and what types of preferences do hearing aid wearers have when using them? This study compares two special programs with the Universal program in Widex EVOKE hearing aids. Along with some revealing insights into fitting individual patients, the results demonstrated that both special programs performed the job they were designed to do, and the overall study shows the potential benefits of providing special programs for special listening situations and individual preferences.
    Results of the study reveal that among patients seeking help for their tinnitus and hyperacusis, poor parental mental health was associated with the risk of suicidal and self-harm ideations across the life span.
    Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) affects five to 27 per 100,000 people annually, with about 66,000 new cases per year in the United States, according to the organization.
    Engage 2019: Unitron’s mission to change the customer experience and the patient journey.
    According to the online survey of more than 1,000 US adults ages 65-80 conducted in June, the prevalence of hearing loss among those who listened to loud music when they were young (ie, in their teens and 20s) is 40% greater than the percentage of hearing loss indicated in studies of older Americans that don’t include questions about music listening habits.
    The 4-year undergraduate degree will train teachers to work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing in a variety of educational settings.
    On the eve of major changes in the regulations governing the distribution of hearing aids in the United States, including the new upcoming class of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing devices, MT10 looks at consumers’ perceptions about hearing aids and personal sound amplification products (PSAPs)—as well as their attitudes about OTC devices and do-it-yourself hearing care.
    On July 12, the US News & World Report MONEY website ranked Audiology as the 29th best health care job—dead last on its list. Didn't these lists only recently rank Audiology as one of the top jobs?
    As Director, Meeting & Events, Falster is said to have led, designed, and managed knowledge-sharing events across the US and in more than a dozen countries involving tens of thousands of practitioners, audiology students, and educators.
    Lane, according to a “New York Times” article, believed that deaf people were a distinct ethnic group “with their own language, culture, customs, values, and humor,” and was transformed by his experience with deaf students communicating in ASL at the University of California, San Diego, in the 1970s.
    Testing the growing population of native Spanish speaking children seen in audiology clinics can be a challenge to the audiologist without Spanish language skills.
    This legislation is designed to "enhance the Medicare benefit by providing beneficiaries critical direct access to both diagnostic and therapeutic services of audiologists.”
    Carly Meyer, Nerina Scarinci, Louise Hickson, and an array of international authors share personal experiences to prepare students with both scientific evidence and practical information for implementation. “Patient and Family-Centered Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology” focuses on teaching speech-language pathology and audiology students how to develop and incorporate this model into everyday practice
    The great challenge of therapy is to eradicate the pathologic growth while preserving hearing and other critical functions of the middle ear and petrous bone, respecting the proximity of vital neural and vascular structures, and the intricate three-dimensional relationships involved.
    The merged Alpaca and Belsono organization owns and operates clinic locations in the eastern half of the United States and is reportedly “the largest independent network in the country,” according to the company's announcement.
    The organization was built on Bill Austin’s vision—So the World May Hear—and empowers individuals and communities to achieve their full potential. The Summer Sounds Benefit replaces the previous Starkey Gala celebration which ran for 20 years and was a highlight on the Twin Cities' social calendar.
    This is reportedly “the first and only time” that cochlear implants have been approved for these indications in the United States.
    This legislation would provide grants to increase opportunities for individuals who are from underrepresented backgrounds, including students from racial and ethnic minorities, in the professions of occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and audiology.
    A team of Japanese researchers centered at the University of Tsukuba sought to shed further light on the relation of hearing loss and other illnesses among older people.

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    The partnership will reportedly give AuDStandard members access to a range of services designed to help hearing practices increase revenue and decrease receivables including insurance billing, credentialing and contracting, on-site insurance training, business readiness, insurance verification, consulting, and more.