The 2014 Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) Convention “Raising the Stakes: Going All in for Audiology!” will be held at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas on November 6-9.
A new study commissioned by Siemens Hearing Instruments suggests that teen hearing loss may be on the rise, with 1 in 6 teens showing hearing loss symptoms often or all of the time, and nearly 9 in 10 engaged inactivities that could place them at risk for hearing loss.
The Hearing Review asks three audiologists associated with GN Otometrics and Audiology Systems—Clément Sanchez, AuD, Wendy Switalski, AuD, and Clint Keifer, AuD—for their thoughts on the benefits of tinnitus assessment. They also provide advice to hearing care professionals who are interested in adding tinnitus assessment to their practice.
Telecoils and hearing loops deserve the attention of the hearing industry and hearing care professionals, as these simple devices dramatically increase multiple environmental listening utility (MELU). The findings of this study, presented by 9 experts in the field, clearly demonstrate hearing loop systems dramatically improve consumer experiences with their hearing aids or CIs for nearly all participants. Users reported looped venues significantly improved their speech intelligibility and the sound quality of their hearing device.
A look at what the most recent scientific literature says about tinnitus treatment, as well as a review of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM), and Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT).
The New Jersey Academy of Audiology (NJAA) has announced that its 6th annual meeting, “Counseling Strategies in Rehabilitative Audiology,” will be held Friday, October 24, 2014, at Montclair State University.
The free 60-minute Ida Basics e-learning course offers valuable and actionable knowledge in a format that can fit within a busy clinician’s day. It is designed to provide a quick overview of patient-centered care and a better understanding of its value to patients and families. CEUs available.
Hal-Hen has introduced the new TVaid® RF Digital Wireless 2.4 GHz Amplifying System designed to transmit crisp stereo audio from a TV to a headset receiver.
The 2014 International Hearing Society (IHS) Meeting offered over 50 exhibits of the latest products and services, nearly 20 seminars and educational sessions, preconvention workshops on ear impressions, tympanometry, and tinnitus therapy, as well as keynote presentations about leadership and entrepreneurialism. It also offered an Industry Leadership Panel that provided perspectives from many of the largest hearing aid manufacturers and distributors both in the United States and abroad.
The report says people with learning disabilities are more likely to have hearing loss than the general population, but are less likely to have their hearing loss diagnosed and managed with hearing aids. This is mainly because hearing loss diagnosis relies on self-referral, which is an initial barrier for people with learning disabilities. Likewise, caregivers need to be educated about hearing loss and learning disability.