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.
A study of 43 children with autism spectrum disorder indicated that, the more time required for an ASD individual to process auditory signals, the more severe that person’s autistic symptoms. “This is a first step toward developing a biomarker of autism severity—an objective way to assess someone’s place on the ASD spectrum,” said co-author Sophie Molholm. “Using EEG recordings in this way might also prove useful for objectively evaluating the effectiveness of ASD therapies.”
The promotion from MED-EL is designed to allow patients to move forward with confidence, knowing that they can access the latest in sound processing strategies with a new audio processor as soon as it becomes available in the United States.
Educators and clinical instructors will gather at the University of Pittsburgh on June 11-13, 2015 for the 6th biennial CSD Teaching Conference which will focus on the art and science of teaching amplification.
This week, in Part 5, we wrap up The Hearing Review & CareCredit State of the Industry Presentation Series with comments from the dinner’s audience, including viewpoints from Drs David Fabry, Kim Cavitt, Scot Frink, Edward Aleo, and Roy Sullivan.
August Hearing Review author Larry Revit responds to a recent letter to the editor from film composer Jeff Rona about how to provide a cost-effective means for configuring off-the-shelf audio equipment to provide hearing-impaired musicians with a high-fidelity listening environment.
No matter how enthusiastic we may be about a technology solution—wireless, telecoil, custom or standard form-factor, open or closed fitting—each has its place, and the solution must match the needs and capabilities of the ultimate user, says Dennis Van Vliet, AuD.
BrainHearing combines four features—Speech Guard E, Spatial Sound, YouMatic, and Free Focus—that are designed to work together continuously to provide the brain with the input needed to hear more clearly, with reduced listening effort.
Marshall Chasin, AuD, shows why assymetric hearing loss does not necessarily rule out a noise-induced component.
This week, in Part 4 of the series, Dan Quall of Starkey Hearing Technologies provides a comparison of the fields of audiology, optometry, and dentistry—demonstrating a vital need for hearing healthcare to retain its tradition of private practices. He also details a number of key performance indicators (KPI) for practice owners to watch closely.