Jane Madell

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Parents of Deaf Children Need Accurate Information

Jane Madell, PhD, says parents need current, accurate, and honest information when making important and difficult decisions about the needs of their hearing-impaired children—not information based on what might have been true 20-30 years ago.

The MADSEN Astera2 features a dedicated tinnitus assessment module designed to help clinicians address increased claims for tinnitus and hearing loss disability.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus Assessment: The Key to Successful Tinnitus Management

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.

Figure 4. Rating of hearing device in looped situations compared to non-looped situations.

ALDs/Phones/Wireless

Consumer Perceptions of the Impact of Inductively Looped Venues on the Utility of Their Hearing Devices

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.

ear ringing

Tinnitus

Issues in Tinnitus: 2014-2015

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).

IHS Outgoing President Thomas Higgins swears in IHS Incoming President Scott Beall.

Events

IHS Heats Up Palm Springs with 63rd Annual Convention

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.