Category: Patient Care

Patient Care

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Top-5 Compensatory Behaviors of “Significant Others” with a Hearing Problem

Whose problem is the hearing loss? People with hearing impairment sometimes forget that their hearing loss affects everyone around them. Here is audiologist Richard Carmen's list of top-5 compensatory tasks taken on by significant others who often must assume the role of translator and caregiver for a spouse or significant other with hearing loss.

Patient Care

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Plural Publishing Releases Speech-Language Textbook

Plural Publishing announced the release of “Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: Reconstructing Personal Narratives, Second Edition,” a book that “addresses this common concern of students and practitioners by illustrating how to integrate the concept of counseling into clinical practice.”

Pediatric Care

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Maico Diagnostics to Hold Free Webinar on Newborn Hearing Screening

The webinar will help inspire you to look at the hearing screening process in a positive light by providing information about how important the screening is to the future of a child with hearing loss; explain the methods used to perform the screening so you have a good understanding of the techniques you are using; and give practical recommendations for obtaining high-quality hearing screening results in the shortest possible time.

Counseling & Education

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Patient Fittings

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Using autoREMfit for Hearing Aid Fitting and Verification: Evidence of Accuracy and Reliability

This clinical study by John Pumford, AuD, and Gus Mueller, PhD, examines the new autoREMfit application of Audioscan VerifitLINK as integrated into Signia Connexx hearing aid fitting software. The results reveal good fit-to-target accuracy (RMSE ~2 dB; 65 dB SPL input) for two different audiograms and coupling systems. Test-retest reliability was excellent with values no greater than 1 dB at any frequency. Clinical benefits of this autoREMfit collaboration are discussed.