Category: Patient Care

Patient Care

Latest

Plural Publishing Releases Auditory-Verbal Therapy Textbook

Plural Publishing say the book can also be a resource for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, teachers of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, administrators, psychologists, cochlear implant surgeons, primary care physicians, social workers, and other allied health and education professionals.

Patient Care

Latest

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.

Pediatric Care

Popular

ADHEAR Adhesive Adapter System for Conductive Hearing Loss Cleared by FDA

The FDA has cleared the MED-EL ADHEAR, an innovative non-surgical bone conduction solution for conductive hearing loss. Described as the “next generation of non-surgical bone conduction hearing technology,” it consists of a patented adhesive adapter that is placed onto the skin behind the ear and is worn for 3 to 7 days at a time. The lightweight audio processor is simply clicked on and off the adapter each day.

Patient Fittings

Latest

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.

Pediatric Care

Latest

Adverse Childhood Communication Experiences May Be Associated with Increased Risk for Chronic Disease

The study notes that two forms of early life toxic stress that can potentially impact the health of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing are language deprivation (insufficient access to direct child–caregiver communication during the critical period of language development) and communication neglect (ongoing or recurrent exclusion from indirect family communication and incidental learning).