Search ASHA Publications About Audiologic Assessment of Adults
The ASHA online journals, Access Audiology, and The ASHA Leader are excellent sources of materials to supplement your curriculum.
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The ASHA Leader
Selected Online Leader articles about Audiologic Assessment of Adults:
Sentence Recognition for Non-Native Speakers
Researchers reduce linguistic bias in audiology assessment.
Communicating Effectively with Elders and Their Families
Here are some guidelines to enhance your ability to communicate effectively with older clients and their families, which is essential to quality service delivery in audiology and speech-language pathology.
Diagnosis of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder in Traumatic Brain Injury
Early identification of (central) auditory processing disorder in patients with head injury is crucial to improving central auditory processing as well as overall auditory function so patients can benefit from interventions.
Auditory Event-Related Potentials in Younger and Older Listeners
The P300 auditory event-related potentials may provide valuable insights into differences in higher-order auditory processing between younger and older listeners.
Are Your Hearing Aid Fittings "On Target"?
Recent surveys show that verification and validation are underutilized and audiologists may not be taking advantage of tools to verify the gain and output of the hearing aid or document benefit to the patient.
Audiologic Management of the Older Patient
A clinical protocol that works well for younger patients requires modifications of all steps in the fitting process to meet the needs of older patients.
Personal Music Players: Are We Measuring the Sound Levels Correctly?
It is important to understand the relative risk of listening to personal music players so that consumers can be counseled appropriately-and it's important to accurately measure personal music player sound levels to assess the likelihood of hearing damage.
Primary Prevention Pays Off: Detecting Small Hearing Threshold Shifts That Signal Hearing Loss
Small steps have the potential for long-term impact on preventing noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace.
Emerging Pharmacologic Treatments for Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
In the next decade-perhaps sooner-new pharmacologic therapies will be developed that will allow audiologists to work with physicians and patients in selecting pharmacologic agents that can be used to prevent or ameliorate hearing loss and tinnitus.
Beyond BTEs: Earmold Opportunities in Clinical Practice
Audiologists can diversity their income streams and rely less on low-volume, high-priced hearing aids and shift the focus to higher-volume, lower-priced alternatives for audiophiles and people with hearing loss.
Re-evaluating the Efficacy of Frequency Transposition
Digital signal processing in recently introduced frequency-lowering algorithms in commercial hearing aids has shown significant benefits for adults and children with hearing loss.
Aural Rehabilitation for the Workplace: Listening in Our Offices Helps Clients Listen in Theirs
A series of focus groups with professionals with acquired hearing loss sheds new light on how hearing loss affects job performance and what they would like from their audiologists.
Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Otolaryngologic and Audiologic Options
The partnership of otolaryngology and audiology is critical in caring for patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss to provide immediate medical treatment combined with diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology.
Audition and Cognition: Where Lab Meets Clinic
Advances in neuroscience and in digital signal processing now compel audiologists to shift to a broader consideration of the brain and listening.
Selecting Speech Tests to Measure Auditory Function
Audiologists should select a speech test for the specific auditory domain of interest or the auditory domain in which the patient voices a compliant.
Wideband Measures of Middle-Ear Functioning
Wideband reflectance and wideband absorbance are names for an emerging type of acoustic ear-canal measurements that provides new dimensions for middle-ear assessment.
Something New for the Audiogram
The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Department of Audiology has developed an alternative symbol for response at limit.
Counseling Adults Prior to a Cochlear Implant
Adults who have prelingual or long-term deafness benefit from a team approach to counseling prior to a cochlear implant.
Researchers Investigate Link Between Hearing Loss and Osteoporosis
Researchers are studying how osteoporosis, hearing loss, and dizziness may be related.
Blast-Related Ear Injury in Current U.S. Military Operations
Hazardous noise exposure is the greatest that it has been in the U.S. military in over 35 years.
Ototoxicity: Early Detection and Monitoring
For patients with life-threatening illnesses that warrant treatment with ototoxic drugs, communication ability is a central quality-of-life issue.
Depression in Older Adults with Hearing Loss
Learn to recognize depression in your clients and how you can help.
Boosting Memory with Informational Counseling: Helping Patients Understand the Nature of Disorders and How to Manage Them
Help patients understand the nature of disorders, how to manage them-and remember what you tell them.