Search ASHA Publications About Amplification and Audiologic Rehabilitation for 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 Amplification and Audiologic Rehabilitation for Adults:
Group Audiologic Rehabilitation for Adults: Ten Reasons to Add This Service to Private Practice
Audiologic rehabilitation can be offered in individual or group sessions and may be personalized for each patient to include technology, communication strategies, coping skills, speech-reading, auditory training, and knowledge of public laws requiring access to auditory information.
Improving Hearing Aid Function in Noisy Situations
Helping people with hearing loss clearly understand what others are saying over background noise remains a hot topic in audiology.
Table Talk: Improving Dining Room Acoustics for Older Adults with Hearing Loss
Dining is a social activity with deep cultural and emotional underpinnings. As individuals grow older, the likelihood of isolation and withdrawal from social activities can increase because of the increase in health problems, including hearing loss. Because good communication is fundamental to social activities, designing an appropriate acoustic environment in dining spaces for older populations becomes key.
Incorporating a Client-Centered Approach to Audiologic Rehabilitation
Changes in several domains over the last decade have had a profound effect on how we conceive, organize, provide, and evaluate audiologic rehabilitation services. Today, hearing aid fittings must be accompanied by patient education, counseling, and other non-technological services.
Group Audiologic Rehabilitation for Adults and Their Communication Partners
How does a simple question and a group conversation improve the functional and psychosocial outcomes for adults with hearing loss?
Audiologic Rehabilitation: Research and Resources
New research and ASHA resources available about audiologic rehabilitation.
Amplification for Music Lovers
How do you program a hearing aid for musicians or music lovers who wear hearing aids?
Sentence Recognition for Non-Native Speakers
Researchers reduce linguistic bias in audiology assessment.
Reducing Noise Interference
Listening in background noise can be a challenge for people with hearing loss because they often need a higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) than people with normal hearing to understand the same amount of speech. Many high-performance hearing aids are implemented with digital signal processing algorithms to reduce the interference of continuous, transient, and wind noise.
Frequency-Lowering Hearing Aids: Verification Tools and Research Needs
Frequency-lowering is the generic term used to refer to current technologies that take high-frequency input signals—typically considered to be speech sounds—and deliver these sounds to a lower frequency region for improved speech understanding. The concept is not new—but the potential for success is.
Amplification can often solve the problem of reduced audibility, but it does not yet address the impaired frequency resolution or loss of temporal processing experienced by people with moderate sensorineural hearing loss.
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.
Hair Cell Regeneration: How It Works and What It Means for Audiologists
We are getting closer to hair cell regeneration therapy. Learn about recent findings and the latest techniques involved in the study of hair cell regeneration-and their clinical implications.
Advances in Otoprotective Drugs
Research is underway to develop otoprotective drugs that may one day prevent or protect hearing from noise exposure.
Acoustic/Blast Injury Surveillance in an Army at War
Over the past decade clinical practice has moved toward evidence-based work-now public health is moving toward evidence-based practice.
Progressive Audiologic Tinnitus Management
Audiologic tinnitus management is an education protocol to assist patients in learning self-management for tinnitus within a hierarchical program so that clinical intervention occurs only to the degree necessary.
The Need for Auditory Training
Our professions must evolve to the point where we can inform patients confidently and compellingly that they must actively engage in rehabilitation training in order to achieve maximum potential with hearing technology.
Aging and Speech Communication
Peripheral, central-auditory, and cognitive factors affect speech-understanding problems in older adults.
Forecasting the Future of Aural Rehabilitation
Fourth in a series of articles highlighting the work of master clinicians in audiologic/aural rehabilitation, this article profiles the work of Jerome Alpiner, whose textbooks about aural rehabilitation have been a professional mainstay.
Multichannel Compression Hearing Aids: Perceptual Considerations
Digital signal processing algorithms in hearing aids have become increasingly complex since they became commercially available in the mid-1990s.
Digital Hearing Aids: Wheelbarrows to Ear Inserts
Hearing aids are no longer devices for simply amplifying sound. Digital technology in hearing aids has brought about substantial changes in design and function.
Auditory Rehabilitation and the Aging Brain
When working with older adults, it is important to recognize that effective rehabilitation will likely require more than improving signal detection. Beyond the aging ear is a central auditory system that is biologically different from that of younger people.
15 Principles of Consumer-Oriented Audiologic/Aural Rehabilitation
To be effective, AR services should be tailored to patients' needs in their individualized communicative environments, with their specific communication partners.
A Look at AR in the Last Decade
This article is the first in an occasional series highlighting the work of master clinicians in audiologic/aural rehabilitation. In this article, Mark Ross reflects on AR in the past decade.
Benefits of Fitting One Versus Two Hearing Aids
A report on a broad-ranging self-report based inquiry into the function of hearing in the real world which examines the benefits of binaural hearing aids.
Stick It in Your Ear: A Systematic Approach to Earmold Selection
A systematic approach to earmold selection that uses an anatomically based and customized process.
Speechreading and Aging
To give Baby Boomers a clearly visible future, clinicans need to assess speechreading and integration abilities during audiological evaluations.
Aging in a Fast-Paced World
Knowledge about age-related changes in information processing will guide our interaction with older adults and raise public awareness.
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.
Telecoils Deserve Wider Acceptance as Assistive Listening Devices
Inductive loop systems-combined with a hearing aid telecoil-are an assistive listening technology that deserves a renaissance in this modern age.