Search ASHA Publications About Hearing Disorders
The ASHA online journals, Access Audiology, and The ASHA Leader are excellent sources of materials to supplement your curriculum.
ASHA Journals Available on HighWire
Selected issues from Access Audiology relevant to Hearing Disorders:
The ASHA Leader
Selected Online Leader articles about Hearing Disorders:
From High-Tech to Biotech Using Stem Cell and Gene Therapy to Treat Hearing Loss
Although hearing aids (for those with mild-to-moderate hearing loss) and cochlear implants (for those who are profoundly deaf) produce undeniable benefits for millions of people, the effectiveness of these devices leaves room for improvement. Is stem cell therapy the next solution?
Fly-Inspired Microphone for Directional Hearing Aids: Unusual Ears Lead to Smaller Microphone Technology
Central to hearing aid design is the desire to reduce the unwanted sound that makes it maddeningly difficult to understand speech in noisy environments. Could the ear of a small parasitic fly be the answer?
Quality of Life of Youth With Hearing Loss
Adolescence is a life stage with rapid and major developmental changes, yet little is known about how these changes influence the quality of life of young people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
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.
Wearable and Wireless: New Captioning Technology Expands Access for People with Hearing Loss
People with hearing loss soon will have a new option for viewing captions in movie theaters, classrooms, sports venues, or museums—anywhere visual or multilingual access may be needed.
Audiologists' Role in Early Diagnosis of Usher Syndrome
Audiologists are often the first—and primary—health care provider for individuals with Usher syndrome, and it is important to recognize and refer individuals who present with clinical signs and symptoms of Usher syndrome.
Mechanisms of Noise-Induced Hair Cell Death
Understanding the molecular mechanisms of hair cell death yields promising treatments that may one day prevent noise-induced hearing loss.
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.
The Biological Mechanisms of Hyperacusis: Animal Models Help Uncover Brain Basis for Disorder
New research shows that cochlear damage can induce changes in the neural response to sound within the central auditory system.
New Bone-Anchored Amplification Options for Children
The Baha system has recently gained more indications, making this a viable option for children with unilateral and bilateral conductive and sensorineural hearing losses.
Hearing Aid Use by Infants: More Than Meets the Ear?
Research Directions-A research study examines why full-time, consistent hearing aid use comes more easily for some infants and their families than for others.
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.
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.
Army Moves to Higher Level of Hearing Protection: First Preventive Audiology Mission Visits Iraq, Reaches Out to Civilians
First preventative audiology mission helps prevent noise-induced hearing loss, and provides and opportunity to reach out to civilians.
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.
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.
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.
Aging and Speech Communication
Peripheral, central-auditory, and cognitive factors affect speech-understanding problems in older adults.
Hearing Pill to Undergo More Clinical Trials
In the future, medication may reverse the effects of hearing loss from acoustic trauma, according to military researchers.
Hearing Loss Hinders Relationships
A new survey highlights the significant affects of hearing loss on relationships with significant others, family, friends, and co-workers.
Otoacoustic Emissions: Reducing and Preventing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Otoacoustic emissions may strengthen a hearing conservation program by allowing audiologists to catch hearing loss before it becomes clinically significant, or even prevent hearing loss from occurring.
Gestures and Words: Facilitating Recovery in Aphasia
Recent research efforts in our lab and others in America and abroad represent renewed interest in the use of gesture to facilitate language recovery in aphasia.
Auditory Neuropathy/Dys-synchrony: Trends in Assessment and Treatment
The diversity of etiologies, sites of lesion, and auditory abilities presents challenges in making remediation decisions for individual with this auditory disorder.
Something New for the Audiogram
The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Department of Audiology has developed an alternative symbol for response at limit.
Audiologists with Hearing Loss
Profiles of audiologists who have blazed the trail for people with hearing loss to enter the profession as well as those who will be among the next generation of audiologists.
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.
Ethical Issues in Genetics Related to Hearing Loss
New technologies in genetics may raise unique ethical challenges when working with people with hearing loss and their families.
Genetics and Hearing Loss: An Overview
An overview of one of the more common causes of hearing loss can assist clinicians and parents.
A Tail of Hearing Service: Service Dogs Can Fill Gaps for People With Hearing Loss
Service dogs can greatly improve quality of life and increase safety for people with hearing loss.
Music Studies as Tinnitus Relief
A study at the University of Iowa to explore the use of music for tinnitus relief is drawing positive response from participants.
Cultural Competence in Audiology
Our success as clinicians depends on our ability to ensure that cultural differences do not bias our test results.
Clinical Management of Tinnitus and Hyperacusis
Evaluation and treatment of tinnitus and hyperacusis have developed into a neurophysiologically based protocol with the goal of habituation to the tinnitus.