Special Interest Group 06 - Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics

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Perspectives, SIG 6, Vol. 1(Part 1), 2016
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This Perspectives focused on minimal to mild hearing loss in infants and children. We summarized how mild transient hearing loss, when induced during a developmental critical period, can cause lingering impairment in auditory perception. An animal model was used to study how hearing loss affected cellular mechanics and processing in the auditory cortex, and how these changes resulted in perceptual deficits. We shared the current opinion on implications of minimal to mild permanent hearing loss (MMHL) in children, and how to determine the optimal management approach. Use of FM systems for MMHL and fitting recommendations were discussed. Finally, we presented how to determine whether hearing amplification is appropriate for an infant with mild bilateral hearing loss and discussed recommendations for fitting the hearing aids. We discussed additional factors of concomitant handicap, mobility considerations, listening environment, and family readiness and motivation, which should be considered when determining the optimal hearing management approach for an infant with mild bilateral hearing loss.
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SIG 6 Perspectives Vol. 19, No. 2, November 2015
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This issue of Perspectives focused on hearing loss associated with specific medical conditions. We summarized recent research findings on HIV and hearing impairment and identified regions of the auditory system which seem to be most at-risk in cases of HIV infection. We reviewed the sensitivity, specificity, and limitations of the conventional (slow stimulus rate) click and frequency specific electrocochleography measure and describe two novel and promising techniques in electrocochleography useful in the assessment of Ménière’s disease. Finally, the authors presented a review of genetic considerations in hearing impairment, and discussed the issues and implications of genetic screening and testing for individuals with hearing impairment.
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SIG 6 Perspectives Vol. 19, No. 1, April 2015
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This issue of Perspectives focused on hearing difficulties in the unexpected context of a normally-functioning peripheral auditory system. We summarize central auditory processing disorders. Then, we described abnormal auditory findings in mild traumatic brain injury. Finally, we described the conditions known as obscure auditory dysfunction, hidden hearing loss, and King-Kopetzky syndrome and their possible causes, assessments, and interventions.
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SIG 6 Perspectives Vol. 18, No. 2, November 2014
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This issue of Perspectives focused on aspects of health and hearing. We summarized the known relationships between nutrition and hearing. Then, we described audiometric findings in cardiovascular risk and disease. We then described emerging electrophysiological techniques used to measure age-related neural changes. Finally, we discussed the complex relationship between hearing and cognition.
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SIG 6 Perspectives Vol. 18, No. 1, April 2014
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This issue of Perspectives considers novel and emerging issues concerning assessment of balance control and vestibular function. We first provide an overview of the contributions of the vestibular system and other systems utilized in balance control and dynamic gait. We then describe a novel training approach that integrates students in audiology and physical therapy in a transdisciplinary assessment program. Finally, we present an overview of vestibular assessment in the post-cochlear implanted patient, with emphasis on the emerging issues particular to a patient with bilateral cochlear implantation.
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SIG 6 Perspectives Vol. 17, No. 2, November 2013
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This issue of Perspectives focused on the changing health care environment and preparations for the future of health care. We first described ASHA’s Health Care Economics Committee, the Patient Protection & Accountable Care Act, Centers for Medical Services, and Physician Quality Reporting System. We then provided a professional organization’s view on how to best position the profession relative these changes.
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