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20Q: Changes to Auditory Processing and Cognition During Normal Aging – Should it Affect Hearing Aid Programming? Part 2 – Programming Hearing Aids for Older Adults

Richard Windle, PhD, MSc, CS

February 1, 2024

Part 1 discussed how a decline in some elements of cognition and auditory processing alters speech perception during normal aging. This course considers how hearing aids may help or hinder speech perc...   Read More

  


20Q: Changes to Auditory Processing and Cognition During Normal Aging – Should it Affect Hearing Aid Programming? Part 1 – Changes Associated with Normal Aging

Richard Windle, PhD, MSc, CS

January 8, 2024

Many aspects of cognition and auditory processing decline with normal aging, and this makes it difficult to hear in challenging situations, even without the additional problems caused by peripheral he...   Read More

  


20Q: Next-Level Hearing Aid Verification

Susan Scollie, PhD

December 11, 2023

This course describes hearing aid verification procedures that use and build upon setting gain to targets. With advanced tests of specific signal processors, and headphone systems that allow real-time...   Read More

  


20Q: Speech-in-Noise Testing - Too Useful to be Ignored!

H. Gustav Mueller, PhD, Todd Ricketts, PhD, Benjamin W. Y. Hornsby, PhD

November 6, 2023

This course reviews how speech-in-noise (SIN) testing can be routinely used in the clinical setting, both for identifying functional capabilities, and for the selection and fitting of hearing aids. Sp...   Read More

  


20Q: Optimizing Hearing Aid Processing for Listening to Music

Marshall Chasin, AuD

October 16, 2023

Music and speech have some differences which include spectral shape, intensity and “crest factors”. Most modern digital hearing aids cannot handle the more intense inputs that are characteristic o...   Read More

  


How AI-Driven Hearing Aid Features and Fresh Approaches to Counseling Can Promote Better Outcomes: Part 2, Towards Empowered Follow-up Care

Brian Taylor, AuD, Niels Søgaard Jensen, MSc

October 2, 2023

This article examines how AI-driven features in new generation hearing aids when combined with targeted person-centered counseling and other systematic approaches to follow-up care can speed the weare...   Read More

 


Research QuickTakes Volume 6 (Pt. 2): Hearing Aid Fitting Toolbox—Verification and Validation

Brian Taylor, AuD, H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

September 11, 2023

This course describes procedures associated with the varication and validation of the hearing aid fitting, including probe-mic assessment, sound field threshold testing and self-assessment outcome mea...   Read More

  


Research QuickTakes Volume 6 (Pt. 1): Hearing Aid Fitting Toolbox —Important Pre-Fitting Measures

Brian Taylor, AuD, H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

September 11, 2023

Prior to the actual fitting of the hearing aid, there are several pre-fitting measures that must be conducted. In this article, we review four of these measures, and provide step-by-step guidance rega...   Read More

  


20Q: Social and Emotional Impacts of Hearing Loss—Empowering Audiologists

Bec Bennett, PhD

September 11, 2023

This course details research describing how hearing loss can affect a person's social and emotional well-being and how audiology services can better meet the social and emotional needs of their client...   Read More

  


Research QuickTakes Volume 5: OTC Hearing Aids—Pros, Cons, and Implementation Strategies

Brian Taylor, AuD, H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

September 5, 2023

In the past year, the long-awaited OTC hearing aid category has arrived. In this article, we review the background of the regulation, some issue to consider regarding fitting optimization, and practic...   Read More

  


Research QuickTakes Volume 4: Potential Hearing Aid Fitting Misconceptions

Brian Taylor, AuD, H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

August 25, 2023

In the everyday practice of hearing aid fitting, audiologists sometimes develop misconceptions about how hearing aids work, or different fitting practices. We reviewed a few of them in this article an...   Read More

 


Research QuickTakes Volume 3: Optimizing the Hearing Aid Fitting Process

Brian Taylor, AuD, H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

August 23, 2023

This course reviews several issues related to following best practice when fitting hearing aids. Topics discussed include patient-centered care, speech in noise testing, loudness measures, output veri...   Read More

 


Research QuickTakes Volume 2: Identification and Management of Post-Fitting Hearing Aid Issues

Brian Taylor, AuD, H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

August 21, 2023

This course reviews several issues related to patient satisfaction following the hearing aid fitting, and how the HCP can work through these problems. Discussion includes reliance on patient judgments...   Read More

 


Research QuickTakes Volume 1: Understanding and Treating the Background Noise Problem for Hearing Aid Users

Brian Taylor, AuD, H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

August 14, 2023

This course reviews the issues surrounding the understanding of speech in background noise and how hearing instruments and fitting procedures can be used to help solve this problem. New and innovative...   Read More

 


20Q: Update on Cochlear Implants: Hearing Preservation, Single-Sided Deafness, and Personalized Fitting

Margaret Dillon, AuD, PhD, CCC-A

August 14, 2023

The course reviews new candidacy criteria for cochlear implantation, including when to consider referring for a cochlear implantation evaluation, considerations specific to new patient populations, an...   Read More

     


How AI-Driven Hearing Aid Features and Fresh Approaches to Counseling Can Promote Better Outcomes: Part 1, The Catch-22 of Follow-up Care

Brian Taylor, AuD, Niels Søgaard Jensen, MSc

August 1, 2023

The current state of follow-up care and its vital role in outcomes for adult hearing aid wearers is examined in this article. Ideas for making it more efficient are discussed.   Read More

 


20Q: Auditory Biotechnologies - Finding Their Way to the Clinic

Rebecca M. Lewis, AuD, PhD

July 10, 2023

This article details the latest developments in the field of auditory biotechnologies that aim to medically treat hearing loss using a series of different approaches. The biotechnologies described in...   Read More

    


20Q: Occupational Audiometry

Deanna Meinke, PhD, CCC-A

June 12, 2023

Audiologists perform and review audiograms for many types of employers. This requires a fundamental understanding of the differences between regulatory agencies and best practices in the context of he...   Read More

  


20Q: Hearing Aid Adoption — What MarkeTrak Surveys are Telling Us

Lindsey E. Jorgensen, AuD, PhD

March 13, 2023

This 20Q article provides a discussion of data collected in the MarkeTrak surveys and how this impacts our patients adopting hearing aids.   Read More

  


20Q: Audiology - There’s an Art to this Science

Barnaby Growling

January 9, 2023

The importance of having a balance of knowledge and information in clinical practice. A review of anosognosia and how to counsel patients with this symptom is also discussed.   Read More

  


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