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The clinical assessment of obscure auditory dysfunction--1. Auditory and psychological factors.
We define obscure auditory dysfunction (OAD) as the clinical presentation of reported difficulty understanding speech in the presence of noise accompanied by clinically "normal" hearing thresholds,Expand
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An Overview of Dual Sensory Impairment in Older Adults: Perspectives for Rehabilitation
Dual sensory impairment (DSI) refers to the presence of both hearing loss and vision loss. The occurrence of DSI is particularly prevalent among the aging population, with studies showing between 9%Expand
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Application of the health belief model: Development of the hearing beliefs questionnaire (HBQ) and its associations with hearing health behaviors
Abstract Objective: To develop a hearing beliefs questionnaire (HBQ) that assesses hearing beliefs within the constructs of the health belief model, and to investigate whether HBQ scores areExpand
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The clinical assessment of "Obscure Auditory Dysfunction" (OAD) 2. Case control analysis of determining factors.
Obscure Auditory Dysfunction (OAD) is defined as a clinical referral for self-reported auditory disability with no audiometric abnormality by stringent criteria. In stage 2 of a case control study ofExpand
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Measuring hearing aid outcomes--not as easy as it seems.
Outcomes measurement in audiology has received much attention because of the need to demonstrate efficacy of treatment, provide evidence for third-party payment, carry out cost-benefit analyses, andExpand
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Auditory difficulties in blast-exposed Veterans with clinically normal hearing.
UNLABELLED Vast numbers of blast-injured Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation New Dawn personnel report postconcussive symptoms that include headache, dizziness, poor memory,Expand
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Refinement and Psychometric Evaluation of the Attitudes Toward Loss of Hearing Questionnaire
Objective: To refine and statistically validate the Attitudes Toward Loss of Hearing Questionnaire (ALHQ) so that it will be appropriate for clinical application and to understand some of theExpand
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Blast exposure and dual sensory impairment: an evidence review and integrated rehabilitation approach.
Combat exposures to blast can result in both peripheral damage to the ears and eyes and central damage to the auditory and visual processing areas in the brain. The functional effects of the latterExpand
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The Performance-Perceptual Test (PPT) and Its Relationship to Aided Reported Handicap and Hearing Aid Satisfaction
Objective: Results of objective clinical tests (e.g., measures of speech understanding in noise) often conflict with subjective reports of hearing aid benefit and satisfaction. TheExpand
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Impact on hearing aid targets of measuring thresholds in dB HL versus dB SPL: El impacto en la medición de los umbrales en dB HL o en dB SPL, en las metas de un auxiliar auditivo
Audiometric measurements are traditionally made in dB HL, which by definition are specified relative to the sound pressure level (SPL) in a coupler. Real-ear dB SPL is then estimated by applying anExpand
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