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,…
Sound intensity and noise evaluation in a critical care unit.
High-intensity equipment alarms disturb patients' sleep but are critical in a medical emergency, however, nurses should not assume that raising the alarm output level will ensure that the alarm is audible from an adjacent room.
An Overview of Dual Sensory Impairment in Older Adults: Perspectives for Rehabilitation
The literature available regarding DSI is summarized, research needs regarding rehabilitation strategies are outlined and discussed, and simple suggestions for addressing DSI are provided that use available tools and technology.
Auditory difficulties in blast-exposed Veterans with clinically normal hearing.
- G. Saunders, Melissa T. Frederick, M. Arnold, Shienpei Silverman, T. Chisolm, Paula J. Myers
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of rehabilitation research and…
Assessment of blast-exposed Veterans concluded that participants exhibited task-specific deficits that add to the evidence suggesting that blast injury results in damage to the central auditory system.
Application of the health belief model: Development of the hearing beliefs questionnaire (HBQ) and its associations with hearing health behaviors
- G. Saunders, Melissa T. Frederick, Shienpei Silverman, Melissa A Papesh
- Medicine, PsychologyInternational Journal of Audiology
- 9 July 2013
The HBM appears to be an appropriate framework for examining Hearing health behaviors, and the HBQ is a valuable tool for assessing hearing health beliefs and predicting hearing health behaviors.
Measuring hearing aid outcomes--not as easy as it seems.
It is concluded that if the vision of moving quickly and efficiently from bench to chairside is to be realized, then clinicians must routinely measure hearing aid outcomes and researchers investigate their validity and usefulness.
Audiology in the time of COVID-19: practices and opinions of audiologists in the UK
Responses’ experience with teleaudiology has generally been positive however improvements to infrastructure and training are necessary, and because many procedures must be conducted in-person, it will always be necessary to have hybrid-care pathways available.
Refinement and Psychometric Evaluation of the Attitudes Toward Loss of Hearing Questionnaire
The Attitudes Toward Loss of Hearing Questionnaire is psychometrically acceptable and is a potentially useful clinical tool and could be used as a basis for counseling and for following attitude change in patients over time.
A Randomized Control Trial: Supplementing Hearing Aid Use with Listening and Communication Enhancement (LACE) Auditory Training
- G. Saunders, Sherri L Smith, T. Chisolm, Melissa T. Frederick, R. McArdle, Richard H. Wilson
- PsychologyEar and Hearing
- 1 July 2016
Findings from this randomized controlled trial show that Lace training does not result in improved outcomes over standard-of-care hearing aid intervention alone, and audiologists may want to temper the expectations of their patients who embark on LACE training.
The Performance-Perceptual Test (PPT) and Its Relationship to Aided Reported Handicap and Hearing Aid Satisfaction
The study showed the PPT to be a reliable outcome measure that can provide more information than a performance measure and/or a questionnaire measure alone, in that the PPDIS can provide the clinician with an explanation for discrepant objective and subjective reports of hearing difficulties.