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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,
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.
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.
Application of the health belief model: Development of the hearing beliefs questionnaire (HBQ) and its associations with hearing health behaviors
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.
Auditory difficulties in blast-exposed Veterans with clinically normal hearing.
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.
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.
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.
The clinical assessment of "Obscure Auditory Dysfunction" (OAD) 2. Case control analysis of determining factors.
Stage 2 of a case control study of OAD has confirmed the general finding of stage 1 that OAD is multifactorial; compared with controls, patients as a group have a genuine performance deficit for understanding speech in noise, accompanied by personality-related factors.
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
Data from 1814 ears are presented, showing that the distribution of eardrum dB SPL for a fixed signal level varies across ears and across frequency by as much as 40 dB, with the impact of this variance upon hearing aid targets computed with the NAL-NL1 fitting algorithm examined.
Hearing loss in veterans and the need for hearing loss prevention programs.
The rationale for and the development of a multimedia Hearing Loss Prevention Program aimed at preventing the progression of hearing loss among veterans associated with social, recreational, and nonmilitary occupational noise exposure are described.