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In the last column, Peter and Bill discussed the three pillars of success for students with hearing loss transitioning to post-secondary: Planning, initiative, and positivity. In this issue, they are joined by Andres Diaz-Valles to explore ensuring that funding is secured to help pay for the equipment and services needed to succeed in university and college.
The Wired AuD returns with some helpful tips from Bill Bielski and Peter Stelmacovich on transitioning to post-secondary school.
Peter Stelmacovich’s “Wired Audiologist” moves to the Features section for this issue with an important overview we can all use on hearing loss terminology.
Peter Stelmacovich tells us that a need for reducing the negative consequences of UHL definitely exist. Although care must be taken to ensure that the treatment option chosen is carefully selected and produces the desired functional outcome, there is no need to ignore treating UHL.
Reframing the role of audiology is based on the assumption that the value of a good or service is defined by the customer. Those that produce the good or service are more successful when they have a clear understanding of these customer specifications and tailor the features of their product to match. If a gap exists between what customers identify as valuable and what is readily available, it presents an opportunity for those that produce the good or service to close that gap by modernizing what they produce. This is an ongoing challenge for audiologists, since what customers want and value often changes regularly over time.
Hearing in the car is a challenging listening environment for people with hearing loss. Peter Stelmacovich provides us with some possible technological solutions.
In his last column, Peter discussed candidacy for wireless microphones. In this issue, he shares some personal strategies he uses in challenging listening situations.
A colleague recently expressed the opinion that very few of her clients are candidates for additional wireless microphone systems and the number of candidates in her opinion was likely less than 1%. Peter Stelmacovich argues that the reality is the number of potential candidates for adaptive wireless microphones could be as high as 40% and explains why.
While there may be many things in life worth complaining about, Peter Stelmacovich explains why his hearing loss isn’t one of them.
In this installment of The Wired Audiologist, Peter explains how engaging the patient as part of the treatment planning process is critical to the success of the plan.