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Volume 11

To the Brain and Back: A Potential Role for GABA in Speech-In-Noise Perception and Aging

Audiologists frequently receive complaints from older adults with hearing loss about their difficulty understanding speech in noise (SIN). As the brain ages, there are changes to its structure and function that could impede a listener’s ability to separate speech features from background noise. What are these changes, and how does this knowledge inform audiological practice?

Age Adjustment in Audiometric Tests: Updated Results and Interpretations

Age adjustment is intended to represent the typical longitudinal hearing changes associated with age. In the US, age adjustments are not recommended by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) or permitted by the Department of Defense. They are optional for workers within the scope of the US Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) (i.e., general industry) and other regulatory bodies.

Volume 10

Views of Aging: Positive Beliefs and Attitudes Matter for Hearing and Other Health Issues

One of the most perplexing epidemiological statistics for audiologist is that only about 1 in 5 people with audiometric hearing loss who might benefit from amplification use hearing aids. How can audiologists improve hearing care for older adults?

What About Sex, Gender, Hearing, and Aging? is pleased to welcome Dr. Kathy Pichora-Fuller as our new columnist. Her column “What’s new about getting older?” will delve into all aspects of ageing and hearing ranging from health policy developments to neurophysical research on the aging auditory brain.

Volume 9

Mysteries of the Hearing Brain: Aging and Cochlear Implants

Although never directly involved in cochlear implant fittings, Samira Anderson’s practice changed dramatically when cochlear implantation became a viable solution for many patients.

Volume 6

Decreased Temporal Processing and Aging

Hearing problems in older people may not be related to audibility but rather to the decreased temporal processing that accompanies aging.