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In this edition of “Striking the Right Balance,” Mostafa Eldaebes, M.B.B.Ch, M.Sc, Aud(C), Reg. CASLPO, takes us on a journey through time in the evolution of vestibular testing as we know it today.
You’ve diagnosed a school-aged child with hearing loss, fit and verified hearing aids, and counseled the child and parents about benefits, challenges and expectations. But is the remote microphone being used correctly? Or is it even being used at all?!
A common complaint among older listeners is that others speak too fast. As we know, raising the volume of our voices distorts speech and often leads to the complaint that we are talking too loudly. Hearing aids improve audibility but do not resolve the problems that older listeners experience
Is Hearing Loss in Older Adults Predictive of Later Development of Dementia and Does Hearing Care Modify Dementia Risk?
This paper provides an overview of the rapidly expanding research evidence-base concerning connections between hearing and cognition. It underscores the importance of distinguishing between measures to evaluate performance on various domains of cognition in healthy older adults versus measures to screen for dementia and emphasizes that correlation does not prove causation.
In my next few columns, I will explore new and exciting studies on using whole human genome sequencing as an emerging clinical tool for audiology.
Hangovers are the lingering effects of any negative situation. For people with hearing loss, this can be a Bad Group Communication Event (BGCE). Any situation involving marathon group conversations such as family celebrations, parties, women’s getaways, and business meetings that are meaningful and important, can easily sideline you because of accessibility issues.
This edition’s column was inspired by Gael Hannen’s most recent article, “A Client’s Rant”, which reminded me that it’s so important for clients to express how hard it is to have a hearing loss, and for professionals to acknowledge this.
Now that schools are back to in-person learning, I encounter many statements, both from individuals and in the media, expressing the general sentiment “kids are resilient, they’ll bounce back”. Research is emerging on how students have weathered the pandemic academically, while those of us who work in schools have our own observations of how students…
A hearing aid is not the complete, standalone resource for every communication situation. Instead, the device is a component of your client’s personal hearing loss strategy for better communication.
HEAR & BEYOND: Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss Eberts, S, Hannan, G (2022). Page Two. ISBN 978-1-77458-160-5 (paperback)ISBN 978-1-77458-161-2 (eBook) Reviewed by Rex Banks, AuD, Reg. CASLPO Shari Eberts and Gael Hannan are arguably two of the most familiar faces in hearing health consumer advocacy on the planet. For years, I have been following both,…