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Volume 11

Loneliness is Not an Age-Related Problem that Audiologists Can Solve Alone

Communication enables social relationships. Positive social relationships can have widespread health benefits. In promoting healthy aging, could audiologists do more to overcome the social isolation and loneliness of those living with hearing loss?

The Times They are A Changing

Barbara Weinstein comments on the retracted academic paper appearing in the Lancet Public Health titled: “Retraction of a Publication Error Reporting That Hearing Aid Use Modified Dementia Risk.

Help Your Clients Set Better Hearing Loss Goals

We’re well into a new year now, but it’s not too late to make resolutions, specifically goals for better hearing and communication. People with hearing loss have the power to reshape the flow of our daily communication lives.

The Audible Contrast Threshold (ACT™) Diagnostic Test to Take on the Number One Challenge with Hearing Loss had approached the people at Oticon Canada to submit this article on the new Audible Contrast Threshold (ACT™) test which is supported by their most recent incarnation of their software. The ACT test uses modulated noise rather than words, and is therefore language independent.

Don’t You “Never Mind” Me!

The most hurtful words a person with hearing loss (PWHL) can be told when asking for something to be repeated:
“Never mind.” “Don’t worry about it.” “Oh, nothing.” “It wasn’t important.”

Audiology in the Classroom

Dr. Connie Mayer from York University, and Dr. Sue Archbold and Brian Lamb from the Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA) share the research and advocacy work of CIICA to understand the needs of adults with cochlear implants, services that are (or more frequently, are not) available to them, their experiences and recommendations for creating an international network of cochlear implant user groups, families, and professionals.

Volume 10

The Appeal of Signia’s Innovative Form Factors and Their Role in the Adoption of Hearing Aids

Using survey data, the authors discussed how product design, most notably Signia Active, a hearing aid developed to resemble the mainstream wireless earbud, could increase acceptance and permit individuals with hearing loss to obtain the necessary and timely help they need to live rich and active lives.

Churchill’s Hearing Loss

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955, is widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century.  He was also a British army officer, historian, writer, Nobel Prize winner in Literature, artist, and the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.  Wayne looks at his use of a hearing aid (hearing aids, plural, were not fitted at that time).

Hearing Health is Associated to all Health

Evaluating a patient’s general health to offer more targeted support can help reduce and mitigate the burden of other diseases that come with hearing loss.

Experimental Medicines for Hearing Loss: Are Prevention or Restoration Feasible?

Advances in understanding cell death in the inner ear have opened the door for identifying investigational medicines that may prevent hearing loss. There is reason to be hopeful that additional medicines will successfully navigate the regulatory process and one day be available for patient populations.