Category: Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss

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“JAMA” Examines Improvements in Healthcare for Hearing Loss

A viewpoint article published on “JAMA Network” on World Hearing Day considers the ways in which large-scale, public healthcare systems can implement strategies to address hearing loss which include funding research, improving communication, and streamlining hearing care services.

Hearing Loss

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Are COVID-19 “Brain Fog” Symptoms and an Auditory Processing Disorder Related?

When a COVID-19 survivor reports that they have been diagnosed with brain fog or mild cognitive impairment (BF/MCI), or these terms appear in a medical report, hearing care professionals should be aware that many of the BF/MCI symptoms are very similar to those seen in patients with (central) auditory processing disorder. This article by audiologist Robert DiSogra, AuD, reviews the research on this subject and provides recommendations.

Hearing Disorders

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Angela Loucks Alexander Discusses APD in TEDx Talk

In a recent TEDx talk called “Escaping the Hidden Prison of Auditory Processing Disorder,” Angela Loucks Alexander recalls being locked in a basement from the ages of 13-17 with no access to running water or a bathroom and not “talked to or touched,” apart from a twice-per-day sandwich delivery from her father.

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VA Proposes Update to Disability Benefits for Tinnitus

Proposed updates to the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities by The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may shrink payments to veterans for disorders that include tinnitus and sleep apnea, according to an article in the “Military Times.”