Category: Patient Care

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Telehealth May Expand Access for Pediatric Hearing Screenings

Audiologists and ear doctors simply don’t exist in some rural areas. There are 696 audiologists in North Carolina, and just 122 of them have mailing addresses in rural counties, according to data from the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

Patient Care

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COVID-19 and the Hearing Care Professional: What We Know So Far

It is still too early in the pandemic to make definitive statements about the full impact of the COVID-19 virus on the auditory/vestibular and central auditory systems. Author Bob DiSogra, AuD, advises that hearing care professionals should revise their Case History forms and consider adding tests for auditory processing disorders and a cognitive screening in order to make the appropriate referral(s) for patients. Counseling will continue to be a major part of the patient’s experience with hearing care clinicians.

Counseling & Education

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Top-5 Compensatory Behaviors of “Significant Others” with a Hearing Problem

Whose problem is the hearing loss? People with hearing impairment sometimes forget that their hearing loss affects everyone around them. Here is audiologist Richard Carmen's list of top-5 compensatory tasks taken on by significant others who often must assume the role of translator and caregiver for a spouse or significant other with hearing loss.

Evaluation

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CLEAR Launches Amptify Digital Therapeutic for Hearing Loss

ClEAR, a company that develops products for individuals with hearing loss, announced the launch of its “category-defining digital therapeutic for hearing loss that enables organizations to offer comprehensive, evidence-based hearing healthcare to their populations,” called Amptify.