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Patient-centric Follow-up: The Key Differentiator in Hearing Healthcare

As patient-centric care gains steam in both general medicine and hearing health—while being juxtaposed by new OTC and DIY hearing solutions—a renewed focus on follow-up services is crucial. This special report looks at follow-up AR protocols and perspectives, and includes perspectives from Nancy Tye-Murray, Brian Taylor, Cherilee Rutherford, Ron Leavitt, Susanna Løve, Dave Blanchard, and more.

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Affirmative Clinical Practice with LGBTQ Patients: Creating a Welcoming and Comfortable Experience for All

Surveys suggest that 4.5% of American adults, and an even greater percentage of American youth, openly identify as LGBTQ. About one-sixth of LGBTQ adults say they have experienced healthcare discrimination. Unacknowledged implicit bias has detrimental impacts in our interactions in the clinic and the larger venues of our lives, even when we believe ourselves to be nondiscriminatory. Here are some ideas and guidelines for making your practice more welcoming and comfortable for everyone.

ADA Provides Guidelines for Telehealth Procedures

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) has published guidelines for telehealth procedures that can be provided with existing technologies—such as hearing aid checks and examinations—as well as those that will require special equipment or technology, like pure-tone audiometry and diagnostic analysis of cochlear implants.

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How Do Medical Masks Degrade Speech Reception?

This study shows that each type of medical mask essentially functions as a low-pass acoustic filter for speech, attenuating the high frequencies (2000-7000 Hz) spoken by the wearer by 3 to 4 dB for a simple medical mask and close to 12 dB for the N95 masks. In the era of Covid-19, Alexander Goldin, Barbara Weinstein, and Nimrod Shiman also explain how some of these problems might be overcome.

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Well-Hearing is Well-Being

The goal of this position statement is to propose a model of well-being that would be easy to use in clinical audiology practice and considers the domains of socio-emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being as core dimensions of well-being. While hearing loss and its associated communication challenges can indeed impact these core well-being dimensions, growing evidence shows that hearing rehabilitation can provide benefits in the same three domains.

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