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Managing Listening Difficulties in Patients with ASD and Normal Hearing Sensitivity

Although auditory issues have been consistently identified among the most common parent-reported sensory issues affecting children with ASD, audiologists rarely evaluate complex listening ability during clinical appointments. The disconnect between patients’ presenting complaints and the conventional test battery may stem from limited knowledge of the listening challenges common to patients with ASD or the range of available management options. This study examines testing in a group of children with ASD and normal hearing sensitivity, and introduces a remediation-driven streamlined assessment as well as a management matrix tailored to each distinct pattern of performance on auditory tests.

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Rate of Hearing Loss Increases Significantly After Age 90

Researchers investigated whether the rate of age-related hearing loss is constant in people 80 years and older. They found that the rate of hearing loss increases significantly after age 90, yet hearing aids are underused in this age group.

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Contemporary Issues in Auditory Processing Disorders: 2016

Despite a well-attended history, there is little agreement on the definition, diagnosis or treatment of auditory processing disorders (APDs) in 2016. APDs remain universally ill-defined and poorly understood. In this article, co-authors Beck, Clarke and Moore tackle contemporary APD issues, and more.

Damage-sensing Nerve Cells in Inner Ear Send Messages to Brain

According to new research from Johns Hopkins, some nerve cells in the inner ear can signal the brain about tissue damage in a way similar to pain-sensing nerve cells in the body. If the finding, discovered in rats, is confirmed in humans, it may lead to new insights into hyperacusis, an increased sensitivity to loud noises that can lead to severe ear pain.

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An Audiological Journey in a Smaller World 

Looking back on a eventful trip in 1960, Dr Jerger recounts the many friendships made during a trip overseas, and how those friendships influenced his career. The professional camaraderie he shared with international colleagues and insights he gained from them illustrate the advantages of growing up professionally in a smaller world.

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