Clinical and Research Topics in Audiology and Public Health
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These Perspectives (SIG 8) articles cover a wide range of audiology and
public health research and clinical topics. There are three original research
reports and one clinical review. In the first research report, Roman et al.
examine the impact of reduced audibility and speaker voice on the mini-mental
state examination score in a group of young adults without cognitive
impairment. Next, Beamer et al. conduct a preliminary study to investigate the
role of a hearing loss prevention education strategies in an active duty
military population. Reavis et al. estimate the association between tinnitus
and self-reported depression symptoms and between tinnitus and perceived
anxiety in a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. The final article
by Henry and Manning is a review article on sound therapy approaches and
clinical options for tinnitus management.
will be able to:
- discuss the impact of reduced
audibility on mini-mental state examination performance
- describe the impact of hearing
health education in prevention of noise-induced hearing loss
- explain the association between
tinnitus and mental distress in adults
- describe the different sound therapyapproaches
and differentiate them based on their presumed mechanisms of action