Special Interest Group 08 - Audiology and Public Health

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Clinical and Research Topics in  Audiology and Public Health
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
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.
Clinical Topics in Audiology and Public Health
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
These Perspectives (SIG 8) articles cover a wide range of audiology and public health topics. Konrad-Martin and colleagues promote effective and standardized coding and third payer billing practices for the audiological management of symptomatic ototoxicity. The article includes relevant ICD-10-CM codes and CPT codes. Myers and Dundas provide a review of the effects of noise on the vestibular system. They note that temporary and permanent effects of noise on the vestibular system have been reported and advocate for further investigations to unpack the complex relationship between the auditory and vestibular systems. Finally, Pletnikova and colleagues conducted a quality initiative project to determine the feasibility and reliability of a tablet-based portable audiometer to identify hearing loss in a cognitively impaired population.
Perspectives, SIG 8, Vol. 2, Part 1, 2017
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
Three interesting but diverse articles are featured in this edition of Perspectives. One article presented a positive viewpoint of new areas where cochlear implants are making an impact. These areas include single-sided deafness and high frequency hearing loss, among others. Another article presented an overview of audism and how it may be present in the words and actions of audiologists. The article also presented suggestions for education and approach that can help improve the relations between audiologists and the Deaf community. Finally, an article that contained information about hearing loss in urban youth and how disparities that exist might be ameliorated.

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