Ear and Hearing

Editor-in-Chief: Brenda M. Ryals, PhD
ISSN: 0196-0202
Online ISSN: 1538-4667
Frequency: 6 issues / year
Ranking: Otorhinolaryngology 6/43
Audiology & Speech Language Pathology 4/25
Impact Factor: 2.517

Current Issue Highlights

Editor's Award

​Editors' Award for best article published in 2015 

Easwar, V, Purcell, D, Aiken, S, Parsa, V, Scollie SD. (2015) Evaluation of speech-evoked envelope following responses as an objective aided outcome measure:  Effect of stimulus level, bandwidth, and amplification in adults with hearing loss, Ear and Hearing 36(6):635-652

Editors' Special Recognition

Ear and Hearing Supplement 1 (2015) "The Outcomes in Children with Hearing Loss Study"; J. Bruce Tomblin, Mary Pat Moeller, and OCHL collaborators​


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What's New in Ear and Hearing!

Special issue on Hearing Impairment and Cognitive Energy

This special issue is the product of the Eriksholm Workshop on Hearing Impairment and Cognitive Energy. It includes a consensus paper and sixteen articles based on workshop presentations. The consensus proposes a heuristically useful Framework for Understanding Effortful Listening (FUEL). The FUEL builds on the foundation of cognitive theories of attention and also incorporates a motivation dimension based on theories of motivational intensity, adaptive gain control and optimal performance, fatigue, and pleasure. It expands on the adage that we hear with our ears, but we listen with our brains by adding and when and how much effort we expend during listening in everyday life depends on our motivation to achieve goals and attain rewards of personal and/or social value. The FUEL provides a new way for audiologists to understand when and to what extent listeners expend effort in the challenging communication situations of everyday life.