Ear and Hearing

Editor-in-Chief: Brenda M. Ryals, PhD
ISSN: 0196-0202
Online ISSN: 1538-4667
Frequency: 6 issues / year
Ranking: Otorhinolaryngology 3/43
Audiology & Speech Language Pathology 3/24
Impact Factor: 2.842

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Editor's Award 2015

​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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Student Corner

Social Support Predicts Hearing Aid Satisfaction

As student-clinicians, we learn a lot about optimizing hearing aid fit through verification (target matching, etc.) and validation (subjective patient satisfaction questionnaires, etc.). However, we don't pay nearly as much attention to extrinsic factors like the influence of the support of family and friends on satisfaction and outcome. This article examined the influence of extrinsic factors like social support, satisfaction with amplification provider, etc. on patient satisfaction. The authors found that the best predictor of satisfaction was perceived social support. A high-level skill set in amplification settings along with awareness of the patient’s family and social support can result in greater patient satisfaction and optimal amplification. – Michael Morikawa, James Madison University (Au.D. Class of 2018)