Articles by Karen Pallarito

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Teach patients who hear “well enough” the real cost of neglecting hearing loss

Pallarito, Karen

Hearing Journal. 63(8):19-20,22,24-25, August 2010.

When consumers refuse to get help for an admitted hearing loss, it's often because they don't realize the amount of harm their diminished hearing is doing to their life. This Cover Story offers a wealth of information that practitioners can use to make reluctant patients understand how much they have to gain by addressing their hearing problems now.

Will the aging of the baby boomers bring the hearing industry its long awaited boom?

Pallarito, Karen

Hearing Journal. 62(9):19-22, September 2009.

There has been a widely held belief that aging baby boomers would trigger a dramatic increase in demand for hearing aids in the near future. But, as this Cover Story points out, the actual situation is not that easy to predict.

Hearing loss prevention goes mainstream, and every practitioner has a part to play

Pallarito, Karen

Hearing Journal. 61(8):17-18,20-22, August 2008.

In the unending battle to minimize the damage that excessive noise wreaks on America 's hearing, there is a subtle but significant shift in focus from conserving the hearing that people have left to the more pro-active approach of preventing hearing loss before it occurs. This month 's Cover Story reports on what that entails and how hearing care providers can contribute to the effort.

Quest for a cure: Recent findings advance scientists' understanding of hearing loss

Pallarito, Karen

Hearing Journal. 61(4):17-18,22-24, April 2008.

While researchers are moving closer to curing or preventing sensorineural hearing loss, it seems probable that we're still a decade or two away from accomplishing that goal. The author provides a progress report.

TAKING ON TWO TOXINS: AGE AND NOISE TRAUMA

Pallarito, Karen

Hearing Journal. 61(4):20, April 2008.

While researchers are moving closer to curing or preventing sensorineural hearing loss, it seems probable that we're still a decade or two away from accomplishing that goal. The author provides a progress report.

Having a career and a family life, too

Pallarito, Karen

Hearing Journal. 60(7):19-20,23, July 2007.

For many hearing healthcare practitioners, trying to build a career in their profession while at the same time handling the demands of marriage and parenthood is a difficult balancing act. This month's cover story looks at how some practitioners, most of them women, are coping with these challenges.

Universities and clinical sites puzzle out the details of fourth‐year externships

Pallarito, Karen

Hearing Journal. 60(4):17-23, April 2007.

The growing need for suitable clinical externship sites for AuD students is raising a host of issues about how and where to find them, what externs should do, and how they should be paid.

Overburdened and under‐appreciated, school audiologists forge ahead

Pallarito, Karen

Hearing Journal. 59(9):19,20,22,24, September 2006.

While circustances vary widely from state to state, an inquiry into the state of educational audiology today finds that in all-too-many school districts audiologists must overcome inadequate funding and equipment, among other obstacles, in providing precious help to their young clients.

AuD is transforming audiology, but growing pains persist

Pallarito, Karen

Hearing Journal. 58(5):21,22,24-25, May 2005.

Audiology is well on its way to becoming a doctoring profession, but, as this cover story reports, some AuD-related issues remain in dispute.

A year after privacy rules take effect, hearing professionals seem to be adapting

Pallarito, Karen

Hearing Journal. 57(6):19-20,22,24, June 2004.

Before the HIPAA protections of patient privacy went into effect last April, many hearing professionals were concerned about the burden the law might impose. Interviews suggest that most practitioners have met the requirements without too much trouble. However, there is evidence that some practices are not yet fully HIPAA-compliant.

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